Henry Turney Will
I, Henry Turney, Senior, of the County of Dekalb, State of Tennessee do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revolking and making void all other wills by me at any other time made. 1st, I desire that my funeral expenses and all debts be paid as soon after my death as possible out of my moneys that I may die possessed that may first come into the hands of my executors. 2nd, I give to my beloved wife, Elizabeth, my plantation during her natural life, also all my stock of cattle, hogs and my main house-hold and furniture and all the money now on hand. 3rd, at the death of my wife, Elizabeth, I give and bequeth to my grandson, Joseph Turney, son of Isaac and Polly Turney, my tract of land where I now live containing two hundred and fifty-nine acres lying in the District No third in Dekalb County, State of Tennessee and after the death of my wife, Elizabeth, the rest of my estate is to be divided as follows: John Turney and Rebekoh Looney, I will them one dollar each. I also will my son Isaac Turney one dollar. 4th, I bequeath the so remainder of my estate be equally divided between the following legatees to wit Jacob Turney, Mary Barns, George Turney's heirs, Katherine Taylor, Joseph Turney, my son, Daniel Turney, Peter Turney. I do hereby nominate and appoint my son Daniel Turney my executor in witness where of I do to this my last will and testament. Sworn over, set my hand and seal this 29th day of September 1838.
Henry + Turney
Signed, sealed and published in our present and we have subscribed our names hereto in the presence of the Testator
the 29th day of September 1838.
Probated November 1843 Attest:
John W. Stark Francis Spurlock
James Groom Jeremiah Hendrick
November Term 1843
A paper purporting to be the last will and testament of Henry Turney was presented in open court for probate and was duly proven in open court by the oaths of John W. Stark, James Groom and Francis Spurlock subscribing witnesses to the same who being first duly sworn in open court depose and say that they are acuainted with Henry Turney, the testator, and that they signed the same will in his presence by his request at Joseph Turney's house and on notice the same will be admitted to court.
P.M. Wade, Clerk of Dekalb County Court
I descend from this Henry Turney thru his son Peter Turney b 1795, died 1843 Van Buren County Arkansas. From Peter - I descend from two of his sons.
1. Henry Turney born 1815 Tn and Minerva Gilley
2. William Allen Turney and Elizabeth Potter
3. Emily Turney and Andy Lynn
4. Amanda Elizabeth Lynn and Robert Abraham Turney - my grandparents.
the other way is:
1. Abraham Adams Turney and wife Amanda Gray
2. Thomas Lafayette Turney and Rebecca Hoggard
3. Robert Abraham Turney and Amanda E. Lynn - my grandparents.
All of these people are buried near town of Higden Arkansas in what was Van Buren County Arkansas, today Cleburne County Arkansas.
Submitted by:Mary Turney Miller
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