Contributed by Ross Berry, Linden, Michigan

JOHN PIERCY

I John Peircy of the County of Madison State of Tennessee, being of a sound mind and disposing memory, do make and publish this my last will and Testament, hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me made heretofore.

1st — I desire that, as soon after my death as convenient, enough of my personal property be sold at public sale, by my

Executor, as will pay my funeral expenses and all my just debts.

2nd — I loan to my dear beloved wife Sarah Peircy all the balance of my personal and real property during her natural life, for her support and mantainance.

3rd — I will and bequeath to Miles Kirby as Trustee for the use and benefit of my son Everett G. Peircy’s children that he may have by the present or any subsequent marriage or marriages, all the property, both real and personal, that I have loaned to my said wife Sarah Peircey as above, to be held by said Trustee for the exclusive use and benefit of my said son Everett’s children, for their support and benefit, and not to be subject for the debts of my said son, heretofore created, or to be hereafter contracted but is to be for my said grandchildren’s exclusive use and benefit, which is to be eagually divided after the death of my said wife Sarah, between my said Grand children on their arriving at the age of twenty-one years or marriage.

4th — I hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my friend Wiley Kirby my executor of this my last will and Testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 29 day of January A.D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty one.

Test.
I.D. McClellan
Wm. Croom

his
John P Piercy (seal)
mark

Croom and Tomlin proved
hand write of McClelland

(Note on back of this Will it says: John Piercy’s Will — 1852 — EM — Received by Court and ordered to be recorded J. M. Hanna (?) Chair Protem — Octo. Term 1852)

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