Will of John Lindsey who died July 1, 1848
This will is recorded in the Maury County, Tennessee Court House in Columbia, Tenn.
It is found in Vol. 2-B 1847-50
I John Lindsey of this County of Maury and State of Tennessee do make and publish this as my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all other wills by me made at any other time.
First I desire that my funeral expences and all of my debts be paid as soon after my death as possible out of any monies that I may die possessed of or may first come into the hands of my executors.
Secondly, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth, my plantation and all of my houses which I own, all of my negros Viz, Dice, Hida, Amanda, Maria and her sons, all of my horses, wagons,cattle and hogs, farming untensils, all of corn, fodder, hay and oats, all of my household and kitchen furniture during her natural life. The plantation of which my son William now lives. It is my will that he remain on it during the life time of my wife Elizabeth and that she bind him to clear two or three acres on the east of the Plantation and put it in good repair and not to sell or use my timber only what may be necessary in keeping good fences and fire wood and if my son William fails to keep this place in good repair he is to pay annually to my wife Elizabeth ten dollars.
Third, it is my will and desire that on the death of my wife that all my land, negroes, and horses, cattle and sheep, house hold and kitchen furniture and property of every kind be sold on a credit of twelve months to the highest bidder and this proceeds to be divided in the following manner.
Fourth after the sale of my property I give and bequeath to my son William one seventh part of my estate.
Fifth I give and bequeath to my son Caleb one seventh part of my estate on the following conditions provided if he should die without Issue, that he gives a refunding for his part of the estate which shall return back to be divided among my children equally.
Sixth I give and bequeath one seventh part of my estate to the children of my daughter Lucinda which she now has and may have hereafter.
Seventh, I give and bequeath to my son James one seventh part of my estate.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Polly one seventh of my estate.
I give and bequeath to my son David one seventh part of my estate.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Betsy one seventh part of my estate.
Lastly I do hereby nominate my sons William and David Lindsey my Executors.
In witness whereof I do this my will set my hand and seal this 08th day of February A.D. 1848.
Signed Sealed and published in our John Lindsey presence and we have subscribed our names here in the presence of the Testator:
I. M. Gordon