Louis Hunnicutt Will 1860
I, Louis Hunnicutt do make and publish this as my last will and testament, hereby revoking and making void all other wills by me at any time made.
First. I direct that my funeral expenses and all my debts be paid as soon after my death as possible, out of any moneys that I may die possessed of, or may first come into the hands of my executors.
Secondly. I want my soul to go to my Maker, and my body to the ground. I wish to be buried in a plain, simple manner in my own garden on the corner of the second square to the right of the walk that leads from the gate.
Thirdly. I give to my nephews, Hiram T. Hunnicutt, Winfield S. Hunnicutt, & Wesley White Hunnicutt, each one thousand dollars.
Fourthly. I give to my nephews, George Buchanan Hunnicutt and James Washington Hunnicutt, sons of my brother Roland Hunnicutt, deceased, who reside in the State of Texas, each five hundred dollars.
Fifthly. I give to my niece, Elizabeth Jane Hunnicutt, daughter of my aforesaid brother, Roland, one thousand and five hundred dollars, and my gold watch and rigging, which legacy I want to secured to her that it will mot be squandered by her husband if she should marry.
Sixthly. I give to my niece Jane Jackson, daughter of William & Polly Lamm, one thousand dollars. I also give to my nephew Malcolm Lamm, son of the aforesaid William & Polly Lamm, one thousand dollars.
Seventhly. I give to my nephew, Adolphus Franklin Coldwell, and James Buchanan Coldwell each one thousand dollars.
Eighthly. I give to my sister, Sarah C. Coldwell, my Negro woman, Milly and my Negro girl Harriett, during her lifetime, and at her death I want her children to have them. I hope also that the said Negro woman Milly, will be treated kindly, and have as much liberty as is consistent with the laws of the land. I also give in trust, to my brother in law, James Coldwell, two hundred dollars ($200.00) for the purpose of using for the comfort to the said servant Milly, by furnishing a house and garden for her, and procuring for her, whatever else her comfort may require.
I desire that Hiram T. Hunnicutt, whom I will hereinafter appoint one of the Executors, shall also retain my cow and calf and one hundred dollars out of the remaining portion of my estate, for the sole use of my said servant Milly, to be given to her as her needs require it, and also that he the said Hiram T. Hunnicutt, shall retain one other hundred dollars, to be given to my servant Harriett in like manner. Ninthly. I give to my brother, Anthony Hunnicutt, five hundred dollars.
Tenthly. I give to my nephew Hiram T. Hunnicutt, my store house and lots and parts of lots lying contiguous thereto in the town of Elkton, Giles County, Tennessee, for and in consideration of his trouble in assisting to execute my will, and supporting my mother her lifetime.
Eleventhly. I give the remainder of my estate real, personal, and mixed to my brother, William Hunnicutt, my sister, Polly Lamm and my sister Sarah Coldwell, to be divided equally among them.
Lastly, I do hereby nominate and appoint Hiram T. Hunnicutt and my brother, William Hunnicutt, my Executors.
In witness whereof, I do to this my will set my hand & seal this the 11th day of July, 1849.
Louis Hunnicutt (Seal)
Signed, sealed and published in our presence, and we have
Submitted by: Julie Polunsky
Hunnicutt, Hiram T.
After paying my just debts I give to my four daughters Mary Elizabeth Hunnicutt, Ellen Caroline Hunnicutt, Susan Joann Hunnicutt and Josephine Hunnicutt all property I die possessed of to be equally divided between them and fixed so it cannot to taken by their husbands.
Executor: William E. Hunnicutt.
Submitted by: Julie Polunsky