Will of Julia A. Nance

Will of Julia A. Nance
Will: Dated February 24, 1890
Probated August 4, 1890
Recorded Will Book "B" page 560

I Julia A. Nance do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all others by me at any time made. First I direct that my funeral expenses and all my debts be paid as soon after death as possible out of the first moneys that come into the hands of my executor. Secondly I direct that the tracts of land purchased from Anderson & Connor lying on Shoal Creek be sold & divided into four shares equally Malissy Moores heirs one share Bell Harwells heirs one share and James Nance or his heirs one share (the three above named heirs are children of my deceased husbands (M.M. Nance) first wife) and E.L. Nance or his heirs one share but I direct that forty dollars be deducted from Malissy Moors heirs shares and fifteen dollars from Bell Harwells heirs shares and fifteen dollars from James Nance of his heirs shares and be used for paying on the debts of the estate Thirdly I direct that the tract of land purchased from Everly lying on Shoal Creek and on which the saw and grist mill stand & all appertinances there on & those attached be sold and divided into shares Estell Hannah or her heirs Linda Tomerline or her heirs and Tolbert Nance but I direct that the said Hannah or heirs and Tomerline or heirs have one third more in their shares then said Tolbert Nance or heirs have in his or their share And I further direct that the money from the sale of the Everly or mill tract to the amount six hundred & fifty dollars be their shares. Namely Hannah Tomerline Nance & if there be any money after paying all legal debts if there be such the remainder be equally divided between Estell Hannah or heirs Linda Tomerline or heirs and Hattie Rogers or heirs Fourthly I give & bequeath to Robert Nance and Hattie Rogers the tract or parcel of land on which I now reside the home tract lying on Lambsferry road in district 6 Giles Co the said Rob Nance or his heirs & Hattie Rogers or her heirs to have equal shares in said tract. And I further direct that Hattie Rogers & her bodily heirs have one half interest in said tract of land as a support for her bodily heirs and that she cannot sell said interest in said land for any cause whatever except she lay it out in land at some other place which land shall be for her & bodily heirs as a support I also bequeath to Hattie Rogers my horse & buggy if she should be living with me at my death I want Estell Hannah to have my milch cow & Linda Tomerline my sewing machine & Alise & Nora Nance (children of E.L. Nance) to have one feather bed to be divided between them and the remainder of household and kitchen furniture I want Robert Nance & Hattie Rogers to have to divide between themselves as they wish In witness whereof I do to this my will sit my hand
X Julia A. Nance
Witness W.A. Odeneal
Signed and published in our presence and we have subscribed our names here to in the presence of the ____ this 2? day of Feb 1890

John A. Neely

Sam Tyler

William Tyler

Submitted by Diane Lund