Will of William LANE

Last Will and Testament of William Lane

I William Lane do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all other Wills by me at any time made.

First- I direct that all my just debts may be paid as soon after my death as possible out of any moneys I may die possesed of or may first come into the hands of my executors.

Secondly- I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Rachel during her natural life or widowhood, all the farm on which I now live, and all the farm known as the The Bunker Hill Tract, I likewise bequeath unto her an equal share with my children of all my negro property, all my stock, my household, kitchen furniture and farming utensils and an equal share of my interest in the Mill and the proceeds therefrom arising.

Thirdly- I bequeath unto each one of my children, an equal share with my wife, of all my negro property and of my stock,of my farming utensils and of my household and kitchen furniture, and an equal share of my interest in the Mill and the proceeds arising therefrom.

Fourthly- I bequeath unto my children the tract of land upon which I live and the tract known as the Bunker Hill Tract..

Lastly- I do hereby nominate and appoint Thomas J. Lane and Martin M. Lane my executors.

I witness whereof I do to this my Last Will and set my hand and seal this 24th. day of December A.D. l839.
Signed William Lane (seal)
Test. Jacob Jones
Matthew Abernathy.

State of Tennessee
Giles County. I Edward D. Jones, Clerk of the County Court off said County, hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the Last Will and Testament of William Lane deceased, as the same is of record in my office- in testimony whereof I have here unto set my hand at the Clerks Office in the town of Pulaski, this l5th. day of February A.D. l844.
Signed E. D. Jones, Clerk.

The above Will was submitted by Ann LEE

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