WILL OF JEREMIAH WALKER 1854

Died in Grundy County, Tennessee


[Grundy County, Tennessee]
25 Oct 1854

I, Jermiah WALKER do make and publish this as my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all other wills by me.

First, I direct that my funeral expences and all my just debts be paid as soon after my death as possible out of any monies that I may have possessed of or may first come into the hands of my executor or Administrator.

Secondly, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Polly WALKER her daughter and their increase one gray mare and one womans saddle two beds one bedstead and bureau to be hers forever als to have posession of my mansion house I now live in and to be supported of the proceeds of the place during her natural life or widowhood.

And thirdly, I have nothing more to give my son Wm. C. WALKER because I have given him his portion in lands & other property and

Fourthly, I have nothing more to give to the heirs of James H. WALKER, dec'd.

And Fifthly, I give and bequeath to my daughter Nancy WILLIAMS (KILLIAN) the tract of land at the big spring that shs is now in possession of and not to be sold from her without her approbation and the reason why I give her no more is because I have given her portion in money & property.

And Sixthly, I have nothing more to give to my daughter Martha McGEE for I have given her, her portion in a negro woman money and other property.

And Seventhly, I have nothing more to give to the heirs of my son, John B. WALKER, dec'd, for I have given him his portion in his life time, in lands, money & other property.

And Eighthly, I give and bequeath to the heirs of Annah KILLIAN deceased my daughter fifty dollars, a piece and the reason I give no more is because I gave her her portion in her life time in money & other property.

Ninthly, I give and bequeath to the heirs of Sarah LOCKHART dec'd. my daughter fifty dollars she having rec'd other in her life time.

Tenthly, I give and bequeath to my son Jeremiah A. WALKER the whole of the tract of land that he now lives on but if he dies without issue the land to be sold & the money to be equally divided among all of my heirs.

Eleventhly, I give and bequeath my two sons to wit: Francis M. WALKER & Isaac E. WALKER all the tract of land I now live on with two tracts of mountain land adjoining it to wit: two hundred & fifty acres be the same more or all of it except one acre where the graveyard & meeting house now is I reserve for public use with all the property of every discription both out of doors and in the houses with all the money I may leave except those I have given to my wife and except two hundred fifty dollars of this property to be sold if no money on hand to pay the heirs of the heirs of the two daughters above named Dec'd and again except one bed and furniture and one cow to Margaret WALKER that I am now raising when she is of age or marries. I give my negro man Joseph to Francis M. WALKER my son, and I give my negro woman Elviry to Isaac E. WALKER , my son, and I give Robert my Negro man to both of them jointly to take care of until death, and if one of the boys dies, before they are of age the other to have his share.

Lastly, I do hereby nominate and appoint Polly WALKER my beloved wife my guardian without having to give any security for the two boys until they are of age or manage their property for them and also my Executor or Administrator in witness where of I do hereby set to this my will my hand and seal this the 25th of October 1854.

Signed, sealed & published.
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Jermiah X WALKER
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Test:
Thomas BROWN
Noah BOST
Elisha TATE

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State of Alabama
De Kalb County

Know all men by these presents, that I Martha KILLIAN of the County of De Ralb State of Alabama have made constituted and affirmed and these presents do make constitute and affirm Daniel KILLIAN of the same county and State my true and lawful attorney. For me and in my name place and stead to demand ask for, collect, and receive all sums of money that may be due or coming to me from the estate of my grandfather Jermiah WALKER deat late of Warren County State of Tenn.

Granting my said attorney full power and authority to do and preform all and every act and doing what is necessary to be done in and about the premises as fully to all intents and purposes as I could do if personally present. Hereby ratifying and confirming all that my said attorney shall do or cause to be done by, witness hereof In testimony whereof I have have here to set my hand and affixed my seal this the 13ths day of October A.D. 1857

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Martha X KILLIAN
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Witness
A. TATE
John TATE

State of Alabama
De Ralb County

This day personally appeared before me the undersigned a Justice of the peace and for said County, Martha KILLIAN whose name appears signed to the above and foregoing Power of Attorney and acknowledged that the signed sealed and delivered the same on the same day the purposes therein contained given under my hand and seal this the 15th day of Octobert A.D. 1857

James PAKRER J.P. {seal}

State of Alabama
De Ralb County

I, Reuben ESTES Probate Judge of said Count and the keeper of the seal thereof do hereby certify that James PARKER whose name appears signed to the fore going certificate of acknowledgement is and was at the time of signing his name an acting Justice of the Peace in and for said County duly commissioned and qualified and that full faith and credit are due to all his official acts as such I further certify that his said signature is genuine.

In testimony where of I have set my hand the orricial seal of said County done at Lebanon Ala. this 12th Oct. 1857.

R. ESTES
Probate Judge

 

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