Fayette County, Tennessee
Will Book A, p231
21 Oct 1844
Mrs. Ann Reeves Will
State of Tennessee Fayette County
I , Ann Reeves of the County of Fayette and State of Tennessee do hereby make my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say 1st I give and devise to my son William Rives six green painted chairs now in the house also a bed bedstead and furniture to him and his heirs forever.
Secondly I give and devise to my son Richard Rives all my part and interest in a gin now on the plantation of said Richard Rives to him and his heirs forever
Thirdly I give and devise to my Grand daughter Ann Eliza Baison my best bed curtain bed stead with all the furniture belonging to it to her and her heirs forever
Fourthly I give and devise to my grandson Richard Hardaway Rives my clock to him and his heirs forever
Fifthly I give and devise to my Grandson Lycurgus Rives the sum of one hundred dollars to be paid out of the proceeds of my crops to him and his heirs forever
Sixthly I give and devise to my son Richard Rives all my tract of land on which I now reside containing about one hundred and seventy acres be the same more or less also my waggon and one yoke of oxen to him and his heirs and executors forever, nevertheless in trust for my daughter Julia Boiseaw during her natural life and after the decease of my said daughter Julia Boiseaw to be disposed of in such a way as my said dagter Julia may direct or appoint in her last will and testament. But should she the said Julia Boiseau die without will or testament then the said land to be disposed of by public sale for the mutual benefit of her children the said Julia Boisew and further in trust if my son Richard Rives should conclude to move and my said daughter Julia Boiseaw may desire to move with him then for the said Richard Rives to sell the said tract of land thus given in trust vest the proceeds of said sale in other lands for my said in accordance with the terms of said gift in trust.
Sixthly my wish and desire is that my daughter Julia Boiscaw have no part or portion of the residence of my property not hereby devised.
Lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my sons Wm Rives and Richard Rives Executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other as former wills or testaments by me heretofore made.
In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and affixed my seal this the 21st of October 1844
Signed Sealed and declaredAnn (her mark) Rives (Seal)
as and for the last will and
testament of the above named
Ann Rives in the presence of us
Wm. M. Harrison
Witness John D Erwin
State of Tennessee}
Fayette County} December Term County Court 1844
It being the 2d day of said month the following appears of record court met according to adjournment present the worshipful W. C. Loving Elijah Hinsley & E. L. Evans Esqr Justices of the peace for said County.
A written Instrument purporting to be the last will and testament of Ann Rives was produced into open court and the execution thereof duly proven by the oaths of Wm M. Harrison and Jon D Urwin subscribing witnesses to the same and they being first duly sworn deposed and say that they was acquainted with Ann Rives the testatrix and that they saw her sign seal and publish the same by making her mark to be her last will and testament and that they believed she was in sounds and disposing mind and memory at the time of signing the same and ordered by the court to be entered of record &c
The foregoing is a true copy of the probate of said will as appears of record now in my office
Witness my hand at office this 16th day of December 1844
J. Koonce clk
By Wm W. Heaspeth D. C.
Richard Augustus Rives.