Will Book B, p329
16 Jun 1874
William Rives, Decd.
Jne 16th 1874
I W. Rives of the State of Tennessee, Fayette County, fith civil District, make this my Last Will - I give to my wife Mary P. Rives during her natural life the tract of land on which I now live, lying on the Pomerville road in Fayette County, Tennessee, joining to and east of W. A. Rives's lands in Civil District no 5 containing three hundred and twelve acres more or less & also a tract of one hundred and twenty acres of Bottom land in said State, County & District, lying east of W A. Hilliard & joining to his lands. Also, I give to my wife Mary P. Rives, all my household and kitchen furniture except two feather beds and the Clock, I give to my wife M. P. Rives two mules (of her choice) and my horse & buggy & (?) and also the two horse wagon and two pair of (?), also the stock of hogs and cattle on Plantation on which I now live, and also the corn and fodder growing or housed & also five hundred dollars in money.
I give to my Granddaughter Lillian Rives (whose father is dead) the two tracts of land I gave to my wife Mary P. Rives for life, one of 312 acres & the other 120 acres, to take possession at the death of my wife Mary P. Rives as the two tracts of land - I give to Lilliam Rives two beds & (?) & furniture. I give to Lillian Rives Four Thousand dollars in money to be paid her when she legally marries or becomes twenty one years old. Should Lillian Rives die before she marries or becomes twenty one years old I give the said Four Thousand dollars & the two tracts of land one of three hundred and twelve & the other of one hundred & twenty acres to my son Wm H. Rives.
Probated May Term 1875
Fayette County, Tennessee Will Book B, p329