Terry Gillentine

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF TERRY GILLENTINE

I Terry Gillentine of the County of Overton and State of Tennessee do make this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all other wills by me at any time made.

(1st) First, I have heretofore given to my daughter Prissilla Richards in land, money and property the Sum of Two Thousand four Hundred dollars. This is all she is to have.

(2nd) Second, I gave to my daughter Jane Doil in her lifetime Three hundred and twenty one dollars. And since the death of Mrs. Doil, I have given to her daughter Evaline Ferrell wife of J. H. Ferrell, fourteen hundred and twenty dollars, which amount is all I desire her to have out of my estate.

(3rd) Third, I have heretofore given to my son John W. Gillentine in land and money before his death, Twelve hundred and eighty dollars and his children are to have nothing out of my estate.

(4th) Fourth, To my son William L. Gillentine I have heretofore given in goods, property and money, Three thousand and Sixty dollars, and he is to have nothing more out of my estate.

(5th) Fifth, To my daughter Mary Little, wife of John Little, I have heretofore given in land, property and money, One thousand and nine hundred dollars, which amount is all she is to have out of my estate.

(6th) Sixth, To my son Robert G. Gillentine, I have heretofore given in money and property, One thousand nine hundred dollars, which amount is all he is to have out of my estate.

(7th) Seventh, To my daughter Sarah Templeton, wife of James Templeton, I have heretofore given in land, money and property, Seventeen hundred and fifty dollars, which amount is all I desire her to have of my estate.

(8th) Eighth, To my daughter Martha Daniels, wife of Thomas Daniels, I gave during her life in land, money and property, One thousand and nine hundred and ninety seven dollars and her children are to have nothing out of my estate.

(9th) Ninth, To my son James T. Gillentine, I have heretofore given in land, money and property, ...

(10th) Tenth, To my daughter Susan Holder, wife of John A. Holder, I have heretofore given in land money and property, Two thousand and thirteen dollars, which is all she is to have.

(11th) Eleventh, To my daughter, Manerva Sparkman, wife of J. M. Sparkman, I have heretofore given in land and property, Two thousand Eight hundred and fifty dollars, which is all she is to have of my estate. I have given her more than my other daughters because she and her husband have taken care of me an my wife and have agreed to do so as long as we live.

(12th) Twelfth, It is my will and desire that my wife Sarah shall have the benefit and use of all the remainder of my estate of every kind whatever, during her life. That she may have plenty and comfortable in every respect as plentiful as She has been accustomed to live. My executor is specially charged to see that this provision is fully and liberally carried out. At the death of my wife it is my will that all of my estate herein before given to my said wife not used or consumed by her be equally divided between such of my children as may be living at the death of my said wife except. It is my will and desire that all the land that I have heretofore conveyed to my several daughters be so construed and held that the title be fully vested in my said daughters and their children free from my interest whatever of their said husbands, The said deeds were executed with this intention, and I now again declare and ask the same to be so held and enforced. All amounts divide by me in this will to my daughters, are given to them free from any control or any interest therein of their said husbands.

I am enabled to state the amounts I have heretofore given my children by referring to a book kept by me showing said amounts, which book is correct.

Lastly, I hereby nominate and appoint my neighbor and friend Richard N. Coffee my executor to this my last will and Testament. This will is written on five pages and two or part of two sheets of paper, each page being numbered. Given under my hand and seal this 13th February, 1879.

Signed and sealed in our presence and in the presence of each of us and witnessed by us at the request of the said Terry Gillentine, and on the day said will bears date:

I, Terry Gillentine do make and publish the following addition and codicil to my last Will and Testament. My said is dated 13th February, 1879, and witnessed by J.S. Roberts, R. L. Mitchell and W.W. Goodpasture, and is here referred to and adopted as my will with the following addition, towit:

Since the date of my said will, I have given to my son William L. Gillentine Three hundred and thirty three dollars and fifty cents. This all he is ever to have of my estate.

I now will to my daughter Mary Little, wife of John Little, my buggy and harness. This is all she is ever to have of my estate.

Since the date of my will I have given and delivered to Sarah Templeton, my daughter, in property, two hundred and fifteen dollars, and have paid costs for her husband, James Templeton, One hundred and fifteen dollars.

Since the date of said will I have given and paid to my son Robert G. Gillentine, Four hundred and twenty dollars, but at my death he (R.L. Gillentine is to pay to my daughter, Susan Holder, One hundred and twenty dollars, because I let my said son have a horse that I intended giving Susan Holder. This is all Susan is to have.

Since the date of my said will, I have given to my son James T. Gillentine, Two hundred and fifty dollars.

I now will to my daughter, Manerva Sparkman, at the death of my wife, all my house hold and kitchen furniture except two beds and bedsteads, which my wife is to dispose of as she may wish. I also will to Manerva Sparkman at death of my wife my blacksmiths tools and she is to have ...

deeded to my daughters and their children the title to the same shall remain as provided in said deeds,, And if any of them or their husbands attempt to sell said lands, my executor is directed to employ W.W. Goodpasture as an att and prevent such Sale by law.

Now this is an addition to and hereby made a part of my said will, This 22nd day of August, 1885.

Terry Gillentine

Witnessed by us in presence of testator and of each of us at his request, the date above written.

State of Tennessee (Overton County)

I certify that the within and foregoing will of Terry Gillentine deceased was this day fully6 proven in open court and ordered to be recorded, certified and filed. This 6th day of December, 1886.

R.L. Mitchell, Jr. Clk.


Terry Gillentine married Sarah Lewis, October 8, 1820 in Sparta, White County, Tennessee. They are both buried in Good Hope Cemetery, Livingston, Overton Co, TN. They had 11 children:

CENSUS: 1830 White Co TN, pg 23 (living next door to Simon Doyle). 1840?. 1850 White Co TN, pg 38, HH #249 (living between Bird Lewis & Rhodam Doyle; Evaline Doyle, 6 was living with the family). 1860 Van Buren Co TN, HH #226; Evaline Doyle, 16 was living with the family.


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