Monday 27th, July 1829
The execution of the Last Will and Testament of Peter Dillon, Sen. dec'd was duly proven by the affirmation of David Stanfield and Aaron Hammeron subscribing witnesses and ordered to be proved and is as follows:
This is the Last Will and Testament of me Peter Dillon, Senior of the County of Green and State of Tennessee....
First, order and direct my executors hearafter to be named, to pay and discharge my funeral expenses...
I then give & devise unto my beloved wife Elizabeth during her natural life,
- my mansion house and garden with the privilege of pasturage sufficient for the cows & calves, also
- free privilege of the orchard for her use, also with
- one half of my stock, also
- one half of my household & kitchen furnitre & I further say
- whatever she may need more for her support to be supplied by my three sons hearafter named.
I next give and devise unto my two sons Garret & James, all my tracts of Land lying on Sinking Crek, to be divided by a known line run by James Galbrinthy?
said Garret to have & to hold that side he now lives on except seven acres on the cheomich? ridge in the South East Corner of the said premises given and devised to my son Garret, which
said seven acres I give & bequeath unto my son, James with a road one rod wide through the premises devised to said Garret, which said road shall be where said Garret shall judge to be most convenient to himself,
provided they said Garret & James do furnish their mother with two thirds of which she may need for her support, over of the above for her dowery as above inserted.
I then give and devise unto my son William and Peter the plantation and tract of land I now live on containing two hundred and fifty four acres by estimation be the same more or less to be divided in the following manor. viz
- beginning at a stake ?? the side of the branch at the foot of the ? and the line of twelve acre survey, four rods north twelve degrees east from a spanish oak the south east corner of my said twelve acre tract,
- running from said ? north fifty nine degrees west- sixteen poles to a rock,
- then north twenty four degrees west twenty eight poles to a stake,
- then north fifty seven and a half degrees West twenty poles to a large walnut tree
- thence running a direct line to a stake on the line on the West end of my said lands, so as to make the divising equal in acres or ? between my said sons.
I give and allow my son William to have
- half of the fruit of my Apple orchard for the term of twelve years, and that he shall
- have and hold the half on the south side of the above described linesames & Garret.
and my son Peter that on the north side.
Also all the land I hold in the north side of the branch by a late Entry is to be equally divided between my two sons James & Peter the ballance of which I now hold of said Entry I devise to my son William, provided he William furnishes his mother one third of a support in manner as above stated by
I then give & bequeath unto my daughter Lydia the other half of my stock, household & kitchen furniture being an equal dvidend with her mother. Also free priviledge of my mansion house and Orchard for her use during my Wife's natural life.
At the decease of my beloved wife I will & allow of the personal estate she may have remaining one bed furniture to my son, James and the ballance qually divided between my five daughters (viz) Sarah, Phebe, Susanna, Jemima & Elizabeth.
I then give also to my son Peter my Waggon that's now in use on the plantation.
I then nominate, constitute & appoint my two sons Garret & William Executonrs to this my last will & Tstament, hereby revokig all other former Wills & Testaments at any time hearfore made by me.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this tenth day of the second month in the year of our Lord oe thousand eight hundered & twenty nine.
Peter (his mark) Dillon (seal)
Signed sealed acknowledged & delivered int the presence of use who have in the presence of each other singed our names as Witnesses the day & year above.