Thursday, March 12, 2015

Roane Co. TN --Will of John Rice--April Session of 1815

Reading through some of the Roane County Tennessee court records.  While this John Rice is not in my direct Rice line(to my knowledge) I felt like the information contained within this was post worthy.

Will of John Rice ---Rice attached his seal 22nd September of 1812 & it was declared his last will & testament in the court's April Session in 1815

  • Gives his wife Susannah $200 in cash which is to be applied by her to purchase whatever household good and furniture she would like.  He also gives to her one bed and furniture.  
  • To William Rice, son of his first wife he leaves $1. 
  • His personal and real estate to be equally divided among his children.  
  • Leaves to Milly Bartlett a young Negroe whose value will be deducted out of her proportional part of his estate.  
  • Betsy & Esau Rice(his grandchildren and heirs of his son John Rice) shall have one equal share between them.  
  • Desires that his two old Negroes Jack & Jenny shall not be parted or separated but shall be permitted to live together in the same family.

  • Appoints his son Isaac Rice as sole executor
  • Witnesses were:  John C. Haley, Henry Matlock & John Williams

"Tennessee, Probate Court Books, 1795-1927," images, FamilySearch (,179950601 : accessed 12 March 2015), Roane > Settlements, Wills, 1802-1824, Vol. A > image 46 & 47 of 136; county courthouses, Tennessee.(orig. book pgs 60 & 61.

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