Does anyone have any idea who this Bowling Embry belongs to? I wrote for his Will because I thought he might be Boley Embry, son of Thomas Embry b. 1735. Perhaps someone may recognize who he is by reading his will.
In the presence of God Amen. I, Bowling Embry of the State of Tennessee hereby make my last will and Testament. In the first place, I wish all my just debts paid promptly. Second, I give to my dear wife, Louisa, one half of my entire estate real and personal during her life, at her death to be equally divided among all my children, James H. of Richmond, Kentucky, George T. of Lauderdale Co., TN, Maria Louisa Fowler and Ann Eliza Wadley of Davidson Co., TN, and in case of depreciation in value my estate should at my death be not worth twenty thousand dollars, my wish is to have so much of my estate as shall be of the value of Ten Thousand Dollars although it might take more than one-half thereof.
I give and devise the said remainder interest after the death of my wife and the otherhalf of all my property to my four children above named to be equally divided between them, one fourth to James H. Embry, his heirs and assigns forever, one fourth to George T. Embry, his heirs and assigns forever, one fourth to my daughter Maria Louisa Fowler and the other fourth to my daughter Ann Eliza Wadley. The portion coming to my daughters to be vested in James H. Embry as Trustee for their sole use and benefit free from the debt and control of their husbands to be held for the sole and separate use of each of my daughters during life and at the death of each of them to go to their children or descendants.
The Said Trustee in that capacity and as Executor of my will shall have power for purpose of division to sell any part or all my estate as he may deem best for the benefit of my daughters and reinvest the same for the uses aforesaid and also for the benefit of my wife as he deems proper.
I hereby appoint my son James H. Embry, Executor of my Will and Trustee for my daughters and desire he may qualify without Security.
In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and publish this as my will revoking all other wills this 15th of October, 1862. signed...Bowling Embry
State of Tennessee, Davidson County Court October Term 1888
A paper in writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Bowling Embry deceased, was produced in open court for probate and proved thus:
Jas. H. Embry, Nat. F. Dortch and Edward W. East, three credible witnesses being first duly sworn deposed and say that they are well acquainted with the handwriting of the said Bowling Embry dec. and they verily believe the body of the will, signature to the same is in the own proper and genuine handwriting of Bowling Embry deceased.
It is therefore ordered by the Court that same paper in writing be admitted to record as the last Will and Testament of Bowling Embry, deceased.
The back of the copy I received was stamped Metropolitan Nashville/ Davidson County Archives, Roll No. 305-12, Book 26 Page 4 Type Record Will
It is impossible to know when this Bowling Embry died he wrote the date 15th October, 1862 and the Court term was October Term 1888.
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