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Levi Farris

LAST WILL & TESTAMENT OF THE LATE LEVI FARIS, DECEASED

STATE OF TENNESSEE
JOHNSON COUNTY

I, Levi Faris possessed of my right mind but weak in body do make this
my last Will and Testament revoking and making void all other wills by
me at any time made.

1st.  I desire that my funeral expenses and all my debts be paid as soon 
after my death as possible out of any moneys that I may die possessed of
or may first come into hand of my Executor.

2nd.  I give and bequeath to my sons, Lewis & George A. Faris my house
tract of land with fifty acres to be taken off of the Roe Tract adjoining
this to be attached to the home tract, which land is to be equally divided
between them whenever George A. becomes of age together with a small entry
lying at the lower end of the place.

3rdly.  I give to my two sons Wm. J. and John L. Faris my land known as the
Thomas Greer farm containing Four (4) small tracts of land which is to be
equally divided between them whenever my youngest child George becomes of
age with the exception of the fifty acres which is to be striken off of the
east end of the Roe tract to be connected to the home tract, provided that
if Wm. J. Faris who is in the Army if he should die in the Army then his part
in the land to be equally divided between Lewis, John and George A. Faris.

4thly.  I do give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth one red roan milk cow
and spotted work steer, one bay two year old filly, one cupboard, one bed and
furniture, five head of sheep.

5thly.  I do give and bequeath to my wife, Jane Faris all my personal property
consisting of the following articles viz: One wagon and gearing, two horses, all
the farming tools with all the grain and bacon on hand together with all the
household and kitchen furniture consisting of one bureau, one clock, bedstand
and bed and cooking utensils of which is to assist her in raising my children
and schooling them, and to be equally divided among them as they come of age,
and also I give to the said Jane, my wife, four head of milk cows and their
yearlings with thirteen head of sheep.

6thly.  I do give and bequeath to Henry Maxwell one dollar.

7thly.  and lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint my wife, Jane Faris my
Executrix, and my son Lewis my Executor.

IN Witness Whereof, I do to this my Will set my hand and seal, this 30th day
of March 1863.


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Witnessed, signed in our presence.

(seal)


J.H. Grace
I.B. Cole
J.A. Grace

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LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION TO ALEX WARD, ADMINISTRATOR OF LEVI FARIS, DECEASED.

STATE OF TENNESSEE
COUNTY COURT, JUNE TERM, 1863
JOHNSON COUNTY
TO A. WARD, ESQ.

It appearing to the County Court now in session that Levi Faris has died
leaving no Will and the widow desisting therefrom and the Court being
satisfied as to your claim to the Administration and you having given bond
and qualified as directed by law, and the Court having ordered that Letters
of Administration be issued to you.

These are therefore to authorize and empower you to take into your possession
and control all the goods chattles, claims and papers of said intestate and
return a true and perfect inventory to our next County Court, to collect and
pay all debts, and to do and transact all the duties in relation to said estate
which lawfully devolve on you as Administrator, and after having settled up said
estate to deliver the residue thereof to those who are by law entitled.

Witness, Fred Slimp, Clerk of said Court at office this 1st day of June 1863.

Fred Slimp, Clk.
By A. Bradfute, D.C.


Wills and Estate Records of McMinn Co. TN 1820-1870

William Henry Cunningham Sr.

WB D 272-273, Will exec. 1 Aug. 1843; to wife Magdalene, one half of plantation next to Trouts; to son Jesse, land on which I settled him in Knox. Co.; to granddaus. Harriet Theodosis Adaline and Maranda James Caranda, daus. of son James, dec'd, the land on which I settled their father in Knox. Co.; to two sons John and Wm. H.; son Willie Houston has already received money ; to son Thomas W., land " reserving Mount Harmony meeting house with a lot fourteen by seven poles square... said house and lot I give... to the Methodist Episcopal Church " ; to dau. Charlotte; to four daus. Nancy Reagan, Polly Goddard, Betsy Pickle, and Gincy Patton; to children not herein specified. Execs: sons-in-law Jonathan Pickle and Wm. Patton. Wit: Saml. M. Johnson, Zenas A. Edwards, and James Lowry, Jr. Signed by mark. CR5 219, 3 Mar. 1845 and 222, 7 Apr. 1845. Will proven. WB D 274, 7 Apr. 1845; 282, 7 May 1845. 389, 7 Sept, 1846, 394, 22 Sept. 1846. Invt., Sett., Add. Invt., and Add. Acct. of Sale by Execs. WB D 395, 5 Oct. 1846, Undivided property of which Charlotte McSpadden is to have half when collected; filed by Exec. WB D 441, 29 Mar. 1847. Sett. by Execs.; receipts of heirs Nancy Reagan, Polly Goddard, Betsy Pickle, and Gincy Patton. WB D 506 , 29 Feb. 1848, Sett.; payments to Nancy Reagan, to Polly and Thornton C. Goddard, and equal amounts retained by the Execs. as their share. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Robert Winton Cunnyngham

Will of Robert W. Cunnyngham

STATE OF MISSOURI,
IN THE RECORDERS OFFICE
County of Polk,            

I, Hugh Matheny, Recorder of Deeds of said County do hereby certify that 
the within instrument of writing was on the 7th day of August, A.D. 1929 
at 4 o'clock - - minutes P.M., duly filed for record in this office, and 
is recorded in the Will Record of this Office in "D", page 379.
               
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official 
seal at my office in the city of Bolivar, Missouri, this 7th day of 
August, A.D. 1929.


Signed:  Hugh Matheny
         Recorder

I, Robert W. Cunnyngham, of Polk County, Missouri, hereby make publish 
and declare this as and for my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking 
any and all other and former wills made by me.

First: I direct that all of my just debts, if any, including funeral 
expenses and expenses of my last illness, be paid; and I also direct 
that my Executor pay any and all expenses of surveying or setting off 
of the lands hereinafter bequeathed and devised.

Second: I give, devise and bequeath to my son Gus Cunnyngham, an undivided 
two-thirds interest in and to the North West Quarter (NW1/4) of the North 
West Quarter (NW1/4), and twenty (20) acres off of the West side of the 
North East Quarter (NE1/4), of the North West Quarter (NW1/4), all in 
Section Fourteen (14); and fifteen (15) acres off of the South side of 
the South West Quarter (SW1/4) of the South West Quarter (SW1/4) and 
off of a part of the South side of the Southeast Quarter (SE1/4) of 
the South West Quarter (SW1/4) of Section Eleven (11), and also five 
(5) acres out of the North East corner and off of part of the East 
side of the North East Quarter (NE 1/4) of the North East Quarter 
(NE1/4) of Section Fifteen (15), all in Township Thirty-three (33), 
Range twenty-two (22), Polk County, Missouri.  The above mentioned 
75 acres are the same premises that I heretofore conveyed an 
undivided one-third interest in to my said son, Gus Cunnyngham, 
to which deed of conveyance I hereby refer for a more particular 
description of said premises.

I give, devise and bequeath to my daughter, Cora Etta Hart, the 
South West Quarter (SW 1/4) of the North East Quarter (NE1/4), 
less five (5) acres off of the East side thereof, and also the 
East Half (E1/2) of the South West Quarter (SW1/4) of the North 
West Quarter (NW 1/4), all in Section Fifteen (15), Township 
Thirty-three (33), Range Twenty-two (22), Polk County, Missouri.

I give, devise and bequeath to the children of my deceased daughter, 
Mary A. Farris, the South East Quarter of the North East Quarter 
(NE1/4), and five (5) acres off of the East side of the South West 
Quarter (SW1/4) of the North East Quarter (NE1/4), and the East 
seventeen and one-half (17-1/2) acres of the North East Quarter 
(NE1/4) of the North East Quarter (NE1/4), after the five acres 
have been set off out of said North East Quarter (NE1/4) of the 
North East Quarter (NE1/4), to my son, Gus Cunnyngham, as above 
directed, all of said premises being in Section Fifteen (15), 
Township Thirty-three (33), Range Twenty-two (22), Polk County, 
Missouri.

I give, devise and bequeath to my daughter Jo Anna Batten, the 
North East Quarter (NE1/4) of the North West Quarter (NW1/4), less 
five (5) acres off of the East side thereof: and the West Half 
(W1/2) of the South West Quarter (SW1/4) of the North West Quarter 
(NW1/4), all in Section Fifteen (15), Township Thirty-three (33), 
Range Twenty-two (22), Polk County, Missouri.

I give, devise and bequeath to the children of my deceased son, 
James William Cunnyngham, my undivided one half interest in the 
South East Quarter (SE1/4) of the North East Quarter (NE1/4) of 
Section Twenty (20), and the South West Quarter (SW1/4) of the North 
Weat Quarter (NW1/4) of Section Twenty-one (21), all in Township 
Thirty-three (33), Range Twenty-two (22), Polk County, Missouri.

I charge the children if my son James William Cunnyngham, with the 
sum of Four Hundred Dollars as an advancement, which amount I advanced 
to their father; they shall pay this amount without any interest to my
executor when he makes final settlement of my estate.

I give, devise and bequeath to my son Thomas Ben Cunnyngham, the North 
West Quarter (NW1/4) of the North East Quarter (NE1/4), and the West 
seventeen and one-half (17-1/2) acres of the North East Quarter (NE1/4) 
of the North East Quarter (NE1/4), after the five (5) acres out of the 
said North East Quarter (NE1/4) of the North East Quarter (NE1/4) have 
been set off to my son, Gus Cunnyngham, as above directed; and five acres 
off of the East side of the North East Quarter (NE1/4) of the North West 
Quarter (NW1/4), all in Section Fifteen (15), Township Thirty-three (33), 
Range Twenty-two (22),  Polk County, Missouri.

Third: All the remainder of my property, whether real, personal or mixed, 
shall be divided into six equal shares, my children Gus Cunnyngham, Thomas 
Ben Cunnyngham, Cora Etta Hart and Jo Anna Batten each to receive a one-sixth 
and the children of my deceased son James William Cunnyngham, together to 
receive a one-sixth, and the children of my deceased daughter, Mary A. Farris, 
together to receive a one-sixth.

Fourth: I hereby appoint my son, Gus Cunnyngham, as Executor of this 
Will, and request that he be permitted to act without being required to 
give bond; and I empower and authorize him to sell any land that I have 
not herein especially devised and to make deeds of conveyance thereto, 
provided that all my living children request in writing.  I further request 
that my executor may have two years to settle my estate if in his opinion 
it is necessary and for the best interest of all.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 2nd day 
of October, 1926.

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Robert W.  x  Cunnyngham
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Witnesses to Mark
Herman Pufahl
T.G. Rechow


We attest the foregoing will written on three pages, by subscribing our
names thereto as witnesses in the presence of and at the request of the 
testator and in the presence of each other, this 2nd day of October, 1926.

Herman Pufahl
T.G. Rechow

I add this codicil to the above will, I do not want the children of my 
deceased son James Wm. Cunnyngham charges with any amount, and I change 
and eliminate the 4 lines where I charged them with $400.00 as an 
advancement and give and devise the land described above and devise it 
to them clear and free of any charge or advancement.

In witness whereof, I hereunto set my hand to codicil on this 29th day 
of December, 1926, and with said change re-publish and re-affirm the 
foregoing will.

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Robert W.  x  Cunnyngham
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Witnesses to Mark
T.G. Rechow
Herman Pufahl

Witness to Codicil
T.G. Rechow
Herman Pufahl



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