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In The Name Of God Amen I Basil M. Taylor of the town of Trenton County of Gigson and State of Tennessee 
being at the time of execution of this instrument in the enjoyment of good health and of sound mind do make and 
publish this my last will and testament hereby revolking and declairing null nad void all other wills or codicills thents 
which I may have hereof on made.

FIRST: I direct that my body be decently interred and that my executor hereinafter named shall out of the money 
I may have on hand at the time of my death or the first money that may come into their hands pay the epenses of 
my burial also all the other just debts that I may owe at the time of my death and then to cause to be erected over
my rave a suitable marble slab or monument the cost of which not to exceed the sum of ($50.00) fifty dollars 
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SECOND: I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Dicy Taylor the su of five thousand dollars and I direct my 
ececutors herein below named, to pay her said sum of $5000.00 out of the first money that may come to their 
hands after my debts and funeral expenses and the expense of said monument are paid.

THIRD: I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Katrina Taylor to her and her heirs and assigns forever fee 
simple the fowllowing discribed tracts of land to wit: Situate lying and being in civil district No 7 Gibson County 
State of Tennessee one tracther ownas the Ezell tract and boundedNorth by the land of T. L. taylor heirs, East 
by land of MCutchen & others South by land of Jno, Taylor and west by the Underwood land containing about 
one hundred and sixty five acres. Also one tract known as the Billy Williams tract Bounded Basil x M. Taylor(SEAL} 
his mark North by Boyd's land, South by Goodlor's land East by Mrs Sewell containing one hundred acres more or 
less said two tracts of land together an vaulued at the sum of five thousand ($5000.00) dollars and she is to be 
charged with said sum of (5000.00) on the final settlement of my estate.

FOURTH: I give and bequeath to my daughter Annie Eliza Taylor to her and heirs asigned in fee simple following 
discribed tract of land to wit : situate lying & being in civil district No 1 Gibson County Tennessee known as the 
old home place bounded north by Sappington's land, south by land of Te L9 Taylor heors East by lands of S. J. 
Taylor & others & West by lands of Wade and others containing one hundred and forty five acres more or less- 
said tract of land is vaulued at the sum of five thousand ($5000.00) dollars and my said daughter Annie Eliza 
taylor is to be charged with said Basil x M. Taylor{SEAL} his mark Sum of Five thousand ($5000.00) dollars 
in the final settlement of my estate.

FIFTH: I direct that my executors share proceed and collect up all the notis accounts and debts otherwise due 
me from persons living ion Tennessee or elswhere exception the state of Illinois and procede to sale all my property 
of a personal or mixed character thst I may own at the time of my death except that which I may own in the State 
of Illinois on a credit of not less then six months and also to sell all real estate which I may own not otherwise 
disposed of except my land and rteal estate in the State of Illinois on a credit of not less then one year.

SIXTH: I dirwect that my executors shall proceed and collct all the notes accounts & debts due me on contracts 
or otherwise from persons living in the state of Illinois fordose mortages cancel contracts in
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my favor in said State of Illionois in such cases in which the money due n said contracts or under said mortgages 
is not paid when due and sell all the property I may own in said Ststae at time of my death of a personal or mixed 
character on a credit of not less then six months and my executors are further directed to proceed and sellable my 
land and real estate that I may own at the time of my death in said State of Illinoisat private sales or long credit 
taking from purchaces notis drawing interest from date of such sales at note of 10% per annuties until paid provided 
said note of interest be lawful at the time such transactions may take place, and retaining a lein on said land to secure 
payment of purchase money. Said lands in Illinois to be divided and cut up into tracts to suit purchaces. It is my 
disire that said lands in said
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State of Illinois be not forced on the market and to that end my executors are allowed ten (10) years in which to sell 
said land from the time of their qualification as such executors and if at the expiration of said ten years there should
remain undisposed of any said land in Illinois then the residue thereof will be divided amount my children and
representations of children as .

SEVENTH: I direct that my executors shall make full and perfect ettlements with the proper court or courts or 
tribunals at intervals of every two years from date of their qualification as such executors and after being credited 
by all proper disbursments made under the provisions of this will and a proper allowance for thier services they 
will pay ovr to my heirs the money on hand at time of such settlement as herinaf ter provided
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EIGHTH: I have advanced to my daughter Sarah F. Bennett dec'd in her lifetime nd to her husband Jos. F. 
Bennett for the use of the children in all the sum of forty eight hundred ($4800.00) dollars and to my son 
William Taylor the sum of fifty two hundred and forty ($5240.00) dollars. And to my son John S. Taylor 
the sum of fifty two hundred and seventy ($5270.00) dollars and to my son Robert Z. Taylor the sum of 
forty five hundred and sevety fve ($4575.00) dollars and to my son Silas Jasper Taylor the sum of five 
thousand ($%000.00) dollars, and to my son Daniel C. Taylor the sum of forty six hundred and seventy 
five ($4675.00) dollars And to my daughter Elizabeth Katrins Taylor the sum of five tousand(5000.00) 
by the third clause in this will above. Basil x M. Taylor{SEAL} his mark And to my daughter Annie ELiza 
Taylor I have advanced the sum of five thousand ($5000.00) dollars by the fourth clause of this will above 
and to T. L. Taylor my son now decesed in his lifetime the sum of twenty five hundred ($2500.00) dollars 
consisting of a tract of land of one hundred cres of land in civil district No 7 Gibson County Tennessee Bounded
north by my old home place south by the Ezile place East by Mcultchens and west by the underwood land, 
which intended to give to my son ThomasL. Taylor in his life time and whichhe died possessed of but I made 
no deed for said land to him. It is my desire and will that said land be held enjoyed and owned in the same 
way and manner as they would have done if I had made a deed to said Thomas L. Taylor to said land in fee 
simple in his life tie. Basil x M. Taylor{SEAL} his mark

NINTH: I further direct that my executors ast the end of two years after their qualifications and at the end 
of my two yearsthereaf ter until my entire estate is wound up & settled shall after charging each one of my 
children with the amounts they have already recieved as above set forth and any other money or property 
that I may hereafter give them and after first making them equal except~the children of Thomas L. Taylor 
dec'd. and in including recieve if living and to my son William Basil x M. Taylor(SEAL} his mark Taylor 
one share and to my on Jno S. Taylor one share (as hereinafter directed) and to my son Robt Z Taylor 
one share and to my son Silas Jasper Taylor one share and to my son Daniel C. Taylor one share and to 
my daughter Elizabeth Katrina Taylor one share and to my daughter Annie Eliza Taylor one share and to 
the children of my son Thomas L. Taylor together one third of one share. The reason I have bequeathed 
to my grandchildren the children of Thomas L. Taylor Dec'ed only one third of one child's part of my estate
is that there are only two of them to represent their father while there are eight of the children of Sarah F. 
Bennett to represent their mother. Basil x M. Taylor{SEAL} his mark

TENTH: My executors are further directed to invest the money that may be gping to my son Jno S. Taylor 
under this will good eststae

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