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John Tillery

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John Price Tillery
Born about in North Farnham, Richmond County, VA, USAmap
Husband of — married in Rockbridge, Virginia, United Statesmap
Died in Knoxville, Knox County, TNmap
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Contents

Biography

Birth

John was born June 27, 1755. He died in 1831 at age 75 years, 7 months, and 27 days. [1]

Marriage

Lattice Mathews married John in possibly Botetourt County or Rockbridge County, Virginia.

They had 10 children.

After they married, John and Lettice moved to Georgia where they had relatives living.

Family lore says that John won a Land Lottery for a huge amount of land.

They relocated to Knox County, in the then state of Franklin, now the state of Tennessee sometime in the 1790's.

Death

On February 24, 1831, John died in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee.

Burial

John was buried in the Sterchi Farms Cemetery in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee.

Military

  • Revolutionary War Record
    • July 1777 15th Va. Regiment, Lt. Col. James Innes commanding, Capt. Hull's Co. fifer
    • Aug 1777 15th Va. Regiment, Lt. Col. James Innes commanding, Capt. Hull's Co. fifer
    • Aug 1777 15th Va. Regiment, Lt. Col. James Innes commanding, payroll 7 1/3 dols - L2.42
    • Sept 1777 15th Va. Regiment, Lt. Col. James Innes commanding, drummer, reduced
    • Sept. 30th "on guard" Sept 1777 15th Va. Regiment, Lt. Col. James Innes commanding, fifer -- payroll 7 1/3 dols, L2.42
    • Oct. 1777 1th Va. Regiment, Lt. Col. James Innes commanding, Capt. Hull's Co.
    • Nov. 1777 15 Va. Regiment, Lt. Col. James Innes, Capt. Hull's Co. "enlisted for 3 years"
    • Dec. 1777 15th Va. Regiment, Lt. Col. James Innes, Capt. Hull's Co. "enlisted for 3 years"
    • Oct. 1777 15th Va. Regiment, Lt. Col. James Innes, payroll 6 2/3 dols.
    • Nov. 1777 15th Va. Regiment, Lt. Col. James Innes, payroll 6 2/3 dols.
    • Dec. 1777 15th Va. Regiment, Lt. Col. James Innes, payroll 6 2/3 dols. pay due L2
    • Jan. 1778 15th Va. Regiment, Lt. Col. James Innes, Capt. Hull's Co. "enlistd for 3 years" pvt
    • Jan. 1778 15th Va. Regiment, Lt. Col. James Innes, Capt. Hull's Co. payroll 6/2/3 dols pay due L2.
    • Feb. 1778 15th Va. Regiment, Lt. Col. James Innes, Capt Hull's Co. Camp Valley Forge
    • Mar. 1778 11th Va. Regiment, Col. Abraham Buford, Capt. Sam Bookers Co. Middle Brook "on furlough to Virginia"
    • Apr. 1778 15th Va. Regiment, Major Wallace, Capt. Hull's Co. Valley Forge "sick present"
    • May 1778 15th Va. Regiment, Major Wallace, Capt. Edwin Hull's Co. Valley Forge "on command"
    • July 1778 15th Va. Regiment, Major Wallace's Co. Camp at White Plains "sick present"
    • Aug. 1778 15th Va. Regiment, Col. Daniel Morgan, Major Wallace's Co. White Plains, enlisted
    • Dec. 27, 1776 Sept. 1778 11th Va. Regt, Col. Daniel Morgan, Capt. Samuel Booker's Co. Newark "on guard"
    • Oct. 1778 11th Va. Regiment, Col. Daniel Morgan, Capt. Samuel Booker's Co., Pompton Plains
    • Nov. 1778 11th Va. Regiment, Col. Abraham Buford, Capt. Samuel Booker's Co., Pompton Plains "furlough"
    • Dec. 1778 11th Va. Regiment, Col. Abraham Buford, Capt. Samuel Booker's Co. Middle Brook "on furlough to Virginia"
    • Feb. 1779 11th Va. Regiment, Col. Abraham Buford, Capt. Samuel Booker's Co. Middle Brook "on furlough to Virginia"
    • March 1779 11th Va. Regiment, Col. Abraham Buford, Capt. Samuel Booker's Co. Middle Brook "on furlough to Virginia"
    • April 1779 11th Va. Regiment, Col. Abraham Buford, Capt. Samuel Booker's Co. Camp Middlebrook
    • May 1779 11th Va. Regiment, Major Webb, Capt. Samuel Booker's Co. Camp Smith'sCove
    • June 1779 11th Va. Regiment, Col. William Russell, Capt. Samuel Booker, Smith's Cove
    • July 1779 11th Va. Regiment, Col. William Russell, Capt. Samuel Booker, Ramapough "on fatigue"
    • Oct. 1779 11th Va. Regiment, Col. William Russell, Capt. Samuel Booker, Haverstraw
    • Nov. 1779 11th Va. Regiment, Col. William Russell, Capt. Samuel Booker, Camp near M.Town Jan.-
    • April 1782 Va. Light Inf. Co. Thomas Posey's Detatchment of Va. Troops April-**Sept. 1872 Va. Light Inf. Co. of Lt. Col. Thomas Posey's Detach of Va. Troops **Dec. 1782 to May 1783 Capt. Alexander Parker's Co. of foot of the Va. Detachment
    • 1777-1778 -- 3rd North Carolina Regiment, Lt. Eaton's Company[2]
    • Family lore says John took Land Grants as payment for some of his wages due him.
  • Daughters of the Revolution (DAR) Ancestor Record

Tillery, John Ancestor#: A115447 Service: VIRGINIA Rank: NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICER Birth: CIRCA 1754 VIRGINIA Death: 2-24-1834 KNOXVILLE KNOX CO TENNESSEE Service Source: NARA, M881, COMP MIL SERV RECS, ROLL #998 Service Description: 1) FIFER IN 15TH & 11TH VA REGTS, CAPTS EDWIN HULL & 2) SAMUEL BOOKER, COL JAMES INNES; ALSO PRIVATE[3]

Will

January Sessions, Knox County (Tennessee) Court, 1835�� "The last will and testament of John Tillery deceased was presented to the court for probate, and where upon Sylvanus Howell and James Stephenson, subscribing witnesses thereto made oath that they saw the said John Tillery sign, seal and execute said instrument of writing, and heard him pronounce, publish and declare he same to be his last Will and testament and that he was at the time of signing the same of sound mind and memory, according to the best of their knowledge and belief which will is admitted to record and is in the words and figures following, to wit --��"In the name of God Amen -- I Joohn Tillery Sr. of Knox County and State of Tennessee being weak in body but of sound disposing mind, memory & understanding -- Blessed be God for al lhis mercies do make and ordain this my last will and testament in the following manner, to wit,�"First, I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Lettice Tillery, the plantation that Thomas P. Tillery now lives on, containing two hundred and sixty two acres with all the appurtenances belonging thereto, during her natural life at my decease, it is my desire for my beloved wife, for to make choice of one of the negros to work and tend upon her her lifetime and all the remaining negros to be hired out from year to year, it is further my request that if my here after named Executors should think best to sell these negros before my eloved wife's death it shall be in that form either at public or private sale, for the support or as much as would be requested or necessary to keep her genteel, free from want, together with all my livestock, household and kitchen furniture, of every description for the proper use and support of my beloved wife, for and during her natursal life, reserving so much thereof only that hereafter (I) otherwise beequeath, and it is my desire that my said wife shall be at liberty to dispose of livestock & and other useless property on hte farm with the advice and consent of my hereafter named Executors.�"Secondly, I hereby give and bequeath unto my son Thomas P. Tillery the plantation on which he now lives containing two hundred and sixty two acres, with all the singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any way wise appurtaining to him, his heirs or assigns forever, also one other tract of land in the Black Oak ridge containing one hundred and ten aces to e taken from the southwest end of the survey, to him his heirs and assigns forever. Also I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas P. Tillery at the decease of my said wife Lettice Tillery the lands which I have devised to my son Thomas P. Tillery he is to take full possession of at the death of my said wife and not before.�"Thirdly, I give and bequeath unto my (son) William Tillery four hundred dollars which I let him have to purchase land in the Hiwassee District.�"Fourthly, I give and bequeath unto my son in law John Steward the work of my negro slaves workhouse & farming tools in the year 1828 & 1829 and five dollars in cash to be paid at my decease the samebeing his full part of legacy out of my estate ever hereafter.�"Fiftly, It is my will and desire that my negro slaves and livestock of every description and all other property remaining and not disposed of at the deceasemy said wife which is not hereinafter bequeathed to be disposed of in the following manner, to wit, I hereby give andbequeath the same equally share and share alike among my several children, and their heirs hereafter named that is to say my sons Samuel Tillery, Eleanor Bell, John Tillery, Elizabeth Bell, Richard N. Tillery, Sampson Tillery, William Tillery, Peggy Cole, Thomas P. Tillery -- and if it should so happen that (an) equal divide of the last mentioned property cannot be made then and in that case I hereby authorize and request my hereafter Executors to make sale of the same to the best advantage and make an equal division of the monies arriving there from to those before mentioned in the bequest to them their heirs or assigns. It is my will and requst that all monies out upon interest should be still kept out on interest and what should be on hand at my death my hereafter Executors to put it out upon interest also until the death o fmy said wife in case of death among negros hired that I have to the suport of my beloved I requst of my hereafter name Executors to make useof as much of the moneys on interest or the interest of such moeny, as they may think but giveing her a genteel sufficient from wanting of any necessary during her natural life and after that to be divided among my above name legatees according to their portions. It is my requst Rebecca Bell, daughter of Elizabeth Bell, have forty dollars ofher mother's portion more than the rest of her heirs.�"Lastly, I do hereby nominate and appoint my sons John Tillery Jr., Richard M. Tillery, Thomas P. Tillery to be my Executors to this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other former will or wills and testaments by me heretofore made. In testimony whereof I the testator haveset my hand and affexed my seal this 14 December in the year of our Lord One Thousand eight-hundred and thirty-three.�"John Tillery (seal)�"Signed, Sealed, pronounced and declared by the testator to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his requst hath signed the same as witnesses: Sylvanus Howell, James Stephenson, Issac A. Yarnell."��"The last will and estament of John Tillery deceased was admitted to record, and the Executors therein named duly qualified and having entered bond with Security Letters testamentary were awarded and issued.�"January Sessions 1835

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Sources

  1. Entered by Diana McCauley, Sep 4, 2011
  2. Revolutionary War service of John Tillery (from National Archives & Records Service, Washington, D.C. 20408)
  3. © 1890 - 2014, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR)



Biography

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Burial

Sterchi Farm, Knox Co, TN

User ID

ID: BD13F34BCD12AA4BBB224C5F44F00717BC1D

Event

Revolutionary War POW
Military Service
1776/1783

Note

Military Rank: Lt. 3rd NC (1777/78)
Buried in the Tillery Cemetery on Sterchi Farm, 400 acres that he owned at the time of his death.
Owned many slaves.
John - Revolutionary War Soldier, enlisted 1776, mustered 1783, served at Valley Forge with George Washington and Dan Morgan, served in the 5th, 11th, and 15th Virginia Regiments. After Yorktown, he served in Thomas Posey's light infantry Virginia Detachment (Rangers). (http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/detailMSAccess.asp?LName=NC13667)
Knox Co, TN�Will of JOHN TILLERY�(Probated 1835 -- Book 5, pg. 335)�January Session 1835�I hereby give and bequeath the same and equally share and share alike among my several children and their heirs hereafter named, that is to say my sons: SAMUEL TILLERY, ELEANOR BELL, JOHN TILLERY, ELIZABETH BELL, RICHARD M. TILLERY, SAMPSON TILLERY, WILLIAM TILLERY, PEGGY COAL, THOMAS P. TILLERY, and if it should so happen that an equal divide of the last mentioned property cannot be made, then and in that case I hereby authorize and request my hereafter Executors to make sale of the same to the best advantage and make an equal division of the monies arising therefrom, to those before mentioned in the bequest to them, their heirs or assigns. It is my will and request all monies out upon interest should still keep out on interest and what should be on hand at my death for my hereafter Executors to put it out upon interest also, until the death of my said wife. In case of death among the negroes hired that I have to the support of my beloved wife, I request of my hereafter named executors to make use of as much of the moneys on interest, or the interest of such money, as they may think best, giving her a genteel support, free from wanting of any necessary during her natural life. And after that to be divided among my above named legatees according to this portion. It is my request that Rebecca Bell, daughter of Elizabeth Bell, have forty dollars of her mother's portion more than the rest of her heirs.
"An Inventory of the Estate of John Tillery deceased:�"2 negro men, 1 negro woman & 2 children, 2 boys, 1 girl.�"Notes of land and note 2 days after date, 12th of April 1834 for $50 one note 3 days after date 12th day $50. one note 4 days after date $50 and note 5 days after date $50 onenote six days at date $50, one note 7 days after date $62.10 June 20th 1834 and one note 1 day after date $57, one note June 21st 1834 $50 June 3rd 1834 one note 1 day after date $51.75 one note date 17th Feby 1834 $20 one note date 17th Feby 1834 -- 3 days after date $23.47 1/2 one note date Jany 3rd 1834 -- three days after date $10.90 one note date Sept 6th 1834 $1.37 one other same dare $1.37 one note date 2nd Nov. 1802 $5 bad debt, on note date July 25th 1830 $2.83 not to hve Int, one note date 17th July 1830 $9.38 1/2 one note Jany 8th 1834 $73.33 1/3, onenote Feby 18th 1834 $28.06 1/4 -- one note date Jany 8th 1834 $7. one note date 27th Jan. 1834 $10. onenote date 27 Jany 1834 $39.62 1/2 one note same date $25. one other same date $100. Jany 1834 on account $20, one for $7 credited with $2.75 in 1831 -- one note date 1829-$40 credit Jany 1832 $15.25 Due 1832 $20.39 - There is $23.56 1/4 on hands,�"1 hand saw, 1 ax, 2 augurs, 1 hoe, 1 ploubh, 2 birth bonds, 1 cubbord, & ___ % beds & furniture, 1 cotton wheel, 1 flax wheel, 1 table, 2 chests, 6 chairs, 1 looking glass, 1 sifter, some books, 1 side saddle, 1 pair of andirons, shovel & tongs, 2 pots, 3 ovens, 1 skillet, 1 pot, ___ some crocks, some wooden vessels, 1 h__, 2 jugs, 1 razor case, two razors, 1 account date March 1834 for $6.50, 1 _______.�"Signed John Tillery, Richard (his x mark) Tillery, Thomas P. Tillery, Executors"��Land: Wilkes Co., GA:��Land: Page 297 9 Apr 1791, John Tillery, Sen., to John Tillery, Junior, both of Wilkes Co., for 50 (pounds), adj. N.E. by Walker & Mitchell, S.E. by vacant, S.W. by Hamman, W. by John Tillery, Sen., N. by vacant, 300 acres, granted to Tillery by patent, 15 Nov. 1788. (signed) John Tillery, Margarett Tillery. Wit: S. Cosby, J.P. Regd. 3 Aug 1791.��Land: Page 31 7 Jan 1792, John Tillery & Margaret, his wife, to Joseph Prather, all of Wilkes Co., for 90 (pounds), adj. W. by vacant, Mitchell & Talbot, S. by Milligan, 200 acres, granted to said Tillery, 25 Nov 1788 by patent. (signed John Tillery, Marget(\) Tillery. Wit: S. Cosby, J.P., Samuel Jones. Regd. 29 May 1792. (John Tillery, Sr., received 500 acres of “patent”land in 15 Nov 1988 & 25 Nov 1988. What was the patent for ? Was he involved in the Revolutionary war too ?)��Land: Page 68 6 Oct, 1791, John Tillery, Junr. & Lattice, his wife, to Thomas Murray, all Wilkes Co., fo 50 (pounds), on S. fork of Clouds creek, 400 acres, granted 25 Nov 1788. (signed) John Tillery, Latas (X) Tillery. Wit: S. Cosby, J.P., John Tillery, Semr. Regd. 15 May 1793. (why did it take a year an a half to record the transaction ?)��Land: Page 164 2 July 1792, John Tillery and Lettas, his wife, to Felix Gilbert, mercht., all of Wilkes Co., for 100 (pounds), 300 acres in Wilkes Co. on Uptons Creek, being part of 500 acres granted to John Tillery, Senr., 25 Nov 1788. The remaining 200 acres now in possession of Joseph Pranther. (signed) John Tillery, Lettas Tillery. Wit: Wm. G. Gilbert, J.P., Abm. Tyson, Burdett Leach. Rec. 24 Jan 1799. (Wonder why it took 7 ½ years to record the transaction ?)
Won the Georgia Land Lottery in 1827
John and Lettice went to Georgia after he was mustered out, and some of their children were born there. ... By the early 1790's (or before) John and Lettice and their family, had moved to Knox County, Tennessee. Family tradition states he was given a Land Grant of 5,000 acres (now called Inskip) for service in the Revolutionary War. No record or proof of this land grant, except a newspaper clipping exists. Tennessee was then the state of Franklin. Grassy Valley Plantation, which was part of this land grant, later became in part, Old Norwood development, in Knox County, which is now a part of Greater Knoxville, Tennessee. Tradition also states that the first water supply of Knoxville came through sodden pipes from a small spring of Grassy Valley Plantation), near South side of Merchant's Drive, bounded on east by Central, west by Camellia, and south by Inskip Road; two laterals going east from Second Creek, just south of Inskip Road. This leads us to believe that the water supply of Knoxville may have come from three springs."��"From all facts obtained, John Tillery apparently was an extensive land owner and trader, having property in other states than Tennessee. According to Military Warrant #1448, he received 200 acres in Union and Ohio Township of Clermont County, Ohio, for service in the Revolutionary War."���From letter from Eunice Lanning Andrus (1001 Larcom Lane, LaMarque, TX 77568) dated October 31, 1985:�"I am in the process of compiling a biography of John Tillery, a Revolutionar War Soldier, and presume that you are one of his descendants.�"I am discended from his first born and have been working on the family history for a number of years. I will be happy to exchange information with you. John Tillery and his wife Lettice Mathews were married in Botetourt County, Virginia, and subesquently joined his parents and her Uncle George Mathews in Georgia. George Mathews was at that time Governor of Georgia and had served as a general in George Washington's army.�"About 1795-6, John and Lettice moved to Knox County where they lived out the remainder of their lives. They were the parents of ten children."��(Another source says born in 1755 in Farnam, Richmond, VA.)���Revolutionary War service of John Tillery (from National Archives & Records Service, Washington, D.C. 20408)��July 1777 15th Va. Regiment, Lt. Col. James Innes commanding, Capt. Hull's Co. fifer Aug 1777 15th Va. Regiment, Lt. Col. James Innes commanding, Capt. Hull's Co. fifer Aug 1777 15th Va. Regiment, Lt. Col. James Innes commanding, payroll 7 1/3 dols - L2.42 Sept 1777 15th Va. Regiment, Lt. Col. James Innes commanding, drummer, reduced Sept. 30th "on guard" Sept 1777 15th Va. Regiment, Lt. Col. James Innes commanding, fifer -- payroll 7 1/3 dols, L2.42 Oct. 1777 1th Va. Regiment, Lt. Col. James Innes commanding, Capt. Hull's Co. Nov. 1777 15 Va. Regiment, Lt. Col. James Innes, Capt. Hull's Co. "enlisted for 3 years" Dec. 1777 15th Va. Regiment, Lt. Col. James Innes, Capt. Hull's Co. "enlisted for 3 years" Oct. 1777 15th Va. Regiment, Lt. Col. James Innes, payroll 6 2/3 dols. Nov. 1777 15th Va. Regiment, Lt. Col. James Innes, payroll 6 2/3 dols. Dec. 1777 15th Va. Regiment, Lt. Col. James Innes, payroll 6 2/3 dols. pay due L2 Jan. 1778 15th Va. Regiment, Lt. Col. James Innes, Capt. Hull's Co. "enlistd for 3 years" pvt Jan. 1778 15th Va. Regiment, Lt. Col. James Innes, Capt. Hull's Co. payroll 6/2/3 dols pay due L2. Feb. 1778 15th Va. Regiment, Lt. Col. James Innes, Capt Hull's Co. Camp Valley Forge Mar. 1778 11th Va. Regiment, Col. Abraham Buford, Capt. Sam Bookers Co. Middle Brook "on furlough to Virginia" Apr. 1778 15th Va. Regiment, Major Wallace, Capt. Hull's Co. Valley Forge "sick present" May 1778 15th Va. Regiment, Major Wallace, Capt. Edwin Hull's Co. Valley Forge "on command" July 1778 15th Va. Regiment, Major Wallace's Co. Camp at White Plains "sick present" Aug. 1778 15th Va. Regiment, Col. Daniel Morgan, Major Wallace's Co. White Plains, enlisted Dec. 27, 1776 Sept. 1778 11th Va. Regt, Col. Daniel Morgan, Capt. Samuel Booker's Co. Newark "on guard" Oct. 1778 11th Va. Regiment, Col. Daniel Morgan, Capt. Samuel Booker's Co., Pompton Plains Nov. 1778 11th Va. Regiment, Col. Abraham Buford, Capt. Samuel Booker's Co., Pompton Plains "furlough" Dec. 1778 11th Va. Regiment, Col. Abraham Buford, Capt. Samuel Booker's Co. Middle Brook "on furlough to Virginia" Feb. 1779 11th Va. Regiment, Col. Abraham Buford, Capt. Samuel Booker's Co. Middle Brook "on furlough to Virginia" March 1779 11th Va. Regiment, Col. Abraham Buford, Capt. Samuel Booker's Co. Middle Brook "on furlough to Virginia" April 1779 11th Va. Regiment, Col. Abraham Buford, Capt. Samuel Booker's Co. Camp Middlebrook May 1779 11th Va. Regiment, Major Webb, Capt. Samuel Booker's Co. Camp Smith'sCove June 1779 11th Va. Regiment, Col. William Russell, Capt. Samuel Booker, Smith's Cove July 1779 11th Va. Regiment, Col. William Russell, Capt. Samuel Booker, Ramapough "on fatigue" Oct. 1779 11th Va. Regiment, Col. William Russell, Capt. Samuel Booker, Haverstraw Nov. 1779 11th Va. Regiment, Col. William Russell, Capt. Samuel Booker, Camp near M.Town Jan.-April 1782 Va. Light Inf. Co. Thomas Posey's Detatchment of Va. Troops April-Sept. 1872 Va. Light Inf. Co. of Lt. Col. Thomas Posey's Detach of Va. Troops Dec. 1782 to May 1783 Capt. Alexander Parker's Co. of foot of the Va. Detatchment 1777-1778 -- 3rd North Carolina Regiment, Lt. Eaton's Company���January Sessions, Knox County (Tennessee) Court, 1835��"The last will and testament of John Tillery deceased was presented to the court for probate, and where upon Sylvanus Howell and James Stephenson, subscribing witnesses thereto made oath that they saw the said John Tillery sign, seal and execute said instrument of writing, and heard him pronounce, publish and declare he same to be his last Will and testament and that he was at the time of signing the same of sound mind and memory, according to the best of their knowledge and belief which will is admitted to record and is in the words and figures following, to wit --��"In the name of God Amen -- I Joohn Tillery Sr. of Knox County and State of Tennessee being weak in body but of sound disposing mind, memory & understanding -- Blessed be God for al lhis mercies do make and ordain this my last will and testament in the following manner, to wit,�"First, I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Lettice Tillery, the plantation that Thomas P. Tillery now lives on, containing two hundred and sixty two acres with all the appurtenances belonging thereto, during her natural life at my decease, it is my desire for my beloved wife, for to make choice of one of the negros to work and tend upon her her lifetime and all the remaining negros to be hired out from year to year, it is further my request that if my here after named Executors should think best to sell these negros before my eloved wife's death it shall be in that form either at public or private sale, for the support or as much as would berequested or necessary to keep her genteel, free from want, together with all my livestock, household and kitchen furniture, of every description for the proper use and support of my beloved wife, for and during her natursal life, reserving so much thereof only that hereafter (I) otherwise beequeath, and it is my desire that my said wife shall be at liberty to dispose of livestock & and other useless property on hte farm with the advice and consent of my hereafter named Executors.�"Secondly, I hereby give and bequeath unto my son Thomas P. Tillery the plantation on which he now lives containing two hundred and sixty two acres, with all the singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any way wise appurtaining to him, his heirs or assigns forever, also one other tract of land in the Black Oak ridge containing one hundred and ten aces to e taken from the southwest end of the survey, to him his heirs and assigns forever. Also I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas P. Tillery at the decease of my said wife Lettice Tillery the lands which I have devised to my son Thomas P. Tillery he is to take full possession of at the death of my said wife and not before.�"Thirdly, I give and bequeath unto my (son) William Tillery four hundred dollars which I let him have to purchase land in the Hiwassee District.�"Fourthly, I give and bequeath unto my son in law John Steward the work of my negro slaves workhouse & farming tools in the year 1828 & 1829 and five dollars in cash to be paid at my decease the samebeing his full part of legacy out of my estate ever hereafter.�"Fiftly, It is my will and desire that my negro slaves and livestock of every description and all other property remaining and not disposed of at the deceasemy said wife which is not hereinafter bequeathed to be disposed of in the following manner, to wit, I hereby give andbequeath the same equally share and share alike among my several children, and their heirs hereafter named that is to say my sons Samuel Tillery, Eleanor Bell, John Tillery, Elizabeth Bell, Richard N. Tillery, Sampson Tillery, William Tillery, Peggy Cole, Thomas P. Tillery -- and if it should so happen that (an) equal divide of the last mentioned property cannot be made then and in that case I hereby authorize and request my hereafter Executors to make sale of the same to the best advantage and make an equal division of the monies arriving there from to those before mentioned in the bequest to them their heirs or assigns. It is my will and requst that all monies out upon interest should be still kept out on interest and what should be on hand at my death my hereafter Executors to put it out upon interest also until the death o fmy said wife in case of death among negros hired that I have to the suport of my beloved I requst of my hereafter name Executors to make useof as much of the moneys on interest or the interest of such moeny, as they may think but giveing her a genteel sufficient from wanting of any necessary during her natural life and after that to be divided among my above name legatees according to their portions. It is my requst Rebecca Bell, daughter of Elizabeth Bell, have forty dollars ofher mother's portion more than the rest of her heirs.�"Lastly, I do hereby nominate and appoint my sons John Tillery Jr., Richard M. Tillery, Thomas P. Tillery to be my Executors to this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other former will or wills and testaments by me heretofore made. In testimony whereof I the testator haveset my hand and affexed my seal this 14 December in the year of our Lord One Thousand eight-hundred and thirty-three.�"John Tillery (seal)�"Signed, Sealed, pronounced and declared by the testator to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his requst hath signed the same as witnesses: Sylvanus Howell, James Stephenson, Issac A. Yarnell."��"The last will and estament of John Tillery deceased was admitted to record, and the Executors therein named duly qualified and having entered bond with Security Letters testamentary were awarded and issued.�"January Sessions 1835

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Sources

  1. Entered by Diana McCauley, Sep 4, 2011
  2. Revolutionary War service of John Tillery (from National Archives & Records Service, Washington, D.C. 20408)
  3. © 1890 - 2014, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR)

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