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Caroline Ann Martin Nowlin
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Birth: May 1, 1808
Halifax County
Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 30, 1885
Weakley County
Tennessee, USA

Will of Caroline A. NOWLIN, deceased
This writing made on this the 19th day of March 1881. Witnesseth that I, Caroline A. NOWLIN of Weakley County, Tennessee, being of sound mind and memory, and knowing well what I am now doing, do by this instrument make and declare this my last will and testament.

1st, I direct my debts and funeral expenses to be paid in first instance out of my personal estate, I desire to be decently and becomingly buried with a tombstone at the head of my grave, to be worth not less than forty dollars nor over fifty.

2nd, I direct that soon after my death, my lands owned by me, at my death shall be sold for one third cash and the balance on one and two years time, selling it in parcels or in entire tracts as may be best for the interest of parties concerned, and at my death, the proceeds of my lands and my personalty that is left, to be divided into eight equal parts, giving W. D. NOWLIN, Susan A. ROGERS, George W. NOWLIN, Bryan W. NOWLIN, John A. J. NOWLIN, James M. NOWLIN, and Wade H. NOWLIN, all my children, one eighth of said proceeds of land and personalty to my grandchildren (the children of my daughter Mary E. VAUGHAN, deceased), I give jointly one eighth of the same, and if any of said grandchildren should die before I do leaving children, the said children are to represent their parents, but said devisees or legatees above named, are to account for advancements made to them at this time, which I will mention hereafter in this will.

Item 3rd, My sons Benjamin F. NOWLIN and Robert E. NOWLIN are to take nothing under this will because I have by deed of this date, conveyed to Benjamin F. NOWLIN fifty acres of land, and I hold two notes against Robert F. NOWLIN for $150.00 dollars each, dated on December 1871 and 1872. due at 12 months and 24 months after date, and also a note for $50.00 dated May 1, 1873, all payable to me. I give the said three notes to Robert E. NOWLIN andhe shall never pay them to my Executor or to my administrator for these reasons. I exclude them as above stated.

Item 4th, I have a note against B. W. NOWLIN for $50.00 dated April 28th 1873. He must account for it as the advancement in the division of my property, but without interest. The same shall not be collected from him by my personal representative.

Item 5th, My daughter Susan A. ROGERS, a wife of D. J. ROGERS. I hold the note of said D. J. ROGERS for $200.00 (two hundred dollars) dated 27th December 1873, bearing 8 percent interest due one day after date. Said note is not to be collected by my personal representative, but the same shall be accounted for by Susan A. ROGERS and her husband as an advancement with interest on the same, but it is only to bear 6 percent interest.

Item 6th, I hold a note for $264.00 against my son W. D. NOWLIN dated 13th January 1873, due one day after date and it is credited by $25.00 dollars of the date of said note. Said note is not to be collected off of said W. E. NOWLIN, but in the division of my property he will be required to account for said note and interest as an advancement.

Item 7th, It is my will and I specially declare that I have made this will and if any child of mine provided for herein, seeks to interfere by suit or suits with the dispositions I have here made, then the party of parties so interfering by suit, shall have nothing under this will, but such interest as he or they would take and is so forfeited, shall be divided among the other devisees above named, to whom it is given by this will.

Item 8th, It is my will and desire that Wade H. NOWLIN and George W. NOWLIN be appointed Executors, either one or both of them, to execute this will and sell the lands as above described and divide the property as directed under this will. Should they accept this trust, I do not desire them to be required to give any security for the same. In testimony of which I here request witnesses to witness this paper as my last will and testament, they being now present this the 10th day of March 1881.
Caroline A. NOWLIN

Produced in open court and duly recorded this 7th day of May 1885.
T. J.
LITTLE, Clerk 
Family links: 
  Thomas Martin (1776 - 1854)
  Drucilla Vawter Martin (1778 - 1856)
  David K. Nowlin (1809 - 1878)
  Mary Anne Nowlin Vaughn (1830 - 1869)*
  Martha Francis Nowlin Penn (1832 - 1879)*
  William David Nowlin (1834 - 1911)*
  George Wade Nowlin (1836 - 1918)*
  Bryan Ward Nowlin (1838 - 1901)*
  John A Nowlin (1840 - 1918)*
  James Madison Nowlin (1842 - 1929)*
  Wade H. Nowlin (1844 - 1910)*
  Susannah A. Nowlin Rogers (1846 - 1935)*
  Elizabeth E. Martin Farmer (1802 - 1871)*
  Mary C. Martin Williams (1804 - 1875)*
  William Martin (1806 - 1859)*
  Caroline Ann Martin Nowlin (1808 - 1885)
  Martha Bates Martin Higgs (1812 - 1873)*
  Susan L Martin Adams (1813 - 1872)*
  Malinda R Martin Glass (1823 - 1884)*
*Calculated relationship
Epitaph: "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord; yea saith the spirit, that they may rest from their labors and their works do follow them'.
Martin Family Cemetery
Weakley County
Tennessee, USA
Created by: Bob Farmer
Record added: Dec 27, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32427716
Caroline Ann <i>Martin</i> Nowlin
Added by: Bob Farmer
Caroline Ann <i>Martin</i> Nowlin
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Rest well, great, great, grandmother
- J. Johnson
 Added: May. 11, 2012

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