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Alexander Robinson

TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904

Transcribed by Jan J. Barnes

County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. I
July 1789 - Aug 1822

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In the name of God Amen:  I Alexander Robinson of the County of Sumner and Territory of the United States south of the River Ohio through the abundant mercy and goodness of God, though weak in body, yet of a sound and perfect understanding and memory do constitute this my last will and Testament and direct it to be secured as such by all.  In primus I give my body to the earth from whence it was taken in full assurances of its resurrection at the last day; as for my burial I desire it may be desent without pomp or state at the discretion of my dear wife, and my Executors hereafter named; as to my worldly estate I will and positively order that all my lawful debts be paid in time.  I order that my wife Mary shall have the land that I now live on with the utensils belonging thereto together with the negroes for the support of herself and the children so long as she continues a widow, and in case my said wife Mary marry another husband then to have to one Bed & furniture with her choice of the horses besides a child's part of all my

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moveable property.  Item:  I desire that my two thousand acres of land, lying on the North Fork of Duck River, about five miles from the mouth be equally divided between my five eldest children viz Jane, David, James, Elizabeth and Mary, to be to their & their heirs al forever - and that the court shall choose four judicious, honest men of the county to divide said land - these men to have it at their choice whether to divide it in four hundred acre tracts, or two hundred acre lots, what they think most just when they are brought on the said land.  Item I order that my youngest daughter Catharine shall have the home plantation after the rest are come of age to be hers & her heirs forever, provided that the widow always have her maintance of said place so long as she continues to live unmarried.  I also desire that each and every of my children do get  liberal educations provided their schooling money stand as such apart of their share of the movable property and as soon as all the children become of age I desire that then should be an equal division made of all the stock of Horses, cattle, hogs etc. together with the family utensils and house hold furniture besides the negroes then to be equally divided also.  I also constitute and appoint my wife Mary and James M Cauliston and Zaciah Thompson sole Executors of this my last will and Testament - hoping the same will be as judicious and faithfully put in execution by them as were I personally present could or would do.  In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and applie my seal, this 25th day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety one.

Signed sealed and delivered                }                                          Alexander Robinson (seal)
by the above named Alx. Robertson   }

as his last will and Testament              }                                          Recorded & Examined Oct. 12th 1791
in presence of in James Whitsell         }
                             Thomas Turner?      }
John McAuly?                                      }

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