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Robert W. Bledsoe, 1831

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

Transcribed by Linda Carpenter
©2002

County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. II
May 1823 - June 1842

(Page 142) 

In the name of God Amen! I Robert W. Bledsoe being sound mind and memory, calling to mind the certainty of death and the uncertainty life make this my last Will and Testament.

First give my soul to God who gave it my body to be buried in a Christian manner, at the discretion of my Executors, of my friends and relatives.

Second: I give unto my two nieces daughters of Polly Ann Sholders, Clarissa and Mildred, my negro girl Phillis.

Third: I give unto nephew Abraham son of David S. Bledsoe four hundred dollars, to be raised out of sales of my tract of land on Bledsoe's Creek which four hundred is to be laid out in the purchase, two female girls

(Page 143)

for the use of said Abraham the negroes left my two nieces, Clarisa and Mildred, and my nephew Abraham is to be under the control and direction of my Executors and not to be removed without his consent.

Fourth: I give unto my brother James W. Bledsoe my negro boy Bob and my negro girl Nelly.

Fifth: I give unto my brother Anthony T. Bledsoe four hundred dollars, to be raised out of the sale of the above described tract of land.

Sixth: I give unto my brother David S. Bledsoe, Eighty Dollars which I think I am due him for board and I also authorize my Executors to convey to Peter Hains the small piece of land sold said Hains by my brother D. S. Bledsoe, the Eighty dollars and said land I think is sufficient to pay said David for the time I boarded with him.

Seventh: I wish my Executors to pay all my debts before distribution of my property, if there should not be money sufficient, in his hands to pay all he shall detain an equal proportion from each legatees agreeable to what he is to receive if there should be more money than will pay my debts my Executors shall divide it equally between my sister and brothers. I leave my interest in the tract of land sold John Branham to brother A. T. Bledsoe , he having paid me for the same. I leave my brother A. T. Bledsoe Executor to this my last Will and Testament and do not require security taken of him as such when he enters as Executor on this my last Will and Testament. This 11th Oct. 1831. Robert W. Bledsoe (Seal)

Attest:

John Patterson, Jr.

Thos. Essex

 


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