TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. II
May 1823 - June 1842
Know all men by these presents: That I, Henry Booth at this time being in sound mind and conscious of my own acts do by these presents dispose of and devise all my worldly effects consisting of articles to be here after named in the following manner to wit.
One tract of land lately purchased of Mrs. Buckner, I order and wish to be sold and the proceeds thereof to be appropriated to the payment of my just and legally authenticated debts, the residue to be appropriated with my other property to the use of my three children Elizabeth, James and John. I give and dispose of my negroes as follows viz: One negro woman named Rose 33 years of age, also a negro girl named Milly 5 years of age, also a negro girl named Edy 3 years of age, to my daughter Elizabeth. I will and bequeath the above named girl Sarah and two hundred dollars to be paid by James and John after they shall have arrived at their majority. The other 4 negroes I order to be hired and the money to be appropriated to the use of my two boys in a suitable manner until they shall come of age or marry, when they shall be valued and a proportionable part given to each. After the sale of all my other effects, I wish the amount raised for them to be equally divided amongst my three children. I also wish my brother William to have the management of my daughter and her property until she shall marry also of my two boys and their property.
I appoint George R. Dismukes and William Booth my Executors. Henry (his mark) Booth (Seal)
Samuel R. Read