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
In the name of God Amen. I Charles Harrington of Red River in the
county of Sumner and Territory south of the Ohio Meso District being ____
of body, and of sound mind and memory and knowing that it is appointed for
all men to die/ but uncertain the time do by these presents make my last
will and Testament in manner and form following viz
First And principally I give and bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it and my body I recommend to the
Earth then to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor hereafter
to be named, hoping at the general resurrection to receive the same
again by the Mighty power of Christ - and as touching such worldly estate
as God has been pleased to (bless me with - crossed out) give to me, I give,
bequeath and make over the same in the following manner viz After all my
just debts are paid I give and bequeath to my well beloved son William Harrington
a certain tract of land lying on the South side of Cumberland River, joining
Michael Moss?, and the widow Crutchfield and one certain negro fellow named
Bill, one Negro wench named Hannah and one Negro boy named George, likewise
all the horses he has in possession at this time and their increase - likewise
one half of my cattle, hogs, and sheep to him and his heirs forever. Yet
it is my will and pleasure that my dear beloved wife Elizabeth Harrington
have the use and benefit of the above bequeathed Negro wench named Hannah
during the widowhood of my said wife.
Item I give and bequeath to my dear and well beloved son Thomas Harrington a certain tract of land I now live on and a Negro boy named Isaac and likewise a Negro boy named Daniel and a certain brown mare that I got of John Sutton, likewise the half of my cattle, hogs, and sheep likewise half my work horses to him and his heirs forever.
I give and bequeath to my dear beloved wife Elizabeth Harrington one black mare and a sorrel two year old mare, and one Gray ____ old horse, likewise all the household furniture as her own right and property to do with as she shall see cause - she paying such Legacies as hereafter mentioned.
Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved daughter Sarah McMullins the just sum of five shillings current money to be paid by my Executors hereafter to be made as a sum equivalent with what I have already given her/ to the rest of my children I give and bequeath to my well beloved daughter Elizabeth Sutton the just sum of five shillings current money to be paid by Executors hereafter to be named, with that I have already given her as a proportionable part with the rest of my children.
Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved daughter Susannah Hampton the just sum of five shillings current money
to be paid by my Executors to be named hereafter as her proportionate
part with what she has already secured.
Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved daughter Rachel Wilson the just sum of five shillings current money to be paid by my Executors to be named hereafter as her equal part with the rest of my children.
Lastly I nominate, appoint and ordain my dear beloved wife Elizabeth Harrington and William Harrington my son joint Executors of this my last will and Testament revoking, disavowing? and making void all others satisfying and confirming this as my last will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 3rd day of September 1794.
Charles (his mark) Harrington (Seal)
Signed, sealed, delivered being first duly read, in the presence of us
who in the presence of each other subscribed the same.