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Richard King, 1834

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 179)

Know all men by these presents: That I Richard King of Sumner County and State of Tennessee doth on this sixteenth day of April 1834 make as my last Will and Testament the following bequeathments of such property as the Almighty in the course of his providence has been pleased to bestow upon me.

Article 1st: The tract of land on which I now live supposed to contain about one hundred and eight acres be it more or less, I bequeath to my son Robert A. King his heirs and assigns forever.

IInd: I do also bequeath unto Robert A. King his heirs and assigns one tract of land lying in Wilson County, Tennessee containing forty eight acres which was deeded by Bartholomew Figures to James B. King and by James B. King willed to myself.

IIIrd: It is my will that Robert A. King see to the settlement of my business and the payment of my debts out of the property which I have willed to him.

IVth: I do hereby confirm to the heirs and assigns of James B. King (dec'd) their right and title of the following negroes (viz) Wesley aged about twenty nine, Mary aged about twenty eight, Delia aged about sixteen and Enus aged fourteen.

Vth: I do also confirm to my granddaughter Martha K. Calhoun her heirs and assigns forever the right and title of a negro man named Sloon and a negro woman named Sally with her children unless the said Martha should die

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under the age of twenty one unmarried or without issue in which case it is my will that the right of said negroes should be in my son Robert A. King and his heirs.

VIth: I do will and bequeath unto my son Robert A. King my negro man named Tom, George, and Sam and my negro woman Anny, Mindy and her children and Bet and her children together with all of my stock of every kind, my house hold furniture and farming utensils.

VIIth: I bequeath unto my grandson Richard Davis King, eldest son of Robert A. King, my negro boy named Clark, about thirteen years old.

VIIIth: I bequeath unto James Henry King, second son of Robert A. King, my negro boy Peter about eleven years of age.

IXth: I bequeath to my grand-daughter Elizabeth Sarah King, eldest daughter of Robert A. King, Rebekah eldest daughter of Ann being about five years old.

Xth: I bequeath to grandsons jointly Anderson, Pensus and Samuel Calhoun King, youngest sons of Robert A. King, my negro boy named Will being about eight years old.

I do hereby appoint Thomas Anderson, Esquire and Levi Donnell Executors as this my last Will and Testament. Signed and sealed on the day and year above written. Richard King (Seal)

Test:

Lewis Green

R. M. King

 


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