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Nancy Dobbins, 1847

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

Transcribed by Linda Carpenter

County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. III
Aug 1842 - Aug 1870

(Page 112)

I Nancy Dobbins of the County of Sumner and State of Tennessee, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all other wills by me at any time made.

First. I direct that my funeral expenses, and all my debts be paid as soon after my death as possible, out of any moneys that I may die possessed of, may first come into the hands of Executors.

Secondly. I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary McMurry my Negro girl, Pricilla Jane.

Thirdly. I give and bequeath to my son Henry Dobbins my negro boy, Anderson.

Fourthly. I give and bequeath to my son Thomas C. Dobbins my negro boy Hiram.

Fifthly. I give and bequeath to my son Robert D. Dobbins my negro boy, Harrison.

Sixthly. I give and bequeath to my grandson, James A. Dobbins son of William N. Dobbins one hundred and fifty dollars.

Seventhly. I give and bequeath to my son Samuel Dobbins one hundred and fifty dollars.

Eighthly. Alloso my black woman Rhoda, my black boy Mitchell and my black girl Barthina to be valued by three disinterest men, and I bind my daughter Mary McMurry, my son Henry, my son Thomas C. and my son, Robert D. Dobbins to take the aforesaid negroes at their valuation, and I allow my son Robert D. Dobbins to have my black girl, Barthena and I bind the above named legatees to pay to Wm. N. Dobbins and Samuel Dobbins their equal portion of the valuation of the above negroes.

Ninthly. I allow my son Robert Dobbins to have my cupboard, my folding table and ten gallon kittle.

Tenthly. I allow the bedding and furniture that I have given to my children to be theirs.

(Page 113)

Lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint Henry and Robert B. Dobbins my Executors. In witness whereof  I do to this my will set my hand and seal this 2nd day of November 1847. Nancy (her mark) Dobbins (Seal)

Signed, sealed and published in our presence and we have subscribed our names hereto in the presence of the Testator, this 2nd day of November 1847.  


Robert W. Guthrie

B. J. Neel

State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court June Term 1848.

The last Will and Testament of Nancy Dobbins dec'd was this day produced in open court for probate and was duly proved by the oath of Robert W. Guthrie and B. J. Neel subscribing witnesses thereto. Which is ordered by the Court to be recorded.

Copy Test - W. S. Munday, Clerk.

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