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Richard Hobdy

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. III
Aug 1842 - Aug 1870

Page 150

I Richard D. Hobdy do make and publish this as my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former 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 money that I may die possessed of or may first come into the hands of my Executors.  Secondly I Give and bequeath to my wife Elizabeth Hobdy all my lands also all my negroes and all of my stocks of every kind my household and kitchen furniture and farming tools during her natural life for the purpose of keeping my children together and to raise and educate them after the death of my wife, my will and desire is for all my lands to be sold in one Lot on One and two years credit bearing Interest from the date and a lien retained on the land until the purchase is paid.  I will that all the negroes also be sold to the highest bidder on twelve Months credit the purchaser Giving bond and Security

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with Interest from the date and the proceeds of the land and negroes to be divided with my children after paying Polly Gelivards? three hundred & Seventy five dollars to Noah Hobdy Rush? Hobdy Talitha Hobdy, William Hobdy Frances Hobdy and Hugh Hobdy Each three hundred & Seventy five dollars and John Hobdy One hundred dollars or either of their heirs to make them equal with Robert M. Hobdy who has already received thee hundred & Seventy five dollars and John Hobdy has received two hundred and Seventy five dollars.
Thirdly by my Son Robert M. Hobdy to him where he now lives during my wifes life, for the purpose of working with his Mothers hands and keeping up the plantation and for this service to receive such part of the crop as my Executor may think is wright for his services and not to be permitted to Stake a part of the land to work to himself more than a garden.  Lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint my wife Elizabeth Hobdy Executrix and I do not wish her to give Security and after the death of my wife, I do appoint Josiah Walton my Executor to carry out my will.  In witness whereof I do to this my will set my hand and Seal this 11th day of October 1850.
John Cotton                                                                             Richard D. Hobdy (Seal)
A. J. Burnett
State of Tennessee
Sumner County Court July Term 1851
The last Will and Testament of Richard D. Hobdy was this day produced in open court and was duly proved by the oaths of John Cotton and A. J. Burnett Subscribing witnesses thereto which is ordered to be recorded.
Copy Test                                                      John L. Bugg Clerk

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