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
In the name of God Amen! This thirteenth day November in the year of our Lord Eighteen Hundred and Thirty: I, Elijah Robertson of the County of Sumner and State of Tennessee, being of sound mind and disposing memory, thanks be to Almighty God, and calling to mind the mortality of my body do make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament, as touching such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life. In the first place, it is my will and desire that after my soul is separated from my body, that it may return to God in peace, who gave it, and that body should be buried in a Christian like order.
Secondly: It is my desire that all my just and lawful debts be paid and that my Cotton Gin and other surplus property be sold for that purpose, and for the balance of my property both real and personal remain together for the entire use and benefit of my beloved wife Nancy Robertson during the time of her widowhood, and for the purpose of schooling and raising of my children, after which time it is my will and desire that the whole of my estate as aforesaid shall be as equally divided as possible amongst all my children embracing, the one that my wife is now pregnant with. It is also further my will and desire that when any of my children, as aforesaid, shall arrive to lawful age and should
think proper to more to themselves either by marriage or otherwise that my Executors whom I shall hereafter appoint shall cause to be given to every and such child on bed and furniture, one cow, together with such household and kitchen furniture from tome to time as the case may require or shall be thought a devisable so that a equal distribution be made amongst the whole of my children as aforesaid. It is further my desire that my brother David Robertson and my beloved friend William Carr so be appointed Executors of this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I hath hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal, the day and year above written. Elijah Robertson (Seal)
Richard A. Carr
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court Feby Term 1831.
A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Elijah Robertson dec'd was exhibited in open Court for probate and was duly proved agreeable to Law by the oath of Richard Carr and Onseley Clibourne two subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded, and therefore David Robertson and Wm Carr the Executors named in said will appeared in Court and agreed to take upon themselves the execution thereof and together with Henry Martin and John Bowman, their securities entered into and acknowledged their bond to the Governor in the sum of Fifteen Hundred dollars, conditioned as the Law directs and took the oath of Executors prescribed by Law.
A Copy Test - A. H. Douglass, Clerk of said Court