Microfilm Roll # 5173 - Will #151
Transcribed and submitted by: Rose Parks
In the name of God, Amen
I Robert Steele of the county of Sumner and State of Tennessee of a sound and disposing mind and memory do make and publish the following my last will and testament revolking all others.
First I give unto my daughter Irabel (Isabel?) Steele one big pot and two hundred dollars which is to be paid to her by my son William Steele to be paid to her instead of her part of the land whereon I now live.
Second I give to my son George Steele the north end of the tract of land whereon I now live containing one hundred and sixty acres, he paying my daughter Irabel Steele fifty dollars for her part of the land where I now live.
Third I give to my son William Steele one hundred forty acres of land more or less , it being the South end of my tract of land, the land where I now live.
Fourth It is my will and desire that my personal estate be divided in four parts, my daughter Irabel having one fourth part and my son William one fourth part and my son George one fourth part, the remaining fourth part to go to William Lyons and Peggy Lyons, equally between them.
Fifth It is my will and desire that the one Hundred and sixty acres of land given to my son George should go to the south of the spring now used by my son William, he to have exclusive right to the spring and one acre of ground for a pathway to and from said spring.
Sixth It is my will and desire that my negro man James is to be sold and the money divided into four parts my three children having each a part, the fourth part to go to William Lyons and Peggy Lyons equally between them.
Witness my hand and seal this 9th day of December 1828.
I appoint my two sons George and William Steele executors to this my last will and testament the day and date above written.
John A. Barkersville
Signed Robert Steele with seal