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Robert 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
©2002

County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. I
July 1789 - Aug 1822

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In the name of God Amen:  I Robert Hobdy of the County of Sumner and State of Tennessee, being of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be God - do this 16th day of January One thousand seven hundred and ninety seven, make publish this my last will and Testament.  In the manner following that is to say:
First  I lend unto my wife all my land and plantation during her natural life, at her death I do give and bequeath the same land unto my youngest son Richard Hobday if he lives to the age of twenty one years, but if he dies before that age to return to my son John Hobday to him and his heirs forever.  I give and bequeath unto my before mentioned son Richard Hobday one negro boy named Cain, I likewise do give and bequeath unto my son John Hobday one negro boy named Brit.  I likewise give and bequeath unto my son William Hobday one negro boy named Ceasor.  I likewise give and bequeath unto my son Thomas one negro boy named Abram to them and their heirs forever.  Likewise I lend unto my wife Talitha Hob. my one negro woman by the name of Rose, also all of her children also one negro man by the name of Hardy and one boy by the name of Abram during her natural life, also all my household kitchen furniture one sorrel mare

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one Horse by the name of Buck and all my plantation utensils - also one Horse by the name Frosurd? Head during her natural life, after her death I give to my son Thomas Hobday the aforesaid negro named Hardy to him and his heirs forever, if my negro Rose doth live and have children, I desire that the first then she has from this time to belong to my three little daughters vis to Patience, Telitha and Tabitha to them and their heirs forever.  I likewise give unto my daughter Elizabeth Hobday after the death of my wife one negro woman by the name of Rose to her and her heirs forever.  Likewise I give and bequeath unto my son Robert Hobday twenty shillings to him and his heirs forever.  Likewise I give unto my son Edmond Hobday twenty shillings to him and his heirs forever.  I give to my daughter Rapsy (Ropsy) Anna Twenty shillings to her and her heirs forever.  I give unto my daughter Hannah twenty shillings to her and her heirs forever.  I also lend all the rest of my estate to my wife during her life after her death to be equally divided amongst all my children.  I do appoint my wife and my friend James Cryer and Moore Cotton my sole Executors.
Signed sealed in the presence of                                   Robert Hobday (Seal)
William Carr
Peggy Carr
Moor Cotton 


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