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Robert Shaw, 1831

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

Transcribed by Jan J. Barnes
©2006

Will Book II
Pages 132 - 133

I Robert Shaw of Sumner County and State of Tennessee, do make and ordain and declare this instrument which is subscribed with my name to be my last Will and Testament revoking all others. First: all of my debts are to be punctually paid, and the legacies hereinafter bequeathed, and to be discharged as soon as circumstances permit and in the manner directed.  Item:  To my dearly beloved wife Elizabeth Shaw I give and bequeath the plantation whereon I now live, the negroes, stock, farming utensils and household and kitchen furniture during the term of her natural life.  On the death of my wife, should my son William survive her, the plantation, is to belong to him and his heirs on condition that he pay unto my eldest son Thomas Shaw three hundred and twenty five dollars.  I also bequeath to my son William Shaw on the death of his mother four negroes (to wit) a boy named Randol, Lige and his two children Mary and Harriett.  Item:  To my daughter, Sarah Stewart, I give and bequeath a negro girl named Jenny.  Item:  To my daughters Jenny Patterson, Susanna Reed, Elizabeth Davis and Anna Shaw, I give and bequeath two negroes (to wit) Ben and Dina should they not agree about the division of them, in that case they are to be sold and the money equally divided among them.  It is to be distinctly understood that at the death of my wife my son William is to have the stock of horses and cattle, and hogs, and sheep, farming utensils household and kitchen furniture and every other thing attached to the plantation, except my wife's saddle mare which she is to dispose of as she sees fit.  My daughter Sarah Stewart at my desire is to (blank space) the negroes before mentioned.  Lastly I constitute and appoint my son William Shaw, and Dan'l Latimere Executors of this my last Will and Testament.  In testimony of all and each of the things herein contained, I have set my hand and seal.  This seventh day of July, in the year Eighteen hundred and Twenty three.
In presence of                                                      Robert Shaw (Seal)
John Armfield  }State of Tennessee
Owen White     }Sumner County Court Feby Term 1831
Rich'd Martin   }A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Robert Shaw dec'd, was exhibited in open Court for probate and was duly proved agreeable to Law by the oath of John Armfield and Owen White, two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded, and therefore William Shaw and Danl Latimere the Executors therein named appeared in open Court and agreed to take upon themselves the burthen of the Execution thereof and together with Josiah Walton and Peter Ketring their securities, entered into and acknowledged their bond to the Governor in sum of Six Thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs and took the oath of Excr. prescribed by Law.
A Copy Test                                                        A. H. Douglas Clk of sd Court


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