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. I
July 1789 - Aug 1822
In the name of God Amen. April 15, 1799. I Robert Taylor of Sumner
County, being sick and weak of body, but of sound of and perfect mind and
memory, and calling to mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it
is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this instrument to
contain this my last will and Testament. In manner and form following
that is to say, principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul
into the hands of Almighty God that gave it to me and my body to the earth
to buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the decretion of my executors
hereafter named. And as touching such worldly estate as it hath been pleased
God to bless me with in this life, I give, devise and dispose of the same
in manner following to wit: I leave my beloved wife Ann my plantation
where I now live including this upper part of this tract of land beginning
on the middle of the south line, running north to the creek, then up the
creek as the creek runs - also all my household furniture and all my money
that I have on hand - also my stock cattle and hogs and horses during her
Item My desire is that my son Henning Taylor have all my land lying on the North side of the creek of upper _____ except one hundred acres, that may include where Jesse Skeen now lives.
Item: My desire is that my sons Robert and Manoah have my lower tract of land to be divided equally as they two may think most convenient.
Item My desire is that my son Benjamin have the lower part of the south side of the creek of this tract , I now live on, Beginning on the middle of the south side line as is mentioned in my wife's part to run a north course to the creek and than down the creek as it runs.
Item My desire is that my son John have the land I now live on including my wife's part, Beginning on the South line as is mentioned in Benjamin's part and runs a north course to the creek then up the creek as it now runs - my desire is that
my son John have privilege to improve what part of the land he may see
cause so as not to interrupt his mother in her inclosure; that is I mean
he may improve convenient to either of the Springs lying above.
Item My desire is that my Daughter Lucy Joiner have five dollars.
Item My desire is that my daughter Kiziah Skeen have one hundred acres of land including where she now lives, Beginning on the lower corner on the creek running up the creek as far as will take in one hundred acres running across the land.
Item My desire is that my daughters Elizabeth, Nancy and Polly have all my property that I have not mentioned also all my wife's property after her death, except the land that I give to my son John, to be equally divided between them then as is mentioned above to each of my children and to them and their heirs forever. And lastly I constitute nominate and appoint my loving wife Executrix and my son Robert Taylor Executor of my last will and testament disannulling and revoking and making all other wills and testaments by me made Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal, this day and year first within written.
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of Robert Taylor (Seal)
us Daniel Taylor
Agnes (her mark) Maglohan