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Robert Taylor

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

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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 widowhood.
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

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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

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