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Noncupative Will of Thomas Bledsoe
1794

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

Page 26

Territory South of the Ohio Sumner County

A Noncupative will of Thomas Bledson dec'd viz on the third day of October one thousand, seven hundred and ninety four, the said Thomas Bledson being bodily wounded by the Indians at or near Bledsoe's Lick and whilst laying in a state of despair he called upon Katy Bledson and said it was his wish and also his will that all his personal estate he then was possessed of should be equally divided among all his brothers and sisters viz Sally Shelby, Elizabeth Clendening, Rachel Neely, Susanna Penny, Isaac Bledson, Polly Bledson, Abraham Bledson, Henry Bledson and Prudy Bledson on which third day of October aforesaid the (crease in page) Thomas Bledson departed this life - sworn to me in open court, this sixth day of October one thousand Seven hundred and ninety four - The said Katy Bledsoe further maketh oath that the said Thomas Bledson's wish and desire that all his debts should first be paid.

                                                                                                               Katy (her mark) Bledson
Sworn to me in open court
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Territory South of the Ohio, Sumner County
A noncupative Will of Thomas Bledson dec'd viz on the third day of October one thousand Seven hundred and ninety four the said Thomas Bledson being bodily wounded by the Indians at or near Bledsoe's Lick and which lying in a State of despair he called upon William Reed and said it was his wish and also his will that all his personal estate he then was possessed of should be equally divided amongst all his brothers and sisters viz Sally Shelby, Elizabeth Clendening, Rachael Neely, Susanna Penny, Isaac Bledson, Abraham Bledson, Henry Bledson, and Prudy Bledson, on which third day of October aforesaid the said Thomas Bledson departed this life - sworn to in open court, this sixth day of October one thousand, seven hundred and ninety four.  N. B. _____ said William Reed further maketh oath that the said Thomas Bledson's wish and desire that all his debts should first paid.
Sworn to in open court                                                                                    William Reed
Test. David Wilson

Territory South of the Ohio
Sumner County

Nuncupative will of Thomas Bledson decd viz on the third day of October one thousand seven hundred and ninety four the said Thomas Bledsoe being bodily wounded by the Indians, at or near Bledsoe's Lick and whilst lying in a state of despair he called upon Joseph Evans and said it was wish and also his will that all his personal estate he then was possessed should be equally divided amongst all his brothers and sisters Sally Shelby, Elizabeth Clendening, Rachel Neely, Susanna Penny, Isaac Bledson, Abraham Bledson, Henry Bledson, and Prudy Bledson on ___ third day of October one thousand, Seven hundred and ninety four aforesaid, the said Thomas Bledson as the deponent verily believes departed this life.  Sworn to in open court, this sixth day of October one thousand seven hundred and ninety four.  ___ ____ the said Joseph Evans further maketh oath that the said Thomas Bledson wish & desire that all (wrinkled page) first paid sworn to in open court.
                                                                                            Joseph (wrinkled page)

Test D. Shelby


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