TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. II
May 1823 - June 1842
Know all men by these presents: That I, William Robb Sr. of the County of Sumner and State of Tennessee feeling myself admonished from my present infirm state of bodily health, that I must shortly go the way of all the earth, believe it to be my duty to make the following distributions of the worldly property which God in his providence has committed to my care. (viz) It is my will that my funeral expenses, and all my just debts be paid out of my monies belonging to me. It is also my will that my beloved sons, William and Joseph Robb do take into their possession my negroes named
Eli and Nelson to sell and convey if they think proper, so to do to some suitable persons that may wish to purchase them promising that they purchase them as servants, to keep and not to trade upon, and the price of the above named negroes Eli and Nelson provided my sons, William and Joseph, should believe it best to dispose of them as above specified, be appropriated to the support and maintenance of my beloved daughter Jane Holly during her natural life and to aid in raising and giving her child or children a common English education.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal. This 30th day of December 1829. (Seal)
In presence of:
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court Feby Term 1830.
The non-cupative will of Wm. Robb Sr. dec'd was exhibited in Court for probate and was duly proved agreeable to the Act of Assembly passed 1784, and ordered to be recorded, and on motion it is further ordered by the Court that Joseph Robb and Wm. Robb be appointed Administrators with non-cupative will annexed, of the goods and chattles, rights, and credits of said decedent, whereupon said Administrators with Joseph W. Baldridge their security entered into and acknowledged their bond to the Governor in the sum of Two Thousand dollars, conditioned as the law directs, and took the oath prescribed by law.
A Copy Test - A. H. Douglass, Clerk of said Court