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Will of William Farrr II (farrar11)

In the name of God, Amen. I, William Farrar, of Henrico, in the p'ish of of Varina, doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament, vizt.: I give and bequeath to my very loveing Brother, Capt. John Farrar, two p'cells of land w'ch was formerly laid out and measured by Coll. Thomas Liggon, one p'cell lyeing w'thout Capt. Davis' bottome, containeing aboute three hundred Acres, the other p'cell within the said bottome containeing something of two hundred Acres, all of w'ch I freely give to my said brother and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten forever, and for want of such issue I give and bequeath the said p'cells of land to my two sonnes, Thomas Farrar and John Farrar, and to the heires of their bodyes lawfully begotten, and if either of them dye before he have Issue, then the survivor to enjoy the s'd land fore ever. But in the guift of these two p'cells of land to my Brother John Farrar shall relinquish all the right, title and interest he hath to a p'cell of land I for'ly gave called by the name of Colesfield, or else this my bequest to be of no force to him or his.

Item. I give and bequeath to my sonne William Farrar, this neck of land I live on, to him and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten for ever, and the s'd neck of land is to goe beyond my now dwelling house to a ridge of trees aboute two hundred yards of but if it shall please God that my sonne shall depart this life w'thout Issue, then my will and desire is that my sonnes Thomas Farrar and John Farrar, have and enjoy the s'd neck of land to them and their heirs lawfully begotten fore ever.

Item. I give and bequeath to my sonnes Thomas Farrar and John Farrar, and the male heirs of their bodyes lawfully begotten, all the land that I have a right and title to w'thout this neck of land already given to my eldest sonne William Farrar, and those two p'cells given my Brother John Farrar, all the rest I do give to my s'd sonnes Tho. and John and their heirs as above s'd for ever, to be equally divided between them, when they please, after they shall come of age. I ordaine and appointe my Bro'r John Farraar, and my sonne Wm. Farrar, to be the Exec'rs of this my reall estate accord'g to this my last will and testament. In Witnesse hereof I set to my hand and seale this 6th of May, 1676.

Testis: Wm. Farrar Sealed with red wax.
Tho. Daulby, Michael Turpin

pro. die Feb'ery 1677/8, Coram Cur testiam sacram'tis probate & recordate.
Test: Wm. Randolph, Cl. Cur.

A copy teste:
[Signed,] Samuel P. Waddell,
Clerk Henrico County Court, Va.,

Will Written: 06 May, 1676


Compiled by Miss Virginia Buxton,
Howard County, Arkansas Historian

A large caravan of 40 families from Bedford County, Tennessee (including Sloman Woodford Reese (reese6001)) came to Arkansas in the late 1840s and settled north of Nashville, Arkansas in the settlement, known as "The Ridge" or Corinth. This land was in Brewer township, Pike County and Mine Creek township, Hempstead County. When the caravan reached Mine Creek, Mine Creek township, the settlement was only a hamlet and a few settlers called it "Hell's Valley".

About the time that the Tennessee Caravan was moving into Arkansas, the Arkansas newspapers teemed with information about the land that one might enter. The Military roads in Arkansas had been built by the Federal Government as a means of the removal of the Indians to the West. The gold rush to California was on and the Arkansas route was very attractive. The citizens in the East were eager to find more desirable land. About one third of the land in the United States that had been offered to the 1812 soldiers was in Arkansas.


WILL OF Lewis Bobo (bobo3001)

"IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. I, Lewis Bobo, of the District of Union and the state of South Carolina, being of perfect health and of sound mind and understanding do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (To Wit)

First of all I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Sarah, the use and benefit of all real Estate, real and personal, during her natural life and widowhood of my wife Sarah.

Second - It Is my will and desire that at the death of my wife Sarah or expiration of her widowhood the whole of my Estate remain shall be sold at twelve months credit and monies arising from said sale shall be equally divided amongst my children (To Wit) Elizabeth Shelton; Sampson Bobo; Solomon Bobo; Sally Norman; Pattey Smith; Jeaney Peay, Polly Rhoads; Migail Cooper; Nancy Ray; Kindred Bobo and Dicy Holcomb and their heirs forever

Thirdly - and lastly, I hereby make and appoint my beloved wife, Sarah, Solomon Bobo and Kindred Bobo full and sole Executrix and Executors of this my Last Will and Testament, revoking, disanulling and making void all former Wills and Bequests by me made and declare this only to be my last Will and Testament.

I witness, whereof I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of June Anno Domini 1805."

Signed pronounced and delivered as my Last Will and Testament in presence of:

Sampson X (his mark) Bobo Lewis Bobo
Andrew Tarrance
George Gordon

Recorded in Will Book A Page 234 - Box 5 - Package 32 - Recorded 7th Day March 1808 William Rice, Ordy.
Signed as witnessed this 10th May 1806


Gift to Sons by Elizabeth Spencer Bobo (bobo1001)

To all Christian people to whom these prents shall come, I Eliza White widdow Late wife to James White Deced of King William County Sendeth Greeting. Now Know Yee for divers and good Causes hereafter mentioned but more Especially so for the Love and respects I had for my husband James White Deced and my tender Love and affection I bare to my two children Thomas and James White sons of Eliza White and James White Deced I give unto my Sonn Thomas White thirteen hundred pounds of tobaccoe and cash and one Bay gelding Named or Called Button and that the said Tobo and the said Gelding be paid him when he Attain the age of Twenty one years, and also I give unto my Sonn James White thirteen hundred pounds of Tobacco and Cash and one Bay mare called Snape branded with EW on Ye Reare buttox, also I give him one hundred acres of land it being part of the Land I lived upon adjoyning upon Joseph Cockrum and Samuel Williams. It being part of two hundred acres of Land given mee by my father Thomas Spencer of King and Queen County by will on my widowhood unto the Said James White and his heirs Law fully begotten for ninety nine Yeares and that the Tobo and Money be paid to him at the age of Twenty one Years and then to Enjoy the Said Land and in case Either of Them Should Dy before they attain the age of Twenty one Yeare that then that Tobo & Money given be paid to the Survivor. As Witness my hand and Seale this Nineteen day of ffeb in the first Yeare of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Queen Anne 1703. (19 Feb 1703)
her
Eliza E White
mark

Signed, Sealed and Delivered in presence of us
Wm Noyes
Wm Halliday
Gabriel Bubau
at a Court held for King William County
(King William County, VA Patent Book 5, pg. 17)


Will of Thomas Woodford (woodford4001)

I, Thomas Woodford, of the County of Bedford and state of Virginia do make and ordain this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all other wills heretofore by me made. First, I desire that all just debts and all necessary funeral expenses be paid by my executors hereinafter named. Item: I give to my wife Elizabeth the plantation whereon I now live with an addition of part of the saw mill tract on the north side adjoining Adam Newman, beginning at a pine corner thence down the creek to a black oak corner thence down the creek as it meanders to Dobbyns line for and during her life, and after her decease, I give the same land to my son Shepherd Woodford to him and his heirs forever. On condition that the said Shepherd Woodford shall take good care of his mother & support her decently & plentifully during her life. If however, he should fail to comply with the above condition then in that case she shall have the right to rent out the said land and mill for her support & Shepherd Woodford shall keep the mill in good repair out of the proceeds of the plantation & mill. I give also to my said wife one horse and two cows such as she shall choose and such other of my stack tools, household and _______ ________ ___ crop and provisions on hand as shall be sufficient for the use of herself and family at the discretion of my executors for and during her life. After her decease this property is to be disposed of for the benefit of my estate & applied as hereafter directed. Item: I give to my son William the tract of land he now lives on upon condition that he will pay to Elizabeth Dobyns, daughter of Griffin Dobyns, fifty dollars. If he does not pay the fifty dollars then in that case it is my desire that the land shall be sold by my executors & that he shall have Three hundred dollars by including the bonds & accounts I hold against him. Item: I give to my son James two hundred dollars out of the bonds I hold against him, the balance to be paid to my executors. Item: I give to my daughter, Polly Mayhew, and her children three hundred dollars out of the bonds & accounts I hold against them & Reason L. Mayhew.

Recorded in Will Book 1 (one), page 335.


Land Patent of Samuel Jordan and Cecily (wife of William Farrar (farrar1))

To all to whom these presents shall come etc Greeting in our Lord God Everlasting. Know yee that I George Yardley Knight, Governor and Capt. Genll. of Virginia etc. by verture of the great Charter of orders and lawes concluded on in a great and Genll. Quarter Court by the Treasurer Councill and Company of Adventurers and planters for this first Southern Colony of Virginia (according) to the authority granted them by his Majtie under the great Seal) and by them dated at London the Sixteenth of November 1618 and directed to myself and the Councill of Estate here resident, do with the appraobation and consent of the same Councill who are joined in Condicion with mee Give and grant to Samuel Jourdan of Charles Citty in Virga. Gent, an ancient planter who hath abode ten years Compleat in this Colony and performed all services to the Colony that might any way concern him etc and to his heirs and assignes for ever for part of his first genll. dividend to be augmented &c, 450 acs. on his personal right, etc. and out of the rules of Justice, equity and reason and because the Company themselves have given us president in the like kind of the personall claim of Cecily his wife an ancient planter also of nine years continuance, one hundred acres more and the other 250 acs. in recompence of his trans. out of England at his own charges of five servants, namely John Davies, who arrived in 1617 for whose passage the sd. Samuel hath paid to the Cape. Mercht., Thomas Matterdy bound apprentice to sd. Samuel by indenture in England dated 8 Oct 1617; Robert Marshall brought out of England by Capt. Burgrave in May 1619, at the costs of sd. Samuel; Alice Wade the same year in the George, etc., & Thomas Steed in the Faulcon in July 1620; and maketh choice in 3 several places: one house & 50 acs. called --ilies Point [Bailies Point] in Charles hundred, bordering E. upon the gr. river, W. upon the main land, S. upon John Rolfe and N. upon the land of Capt. John Wardeefe; 2ndly, 1 tenement containing 12 acs., etc., encompassed on the W. by Martins Hope, now in tenure of Capt. John Martin, Master of the Ordinance; & 388 acs. in or near upon Sandys his hundred, towards land of Temperance Baley, W. upon Capt. Woodlief, etc. To have etc. Yielding & paying to the sd. Treasurer & Company & Provided, & c.

Given at James City 10 December 1620 and Signed
George Yardley Fr. Pory, Secr.
This patent certifeid to the Treasurer. Lawr. Hulett. At a Genll. Ct. held at James Citty Oct. 20, 1690, Present: The Right Honble. Francis Nicholso, their Maj. Lt. Richard Bland, the patent being for 450 acs. in Chas. Citty Co. granted to Mr. Samuel Jordan in 1620, which is truly recorded. Test: R. Beverley, by W. Soward, Cl. Genll. Ct. P.B. No.8, p125.


Sale of William Farrar's (farrar1) Inheritance

September 6, 1631, indenture between William Farrar of London gent of the one part and Henry Farrer of Reading, Berkshire, Esquire, of the other part. Whereas John Farrer the elder of London Esquire, deceased, bequeathed to William Farrar and Cecily his wife and Cicely and William his children one annuitie or yearly rent of 20 pounds from the lands of the said John Farrer called Great Ewood and Little Ewood in the parish of Halifax, Yorks.

And, whereas, William Farrar had by his "Deed in writinge bearing date of the eight and twentieth day of June last past" for the sum of 240 pounds of good and lawfull money of England "had released (his inheritance) unto the said Henry and John Farrer, his brothers, then owners of the lands called Great Ewood and Little Ewood." William Farrar acknowledges the receipt of 200 pounds paid to him by Henry Farrar for the purchase of "all messuages, howses, buildings, lands, meadowes, pastures with all and everie their appurtenances scituate lying and being in Hoddesdon, Broxbourne and Amwell or any of them in the county of Hertf.," which Henry and John Farrar did, in accordance with their father's will, convey to William Farrer ..."

Henry Farrar, his heires or assignes will pay to William Farrar 'or his executors if he be not living" such further soms of money as with money already paid unto him for he true value of the land; otherwise upon repayment to Henry Farrer or his heirs by William Farrar or his heires, of the said 200 pounds, plus any expense Henry my have had in repairing the house and said buildings, etc., Henry will reconvey the property to William free of any incumbrances."

Signed and sealed "the day and yeare first above written Annoque domini 1631."


Will of Christopher Branch (branch201)

In the name of God Amen. The twentieth of June 1678. I Christopher Branch, of Kingsland, in the County of Henrico being in years and memory, praised be to God, do make this my Last Will and Testament as follows:
Item. I give my body unto the Earth from whence it came and my Soul unto my Savior Jesus Christ, who has bought it with his most precious blood.
Item. I give unto my son Thomas Branch my great copper kettle and a book called Ursinis Catucis and I do confirm the two hundred and forty acres of land that I have given him by deed gift formerly.
Item. I give unto my grandson Christopher Branch all the land between the river and the long slash, beginning at Proctors Creek mouth, and run upward on the river to the pine tree that parts my land and my son Thomas, and from Proctors Creek at the lower end of long slash on the inside of the slash running upward to my son Thomas?s land unto him and his heirs male forever, provided that he shall help to build for his brother, Samuel Branch a house [with] four lengths of board every length to be five foot with help of the Negro and Job. If they live until Samuel be of ability to help and to seat it, and to help him to clear a cornfield sufficiently fenced to keep out hogs and cattle.
Item. I give unto my grandson Samuel Branch all the land that lies between the long slash and the bottom called by the name Jacks Bottom, beginning at Proctors Creek and running upwards to my son Thomas?s land to him and his heirs male forever provided that he, with the help of Christopher and the Negro and Job, if it pleased God they live, do build Benjamin one house of four lengths of board every length of board to be five foot long, clear and fence him a cornfield so much as they do for Samuel, with his help when he shall be able to seat it.
Item. I give unto my grandson Benjamin Branch all the land that lies between Jacks Bottom and Proctors Creek beginning at Proctors Creek and running upwards to my son Thomas?s land to him and his heirs male forever. It is my will that Christopher do give unto Samuel and Benjamin six locust posts and two elm posts a piece when they shall build them their dwelling houses if they can find none on their own ground. It is my will that any of these ? Christopher, Samuel, or Benjamin ? do die before they come to the age of one and twenty years then their land shall return to the next brother and the goods that they shall have out of my estate after my decease. It is my will that after my decease, my son Thomas shall pay unto Christopher the rent that shall be due unto his Majesty yearly for his two hundred and forty acres of land when it shall be demanded. Likewise, Mr. Gower, Samuel, and Benjamin when they shall seat their land. Item. It is my will that neither Samuel nor Benjamin go off the plantation but to live with Christopher and to have housing and ground and to work together until they be able to seat their own land unless they be willing to go off themselves.
It is my will that my part of my Job?s labor, so long as he has to serve, shall go to maintain Samuel, Benjamin, and Sarah, and the half of the Negro?s labor go to maintain them.
Item. It is my will that the cart way be not stopped up nor altered that now is to go into the woods for timber or for firewood but to have a clear passage.
It is my will that William and John Branch shall have liberty to fish or fowl in the creeks or swamp. If Christopher shall refuse to help to build and clear for Samuel and Benjamin as I have set down in this my will, then he shall pay to Benjamin six hundred pounds of tobacco.
Item: I give unto Thomas Jefferson one hogshead of tobacco of four hundred pounds weight whom I make with my grandson Christopher Branch my full and sole executors of this my last will and testament and I desire them to see my will truly performed, my debts and legacies being paid and burial discharged, all the rest of my estate I give unto my grandson Christopher Branch and Samuel and Benjamin and Sarah and Mary Branch, the wife of Thomas Jefferson to be equally divided among them.
Witness my hand and seal the day and year above written.
Christopher Branch
Witnessed:
Abel Gower
Richard Ward


Will of William Braunche (branch2E)

Be it knowne by thes presents that I william Braunche of the Borroughe of Abingdon gent hath given and graunted unto my beloved sonne Thomas Braunche uppon good consideracions me moveinge all my goods moveables and unmoveables chattells monies plates Jewells whatsoever as appeareth by a deed of guifte made under my hande and sealle dated the firste of Marche and in the three and forteth of her majesties raigne and that from thenceforth it shall not be lawfull for the saide William to give or sell or waste anie of the saide goods other then upon sustentacion and in releife of his sonne William Braunche by gode will and consent of the saide Thomas neither after the decease of the saide William but onelie such bequests as hereafter followeth which on the behalfe of the saide Thomas are to be observed and kept reserving unto me the said William the proper uses of the same dueringe liefe, also reserved to me the saide William one convenient chamber to lodge in with halfe the yearely profittes of the gardeine and also reserved unto me the yearely rent of tenne poundes payeable by the saide Thomas on the feaste of thannunciacion of the blessed virgin marie at one entire payment or otherwise fortie shillinges yearely and his dyett and that the saide Thomas shall uppon my decease enter bande unto my beloved sonne Robert Paide (he means Robert Payne) and Robert Eyears to performe those legacies at ther convenient tymes appointed and specified
Item I doe give unto William Braunche my sonne for his better mainetenaunce in Oxford Fortie poundes to be paide in Five yeares next followeinge and imediat after my decease if hee shall soe longe live that is to saie yearelie eight poundes payeable Fortie shillinges the quarter Also I doe give him the twoe featherbedds I have in the shopp with the boster pillowe and pillowbeare blankettes and two paier of sheetes my greene helinge and the payned curtaines of Sayes greene and yellow my little square wyned table fower wyned stooles three partie colloured cushons of sylke the vir chest there and my cruse footed and covered with silver and guilte. And to my daughter Anne Fowler I doe give to bestowe upon her three children three poundes And to my beloved sonne John Right my goulde Ringe that I had from my cosen Mr Lionell Bostocke, and unto his daughters begotten on my daughter Mary so manie then liveinge eache of them one guilte spoone and to my beloved sonne Robert Paine I doe give my Halbert and to Martha his wief my best bason and ewer and to his fower sons eache of them one guilte spoone To my unthrifty and disobedient sonne Honell (Lyonell?) by blacke gowne and best cloke and to his first borne sonne at eightene yeares of age then liveinge in money Five marks
To Catherine wise twentie shillinges
To Fraunces Braunche dureinge the Lease of Lockwoods close yearelie twentie shillinges requesting that my son maye obaine more yeares the better to maynetaine the daughter of Richard Smithe her unnaturall Father
To William Jenens my best Jerkin and hatt.
To Catherine Whiting my servante the bed shee lyeth on with the bolster sheets blanket and the yellow helinge and her wages due for the yeare. To my beloved frende Robert Eyars I give my other weapon called a poleaxe and in monye three shillinges Foure pence in consideracion that he with my sonne Paine shall see theis legacies performed in wittnes herof I have putt to my ahnde and sealle the daie and yeare before written per me
William Braunche


Will of Richard Braunche (branch3E)

(Bodleian Library, Oxford, England)....spelled as written

In the name off god Amen the 27 daye off Augus t yn the yere off our lorde god 1544 and in the yere of our soveren and most dr ade lorde Henry the viii by the grace of god of England fraunce & Irelande king e of the faithe defensor and in the erthe next under god of the church of Engla nd & Ireland supreme hede the xxxvi
Y Richarde Branche of Abendon in the dyoce se of Sarum wollen draper beinge hole of mynde and perfyt of memorye (thankes b e unto Jhesu) never the lesse sycke in bodye do ordeyne and make this to be my last will and testament as hereafter foloweth that is to saye I bequethe my sol le unto almighty god my only Saviour and redemer desirynge my soll to be assosi at and in cumpenye withe the virgyn marye and all thelect peple of god and my b odye to be buryede in Saynct Elens churche of Abendon in Saycnt Kateryns yle ny ghe unto the bodyes of my late wyves Julyan and Margrett.
Item y bequeth unto the highe awlter in Saynct Elens Churche ijs to be prayed for.
Item y bequeth unto Thomas Branche my eldest sonne a federbed a bolster a coverynge with a myt er upon it and a peyre off scheetes and x in moneye.
Item y bequethe unto my s onne William Branche my gowne that y hadde off Mastre Wodwarde and x in monye.
Item y bequethe unto my sunne John Branche a blacke gowne lyned with saynct Th omas wolsted and x of money
Item y bequethe unto Mergerye my dowghter a gyrdel l with a dymycent of sylver and gyelt a sylverne spone withall her graunfathers bequest unto her a great brasse pott a platter a pottenger and a sawcer of the new fassyon a bell candlestycke & xx in moneye.
Item y bequethe unto Maryon m y dowghter a great brasse potte a brasse pan a peyre of Jett bedis with sylver gandes a sylverne spone besydes the spone that master Wodwarde gave unto her a platter a potenger a sawcer of the new facyon a bell candlestycke & xx in money e. And yff it shall cum to passe by godes provysyon that anye off my fore named chyldern shall departe this transitorye lyeff before they cum unto yeris of dy scretion then y will that his or their partes of the bequestes above mentioned so discessed shalbe indifferently distributyd amongst my chyldern that then sha lbe on lyve.
Item the residew of all mye goodes unbequethed (my detes payed my funeralls discharged and my legaces fulfylled) y geve and bequethe unto Elysab eth Braunche my wyffe she to paye all the dettes that ye owe and to receve all such dettes as be owinge unto me whom also y make my full and sole executrice s he to cause my soll to be prayed for as god shall put her in mynd.
Item y do m ake Humffrey Bostocke and Thomas Erle the overseers of this my last will and te stament to be performed in whome y put my full trust above all other mortall me n to se unto the gydynge of my wyffe and my childern untyll the tyme that god p rovyde for them unto whome also y do geve for their paynes takynge vjs viijd eq uallye betwyxt them to be devydyd.
Witnesses hereunto Sir William Druet brothe rhed preist Richard Mayot Humffreye Bostocke and Thomas Erle with other moe


Will of Nicholas P. Nail (nail2001)

Will Book B (1828-1837 Roane Co., TN P. 4-6

Nicholas NAIL...Apr 1828...Will...In the name of God Amen, I Nicholas NAIL of the County of Roane being of sound mind & memory tho weak in body. Do make this my last will and testament. In manner & form as followeth viz. My diesire is that alll my Just debts be paid. Item I give to my son John NAIL my part of the Griss Mill together with the Millers Garden and also five dollars to him and his heirs forever. Item, I give to Mathew NAIL one hundred acres of land be the same more or less bounding on my son John NAIL running by the various courses of the Creek to the dividing line of Gilbreath's, which said land lies on the North side of the creek to him and his heirs forever. Item, I give to my son Quiller NAIL one hundred acres of land more or less being a part of the tract whereon I now live. And it being whereon the said Quiller now lives. The dividing line as followeth viz. Beginning on a Hickory & Dogwood on Gilbreath's and my dividing line. Running thence a supposed North East course to a corner White Oak in my bottom, thence a South East course supposed to be the back line to two white oaks to him and his heirs forever. Item, I give to William GARDENHIRE five dollars to him and his heirs forever. Item, I give to John GARDNER five dollars to him and his heirs forever. Item, I give to my daughter Nancy NAIL one Negroe girl named Nance, one Sorrell Mare & colt, one saddle and Bridle, one cow & calf to her & her Heirs forever. Item, I give to my Daughter Elizabeth NAIL one Bay mare, one Sorrell mare one Bay colt, one Saddle & Bridle to her & her heirs forever. Item, I give to my son AndrewNAIL one grey mare Saddle & Bridle to him & his Heirs forever. Item, I give to my son Alexander K. NAIL one grey horse Saddle & Bridle to him and his Heirs forever. Item, I give to my loving wife during her life all the Ballance of my Estate not heretofore willed away both real & personal & at the death of my loving wife to be divided in the following manner viz. Alexander, Andrew & William NAIL to have the remainder of my land to be equally divided between them by my Exrs. hereafter named. I give to my Daughter Sally NAIL (after the death of her mother) one Negro Girl named Rachel to her and her heirs forever. Item the ballance of my Estate lent my wife at her death my desire is that it should be sold by my Excrs. and the money arising from such sale be equally divided among my eight children viz. Mathew, Joseph, Quiller, Alexander K., Betsey, Andrw, William & Thomas NAIL, or their legal representatives. Item, my desire is that as to the increase of my Stock, my loving wife may give it to those =of she thinks proper. And lastly I appoint my loving wife Executrix and my sons Mathe and Joseph NAIL excrs. to this my last Will and Testament. In witnesses whereof I have hereunto set my hand & sseal this 20th day of Octr. 1813. Signed Sealed & delivered in Presence of R. CLOUGH his M. BOYD Nicholas X NAIL B. BOYD mark Will proved 28 Apr 1828 by oath of Robert CLOUGH & Michael BOYD tow of the subscribing witnesses. 1. Nail, Nicholas P. (1754 - 1826) b. 1754 in Albemarle County, Virginia d. 1826 in Roane County, Tennessee, near Kensington. father: Nail, Nicholas(1704 - 1756) mother: Ann,(*1718 - ) From Daniela Moneta to Flo Dickey 11/6/96: "Nicholas died after 1830 in Roane Co. TN near Kensington. According to Roane Co. court records, he wrote his will in 1813. He married Mary Anne Whitefield in Penn. 3 July 1775. Mary was born 1751. Mary died 10 March 1839 in Roane Co., TN. This is the Nicholas who lived on the Nolichucky River, received the passports to travel across Indian land. In the fall of 1836, Mary Ann wrote her sons in Arkansas that she was having trouble with the slaves not working and her son Matthew was constantly getting drunk and none of the other children would help her; so she wanted them to come home and to help sell the slaves. It was decided that Joseph and Andrew would ride back to TN. Another son, Thomas, was supposed to be in Arkansas according to Court records. On the way, Andrew was ambushed and killed between Arkansas and TN. After the estate settlement, Joseph started home with the money. From court records we find he was chased by his brothers but managed to get away. He picked up his family in Arkansas and they moved to TX." Will Book B (1828-1837 Roane Co., TN P. 4-6 Nicholas NAIL...Apr 1828...Will...In the name of God Amen, I Nicholas NAIL of the County of Roane being of sound mind & memory tho weak in body. Do make this my last will and testament. In manner & form as followeth viz. My diesire is that alll my Just debts be paid. Item I give to my son John NAIL my part of the Griss Mill together with the Millers Garden and also five dollars to him and his heirs forever. Item, I give to Mathew NAIL one hundred acres of land be the same more or less bounding on my son John NAIL running by the various courses of the Creek to the dividing line of Gilbreath's, which said land lies on the North side of the creek to him and his heirs forever. Item, I give to my son Quiller NAIL one hundred acres of land more or less being a part of the tract whereon I now live. And it being whereon the said Quiller now lives. The dividing line as followeth viz. Beginning on a Hickory & Dogwood on Gilbreath's and my dividing line. Running thence a supposed North East course to a corner White Oak in my bottom, thence a South East course supposed to be the back line to two white oaks to him and his heirs forever. Item, I give to William GARDENHIRE five dollars to him and his heirs forever. Item, I give to John GARDNER five dollars to him and his heirs forever. Item, I give to my daughter Nancy NAIL one Negroe girl named Nance, one Sorrell Mare & colt, one saddle and Bridle, one cow & calf to her & her Heirs forever. Item, I give to my Daughter Elizabeth NAIL one Bay mare, one Sorrell mare one Bay colt, one Saddle & Bridle to her & her heirs forever. Item, I give to my son AndrewNAIL one grey mare Saddle & Bridle to him & his Heirs forever. Item, I give to my son Alexander K. NAIL one grey horse Saddle & Bridle to him and his Heirs forever. Item, I give to my loving wife during her life all the Ballance of my Estate not heretofore willed away both real & personal & at the death of my loving wife to be divided in the following manner viz. Alexander, Andrew & William NAIL to have the remainder of my land to be equally divided between them by my Exrs. hereafter named. I give to my Daughter Sally NAIL (after the death of her mother) one Negro Girl named Rachel to her and her heirs forever. Item the ballance of my Estate lent my wife at her death my desire is that it should be sold by my Excrs. and the money arising from such sale be equally divided among my eight children viz. Mathew, Joseph, Quiller, Alexander K., Betsey, Andrw, William & Thomas NAIL, or their legal representatives. Item, my desire is that as to the increase of my Stock, my loving wife may give it to those =of she thinks proper. And lastly I appoint my loving wife Executrix and my sons Mathe and Joseph NAIL excrs. to this my last Will and Testament. In witnesses whereof I have hereunto set my hand & sseal this 20th day of Octr. 1813.
Signed Sealed & delivered
in Presence of R. CLOUGH his M.
BOYD Nicholas X NAIL
B. BOYD mark

Will proved 28 Apr 1828 by oath of Robert CLOUGH


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