Thomas Stark Will
Will of Thomas Stark
Source; Robertson County Probate Volume 1, page 91-92.
Transcribed by Jerry Wilson
In the name of God Amen.
I Thomas Stark
of Robertson County & State of Tennessee being low in health but in
a sound mind & memory do make & ordain this & no other to
be my last Will & Testament as follows, to wit;
1st. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Rachel Stark all my household furniture, one cow & calf also one horse.
2nd. I give and bequeath to my son Walter Stark the
whole of the tract of land with the appurtences on which I now live
containing by estimation one hundred & twenty acres. Also my negro
fellow, Ned, which I had from Wm. Haggard which he is to redeem when he pays Two Hundred Fifty One Dollars & Forty Cents being the sum I paid Haggard for said Negro, When Haggard pays the sum aforesaid I give & bequeath it to my son Walter Stark.
3rd. I also give and bequeath to my said son Walter Stark all
my stock of Horses, Cattle, Hogs, farming utensils & every other
property which I am now possessed of, except what I have before given
my wife Rachel Stark & hereafter given to my Grandson Thomas Stark.
4th. I give & bequeath to my Grandson Thos. Stark (son of James Stark) one yearling Heifer to be delivered to him by my Executors, for him & his heirs forever.
5th. I constitute & appoint my wife Rachel Stark & my son Walter Stark
Executrix & Executor of this my last Will & Testament hereby
ratifying & confirming this & no other to be my Last Will &
Testament, disannulling and disallowing all former Wills, Testaments
& bequeaths whatever that might heretofore been made by me. In
witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal this
Seventeenth day of July in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight
Hundred and in the Twenty Fifth year of American Independence.
Signed, Thomas Stark
Signed, Sealed & Acknowledged &
pronounced by Thos. Stark
to be his Last Will & Testament
in presence of us;
Robertson County Court July Term 1802.Test, Thos. Johnson, Clk
This Will was proven in open Court by the oaths of Thos. Johnson & William Grimes & ordered to be recorded.
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