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Will for 1223 Charles Robertson
Davidson County, Tennessee Will Book 3, 67, 68, 69.

Charles Robertson Decd his Will Apr 10 th 1806
In the Name of God Amen; I Charles Robertson of the State of Tennessee / and Countyof Davidson being Weak of Body but sound of Mind / and Memory do make and Ordain this to be my will and Testament and / Do hereby Revoke all Other Will or Wills that / May heretofore have been made – In the first place – / I Recommend my Soul to God that Gave it and my / Body to be Decently buried at the Discretion of my Executor / Secondly I Give and Bequath to my beloved Son James Robert / =son the Tract of Land whereon he now lives to be Bounded / as follows: Beginning on the East Boundery of the Original Sur / vey where on I now live and to run in a westwardly Direction / so as to leave the Plantation whereon Benjamin Dunn now / lives About one pole to the South of said line then Taking the / Point of a Ridge near the Corner of said Dunns fence and / Running nearly a West Course to the West Boundery of the / Old Survey Also two Tracts of Land Containing twenty five / Acres Each lying on the West fork of Buflow Creek and / Adjoining the Tract of Land whereon the said James / Robertson now lives and to have one third part of

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my Still Also to have fifty Dollars paid him at my Beloved / Wife's Death or Division – Thirdly I Give and Bequath / to my beloved Son Christopher Robertson the Tract of Land / Whereon Benjamin Dunn now lives and to be Bounded as / follows: Beginning on the East Boundery line of my Survey / and runing a Northwestwardly Direction so as to go Between / the School house and the Spring then so as to have the whole / of the farm now Occupied by Charles Robertson on the south / and to Take the Point of a Ridge near the corner of his / Pasture then near a West Course to a west boundery of the said old Survey then North to James Robertson's Corner / then with his line to the East Boundery of said Old Survey and / South to the Beginning and one third part of my Still one Cow / and two Calves known by the name of his and one white face / Cow Sister to the said cow known to be his also to have an Equal / Division of the Stock of all kind horses Excepted at my beloved / Wifes Death or Division Fourthly I Give and Bequath / to my Beloved Daughter Polly Robertson one Negro Girl / named Jenney and one Feather Bed and furniture now / Called hers also one Gray mare and Colt with her Bridle / and Saddle and Three Cows and Calves known now as hers / and Ten Dollars worth of Household Furniture at her Mar / riage – Fifthly I Lend to my beloved Wife Susanna / Robertson the Plantation that I now Occupy / with all the property of Every kind or Description whatsoever / belonging thereon and not Other wise Disposed of During / her natural life or widowhood – Sixthly I desire that all / my Just Debts be paid With the notes Bonds and Accounts which / is now due to me and Such Property as my Executors shall think / can be best Spared of my farm – Seventhly After my / beloved Wifes Death or Marriage I will that the Tract of / Land I now live on be Equally Divided in Equal value between / my beloved Sons Elijah and Mark Claiborne Robertson / Also I give unto my son Elijah Robertson two Cows / and Calves also one heifer at my death – Eighthly I Give and Bequath to my Beloved Daughters Rhoda and / Susanna Robertson all my Interest on two Tracts of Land / which I located for them one half one lying on Brush Creek / and the other on Turn Bulls Creek – Ninethly After my beloved Wifes Death or Marriage I Give and

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Bequath to my four Last named Children Elijah, Mark / Claiborne, Rhoda and Susanna Robertson all the Property / lent to my wife the Land Excepted to be Equally Divided amon / gst them Reserving Enough of said Property in the hands of / my Executors to pay for the Schooling of the said Children / Tenthly I Give and bequath to my beloved Daughter Elizabeth / Evans fifty Dollars to be paid at my beloved wifes Death / or Division – Eleventh I do Nominate and Appoint / my Beloved Wife Susanna Robertson, my son Christopher / Robertson, and John Davis Executors – I the said Charles / Robertson hath hereunto set my hand and Seal this Twenty / seventh day of July in the year of our Lord 1805.
Witness George Y Payton }                              Charles Robertson (L.S.)
Benjamin Dunn Gordon Reeves }

The Execution of which Will as before Recorded was in Court / held for the County of Davidson January Sessions 1806 / was Proven to be the Last will and Testament of the said / Charles Robertson Deceased by the Oath of Benjamin / Dunn and Gordon Reaves Subscribing Witnesses thereto / and at the Same Sessions Christopher Robertson & John / Davis Executors and Susanna Robertson Executrix of the Decd / Quallified According Law [sic]

Source: Davidson County (Tennessee) County Clerk, Wills, 1784-1941, Wills, vol. 1-4, 1784-1816, FHL microfilm 200252.

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