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Will for 1224 Elijah Robertson
Davidson County, Tennessee, Will Book 2, 76 (77), 78.

The Last Will and Testament of Elijah Robertson Desd / I ELIJAH ROBERTSON of Davidson County & State of Tennessee / do make Ordain [sic] this my last Will and Testament in the following / manner (To wit) It is my Will and Desire that, JAMES ROBERTSON / SALLY ROBERTSON my Wife Bennett Searcy & Robert Searcy / are hereby Authorised, to make an Equal division of all my Estate / both Real and Personal and Divide Equally as it Can be as to / Quantity Quality, and Situation Amongst all my Children / Namely ELIZABETH PATSEY STERLING ELDRIDGE and JAMES to them / Their heirs and Each of their heirs forever, taken into Consideration / what I have Already Given to them, It is my Will also that all my / sons are to Enjoy & have a Double portion of my Indian Lands / and my Daughters are Also to have a Double portion of the Monies / or Negroes due me from Col. William Cocke, to them their heirs / &c, It is my Wish and Desire that my wife SALLY ROBERTSON / have and Enjoy the Lands and Plantation that I Now live on Near / Nashville, during her Natural life it is also to be Observed that the / Timber on the Tracts is not to be destroyed more than Necessary / Requires it And it further to be Observed that at the time the / Division of my Estate Amongst my Children that my Wife / SALLY ROBERTSON is to have an Equal Share with my Children / of All such property as Shall be divided to her, her heirs forever / I also wish that Judge John McNairy, have the Direction

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of the Education of my Son STERLING and wish him to have as Liberal / Education as the Circumstances will Admit of / I Appoint my wife / SALLY Executrix & JAMES ROBERTSON Bennett Searcy and Robert / Searcy Executors to this my last Will and Testament hereby revo / king all Other or former Wills by me made. In Testimony / I have hereunto set my hand & Seal this 17th February, 1797
Signed Sealed & Declared to be the last} Elijah Robertson (Seal)
will and Testament of said Elijah Robertson}
in presents of Val. Sevier & Bennet Searcy}

The Execution of Which Will was in Court held for the County of Davidson / July Sessions 1797 Proven to be the Wil and Deed of the said Elijah / Roberson by the Oath of Bennet Searcy a Subscribing witness thereto

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



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