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Will for 126 Colonel Charles Robertson
Washington County, Tennessee Will Book 1, 44.

Know all whom these presents may concern,

That CHARLES ROBERTSON SEN. of the County of Washington & State / of Tennessee on the thirty first day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred / and ninety eight have my last will and testament, as I think myself perfectly in my senses and / capable of disposing of my estate as I think best, -- In the first place I think best to appoint CHARLES / ROBERTSON JR. & James Gordon & Jacob Brown my executors to act and settle my business & after / all my just & lawful debts is paid & settled the ballance to be disposed of as follows -- / I do bequeath unto my wife SUSANNAH ROBERTSON negroe Peter & Poll her bed & furniture suff - / icient for the same until the said Susannah death then they to be equally amongst [sic] my sons and all my / real estate to be divided equally divided [sic] amongst my sons and my personal estate to be / divided amongst my sons and daughters except these exceptions that is that WILLIAM ROBERTSON to / have negroe Kate deducted or the price there of out of his part ROSAMOND BEANE to have the / price of negroe Rhood deducted out of her part KESEAH SEVIER to have a likely smart negroe / girl which is to be the full amount of her share SARAH COX to have ten dollars which / is also to be the full amount of her part there is also excepted out of my real estate two / thousand acres of land lying at the mussel shoals which is to be taken out of eight thousand / acre tract one thousand to be given to James Gordon and the other thousand to be given to CHARLES / SEVIER In testimony whereof I have set my hand the day and year first above written

Signed in the presence of                            Chas. Robertson Sen.
Henry Taylor
Abraham Hartsell
Ears Witt

The foregoing will was proven in Court by the oaths of Henry Taylor / and Ears Witt two of the subscribing witnesses thereto, at November Sessions 1798 / & ordered to be recorded, Charles Robertson, Jr. & James Gordon quallified as the / executors of the foregoing will –

Source: Tennessee County Court (Washington County), Probate Records, 1778-1950, Will Books, Volumes 1-2, 1779-1889, FHL microfilm 825521.



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