BY RAY GREENBERG [raygreenberg@msn.com]

Will of James Todd

Added by dsummers194 on 6 Jan 2008
Will of James Todd (original in the Possession of Marilyn N. McCluen) In the name of God Amen. I, James Todd of the county of Roane and state of Tennessee being weak in body but in my proper Senses do hereby make constitute and appoint this my last Will and Testament which is as followeth First I comit my Soul to God who gave it And my body to the ground to be buried in decent manner hoping through the merits of Christ my Saviour to view it again in the Morning of the Resurrection and my worldly estate I give and dispose of in the following manner first I give to my beloved son Colman Todd twenty five acres of Land joining John Crow. Second that all my just debts be paid out of my estate then that my beloved wife Frances Todd possess all of the rest of my estate to raise my children on her lifetime and at her death to be disposed of in the following manner First I give to my beloved son Williamson Todd five shillings and I give to my son Holston Todd five shillings and to my son William Todd daughter Hariet L. Todd five shillings All of the rest of my estate to be equally divided between the following named children Henry Todd, Smith and Martin my sons Elizabeth Tedder, Nancy Sellers, Elisa and Patsy Todd my daughters I certify this to be my last will and Testament and I do hereby avoke all wills as made by me heretofore in testimony wherof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 30th day of May 1823 I also appoint Henry Todd and Isaiah Sellers my executors to this will signed sealed and acknowledged in presents of us Micah Sellers his John E, Nelson James X Todd mark July session 1823 of the Roane County Court There was the within will proven in open court in due form of law by the oath of Michael Sellers and John E. Nelson the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded as the last will and testament of James Todd, dec'd. In testimony wherof I have hereunto set my hand and private seal not having an official seal in Kingston on the 29th day of July 1823 Henry Breazeale, Clk by his deputy J. W. M. Breazeale