CAMPBELL, TN, 1800, Will

For those researching the Campbells, the will of William Campbell, 1759-1800 is included below.

Will of a Revolutionary Soldier, William Campbell
Will book #1, page 9

In the name of God Amen, I William Campbell, of Muhlenberg County, being weak in body but of sound mind and Memory, and understanding doth make public and declare this my last will and testament, in manner and form following, ( to Wit)

... I give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife Tabitha Campbell, during her natural life for her support and support of my Children, until such time as my said children should think proper to seperate from my said wife the following property, ( to wit) Five hundred acres of land to be laid off in a good form by my Executors, here after to be named so as to include the Plantation whereon I now live, with a free use of all the sugar trees, that is on my land, that lies on the creek, from the said Plantation also the following slaves, ( to wit) Peter and his wife Letty, Ailsa and her two Sons, Isaac and Jacob, also I give and bequeath to my said wife to be disposed of when and how she may think proper all of my household and kitchen furniture, stocks and utinsils, of every kind, that is on or belongs to the above mentioned Plantation,

... I give and bequeath unto my Son Samuel Campbell, the five hundred acres of land as above bequeathed to my said wife, but id it should be the wish of my said son to settle himself before the death of my said wife, it is my will and desire that there be two hundred acres of uncultivated land laid off for him, by my Executors out of the five hundred acres above bequeathed to my wife, the said five hundred acres of land to my said son and his heirs and assigns forvevr, Also I give and bequeath unto my said son one negro boy, by the name of Corneilus, to him and his heirs and aasigns forever,

... I give and bequeath unto my five daughters ( to wit) Elizabeth, Tabitha, Ann, Polly, and Jennie, all the said in Muhlenberg County, except the five hundred acres as above bequeathed to be equally devlded amnong them by my Executors, to them and their heirs and assigns forever,

... I also give to each of my said daughters one negro, (to wit)

...To my daughter Elizabeth, one negro girl

It is my will and desire that my Executors make a deed unto William Bradford, for one hundred and fifty acres of land, lying in the State of Tenn- it being a part of my part of a survey in the name of Robert S. Russell,

...It is also my will and desire that my proposals to the court of Muhlenberg county, be complied with,

...It is my will and desire that all the land that I own in the State of Tenn- except the one hundred and fifty acres above mentioned with all the lands I own in Logan county be sold by my Executors when and how my Executors shall or may think proper, and the money arising there from be applied for the further support and convenience of my said wife, and Children in such manner as my Executors shall or may think proper,

...It is my will and desire that the horse Mill, that I have been about erecting near Greenville, in Muhlenberg county, be completed and the necessary money for the purpose of completing the same be taken out of what William Sanderson, is owing me, to be collected and paid, by my Executors,

...It is my will and desire that all the remaining part of my estate whether real or personal be devided by my executors equally among my children, to them and their heirs forever, remembering at the same time that my just debts all be paid,

...Although I have as above given to my wife and Children the following negroes, or slaves (to wit) Isaac, Jacob, Corneilua, Viney, Richard, and Celia, Becky, and Chloe, yet it is my will and desire that the said negroes from and after they arrive at the age of thirty years enjoy their full and perfect freedom, in as full and perfect manner as if they had been free born,

...I do hereby nominate and appoint my dearly beloved wife Tabitha Campbell, and my friends William Russell, and Robert Wilson, Executors of this my last will and testament, revoking all former wills hereto fore made by me, in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this l7th, day of November, 1800

William Campbell, Seal,

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