APRIL 1828
Weakley County, TN

Will of Charles BRADSHAW, deceased

In the name of God, Amen. I, Charles BRADSHAW, being of sound mind and memory, but in feable health, doth hereby make this my last will and testament, revoking at the same time all others previously made.

... In the first place, I give and bequeath to my son John, a negro woman named EASTER, and a negro boy named WONDER.

... I give to my son Gideon T. BRADSHAW, a negro woman named HANNAH and a negro girl named MARIA.

... I give to my daughter Polly, two negro girls, JINNY & CATHY or CATHERINE.

... To my daughter Susanna, I give one sorrel mare and one feather bed and furniture.

... To my daughter Rebecca, I give one bay horse and one bed and furniture.

... My old negro woman FRANCIS, I wish to be set free.

... To my beloved wife Lucretia, I give and bequeath, during her natural life, three negros, viz, CYNTA, FANNY, and JAMES. At her death, I wish them set free, their offspring, if any, in the meantime, I wish divided among my five last children by wife Lucretia.

... My stock of cattle, hogs, household and kitchen furniture, I give and bequeath to my wife Lucretia, and at her death to be sold and equally divided among all my children.

... All moneys due me, I wish collected as speedily as possible after paying my just debts. The ballance I wish divided among all my children.

I hereby constitute and appoint my son, John BRADSHAW, and my friend William BALDRIDGE, Sr., Executors to this my last will and testament.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand affixed my seal this 16th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight. Signed, sealed and etc., in the presence of

William L. McNEILL
Benjamin MALIN
Charles (X) BRADSHAW

Recorded this 18th day of April 1828.

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