Will of George Peay 1803

George Peay was my 6th great grandfather. He was born in King William County, Virginia in 1734, and died in Rockingham County, North Carolina in 1804. The Elias Peay mentioned in the will is my 5th great grandfather. Will of George Peay written 7 June 1803 and Proven in August Court 1804. Book A, page […]

Will of Mary Whitnel Parker 1832

Mary was my 5th great-grandmother. Her maiden name is usually listed as Whitnel, however, I have no primary source for this information.  She was probably born in North Carolina. Her husband was Charles Parker. In her will, dated 29 February 1832, she mentioned my 4th great-grandmother, Dicey Parker Lanier, and Dicey’s husband John Lanier. She […]

Will of William Lanier 1811

William Lanier (1756-1811) was my 5th great-grandfather. I found his will on Rootsweb. The primary source listed is: Davidson Co. TN Wills and Inventories, Vol I, 1783-1816, though I have not seen the source myself yet. I am posting the will primarily for the Slave Name Roll Project. See slave names in bold, below. David Parker, […]

Will of Robert Shaw 1823

Copied from the Sumner County GenWeb page. Sumner County, Tennessee, 7 July 1823 LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ROBERT SHAW, DECEASED I, Robert Shaw of Sumner County, and State of Tennessee, do make and ordain and declare, this instrument which is subscribed with my name to be my last Will and Testament revoking all others. First: […]

Will of Marshall Duncan 1776

Surry Co. NC Wills, August 26, 1776 IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I Marshal Duncan Senr. of Surry County in N. Carolina being weak and sick in Body but of sound mind and disposing memory – calling to mind my mortality that it is appointed for man to die do make and ordain this […]

Will of Josiah Churchill 1686

Copied from ancestry.com. Hartford, Connecticut, November 17, 1686 LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of Josiah Churchill I, Josiah Churchill of Wethersfield do make this my last Will and Testament: I give unto my wife Elizabeth Churchill the use of all my estate, whether real or personal, during her natural life, excepting such parcels of land as shall hereafter […]

Will of Jonathan Latimer 1802

Sumner County, Tennessee, November 13, 1802 Copied from the Sumner County GenWeb page. Source: Sumner County, TN Will Book 1, p. 99 Note: This will was copied from the handwritten clerk’s record in the Sumner County Will Book No.1. The clerk’s record had many errors in spelling, names were misspelled and there was no punctuation. For […]