1821 - Rutherford Co., TN.
Will of Arthur Moore
Franklin County, Tennessee, Will Record 1808-1876, page 41.
Contributed by: Sunni Evan Montgomery
In the name of God Amen I, Arthur MOORE of the County of Franklin, State of Tennessee,
being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be almighty God for
the same so make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say,
First I give and
bequeath unto my beloved wife, Elizabeth MOORE, the following
property to wit:
One negro named Sarah, a girl named Hannah, a boy the name of George, a boy the name of David, also one boy by the name of Isaac.
Item 2nd - I will that Anna GRAHAM has a negro girl named Desa during her natural life than revert to the heirs of her body.
Item 3rd - I will that my wife as above named has the residue and remaining part of my property real and personal at my death to have and hold and enjoy in full and peaceful possession of the same during her natural life and after her decease.
The above named
property is to be equally divided between the following children
Alexander MOORE, Lodawick MOORE, Archibald MOORE, Martha JONES, Penelope NICHELSEN, Anna GRAHAM, Mary CORIGAN to be equally divided amongst them. I also bequeath unto my beloved daughter, Elizabeth HARTGROVE, a negro girl by the name of Mary and negro girl by the name of Jane unto my granddaughter Dicy to be considered their legacy and full share out of my real and personal estate and that they are entitled to no more out of my estate whatsoever.
I also nominate and apppoint my beloved sons, Alexander MOORE, Lodawick MOORE and Archibald MOORE, or any two of them my Executors to this my last Will and Testament disallowing and revoking all former wills by me made ratifying this and only this to be and remain my last Will and Testament the 8th day of December, 1821.
Signed, sealed, published and declared in presence of John JONES, Stephen WILKINSON, James STANLEY.