Campbell County Wills

Will of William Chapman


Contributed by Darryl Chapman

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"BOOK C, PAGE 176" in Campbell County, TN.

                Last Will and Testament of William Chapman

I William Chapman do make and publish this as my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all Wills heretofore by me made and published.

1st.- I direct that my funeral expenses and all my debts be paid as soon after my death as pssible out of any money which I may die ( fropeped ?) of or which may come to the hands of my executor.

2nd.- I give and bequeath to my wife Dililah the farm on which I live and all my personal property and all debts and dues coming to me during her natural life.

3rd.- I give and bequeath to my daughter Eliasbeth Usher one hundred dollars at the death of my wife to be paid by my son John Chapman.

4th.- I give and bequeath to my son John Chapman all my land and personal property at the death of my wife after paying Elisabeth one hundred dollars and also that he give David Usher one dollar.

5th.- I appoint John Chapman my executor to this my last Will and Testament Signed Sealed and published in presence of us this 8th day of March 1858.

Alvis Kincaid
David Goin

William "X" Chapman

(His Mark)

{State of Tennessee Campbell County}

Personally appeared in open court Alvis Kincaid and David Goin Subscribing witnepes to the foregoing Will who being first Sworn depose and Says that they are personally acqauinted with Wm Chapman the testaton and the Said Chapman did make publish and declare the Said Testament and at the time of making Said acknowledgement the testator was of sound Mind and disposing Memory to the best of their knowledge and belief.

Witness John Patterson,
clerk of said court at office this 6th day of Sept 1858.

John Patterson, clerk

He was William Chapman, born 1787 in VA. Died after 1858 in Campbell County, TN. He married Delilah Spencer in Pittsylvania County, VA on November 8, 1806. He moved to CC in the 1820's.


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