Transcription of Document from Giles County Chancery Court 1830-1900
File Box L - 1, Case 1586 The Estate of Amos London, Jr, Deceased
D G Bills, aged about seventy years who answers and says – I knew Amos London late of Giles County, Tennessee for some fifty years before his death. I knew him first in North Carolina then in Tennessee. He never had any child or children born in wedlock and died leaving neither child or children or the representatives of such. He had one brother only, his name was John London who died in Marshall County, Tennessee. He left a good many children & among them was Sarah, who intermarried with Thomas Parks. They are both dead and have two living children, viz. John L and James M Park. One daughter of said Thomas and Sarah Park married Nicholas Tomblinson & she is dead and has left one child, I believe. Amos London had three sisters. One of them married Brice Jackson – Jackson & wife as I understand are both dead. They left some children, but the number I can not tell. One other of his sisters married a man by the name of Johnson Summers. He died and she married a man by the name of Abner Rose. They are both long since dead and she died without child or children or the representatives of such. The other of Amos’ sisters married a man by the name of Palmer. As to Palmer and wife I speak principally from information and family reputation, but as to the children if any I can not speak from my own information but I am well satisfied that these four are the only brothers and sisters of the said Amos London and further this deponent says not.
D G Bills
Subscribed and sworn to before me on the 4th of March 1861
W B Holden (Seal)
JP for Marshall County
Note: The London and Bills families were intermarried and moved together from Monmouth Co., New Jersey to Surry Co., North Carolina and then to Marshall and Giles Co., Tennessee.
Extracted by Jack London, 26 December 2003 and contributed to the TNGENWEB for Marshall County for Free Genealogy