Last Will and Testament of Robert Edmonston

Will Book A, Pg. 31 Montgomery Co. TN Archives

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In the Name of God Amen.  I, Robert Edmonston, being weak in body but of sound mind and memory, do make this my Last Will and Testiment.  After comminding my soul to almighty God who gave it, and my body to lie buried in a Christian like manner, do dispose of all my worldly estate in the manner and form following. To wit:


1st I give and bequeath to my beloved Archibald Edmonston sixteen dollars and seventy cents.


2nd I also give & bequeath to my beloved wife, Cathrain, two hundred acres of land of off the north end of the tract of land whereon I now live including all the improvement on the North side of the creek during her natural life or widdowhood and after her decease to be given to my beloved son, Robert Edmonston.


3rd I give and bequath to my two sons John & James Edmonston the Mill and six acres of land including the said Mill to be equally divided to there use forever.


4th I give and bequeath to my beloved son John Edmonston one hundred and seventeen acres of land on the south side of the creek now by the name of Parsonses (or Parsons s?) Creek to adjoin the one hundred acres already deeded to the said John Edmonston.


5th I give and bequeath to my beloved son James Edmonston two hundred, seventeen acres of the same tract and south side of sd' (?) creek to him and his heirs forever and if any of thes my said sons should die without heir there part to be equally divided betwin the surviving heirs.


6        I give & bequeath to my beloved wife two cows and calves and the Black horse Whynot and

a Bay Mare three years old and the yearling coult a Dark bay with a star in the  forehead to her use during her natural life and widdowhood and after that to return to my son Robert. 


Also one bed and furniture to be divided after her death between my four daughters to wit: Roseannah, Jean, Suannah, and Ann.   The rest of my stock of horses, cattle, sheep & hoggs with the residue of my household furniture to be sold and equally divided between my five daughters with a discount of the two cows and calves and Mare and Coult already given to my daughter Cathrine at there valuation which sum is to be deducted out of her part of the stock.


Also the farming tools to wit: two plows and one set of Gurs(?) to be left with the farm for the use of my wife Cathrine during life or widdohood afterwards to be sold and divided between my five daughters. 


Also, that part of my estate let to me by my mother in Pensylvania after deducting the necessary expense for going for it to be equally divided between my five daughters.


Last of all I appoint my beloved wife Cathrine and my two sons John and James Edmonston myi executors to this my Last Will & Testiment.  In witness whereof I have hereto set my and and affixed my my(second "my" crossed out) seale this 27th day of April in the year of our Lord 1799 




                                                                             Robert Edmonston (seal)



David Beate (?)

George Nurll (?) 


Tried to retain original spelling and wording but have added some punctuation and paragraph structure to aid in reading.





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