This page contains transcriptions of wills, estate disbursements, important papers, land records, deeds and other items of interest about Williamson County and its residents.
This was the first will recorded in Williamson County. It was recorded on July 18, 1800.
In the name of God I James Hopkins of the County of Williamson and State of Tennessee being sick and weak in body but sound in mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and Testament as follows . . . . .
Edward Giles was the father of Edward and William C Giles of Flat Creek, Williamson County, Tennessee.
This will was filed in Mecklenburg County, VA on 10 March 1818.
In the name of God Amen, I Edward Giles of Mecklenburg County and State of Virginia doth make this my last will and testament, - It is my will and desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid from the Sale of my Crop of Tobacco Bacon and Corn remaining on hand and after those debts are paid it is my will and desire that all my remaining property both real and personal sold on twelve months credit and from the monies arising from such Sale or Sales to be distributed as follows . . . . .
I John Motheral of Williamson County and State of Tennessee being of sound mind blessed be God for his marcis to me knowing the uncertainty of my time in this world have thought proper to make the following distribution of such worldly goods as it has pleased God to give me, To my wife and children . . . .
This outlines the division of an estate for which there was no will.
This cause came on again on this thirteenth day of April 1830 upon the Petition Interlocutory decree and Report of the Commissioners whereupon it appeared that the personal estate of said John Porter estimated by said Commissioners amounted to two thousand eight hundred and fifty seven dollars of which each Distributee was entitled to . . .
Gideon Ratcliffe Will, April 1854
State of Tennessee, Williamson County
I, Gideon Ratcliffe of said county and state and being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament hereby revoking all others heretofore made by me. ................
Go Here to Read the Gideon Ratcliffe Will
William Sparkmanís will (and miscellaneous other records).