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Re: Martin Earles and Kizzie Robertson Earles
Posted by: sanvines (ID *****3830) Date: October 16, 2011 at 06:55:16
In Reply to: Martin Earles and Kizzie Robertson Earles by Karen Kinnard of 1021

Don't know if the Martin mentioned is your Martin or not, but it is a lead.

Location:
White Co., TN
       
When:
November 14, 1844

Description:

White County Tennessee
Will Book C, 1840-1851
Pages 160-161

Pleasant Earles Dec'd last Will and Testament

       In the name of God Amen I Pleasant Earles of the County of White
and State of Tennessee being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind
and memory calling to mind the mortality of the Body and Knowing that
is appointed for all men once to die do make ordain constitute and
appoint ;this my last will and testament and principally and first I
give and bequeath my soul unto All mighty God who give it and my body
to the dust to be buried in decent Christian burial and as touching
such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with I give
bequeath demise and dispose of the same in form and manner following to
wit. Item 1st I give and bequeath to my well beloved Wife Nancy
Earles the Tract of land whereon I now live containing Two hundred
acres together with all the building improvements and appurtenances of
what kind soever to be by her freely used occupied and enjoyed with all
and singular the increases and profits thereof for and during the Term
of fourteen years from this day also all the household and Kitchen
furniture and all my stock of horses Cattle hogs and Sheep and all my
grain of ever description for the special use and benefit of my Wife
Nancy Earles and her five children also my Will is that my Negro man
slave named Moses aged about forty years is to be and remain the
property of my well beloved wife Nancy Earles during the Term of
fourteen years next from this day and she is to have full power to hire
said slave Moses to whomsoever she pleases or to keep him at home on
the farm as she may think proper. Item 2 I give and bequeath unto my
eldest son Martin Earles the sum of Five Hundred dollars to be paid
out of the money arising from the sales of the lands and personal
property which is to be sold at the expiration of fourteen years from
this day. Item 3rd My Will is that all my debts is to be collected
and applied to the sole and proper use of my well beloved Wife Nancy
Earles and her five children. Item 4th My Will is that all my lands
and personal property which may remain not disposed of otherwise By me
is to be sold at the expiration of fourteen years next and the proceeds
equally divided between my Wife Nancy Earles and her five children
Elizabeth Caroline & William P. & Margaret & Sealy Ann & Nancy Ann.
Lastly I do hereby appoint my son Martin Earles Executor and my wife
Nancy Earles Executrix of this my last Will and Testament thereby
revoking all former Wills by me made in witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and affixed my seal this fourteenth day of November in the
year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty four. Signed Sealed
published and declared by the above named Pleasant Earles to be ;his
last Will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto
subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the Testator.
Test                                                               his
       Robert Anderson                                          Pleasant X
Earles Seal
        his                                                 mark
       William X Earles
              mark
       John Witt

Recorded 2nd January 1845
       Test William Little Clerk




                                                               Transcribed By:
                                                               James R. Blanks
                                                               114 Somerset Lane
                                                               Tullahoma, TN
37388
                                                               August 29, 2001

White County Tennessee
Will Book C, 1840-1851
Page 169

Pleasant Earles Deceased Letter of Administration
State of Tennessee White County

Whereas on the 5th day of May A.D. 1845 the death of Pleasant Earles
late of the County of White Deceased was suggested in open Court and
that he departed this life leaving a Will which has been duly proven
and recorded in this Court wherein he appointed Martin Earles and Nancy
Earles his Executor and Executrix whereupon they are this day
appointed Executor and Executrix with the Will enrolled these are
therefore to empower the said Executor & Executrix to enter unto upon
all and Singular the goods and Chattels rights and credits of the said
deceased and them unto their possession take wheresoever the same may
be found in this State and an Inventory to return unto this Court
within the time prescribed by law and all the Just debts of the
deceased to pay so far as said Estate will extend or amount to.
Witness William Little Clerk of White County Court at off the first
Monday of May A.D. 1845.

                                                 William Little Clerk
                                                 of White County Court

Recorded 6th May 1845
       Test William Little Clerk





                                                               Transcribed By:
                                                               James R. Blanks
                                                                                                          Tullahoma, TN
37388
                                                               August 29, 2001





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