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See Person:John McSpadden (1)
From: Ancestry Family Trees
In the Jefferson County, Tennessee will books is a record of the inventory and sale of the personal property of John McSpadden in January, 1799.
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Esther McSpadden Admrx
A true Inventory of the Property once belonging to John McSpadden now deceased.
One Negro woman, to four head of horses, to twenty head of cattle, to twelve sheep, to thirty two hogs, to twenty four geese, to sixteen Ducks, to one waggon & gear, to two :ploughs ofixing, to one gun shot pouch & Powder horn, to three beds & beds & covering, to four spinning wheels, & one reel, to one chest, to seven chairs & Table, three pots, :one kettle, one oven, to one churn & five pails, one cooler, one washing tup, to two flat Irons
Page 250
To one coffee mill, to glapses & Bottles, to three bee hives, to four tubs, to pewter & earthen ware, to Carpenter's tools, to his clothes, to saddles to one bridles, to three pair :pot hooks, one iron crook, to one half Dozen ting, one quart, to one Loom & gears, slooking glaps. to scythes & Sickles, to Books.
From: Ancestry Family Trees
Esther Thompson McSpadden out lived several of her children. Her will, dated June 18, 1832, probated March Session, Jefferson County, 1835, named daughter Polly Dunwoody; daughter Esther Dunwoody; sons Thomas; Samuel; Matthew; Ally, widow of son James; Isabella, widow of son Archibald; five heirs of son James, to wit: Thomas, John, Nancy, James, Esther; grandson John Calvin Patterson; and Thomas, Susan, and William, heirs of son John.
This John McSpadden is listed on page 27 of Allen's "Tennessee Soldiers of the American Revolution".
From Ancestry Family Trees
[Note that many of the purchasers of the estate are family members or presumed family members based on surnames---as marked in bold]
Sales of said McSpadden's Estate
Dollars
John Donald to one broad ax 2.00
Samuel Lyle to four chissels 1.00
Abedness Inman to Jointer crease & chissel 1.00
John Blackburn to a bed plane .50
'Esther McSpadden to chissels .50
John Carson to 3 plane bits & a chissel 1.00
Esther McSpadden' to ploughs & hoes 6.50
to one wheel .50
Do to one wheels rest 2.50
to two beds & bedsteads 12.00
John Donalds to one bed & bed clothes 22.00
Esther McSpadden to one Negro woman 290.00
to scythes & sickles 2.00
to two pots & one oven 5.00
to chest 8.00
to one cupboard with Sundries 20.00
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to one Table & Chairs 2.00
Thomas McSpadden to one gun 14.25
John Papers to one gun 9.00
Esther McSpadden to three cows 3.50
to one pot .75
to one Kettle 6.00
to three bee hives 5.50
Andrew McCuistion to one cow 10.50
Esther McSpadden to one saddle 1.00
to one other saddle 2.50
to two smoothing Irons, one hackle 1.75
James Willson to one heifer 10.00
Matthew Donald to one stear 5.25
ditto to one heifer 8.75
Abednegs Inman to one heifer 6.66 2/3
James McSpadden to one Bull & heifer 9.50
Esther McSpadden to one bull calf 2.16 2/3
John McSpadden to one cow 12.00
Esther McSpadden to four cows 50.00
Ditto to Eight Sheep 15.25
Ditto to Geese & Ducks 9.50
Joseph Coons to one waggon 53.75
Samuel Carson to one mare 81.00
Esther McSpadden to one mare 56.00
to one other mare 41.00
Thomas McSpadden to one horse 39.00
Esther McSpadden to Chains & Bell 6.00
James McSpadden to one colt 33.00
Esther McSpadden to one loom & log chain 4.00
Ditto to Barrel and tub 2.00
Ditto to Hogs 10.00
Ditto to calves 10.00
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Returned Jan's 1799 $995.08 2/3
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We John Blackburn, Abednegs Inman and Thomas Snoddy, appointed by the worshopful Court of Jefferson County to settle with Esther McSpadden, Administratrix of the Estate of John McSpadden deceased, Do find that the whole amount of the sales were six hundred and twenty nine Dollars and sixty six Cents----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- D C
629.66
The demands against the Estate )
amount to Three hundred and )
ninety one Dollars & Seventy )
three Cents. All paid only fifty )
Dollars to be paid to Jonny Paterson)
Walker------------------------------------------) 391.73
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And that the balance due the Estate )
after reducting the 391.73 from the )
629.66 amounts to Two hundred )
and thirty seven Dollars and ninety )
three Cents, remaining in the hands )
of the Administratrix 237.93
Witness our hands this 16th Day of April
in the year 1805.
Jn Blackburn
ABed Inman
Thos Snoddy J.P.

Will of Esther McSpadden

from Ephmeral Source

Esther Thompson McSpadden's Will

In the name of God, Amen. I Esther McSpadden of the County of Jefferson and State of Tennessee being weak in body, but of sound mind and memory, and calling to mind the mortality of my body and also calling to mind, that it is once appointed for all persons to die, do make ordain and publish this my last Will and Testament, And principally and first of all, I recommend my soul to God, who gave it, and my body to the Earth to be buryed in a descent manner, at the discretion of my Executors, nothing doubting but that I shall receive the same again at the general resurrection by the mighty power of God. And as touching such worldly estate, wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with, I give and dispose of the same in the following manner towit- First it is my will and desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses by paid by my Executors herein after mentioned - Second I give, grant and bequeath to my beloved daughters Polly and Esther Dunwoody my wearing Apparel, Books, and all my beds, bedsteads and furniture to be theirs and their heirs forever. Third- I give, grant and bequeath to my beloved daughter Polly Dunwoody a negro girl named Lydia to be hers and her heirs forever. Fourth-I give grant and bequeath to my beloved daughter Esther Dunwoody a negro girl named Milly which she now has in her possession to be hers and her heirs forever. Fifth-I give devise and bequeath to my beloved sons Thomas, Samuel and Matthew McSpadden the plantation on which I now live, with all the improvements thereon including dwelling houses, Orchard, Barn &c also a negro boy slave named Hardin to be theirs and their heirs forever, Subject nevertheless the payment of Sundry Legacies which will be more fully expressed hereafter. Sixth-I give and bequeath unto my three sons, the following negro slaves towit-to my Samuel McSpadden one negro slave named John now in his possession, also my negro man named Edd-To my son Thomas McSpadden also my negro boy Anderson-To my son Matthew McSpadden to be theirs and their heirs forever. Seventh-I give and bequeath to my three daughters-in-law towit-Ally McSpadden the widow of James McSpadden Dec'd-To Isabella McSpadden the widow of Archibald McSpadden dec's-To Isabella McSpadden the widow of Archibald McSpadden dec's-to Nancy McSpadden the widow of John McSpadden dec'd. the sum of Five dollars each to be paid to them by my Executors within twelve months after my death, without interest-Eighth-I give and bequeath unto my five grandchildred, heirs of my son James McSpadden deceased towit-Thomas A. McSpadden, John McSpadden, Nancy McSpadden, James McSpadden, and Esther McSpadden (Elizabeth) the sum of two hundred dollars to be equally divided between them to be paid to those of lawful age within twelve months after my death, and those not then of age, So soon as they may arrive at lawful age, said legacy not to have interest - Ninth- I give and bequeath to my Grandson John Calven McSpadden the sum of Fifty dollars to be paid to him so soon as he arrives to the age of Twenty one years and I do hereby direct that the same remain in the hands of my Executors and be by them loaned on good Security from twelve months after my death and the interest & principal to be paid to him so soon as he arrives to the age twenty one years Tenth- I give and bequeath unto my seven Grandchildren towit: James, Daniel, John Newton, Samuel Patterson, Thomas, Susan and William Thompson McSpadden heirs of my son John McSpadden Dec'd the sum of Fifty dollars each to paid to them by my three son, Thomas, Samuel & Matthew McSpadden as follows towit; those of lawful age within twelve months after my death and those not of lawful age, So soon as they may arrive at lawful age and without interest and as I have given to my three sons the plantation on which I live with improvements and also my negro boy Hardin, who I wish to remain in the family. It is my will and I do hereby direct that my said three sons above mentioned do pay the above Legacies given and bequeathed to my seven grandchildren heirs of my son John McSpadden deceased,and in the event that my said three sons fail to do so, I do hereby direct that the same is to made out of the plantation on which I now live and which was the fifth clause of the Will given to my three sons, Thomas, Samuel and Matthew McSpadden and in part reserved for the payment of this legacy. Eleventh-I give and bequeath unto my three sons Thomas, Samuel and Matthew McSpadden jointly, my negro man Robert. It is my further will and desire that my said sons hire out Robert from year to year for the purpose of aiding assisting them to pay up & settle and business of my estate, and after all the business of the estate legacy &c, is settled up they are directed to dispose of him, as they may think best, but it is my wish that he remain in the family. Twelfth-I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughters Polly & Esther Dunwoody my negro woman Anna to be theirs and their heirs forever. (p 348) Thirteenth-I give and bequeath unto my Three sons jointly my negro woman Abley towit- Thomas, Samuel & Matthew McSpadden, and it is my wish & desire that they see & cause her to be taken care of in her old age, to them & their heirs forever. Fourteenth- I will and direct that all my personal property that I may own and possess at the time of my death, which is not devised in this my last Will and Testament, be sold by my Executors on a credit of twelve months, and out of the proceeds of said Sale, first pay my funeral expenses, then my debts, then the costs of selling my estate then the Legacy given to my Grandchildred, heirs of my son Samuel McSpadden dec'd and then the residue to be equally divided between my five childred towit- Thomas, Samuel, Matthew, Polly and Esther. Fifteeth- And Lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my beloved sons Thomas, Samuel & Matthew McSpadden Executors of this my last Will and Testament, and I do hereby revoke, annull and disallow all former Wills and Testaments made & executed by me. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the 18 Day of June A.D. 1832.

Signed, Sealed & acknowledged, published, pro-) nounced & declared in our presence by the ) Testatrix to be her last Will & Testament ) The words Samuel and also who in her presence and in the presence of ) Thomas McSpadden each other and by the request of ) interlined before signed. the Testatrix have subscribed ) our names as witnesses to the same. ) Joseph Hamilton Jr. ) her Caswell Lea ) Esther x McSpadden-Seal


State of Tennessee ) Jefferson County ) March Sessions 1835 The last Will and testament of Esther McSpadden deceased was presented in open Court for probate and thereupon came Caswell Lea and Joseph Hamilton Jr. the subscribing witnesses to the same, who being sworn depose & say that they saw Esther McSpadden make her mark to her signature and seal and acknowledged said instrument of writing to be her last Will and testament for the purposes therein expressed and who was at the time of signing the same of sound and disposing mind and memory and at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other signed our names as subscribing witnesses to the same. It is therefore considered by the Court that said Will be admitted to record, and thereupon came Thomas McSpadden, Samuel McSpadden and Matthew McSpadden the Executors therein named and entered into bond with Security was qualified and took upon themselves the execution of said Will.

A true copy from the records of my office. Joseph Hamilton - Clerk.

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