m. bef. 1742
Facts and Events
The Robertson Genealogy Exchange Will for 1223 Charles Robertson Davidson County, Tennessee Will Book 3, 67, 68, 69.
Charles Robertson Decd his Will Apr 10 th 1806 In the Name of God Amen; I Charles Robertson of the State of Tennessee / and Countyof Davidson being Weak of Body but sound of Mind / and Memory do make and Ordain this to be my will and Testament and / Do hereby Revoke all Other Will or Wills that / May heretofore have been made – In the first place – / I Recommend my Soul to God that Gave it and my / Body to be Decently buried at the Discretion of my Executor / Secondly I Give and Bequath to my beloved Son James Robert / =son the Tract of Land whereon he now lives to be Bounded / as follows: Beginning on the East Boundery of the Original Sur / vey where on I now live and to run in a westwardly Direction / so as to leave the Plantation whereon Benjamin Dunn now / lives About one pole to the South of said line then Taking the / Point of a Ridge near the Corner of said Dunns fence and / Running nearly a West Course to the West Boundery of the / Old Survey Also two Tracts of Land Containing twenty five / Acres Each lying on the West fork of Buflow Creek and / Adjoining the Tract of Land whereon the said James / Robertson now lives and to have one third part of
my Still Also to have fifty Dollars paid him at my Beloved / Wife's Death or Division – Thirdly I Give and Bequath / to my beloved Son Christopher Robertson the Tract of Land / Whereon Benjamin Dunn now lives and to be Bounded as / follows: Beginning on the East Boundery line of my Survey / and runing a Northwestwardly Direction so as to go Between / the School house and the Spring then so as to have the whole / of the farm now Occupied by Charles Robertson on the south / and to Take the Point of a Ridge near the corner of his / Pasture then near a West Course to a west boundery of the said old Survey then North to James Robertson's Corner / then with his line to the East Boundery of said Old Survey and / South to the Beginning and one third part of my Still one Cow / and two Calves known by the name of his and one white face / Cow Sister to the said cow known to be his also to have an Equal / Division of the Stock of all kind horses Excepted at my beloved / Wifes Death or Division Fourthly I Give and Bequath / to my Beloved Daughter Polly Robertson one Negro Girl / named Jenney and one Feather Bed and furniture now / Called hers also one Gray mare and Colt with her Bridle / and Saddle and Three Cows and Calves known now as hers / and Ten Dollars worth of Household Furniture at her Mar / riage – Fifthly I Lend to my beloved Wife Susanna / Robertson the Plantation that I now Occupy / with all the property of Every kind or Description whatsoever / belonging thereon and not Other wise Disposed of During / her natural life or widowhood – Sixthly I desire that all / my Just Debts be paid With the notes Bonds and Accounts which / is now due to me and Such Property as my Executors shall think / can be best Spared of my farm – Seventhly After my / beloved Wifes Death or Marriage I will that the Tract of / Land I now live on be Equally Divided in Equal value between / my beloved Sons Elijah and Mark Claiborne Robertson / Also I give unto my son Elijah Robertson two Cows / and Calves also one heifer at my death – Eighthly I Give and Bequath to my Beloved Daughters Rhoda and / Susanna Robertson all my Interest on two Tracts of Land / which I located for them one half one lying on Brush Creek / and the other on Turn Bulls Creek – Ninethly After my beloved Wifes Death or Marriage I Give and
Bequath to my four Last named Children Elijah, Mark / Claiborne, Rhoda and Susanna Robertson all the Property / lent to my wife the Land Excepted to be Equally Divided amon / gst them Reserving Enough of said Property in the hands of / my Executors to pay for the Schooling of the said Children / Tenthly I Give and bequath to my beloved Daughter Elizabeth / Evans fifty Dollars to be paid at my beloved wifes Death / or Division – Eleventh I do Nominate and Appoint / my Beloved Wife Susanna Robertson, my son Christopher / Robertson, and John Davis Executors – I the said Charles / Robertson hath hereunto set my hand and Seal this Twenty / seventh day of July in the year of our Lord 1805. Witness George Y Payton } Charles Robertson (L.S.) Benjamin Dunn Gordon Reeves }
Source: Davidson County (Tennessee) County Clerk, Wills, 1784-1941, Wills, vol. 1-4, 1784-1816, FHL microfilm 200252