- H. Isaac Lincoln1749/50 - 1816
- W. Mary Ward1758 - 1834
m. 29 August 1780
Facts and Events
- The Will of Isaac Lincoln.
- In the name of God Amen. I, Isaac Lincoln of the County of Carter and State of Tennessee being sick and weak of body, but of sound mind and disposing memory, (for which I thank God) and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life, and being desirous to dispose of all such worldly substance as it hath pleased God to bless me with, I give, devise and bequeath the same in manner following, that is to say
- 1st. I desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of my perishable property, by my Executrix herein after named.
- 2ndly. After the payment of my debts and funeral expenses, I give, devise and bequeath to my wife, Mary Lincoln, all my real and personal estate to dispose of as she may think proper.
- 3rdly and lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife, Mary Lincoln, my sole executrix of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all others or former wills or testaments, by me heretofore made, in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 22nd day of April in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Mundred and Sixteen.
- Signed, sealed, published and declared to be the last will and Testament of the above named Isaac Lincoln in the presence of us, who at his request and in his presence have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses to same.
- (Signed) Isaac Lincoln
- Geo. W. Carter
- Godfrey Carriger
- Daniel Stover
- Christian Carriger
Will Transcript of Wife Mary
- Will of Mary Lincoln.
- I, Mary Lincoln, of the County of Carter and State of Tennessee being of sound mind and memory, though •weak of body, and being anxious to dispose of such worldly property as my Creator has blessed me with, do hereby make, ordain and establish this as my last will and Testament, I give my soul to God who created it, hoping that He will receive and bless me in a world of happiness hereafter; and when I shall have departed this life, I desire that my executor hereinafter named shall give my body a decent and christian burial.
- First. I will, give, devise and bequeath to Campbell Crow, the lower plantation, it being the one on which he now lives, adjoining the lands of Alfred M. Carter on the west and south and of John Carriger on the east.
- Second. I will, give and bequeath to Phoebe Crow, wife of Campbell Crow my negro girl Margaret, and her four children to-wit, Lucy, Mina, Martin and Mahala.
- Third. I will, give, devise and bequeath to William Stover the plantation on which I now live with all the hereditaments and appurtenances to the same belonging, the said plantation supposed to be composed of two different parcels and adjoining John Carriger's home plantation and believed also to adjoin the land of Alfred M. Carter on the south and bounded on the east and north by Watauga River.
- I give the said plantation to the said William Stover to have, hold and enjoy during his life and at his death to descend to his heirs.
- Fourth. I will, give and bequeath to William Stover the following negroes, to-wit: Patsy (a negro girl) and her two children, Cynthia and Landon; also negro woman Jane and her two children, Sam and Tom; also negro woman, Mary and her six children, to-wit; Elizabeth, Campbell, Margaret, Charlotte, Delphy, and Bill; also Caesar and Lucy, who I desire the said William Stover to permit to remain during their lives on the plantation which I have hereinbefore bequeathed to him. It is my will that the said Stover so long as the said Caesar and Lucy continue to live shall clothe and support them. I also give and bequeath to the said William Stover three other negroes, to-wit; George, Phoebe, Eliza, children of Lucy, whom I wish the said William Stover to permit to remain on the home plantation that they may take care of the aforesaid negroes, Caesar and Lucy, during their lives.
- I also give and bequeath the following other negroes to the said William Stover, to-wit: Esther, and her seven children, that is to say Lavisa, Violet, Juba, Lucinda, Mary, Lewis and Phoebe. I also give and bequeath to the said William Stover two other negroes to-wit: William and Isaac, children of Lucy.
- Fifth. I also give, devise and bequeath to the said William Stover all my horses, cattle, hogs and sheep, my wagon, all my farming utensils, my household and kitchen furniture and all the debts, dues and demands which may be owing to me at the time of my decease.
- Sixth. I also, will, give and bequeath to Campbell Crow my interest in any crop which he may have attended for himself upon my land, or which he may be attending for himself upon my land at the time of my decease.
- Seventh. I also will, give and bequeath to William Stover, all the grain of every description which I own at the time of my death.
- Eighth. .1 will, give and devise and bequeath to Christian Carriger, Senior, the following negroes, to-wit: negro wonian, Lettie and five of her children, to-wit: Christy, Tennessee, Mordecai, Nathaniel and also said Letty's youngest child.
- Ninth. I will, give and devise to Mary Lincoln Carriger, daughter of Christian Carriger, Senior, three negro girls, children of Letty, to-wit; Sarah, Saraphina and Ann.
- Tenth. I will, devise, give and bequeath to William Stover all other real and personal estate, not herein before specially named of which I may be possessed or the owner at the said time of my decease.
- Eleventh. I require the said William Stover out of the estate herein bequeathed to him. to pay and discharge all of the honest debts or claims which I may be owing or which may be against me at the time of my death.
- Lastly. I do hereby constitute, nominate and appoint the said William Stover, the Executor of this my last will and testament, and it is any will that the said William Stover be not required to give my security for the discharge of his duties as executor of this my last will and testament.
- In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 27th day of April in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty-four.
- Mary X Lincoln (Seal)
- Signed, sealed and acknowledged in the presence of
- Thos. A. R. Nelson.
- A. M. Carter, A. W. Taylor
- [Source: "The Lincoln Family Magazine, Genealogical, Historical and Biographical", edited by William Montgomery Clemens, Vol. One and Two, January 1916 to April 1917, William M. Clemens, Publisher, New York].
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