Person:Darius Browder (2)

Darius Browder
m. ABT 1747
  1. Darius BrowderAbt 1750 - 1813
  2. Molly BrowderAbt 1755 - Abt 1818
  3. Eunice BrowderAbt 1756 - Abt 1823
  4. Silvia BrowderAbt 1759 - Abt 1835
  5. John BrowderAbt 1760 - 1818
  6. Deliah BrowderAbt 1766 - Abt 1840
  7. Lois BrowderAbt 1768 - Abt 1833
  8. Mason BrowderAbt 1774 - Aft 1850
m. ABT 1783
  1. Edmund BrowderAbt 1784 - 1861
  2. Darius BrowderAbt 1787 -
  3. Martha BrowderAbt 1787 - Aft 1850
  4. Frances BrowderAbt 1789 - Abt 1860
  5. Joseph Browder1791 - 1863
  6. William Browder1792 - 1890
  7. Mary BrowderAbt 1794 -
  8. John Joseph Browder1801 - 1888
Facts and Events
Name[1] Darius Browder
Gender Male
Birth[1] ABT 1750 Brunswick County, Virginia
Marriage ABT 1783 North Carolinato Nancy Jane Crump
Census? 1796 came from North Carolina to Roane County, Tennessee
Death[1] 1813 Roane County, Tennessee

Will Transcript

I, Darius Browder of the State of Tennessee, and County of Roane, Do hereby make my last will and testament in manner and form as follows (to wit)
1st. I devise that all my perishable property, be immediately sold after my decease except what may hereafter (be) reserved in my will and out of the money arising there from all my just debts and funeral expense be paid.
2ndly. after the payments of my debts and funeral expenses I give to my wife Nancy Browder the plantation whereon I now live, also a negro man Wilson together with the household furniture and all necessary farming tools one mare and colt and two other horse beasts Such as she may choose also one wagon and gears. Also ten head of hogs three sows and pigs and what salt is in the house. Also four cows heifers and five hundred bushells of corn during her life time or widowhood then in that case it is my will and wish that an equal divide be made so that my youngest children receive as near as possible an equal divide with my oldest.
3rdly. I give unto my son Joseph Browder bonds and notes to the amount of sixteen or seventeen hundred dollars, which he is to collect and make an equal among the rest of my children and lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my wife Nancy Browder and my son Joseph Browder Executors of this my last will and testament and that they school my children so they got an English Education as far as practicable and all my other lands that belong to me or may be obtained through me be rented out for use of my legatees so that children get an equal part as I have above stated, hereby revolking all other or former wills or testaments by me heretofore made.
In witness where of I have here unto set my hand, and seal this day of November in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight hundred and thirteen.
Darius Browder (Seal)
Signed sealed published and declared to be the last will and testament of the above named Darius Browder in the presence of us
Queen Morton
  • Jos Wyly, Jr.
John Browder, Sr.
Nov. 19, 1930 I hereby certify the foregoing will of Darius Browder is a true copy of the original will. written by him, is correct as to spelling and every detail.
Nancy L. Yarnell
  • Note: Should have been Jas from court minutes.

About Darius Browder

[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 12, Ed. 1, Tree #3443, Date of Import: Apr 11, 1998]

Darius' will was probated at Kingston, Roane County, TN in1813. Reference: I have a copy of his transcribed will in my files. Darius' and Nancy Jane's birth, death and marriage dates came from a book named "We'll Call It Wheat" by Dorothy Moneymaker.

The will of Darius Browder is not recorded on the estate books of Roane County but County Court Minute Book "E" page 144 shows that the will was proved, 19 July 1814 by John Browder and James Wyly. A copy of this will has been obtained from a professional genealogist in Raleigh, North Carolina who had been given the copy by a client who had a typed certified copy made in 1930 by one Nancy Yarnell. It is presumed that was one of the years when the WPA workers were copying original county records all over the state. There was evidently then among the loose papers in the attic of the courthouse a copy of or the original will of Darius Browder. It has not been found up to this time although it could be mixed up in some of the loose papers not yet examined closely. The typed copy reads:

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Brøderbund Software, Inc. World Family Tree Vol. 12, Ed. 1. (Release date: July 28, 1997)
    Tree #3443.

    Date of Import: Apr 11, 1998