Person:Elijah Parker (6)

Elijah Parker
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Name Elijah Parker
Gender Male
Birth? 1768
Will? 12 May 1832 Bedford, Tennessee, United StatesWill written
Death? 1853
Probate? Apr1853 Bedford, Tennessee, United StatesWlll proven

                     PARKER                         Captain Elijah Parker                               1768-1853         State of North Carolina         To Elijah Parker  Greeting              We reposing special Trust and Confidence in your         Patriotism, valour, conduct and abilities, do, by these         presents, constitute and appoint you Captain in the Duch         District. Witness Richard Dobbs Spaight, Esquire, our         Captain-General and Commander in Chief, under his hand         and seal which he has caused to be hereto affixed, at         New Bern on the 10th day of Dec. A.D. 1793, and in the         15th year of our Independence.                                          Richard Dobbs Spaight

               Parker Cemetery, Raus, Bedford Co., TN

Will of Elijah Parker - May 12, 1832 Proved Apr. 1853, Bedford Co., TN (transcribed from a photo-copy) In the name of God amen - - - I Elijah Parker Senr. of Bedford County and State of Tennessee being in my usual state of health and mind do constitute and make this my last will and testament revoking all other -- it being my desire to do Justice to all my several sons and daughters. I keep a Book where in I have set down in my own hand wrighting all the property that I have given them as apart of there legacy, and the price an next to the same and if I hearafter should give property to any of my children it will be found enterd on s'd book and the different sums charg'd in s'd Book is to be good and vallid against them as part of there lgacy or the whole as the case may be - - item it is my will and sesire that all my property that I may die in possession off shall be sold on a twelve month's credit and after paying my just and honest debts to be equally divided between them all my children to wit Lucy Beasley Salley McGill Samuel Parker Richard Parker Priscilla Chappell Jonathan Parker Elijah Parker Susanna Sugg Charles Parker James H. Parker Nancy Parker and Daniel Parker - now that I may be better understood my wish is that the whole amount charged on the Book and the whole amount of the sales of the property shall be sum'd up together and the twelfth part of that amount is to be each child's part I leave Elijah Parker Jonathan Parker Charles H. Parker and James H. Parker Executors to this my last Will and testament - in witness whereof I have hear unto set my hand and seal this 12th Day of May in year of our Lord 1832 -

in the presents of Elijah Parker Senr. (Seal) James H. Parker Elijah Neeley