Notes for Anna Widby: William Widby named his daughter Anna Jenkins in his will. Johnson County Tennessee Wills and Letters of Adm. Vol.1, pp. 29-31 LAST WILL & TESTAMENT OF WILLIAM WIDBY, Deceased IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN: I, William Widby do make and publish this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and making all other wills by me at any time made. FIRST, I direct that my funeral expenses and all my just debts be paid as soon after my death as possible out of my moneys that I may die possessed of or may first come into the hands of my Executor. SECONDLY: I give and bequeath to my son, Thomas Widby and Tapley Widby to each five Dollars. THIRDLY: I give and bequeath to my son Alfred Widby one hundred and fifty dollars and also the additional sum of three hundred dollars for money paid for me, and one horse and other services rendered by him for me and also another additional sum of two hundred and fifty dollars to my son Alfred Widdby. FOURTHLY: I give and bequeath to my son, William Simpson Widby, all my tract or parcel of land where I now live and possess, and, FIFTHLY: I give each of my daughters to wit: Dicy Davis, Nancy Wallis, Elizabeth Hockaday, Anna Jenkins, and Hiley Shuffield, the sum of seventy five dollars each, and LASTLY: I desire that my slaves be kept amongst my heirs if they can agree, and if not, for my son Alfred Widby, whom I appoint and nominate my Executor to sell all of them that he can't keep, himself at private and have six months after my death to make sale in, and all those that are sold if any, should be, should go to one Martin, if my Executor deem it expedient and if all agree and none of my slaves is not sold, I want my black woman, Judah to have her choice which one to go to and that one to pay over to the balance the amount above its part. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I do to this my Will, set my hand and seal this 27th day of December, 1845. William Widby (seal) Signed, sealed and published in our presence and we have subscribed our names hereunto in the presence of the Testator, this 27th day of December 1845. WITNESS Joseph S. Vaught Joseph J. Wagner. LETTERS TESTAMENTARY TO ALFRED WIDBY, EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM WIDBY, Deceased. STATE OF TENNESSEE JOHNSON COUNTY COURT JANUARY TERM, 1847. WHEREAS, it appears to the Court here, that William Widby, late of said County is dead and hath made his last Will and Testament in writing, in which he has appointed Alfred Widby, his Executor to the same, which Will hath been exhibited into Court and proved as the law directs. It is therefore ordered by the said Court, that letters testamentary, of all and singular the goods and chattels fights and credits of the said deceased, issue to the said Alfred, he having been qualified agreeable to law. These are therefore to empower you the said Alfred Widby, to enter into and upon all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits of the said William Widby, deceased, and the same into your possession take wheresoever the same may he found, and a true and perfect inventory thereof to make and return into our said Court at its ensuing term, and the just debts of the said William Widby deceased, to pay and also well and truly pay and deliver all the legacies contained and specified in the said Testament as the said goods and chattels and credits will thereunto extend and the law charges. Witness whereof I hereto subscribe my name and affix the seal of my office at office, in the town of Taylorsville, the 12th day of January, A. D. 1847, and of the independence of the U.S., the 71st Alfred T. Wilson, Clerk By Alex D. Smith, D. C.