Notes for Francis Parker: Last Will & Testament and Estate Inventory of Francis Parker Dallas Public Library Microfilm Roll #104, Smith County Tennessee, Will Books Nov 1805 – Nov 1833, Vol 1-6, Will Book 1805-1807, County Clerk’s Office, pgs 141, 142, 143, 183, 184
Transcribed by Beverly Duncan May 21, 2005:
THE LAST WILL & TESTAMENT:
Francis Parker Will
Be it known to all men that I, Francis Parker Senior of State of Tennessee and Smith County, taking into consideration the uncertainty of life being now sick in body, but of sound mind, do make and constitute my Last Will and Testament in manner following.
It is my will and desire that my wife, Lucey, should have and be possessed of all my property of whatever kind excepting such as is hereafter mentioned in trust for the maintenance of herself and my children under age and for their proper education but if she should marry the trust to be void and the property divided.
Trusted to her to be put into the hands of the benefactors of this Will for the purpose above mentioned.
2. The part of land on Deacon’s Creek[?][Descous?] together with the mills containing two hundred acres is to equally divided among my sons Abraham, Francis, Archbd, John D., Walmark.
3. My son Francis, is to have his choice of the two colts Prince & Golly and out of the present crop of cotton a good new sadale [saddle] and bridle to be purchased for him together with a feather bed and furniture.
4. My son Archibald to have the remaining colt and out of the crop of cotton a good new saddle, bridle to be purchased for him together with a feather bed & furniture.
5. My children, John, Warmark, and Lucy, as they come of age or mary [marry] are to have each a horn saddle, bridle and a feather bed & furniture.
6. The feather bed that I lent to my daughter Polly when she married Tho Nash, I now give to her together with one dollar in money.
7. To Francis Nash the son of my daughter Tabitha, I give one dollar in money as his portion. 8. After the foregoing special bequests are satisfied the property that remains in the hands of my wife Lucey or the Executors of this Will & Testament is to be equally divided among my children Abraham, Francis, Archibald, John, Warmark & Lucy. Those of lawful age at the Death or marriage of my wife Lucy are to have their portions immediately, but those under age to receive their portions from the Executors of this Will when they arrive at lawful age.
9. My wife Lucey, Miles West and William Martin, I hereby appoint Executors of My last Will earnestly entreating them to have it executed faithfully.
In testimony where of I have herewith set my hand seal this 28th September one thousand eight hundred & seven. [signed] Francis Parker Signed sealed Acknowledged In ____________of this ____
H Tooley Wm Shepherd
State of Tennessee Smith County December Term 1807
I do hereby certify that the …(can’t read)
***** INVENTORY OF ESTATE DATED 7 MAR 1808
Pg 183 Smith County Tennessee Wills
A true & correct Inventory of all & Singular the goods and chattel rights & credits of the Estate of Francis Parker Dec’d
1 Negro man named York 1 Ditto Boy Oliver 12 years old 1 Ditto Ditto Joe 5 do 1 Do Woman Nancy 1 Do Do Mary 1 Do Girl Rose 11 years old 1 Do Do Glory a Do 4 Horses 9 Cattle
24 Hoggs 1 Waggon & gear 4 axes 5 Hoes 2 plow hoes & a collar 4 Beds & furniture 2 Bed Steds 1 Loom 1 Cupboard with crockery, tin & pewter ware 1 Rifle gun 2 Chests 1 Table & a few chairs 2 Boths [?] & 2 ovens together with several articles of household & kitchen furniture of but little value 1 Musket with a quantity of corn not ascertained 4 Notes on doctor Henry Tooly amounting in the whole $109
The above is a true and correct Inventory of all & singular the goods & chattle rights & credits of the Estate of Francis Parker late of Smith County Tennessee Dec’d which had come to our knowledge given under our hand this 7th March 1808 William Marler [could be Martin] Miles West State of Tennessee Smith County March Term 1808
I do certify that the within acct of the property of Francis Parker Dec’d was duly exhibited in open court & admitted to Record.
Test Robert Allen Clk
More About Francis Parker: Will Dated: 28 Sep 1807, Smith County, Tennessee, Will Books Nov 1805-Nov 1833 Vol 1-6, pgs 141-143, 183-184.228
More About Francis Parker and Lucy Parker: Marriage: Abt. 1780229, 230
Children of Francis Parker and Lucy Parker are:
+Mary (Polly) E Parker, b. 1783, Virginia, d. Aft. 1850, Age 68 on Crawford County, Union Twp, Indiana 1850 Census.