Date: 98-05-25 14:19:14 EDT
From: email@example.com (Wilma Gibson)
To: JPayne5744@aol.com (Joe Payne)
This is Robert Crocketts will it is on Corell word 7.
The other is almost ready to send, I may and can I,m sure add more later to the fie later.
Is he the same Robert who was in Claiborne County?
I think so. He was an
uncle to Davy Crockett of Alamo fame. Davy lived for a short time at
Boatland TN which is in Fentress Co.
This isn't included in the file, but James Crockett's family had some deaf mutes.
I might add as far as I have found so far Robert Jr.
family received zilch
form the estate, but then I might not have found everything yet. It
appears at first glance that James family got the bulk of the estate after
the death of both men.
ROBERT CROCKETT WILL
CUMBERLAND COUNTY, KY
WILL BOOK C Page 196
Robert Crockett’s Last Will
In the name of God, Amen. I Robert Crockett, of the county of Cumberland and the state of Kentucky, being advanced in years and weak in body, but of sound mind and memory and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life and being desirous to disclose of all such worldly estate as it hath been pleased God to bless me with I do here by make this my last will and testment.
1. I desire that all the personal property of my estate be immediately sold after my decease, and out of the monies arising there from all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid and the balance, if any, be divided between my children: JANE HIGHSAW, WILLIAM CROCKETT, ELZ BOYTER, MARY TRAVIS, AND DAVID CROCKETT.
Secondly I give and bequeath to my daughter JANE HIGHSAW a certain Negro girl named Machael to have and to hold forever.
Thrirdly haveing been called upon to pay $643 fir my son WILL as hils security to Lewis Duvall, I do give and bequeath the same to him as his full share of my estate except for the provisions I have made for him in the division of my personal estate.
Fourthly, I give and bequeath to my daughter ELIZABETH BOYTER, a Nergo girl anmed Becky to have and to hold forever.
Fifthly, I give and bequeath to my daughter MARY TRAVIS, a Negro girl name Anne to have and to hold forever,
Sixthly, I give and bequeath to my son DAVID CROCKETT one Negro boy named Sam to have and to hold forever.
Seventhly, I give and bequeath to my son JAMES CROCKETT, one Negro girl names Lucy to have and to hold forever.
Eighthly, I give and bequeath to my son ROBERT CROCKETT one Negro girl named Nancy to have and to hold forever.
Ninthly, I give and bequeath to my sons JAMES AND ROBERT CROCKETT the tract of land whereon I now live to be equally divided between them and I also request that my son JAMES shall have the upper part of the said tract and my son ROBERT to have the lower part so as to include the dwelling house.
Which said tract of land the aforesaid JAMES and ROBERT are to have and t hold during their natural life and at their death the aforesaid tracts of land to fall to the legal heirs of the aforesaid JAMES and ROBERT CROCKETT agreeable to the foregoing divisions which said heirs or such of as may live to have and to hold as an indivisible( ?) Inheritance forever.
And lastly I do appoint my friend Thomas and William Travis Exors (sic) to this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and affixed my seal this 8th day of September A. D. 1834.
Signed, sealed and published as the last will and testament of the above.
Robert Crockett (seal)
Kentucky Cumberland County
I, James Haggard, deputy clerk of the Cumberland County Court, do certify that the within last will and testament of Robert Crockett, deceased, was produced in open court at the February Term 1836 and proven by John and Will Irvin two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to record and the same is entered of record iln Will Book C p. 196 2nd March 1836
M. King Clerk
By James Haggard D.C.
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