Secondly, I give and bequeath to my wife Fanney Robinson the land that I am possessed of during her widow hood.
Thirdly, I give unto Fanny Robinson my wife a Sorrell Mari Jane; and one plough and geer and ten head of the ch** per 16 hogs belonging to me and ten head of the chaise stock hogs, and five head of the chaise sheep, and my brindle case and all my interest in the present growing crop *** on my farm and my inter interest in the wheat now **** and sufficient supply of the bacon on hand to do her for the year of one thousand eight hundred and fifty seven and my yoke of oxen, and my log chain and all the fowls and geese belonging to me, and all the house hold and kitchen furniture, all the oats and corn on hand an five of the chair to *** belonging to me this is to be set apart for Fanney Robinsons support during her widowhood or if in case she should not marry again it is hers during her lifetime, further I direct my Executors to buy in a sufficient supply of coffee and salt and sugar for the present year of 1856.
Forthly I in par*** appoint my Executors here after mentioned to make *** on of all the property that I have heretofore given to Healon Hayse, and Malissa Hutchens and James Robinson and that they stand charged with it as so much received of my Estate as the heirs of mine.
Fifthly that all the remainder of my property be sold by my Executors and that after the above mentioned debts and demands be paid then the remainder be equally divided among my heirs to wit namely, Healen Hayse, and Malissa Hutchens and James Robinson and Elizabeth Robinson and Mary Robinson, and Francis Robinson.
Sixthly that my Executors take in hand my notes to wit namely on note on Lancaster & Lee, for Fifty one dollars and 43 cents due the 20th of May 1856, with a credit of two dollars, the 29th of May 1856, and a note on Thomas Hunt for one hundred and ten dollars, due the 25th of December, 1853 to be paid in Silver and one note on G. W. Hursis for sixteen dollars, due the 25the of December 1854, and Sixty two dollars, and fifty cents in money and also I authorize my Executors to take into hand at any time it may come to their knowledge any claims, that may belong to me.
Seventhly, that if my widow should marry again then the land and property that I have given to her during her widowhood. Shall **** fall into the hands of my Executors and be sold for the benefit and equal distribution among the heirs *** mentioned to wit Healon Hayse and Malissa Hutchens and James Robinson and Elizabeth Robinson and Mary Robinson and Francis Robinson.
Eighthly if she should remain a widow this property and Lands to be hers until her death and then fall into the hands of my Executors and be sold and equally divided among the heirs as before mentioned, Further this is to be my last will and testament waiving all defects none to be pleaded.
Lastly I do hereby ********** and appoint Ambrose Robinson and S. P. W. Maxwell my Executors in witness where of I have or do to this my will set my hand and seal this 1st day of September on thousand Eight hundred and fifty six.
State of Tennessee DeKalb County
To Ambrose Robinson of DeKalb County It appearing to the court that Jonas Robinson has died leaving a written will in which you are appointed Executor, which has been duly process in open court and you having given bond and qualified according to law and it having been ordained by the said court that letters testamentary is *** to give. The** *** therefore to impower you the said A Robinson to enter upon the Execution of said will and take into your possession all the property and to make the next court a purfect inventory therer of and make the collection of all debts and after paying all the just demands against the testaorien *** up the *** according to law you will pay over, and deliver the property and afftects that may remain in your hands and do all other things that may be required of you according to the possession of said will and the laws of the land.
Witness W G Isbell clerk at office the 6th day of October 1856 and the year of American Independence 51st
1524 Chateau Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30338
MY LINE OF DESCENT
Jonas Robinson(ca1795 - 1856) m. Fanny Hindsley (1806-1887)
James L Robinson (1834 - aft 1900) m. Margaret Maxwell (ca1841 - ?)
Maggie Bell Robinson (1879 - 1968) m. F. W. Nixon (1875-1965)
Johnnie C. Nixon (1907-1987) m. Gwendolyne Foy (1917-1976)
Arlene Nixon m. John Krueger
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