RENFRO, William (1830)

THE WILL OF WILLIAM RENFRO 1734 – 1830

Maury County, Tennessee

 

I William Renfro Senr do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form of order following.

First I give and bequeath unto my wife Jinny Renfro as much of the farm whereon I now live as she may choose to cultivate. All my negros to wit Gham and Edy with all her offspring and all my household and kitchen furniture all my cows hogs and one-half of my sheep. I likewise five to my said wife my wagon and gears, my gray horse called Jack and my black horse the above named property and singular to her and during her life or widowhood. 

Secondly I give to my sons John Renfro, Jesse Renfro and Moses Renfro one dollar each. I also give to my Daughters Lidde Harris, Nancy Kenedy and Jinny Simians one dollar each. 

Thirdly I give to my son—William Renfro the tract of land whereon I now live to be his after the death of my wife Jinny. All the above negros (except a girl called Lucinda) and haft my sheep to him and his heirs forever. 

Forthly I give unto my grandson James Shelburne Renfro one negro girl called Lucinda at my wife’s death to him and his heirs forever. 

And Fifthly I nominate my wife Jinny Renfro executress to execute my last will and testament. In witness whereof this ninth day of August in the year of our Lord 1825.

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Signed: William X Renfro

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Done in Presence of

 

John Hatchell

John Kerr

William Renfro Will Recorded 30th November 1830


 Source: Joan Renfrow 


Maury County Archives

Director, Bob Duncan
Archivist, Michelle Cannon

201 East 6th St.
Columbia, TN 38401.
The phone number is 931-375-1501
What is available at the Archives?

*County Map of 1878 for Maury Co. (this map has the names of individuals and where they lived in the county)

*Marriage Records (Originals starting 1808 to 1950)

*Wills (from 1807 to 1950)

*Estate Settlements and Chancery Court Cases (from 1807)

*Microfilmed copies of The Daily Herald

*Books that were originally at the Library (This is a very small sampling, the Archives has a large Genealogical Research Library named in honor of former county historian Jill Garrett)

History of Maury County, Tennessee, William Bruce Turner. Nashville, TN: The Parthenon Press, 1955.

Frank H. Smith’s History of Maury County, Tennessee, compiled by Maury County Historical Society, 1969. (Rich with stories of early Maury County families).

1880 Census – Tennessee, Transcription for Maury County, Byron and Barbara Sistler.

Confederate Soldiers and Patriots of Maury County, Tennessee, Jill K. Garrett, editor. Columbia, TN: Captain James Madison Sparkman Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1970.

War of 1812 Soldiers of Maury County, Tennessee, Jill K. Garrett, Ed. Columbia, TN: Bicentennial Publication of Jane Knox Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.

Marriages of Maury County, Tennessee, 1808-1852, compiled by Edythe Rucker Whitley. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1982.

The Civil War in Maury County, Tennessee, Jill K. Garrett and Marise P. Lightfoot, 1966.

Maury County, Tennessee, A Genealogical Abstract of Minute Books 2A and 3, June 1813 – November 1816, Carol Wells. Nacogdoches, Texas: Ericson Books, 1988.

Maury County, Tennessee Cemeteries, Vol. 1, compiled by Fred Lee Hawkins, Jr., Columbia, TN, 1989.

A History of Mount Pleasant, Especially, and the Western Part of Maury County, Generally, by N.W. Jones. Nashville, TN: McQuiddy Printing Co., 1903. (Maury County Historical Society, 1989).

The History of Hunter Meetinghouse and Its Cemetery Records, Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee, compiled by Sara Tom McKennon and Deane Kennedy Hendrix, 1983.

Maury County Wills and Settlements, 1807-24 and 1820 Census, compiled by Jill K. Garrett and Marise P. Lightfoot.

Maury County, Tennessee Newspapers (Abstracts) 1810-1844, compiled by Jill K. Garrett.

Maury County, Tennessee Chancery Court Records 1810-1860, Vol. 1, compiled by Jill K. Garrett and Marise P. Lightfoot.

Maury County, Tennessee Chancery Court Minutes, Vol. 2, 1829-1838, prepared by Mrs. Annie Hackney, et al.

Maury County, Tennessee, A Genealogical Abstract of Minutes Books, Carol Wells. Erickson Books.

Ancestor Charts, A Bicentennial Project of the Home Demonstration Club of Maury County, Tennessee, Esta Cole.

Century Review of Maury County, Tennessee 1807-1907, Reprinted by Maury County Historical Society.

Historic Maury County in Pictures. ed. Marise Parrish Lightfoot. Maury County Historical Society, Columbia, Tennessee, 1966.

They Passed This Way, Maury County, Tennessee Cemetery Records, Marise P. Lightfoot and Evelyn B. Shackelford, 1964.

Maury County Neighbors, Records of Giles, Lewis and Marshall Counties, Tennessee, Marise P. Lightfoot and Evelyn B. Shackelford. Mt. Pleasant, 1967.

Let The Drums Roll, Veterans and Patriots of the Revolutionary War Who Settled in Maury County, Tennessee, Marise Parrish Lightfoot. Bicentennial Publication of the Maury County Historical Society.

The Civil War in Maury County, Tennessee, Jill K. Garrett and Marise P. Lightfoot, 1966.

Historical Sketch of Maury County, Read at the Centennial Celebration in Columbia, Tennessee, July 4th, 1876, by William Stuart Fleming. Columbia, Tennessee: The Excelsior Printing Office, 1876.

Churches of Maury County, Tennessee, Prior to 1860. Tennessee Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1980.

Family Register of Zion Presbyterian Church, established 1805-06, Columbia, Tennessee, by members from Bethel Presbyterian Church, Williamstown District, SC. (Copied from the microfilm by William Pittman)

Maury County, Tennessee Deeds and Abstracts, Vol. 1, Books A,B, and C. Virginia W. Alexander and Rose H. Priest, 1965 and Maury County, Tennessee Deed Abstracts, Books D, E, and F. Virginia W. Alexander.

Maury County, Tennessee Marriage Records 1807-1837, Virginia W. Alexander and Rose H. Priest.

Maury County, Tennessee Marriage Records 1838-1852, Virginia W. Alexander and Jill K. Garrett

There are many other items available at the Archives!!!