Location: Roane County, Tennessee
Text of will
Will of Benjamin F Breazeale Apr Term 1850 In the Name of God Amen! I, Benjamin Franklin Breazeale of the State of Tennessee in the County of Roane being, in sound mind & memory thanks be given to God for his mercy, and calling into mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament. That is to say principally and first of all I give and recommit my soul into the hand of that holy God who give it and my body I recommit to the earth to he buried in a decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executor nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same. by the merciful and almighty power or God. and touching such: a wordly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give devise, & dispose of the same in the following manner & form, First, I give and bequeath to my son Henry Willis Breazeale all my lands, plantation & premises including the plantation where I now live, and all my other lands according to the several deeds of conveyance for the same as the title therefore will more fully show& further it is my will that all my other property of any kind be sold & put to interest & that my executors, or executor do pay an equal part of the same to the lawful heirs of Owen Gentry & Patsy Gentry his wife& also the lawful heirs of Charles Bogart & his wife as said heirs come of age further I do give and bequeath to Owen Gentry & Patsy his wife five dollars & to Charles Bogart his wife five dollars to Thomas Dawson & his wife and also five dollars to Robert Davis & his wife & this I do certify and confirm as my last will & testament for the execution& the performance thereof I do appoint my true & trusted friends Joseph Rhea and Henry Bogart as my executors.
An accounting by the executor is recorded in Book E, page 426, the December term of court 1853 as follows:
Be it remembered that on this 28th day of 9 November 1853, Personally appeared before me Austin L. Greene, Clerk of the County Court of said County, Elijah W. Breazeale administrator with the will annexed of the estate of Benjamin F. Breazeale deceased; and made the following return and settlement to wit From the inventory of said of personal estate returned at July term 1850 of Roane County court said administrator is chargeable as per said return this sum S353.39. The inventory of debts reported at same term returned all bad he still reports that he has not been able to collect any portion of them consequently they are not taken into this account of settlement
People named in will
- Henry Willis Breazeale: Son
- Owen Gentry: Friend
- Patsy Gentry: Friend, wife of Owen
- Charles Bogart: Friend and executor
- Thomas Dawson: Friend
- Robert David: Friend
- Joseph Rhea: Friend
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