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New on the Wills page is the following index to the book Estate Settlements in Blount County, Tennessee Naming Heirs.  This book by Albert W. Dockter contains extracts from

  • Execution Book, II, Chancery Court  Feb 1872-Feb 1893
  • Execution Book, II, Chancery Court Apr 1893-Feb 1915
  • Workbook of James A. Greer, Clerk and Master Chancery Court 1885-1890

If this is of interest, you can order the book from the Blount County Genealogical Society for $16.  Ordering information is located on their website.

If you are unable to purchase the book, check with a library that holds it for their policies on providing photocopies of specific pages.
Index to Estate Settlements BlountCounty, Tennessee

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Will Abstract: Joseph Bogle

Date of Will: 12 Jun 1849
Sons:  Andrew, Hiram, Hugh, William G., 
Daughters: Mary L. Bogle, Elizabeth C. Henderson, Loaria Bogle
Grandson:  Joseph (son of William G. Bogle)
Other names mentioned:  Jesse Debyer, Robert Pickens,  Joseph Henderson (son of William Henderson), Isaac A. Murphy,  James Jefferied

Source: [snippet from  Moore, John Trotwood. Records of Blount County, Tennessee, Wills. [Nashville, Tenn.?]: Works Progress Administration, 1937.]

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Date of Will: 3 Jul 1842
Son:  James Bradbury
Witnesses: Lenuel Adams, Issim Blakenship

Source: [snippet from  Moore, John Trotwood. Records of Blount County, Tennessee, Wills. [Nashville, Tenn.?]: Works Progress Administration, 1937.]

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Will abstract of George Berry [snippet from  Moore, John Trotwood. Records of Blount County, Tennessee, Wills. [Nashville, Tenn.?]: Works Progress Administration, 1937.]

Date: 3 Jan 1829

Spouse:  Elizabeth Berry

Children:  Peggy Berry, Hetty Berry, Sally Berry, Ann Berry, Dallie Berry, Rebecca Cummings, Thomas Berry, Darkey Gamble, Ibby Berry

Grandchildren: Elizabeth Cummings, Isabella Cummings

Other names mentioned:  George B. Keys, John Lowery

Witnesses: A. Gamble, Wm. Henderson

 

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Will abstract of Robert Beaty [snippet from  Moore, John Trotwood. Records of Blount County, Tennessee, Wills. [Nashville, Tenn.?]: Works Progress Administration, 1937.]

Date: 25 Nov 1853

Spouse:  Sarah

Children:  John Brannum, William Brannum,

Witnesses:  D.R. Kennedy, George C. Griffits

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Will of Samuel Badgett

In the name of God Amen I Samuel Badgett of the County of Blount and State of Tennessee being of good health and of perfect mind and memory and knowing it is appointed once and for all men to die to make and ordain this my last will and testament disannualing all writings heretofore made by me as touching presents that is to say first I recommend my sould to God who gave it and desire that my body may be buried in a christian like manner.  And as touching such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bestowon me I give in manner and form following

  • Item I give unto my brother Abraham Badgett my negro man Wisley
  • Item I give unto my brother Russom Badgett my negro man David
  • Item I give unto my brother Burwell P.  Badgett my negro man Mathew
  • Item I give unto my brother James Badgett my negro man Lewis
  • Item I give unto my sister Rebecca Horn my negro woman Grace
  • Item I give unto my nephew Don Carlos my negro boy Andrew
  • Item I give unto Augusting S. Godfrey my land and plantation whereon I now live likewise I give unto him the said Augustine S. Godfrey my negro girl Mary together with all my stock of every kind also all my household and kitchen furniture I appoint my worthy brother Burwell F. Badgett Executor of this my last will and testament and also I appoint him to manage all the estate given to Augustine S. Godfrey in the way that he shall think is most advantageous to him until he shall arrive at the age of twenty one years as witness my hand and seal this fifteenth day of July in the year 1830

Test: William C. Carlos & Thomas Cal Burell

Samuel Badgett (Seal)

Source: Moore, John Trotwood. Records of Blount County, Tennessee, Wills. [Nashville, Tenn.?]: Works Progress Administration, 1937.]

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Will Abstract: Peter Bowerman

Date of will: 3 May 1835

Children: Henry Bowerman, Michael Bowerman, Jefferson Hoover Bowerman, Sallie Bowerman

Witnesses: Alexander Ish, Jacob Ligenfelter

 Source: Moore, John Trotwood. Records of Blount County, Tennessee, Wills. [Nashville, Tenn.?]: Works Progress Administration, 1937.

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