Wills of William and Nancy Townsend Walker of Benton County, Tennessee

I've just added the wills of my 5th great-grandparents, William W. Walker (abt. 1780-abt. 1840) and his wife Nancy Townsend Walker (1785-abt. 1850) to my tree. William and Nancy were both born in Virginia, probably in or near Frederick county. This is at the northern tip of the state around Winchester, right on the Great … Continue reading Wills of William and Nancy Townsend Walker of Benton County, Tennessee

Will of William Hobbs of Wake County, North Carolina, 27 May 1788

William Hobbs was my 5th great grandfather on the Cole side. The John Cole mentioned in this will is another 5th great grandfather: his son Loyd married Hobb's daughter, Betsy, and moved to Benton County, Tennessee to found an enormous clan of Coles. I've left the original spelling in this will because it shows how … Continue reading Will of William Hobbs of Wake County, North Carolina, 27 May 1788

Will of John Cole of Wake County, North Carolina, 6 August 1803

State of North Carolina, Wake County, August 6, 1803 In the name of God Amen, I John Cole Sen. Of Wake County and State of North Carolina being in sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be God do this sixth day of August in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight Hundred and three. Make and publish … Continue reading Will of John Cole of Wake County, North Carolina, 6 August 1803