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 Joseph Townsend of Perry County, Tennessee, 25 August 1843

Joseph Townsend was my 4th great-grandfather. He was born in Virginia, moved to Overton County, Tennessee where he was granted 320 acres on the Roaring River in 1814. By 1835, he had moved to Carroll County, Tennessee where he died about 1843, aged at least ninety. ¬†This will is interesting in that it mentions that … Continue reading Will of Joseph Townsend of Perry County, Tennessee, 25 August 1843