Blount County, Tennessee Will Book #1

By WPA Workers **
242 Pages, 8.5"x11", Full Name Index, Perfect Bound, TN-0903, $35.00

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If the surname you are researching is listed below, you might have struck the proverbial genealogical "pot-of-gold. This publication contains the COMPLETE text of wills registered in Blount County from 1799-1858 as compiled by WPA Workers **.

Along with the actual will, you will find names of children, spouses, brothers, sisters, aunts, nephews, slaves, aunts, uncles, and friends. No changes have been made ... the wills read exactly as written and bring you back to a different era of forethought, understanding, and love.

** WPA Workers
During the Great Depression in the early 1900s, many Americans were given a "job" by the United States Government to support their family. One such "job" was transcribing early court, family, Bible, and cemetery records as well as other local records. Original versions were typed on onion skin paper with "x" number of carbon copies. Although the State Archives owns the vast majority of 'first' or typed copy, carbons have circulated for years but are now scattered. Often the typing is not the best and is difficult to read but these valuable records still constitute one of the best sources of information for Tennessee Counties. In many cases, these are all that remain of the original as many county records have been lost. WPA records are generally full text transcription: much larger in scope than an abstraction or summary.

Sample Excerpt

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 for all men to die do make and ordain this my last will and Testament disannulling all writings heretofore made by me as touching presents that is to say first I recommend my soul 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 bestow on me I give in manner and form following:

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 ((( continues ))).

The COMPLETE wills for the following individuals are contained in this publication:
Allen, Sarah
Anderson, Isaac
Anderson, James W
Armstrong, William
Badgett, Samuel
Beaty, Arthur
Beaty, Robert
Bell, George
Berry, George
Berry, Thomas
Black, John
Blackburn, Thomas
Blair, John
Boring, Joshua
Bogle, Andrew
Bogle, Elizabeth
Bogle, M.H.
Bogle, Joseph
Bogle, Samuel
Bowerman, Peter
Bowon, William
Boyd, William
Brannum, David P.
Brown, Elijah
Caldwell, David
Caldwell, Thomas
Cameron, Samuel
Carruthers, James
Cartright, Thomas
Carver, Cornelius
Carver, Thomas
Cawood, Moses
Chamberlain, Hannan
Chamberlain, Ninian
Chandler, Richard
Clark, James
Clark, Thomas
Cochran, James
Cochran, Paul
Cochran, Silas
Colter, Mary
Conner, James
Conner, Tarence
Cooper, Thomas
Cope, George
Costner, Jacob
Coulson, John
Coulter, John W.
Cowan, Andrew
Cox, Henry
Criswell, Samuel M.
Cummings, Andrew
Cummings, Elizabeth
Dummings, Elizabeth
Davidson, William
Davis, James
Davis, John
Davis, Phillip
Debusk, Elias
Delzell, John
Delzell, Mary
Delzell, William
Dickson, Robert
Dobson, Joseph
Duhn, David
Duncan, James
Duncan, John
Duncan, Joseph
Duncan, Margaret
Dunlap, Adam
Dunlap, James
Dunlap, William
Dyer, Jacob
Eagleton, W.W.
Eakon, William
Edmondson, Benjamin
Edmondson, William
Endsley, James
Ewing, George
Erving, John
Ewing, Margaret
Eagleton, David
Farmer, John
Ferguson, John
Frow, Archibald
Gamble, Moses
Garner, John
Gault, John
Gault, William
George, Samuel
Gillespie, John
Gillespie, William
Gillispie, Ann
Gillispie, John
Gillispie, William
Glass, Samuel
Goodlink, Michel
Goodlink, Samuel
Grant, John
Grear, Margaret
Greer, Arthur
Greer, Mastan G.
Hackney, Aaron
Hackney, Hugh
Hackney, Jane
Hackney, John
Haddin, George
Hair, Isaac
Hamil, John
Hammontree, James
Hammontree, John
Hanna, John
Hannum, Henry
Haul, Joel
Hamintree, William
Hammontree, Jeremiah
Henderson, Alexander
Henderson, Susannah
Henderson, William
Henry, Hugh
Henshaw, Uriah
Hitch, Archible
Hitch, Eleven
Hogg, James
Holloway, Billy
Holmes, James
Hook, Robert
Howard, George
Houston, James
Houston, John
Houston, William
Howard, Benj.
Hudgens, William
Hughes, Robert
Hughes, William
Hunter, Thomas
Jackson, John
James, Jessee
Jefferies, William
Johnson, Joseph
Johnston, Francis
Jones, Francis
Jones, Johnston
Jones, Joseph
Jones, M.H.
Jones, Thomas
Keeble, Mary
Keeble, William
Keen, Inoch
Kerby, James
Kerby, Richard
Kerr, Jesse
Kerr, Mary
Kerr, Polly
Kay, Peter
Kirkpatrick, Charles
Langford, James
Latherdale, Robert
Lewis, Thomas
Logan, Charles
Logan, David
Logan, James
Long, Henry
Love, Jane
Love, Robert
Love, Samuel
Lowry, Jane
Lyle, William G.
Macklin, William
Magee, John
Magers, Samuel
Malcom, Silas
Malcom, Alexander
Martin, Jesse
Martin, John
Martin, Josiah
Matison, Margaret
Maxwell, John
McAlister, John
McCallie, John
McCarry, Samuel
McCartee, Sarah
McChesney, Margaret
McClain, John
McClung, William
McClure, Holbert
McColm, Alexander
McConnell, Jacob
McConnell, James
McCurdy, Robert
McCulloch, John
McElwee, Margaret
McFaddin, Joseph
McGill, Robert
McKay, George
McLin, William
McMurry, Samuel
McReynolds, John
McReynolds, Joseph
McTeer, James
McTeer, Martin
McTeer, Robert
McTeer, William
Meagers, Samuel
Means, John
Means, William
Meer, George
Melson, Abraham
Mills, Benjamin
Mitchell, David
Montgomery, J.
Montgomery, James
Montgomery, Thomas
Morton, William
Murrin, Robert
Murry, Patrick
Myers, Phillip
Nicholson, John
Noblet, Thomas
Norton, Alexander
Norton, Nancy
Norwood, John
Orr, Joseph
Orr, Robert
Owens, David
Paxton, John
Pesterfield, Henry
Pickens, John
Plumlee, Stephen
Rankin, John
Ransbarger, Nancy
Ray, William Hamilton
Reeves, Elizabeth
Rider, John
Roddy, James
Rogers, Shadrach
Rogers, Willeby
Russom, John
Scott, Robert
Scott, William
Shanks, Holden
Shaw, Francis
Simerly, John
Simmons, William
Singleton, John
Singleton, Rebecca
Smith, Jacob
Smith, John
Smith, Winefred
Smitzer, Peter
Snider, Peter
Sterling, Margaret
Sterling, Robert
Stewart, Alexander
Taylor, James
Tedford, George
Tedford, John
Teel, Henry
Tharp, Joshua
Thomas, Jacob
Thompson, Andrew
Thompson, David
Thompson, John
Thompson, Robert L.
Tipton, Mashac
Tipton, William
Torbet, Samuel
Townsley, George
Trice, James
Trundle, James
Tuck, Susannah
Tulloch, Manges
Turk, Thomas
Vance, David
Vineyard, Tabler
Walker, William
Wallace, Abraham
Wallace, Jesse
Wallace, Mathew
Wallace, Samuel
Wallace, William
Warren, Henry
Warren, Robert
Wear, James
Wear, Jonathan
Wear, Joseph
Wear, Margaret
Wear, Samuel
Webb, Merry
Wear, Thomas
Wetzell, Elizabeth
Wheeler, Jesse
White, Ann
White, David
White, Gordon
White, John
White, William
Whittenburge, Henry
Williams, David
Williams, John
Williams, Richard
Wiggins, Michael
Wilson, Alexander
Wilson, Robert
Wilson, Joseph
Witherspoon, James
Woods, John
Worsham, Allison
Wyly, James

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