Will of Solon Borland
John Gilliam was connected to the Turney, Gilliam, and Eoff families of Boone and Carroll Co. so many of his
descendants still live in northwest Arkansas.
The Last Will and Testament of
John Gilliam (1745 - 1836)
(Contributed by Mary Turney Miller, one of his descendants.)
In the name of God Amen I John Gilliam of the State of Tennessee and County of Franklin being in low health
but in perfect sense and memory.Thanks be to God for his mercies and calling to mind the mortality of my body
and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament in the
manner and form following (viz) I leave my Soul to Almighty God that gave it hoping through the merits of my
Blessed Savior to Inherit everlasting life and my body to be buried in a decent manner at the discretion of my
Executors hereafter mentioned and as to all my worldly goods that it has pleased God to give me I leave in the
manner and form following. My will is that all my just debts be paid and satisfied and then I give to my son John
three hundred dollars to be raised out of my estate and then I give to my son Hinchea my negro man David and
also Joel and then I give to the heirs of Thomas Gilliam three acres of land around their house as she chooses
and my boy reason equally divided and then I give to my son Lemuel my negro boy Wily and then I give to
Nancy Turney and the heir of her body my girl Isbel and I give to Polly Turney and the heirs of her body my
negro girl Rachel and then I give to Frances De Loach and the heirs of her body Luck and Stephen and then I
give to Avery Snider fifty dollars to be raised out of my estate and then I give to the heirs of Temperance Clepper
my negroes John sometimes called Onck and I also farther give my son Lemuel my negro girl Caty and her child
now at the breast and notes their worth six hundred Dollars and Lemuel must pay each of the heirs an equal part
of said six hundred Dollars retaining his own part John Gilliam and Avery Snider excepted and then I give to my
son Hinchey my negro Bo Bill at six hundred Dollars which must be divided among the heirs as equally as
above stated John and Caty excepted and then my desire is that all my land except three acres around the house
of Elizabeth Gilliam hereses cattle stock of all kind and household furniture and farming tools be sold at public
auction and such money equally divided among the above named Hinchea and the heirs of Thos. Gilliam,
Lemuel, Nancy and Polly Turney heirs, Frances De Loach and her heirs, Temperance Clepper and her heirs and I
do hereby constitute and appoint my son Lemuel Gilliam and Jacob Turney Executors of this my last will and
testament revoking disavowing all wills by me heretofore made, allowing ratifying and confirming this to be my
Last Will and testament.
John Gilliam (Seal)
Signed sealed and pronounced in presence of
John A. Johnson
George A. Brock
I John Gilliam yet surviving and being in perfect mind and memory it is my will that this codicil be affixed to my
former will(viz) that twenty five yards square be laid off and reserved for a burying yard on the tract of Land
heretofore disposed of by me in my former will to be laid off near a walnut tree including Thomas Gilliam's
grave This codicil acknowledged signed and sealed in the presence of us the 17th day of Aug 1825.
John A. Johnson
Abstract of Will of Ambrose Timmons
"Abstracts of Wills Lincoln Co.,TN,1810 - 1895" ,H.C. and T.R. Marsh 1977, Marsh Publications 912 Shelbyview Dr.
AMBROSE TIMMONS. Wife Nancy Timmons. Children: John, William, Mary Caldwell, Martha Ann Buchanan, Elizabeth,
Abigail,wife of Issad Turney, Charles W. and Thomas Timmons. 3 Grandchildren: Ambrose T., Nancy and Rebecca Turney the
children of my daughter Amanda Turney and Jacob B. Turney. He had land about 2 miles west of Fayetteville on both sides of the
road leading to Pulaski. Executor: (blank) Signed: Jan. 2, 1845. Witness: BW.D. Carty, W. Bonner, R.E. Neeld and J. Clark,Jr.
Codicil: Signed: Aug 22,1847. Proven at Sept Term 1847
Father of Jacob B. Turney,Jr.'s first wife, Amanda
THE WILL OF ALFRED NELSON (Deceased)
Will Book A, Page 316, Boone County, Arkansas
State of Arkansas
County of Boone
In the name of God Amen: I Alfred Nelson of the County and State aforesaid, being of sound mind and memory, and considering the uncertainty of this
frail and transitory life, do therefore make, ordain, publish and declare this to be my last will and Testament. That is to say first after all my lawful debts
are paid and discharged, the residue of my estate Real and Personal I give, bequeath and dispose of as follows, to wit.
All of my household & kitchen furniture to my daughter Isabell, also one Bay poney mare also all of my hogs but three which three only son William
is to have, also one cow and calf, one yearling, all of the above named property to my daughter Isabell, with the exception of the three named hogs to
my son William,
I also bequeath to my daughter Margaret one mare poney of a yellow color, also one cow and calf, one mule colt to my daughter Matilda, one old wagon
and all my farming utensils I bequeath to my son William.
I want my farm that I now live on and all the lands that I have to be sold at my death, the proceeds to be equally divided between my lawful heirs with
this exception. I want my son William to have twenty dollars more than the remainder of my children each child having share and share alike. Likewise I
make constitute and appoint my sons William and Newton to be my executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by
In witness hereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal this the 22nd day of June A. D. 1872.
Alfred Nelson [seal]
The above written instrument was subscribed by the said Alfred Nelson in our presence and acknowledged by him to each of us, and he at the same time
published and the above instrument so subscribed to be his last will and testament and we at the testator's request and in his presence have signed our
names as witnesses hereto and written opposite our names our respective places of residence.
F. G. Wilburn, Boone County
W. A. Lowrey, Newton County
State of Arkansas
County of Boone
Personally appeared before me __ B. Crump County and ex officio Probate Clerk of said County. F. G. Wilburn and W. A. Lowrey who being duly
sworn say that Alfred Nelson (now deceased) subscribed the foregoing will in the presence of each of the deponents who are subscribing witnesses to said
will and that the said Alfred Nelson declared the instrument so subscribed to be his last will and testament and that we signed our hands thereto at the
request of the testator.
F. G. Wilburn
W. A. Lowrey
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6th day of August 1872.
__ B. Crump Clerk of Boone County, Arkansas
State of Arkansas
County of Boone
To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come Greeting. Know ye that the last will of Alfred Nelson deceased hath in due form of law been exhibited
proved and recorded in the office of the County Clerk for Boone County, a copy of which is hereto annexed, and in as much as it appears that William
Nelson & Newton Nelson has been appointed Executors in and by the said last will to execute the same, and to the end that the property of the testator
may be preserved for those who shall appear to have a legal right or interest therein. and that the said last will may be executed according to the request
of the testator, we do hereby authorize them the said William Nelson & Newton Nelson as such Executor to collect and secure all and singular the goods
and chattels, rights and credits, which were of the said Alfred Nelson at the time of his death in whosoevers possession the same may be found, and to
perform and fulfill all such duties as may be enjoined upon them by said will, so far as there shall be property, and the law charges them and in general
to do and perform all other things which now are, or here afar may, require of them by law.
In testimony where of, I __ B. Crump, Clerk of the Probate Court in the aforesaid county of Boone have hereunto signed my name and affixed the seal
of said court at office in Harrison this 10th day of August, A. D. 1872
__ B. Crump Clerk.
Transcribed by Ernest E. Hunt IV
February 21, 1999
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