Posted By:Gloria J. Tune
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Subject:Jesse Sampson-Smith County, Tennessee Will
Post Date:February 28, 2012 at 20:29:48
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Jesse Sampson married Elizabeth "Betsey" Tune, daughter of Travis and Francis Tune of Halifax, Virginia on 30 Dec 1795 in Halifax County, Virginia.

Will of Jesse Sampson
Transcribed by Gloria J. Tune
28 February 2012

Tennessee Probate Court Books,1795-1927
Smith County Wills, 1809-1816, Volume 2, pages 45-46
08 November 1814

In the name of God Amen
I Jesse Sampson of the State of Tennessee being in tolerable health and of sound mind and memory thanks be to god. Calling to mind the mortality of the body knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make this my last will and Testament, that is to say principally and of all I give and recommend my Soul into the hands of the Almighty God that gave it, and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian order at the discretion of my friends, not doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive whatever the Lord shall appoint for me to receive, and tutching such worldly estate as it pleases God to bless me with in this life after all my just debts and funeral expences being paid I give dismiss and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.

First I give to my beloved wife Betsey Samsom the tract of Land that I now possess with the farm, the plantation tools, household furniture, all the stock of every kind, that I now possess, for the purpose of her support and the support of my loveing children during her life or widowhood, and after her death or marriage to be equally divided among all my loveing children, this the 8th day of November one thousand eight hundred fourteen.

Jeasea Samson

Test
Thos. Snoddy
John Lawson
John Crews

State of Tennessee
Smith County May Term 1815

Then the within Last Will and Testament of Jesse Sampson was produced in open Court and the due Executors thereof proved by the oaths of John Lawson and John Crews witness thereto an motion ordered to be recorded and on motion John Crews was appointed administrator agreeable to the Will who qualified.

Test
Robert Allen Clk



Tennessee Probate Court Books 1795-1927
Smith County Wills 1809-1816
Volume 2, pages 55-56
Inventory
The inventory shows, along with the usual household and farm items, that Jesse owned 50 acres of land.

John Crews was Administrator of the estate, and inventory was presented to Court May term 1815.

Tennessee Probate Court Books 1795-1927
Smith County Wills 1809-1816
Volume 2, page 86
Estate Sale
Presented to Court August term 1815

May 1815
Names listed on the estate sale: Elizabeth Samson; James Cooper; Taylor Whitley
Produced in open court and ordered to be recorded August term 1815

Tennessee Probate Court Books 1795-1927
Smith County Wills 1809-1816
Volume 2, pages 91-92
Court record for one year's support to widow and children of Jesse Sampson.

Children's names taken from this record...
Smith County Tennessee Deed Books 1800-1835
William Sampson, Smith Sampson and Travis Sampson to James Pope a tract of land belonging to the heirs of Jesse Sampson. April 1, 18?? (page 67) Deed Book K

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