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Re: Sabra Castner 1777
Posted by: Keith E. Norris Date: September 12, 2000 at 02:52:33
In Reply to: Sabra Castner 1777 by Melanie Costner Snyder of 327


I found this on the Blount Co, TN USGEN Page under Wills that I thought you'd find interesting and may help clear up this culprit. I believe with NO DOUBT that they are not directly connected to our NC branch but are from VA and possibly from the NJ branch of COSNER's.


In the name of God Amen.

I, Jacob Casner, planter and miller of the County of Blount and State of Tennessee being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and disposing memory thanks be given unto almighty God for the same. Now calling into mind the mortality of my body and being sensible that a dissolution is fast approaching do therefore make and ordain this instrument of writing to be my last will and testament revoking all others which may have been heretofore so written. Now as respects such earthly estate as it has been pleased God to bless me with in this life, I give and bequeath and do hereby dispose of the same in the manner, form, and substance as follows, Viz.

First of all my will is that all my personal property of every kind be sold by my executors herein mentioned to the best advantage either private or public as they may deem best and most advisable, immediately after my death, nd the money arising from the sale thereof to be used for the payments of all my just debts and legacies, and the residue of the money if any remains my will is that it be reserved and used in deeding a tract of land herein mentioned.

Second, I give and bequeath to my grandchildren which are now or may here after be born to my daughter Nancy Snider, all the land belonging to me of the tract of land where I now live including the mill and all the low grounds and water as high up the creek as Bains live, by estimation twenty acres more or less, for the purpose of supporting them together until the youngest child arrives at the age of twenty one years, and at that time I allow all the land, mill, and everything appertaining thereto to be sold by my executors or their successors to the best advantage and equally divided amongst the children of my daughter Nancy Snider as afore said to be to them their heirs and assigns forever, and my will is also that my wife SARAH CASNER together with my daughter Nancy Snider and my son-in-law Thomas Snider shall have their support on the above mentioned premises for the above mentioned time; and provided that my wife SARAH CASNER does not cease to live on the above mentioned premises I shall make no further provision for her in any way whatever and furthermore if my Legatees does all agree among themselves so as to make a settlement without selling the land so that all of them will be satisfied I allow them to do so. Each being entitled to share and share alike either from the money arising from the sale of the premises or an equal interest in the premises or profits arising therefrom to be adjusted among themselves if they all agree yet my will be that my executors herein mentioned settle that matter agreeable to the interest of this will.

Third, and as I have a number of OTHER CHILDREN which was BORN OF MY WIFE SARAH CASNER who had not yet been mentioned in this will because I have long since given them all that I intended to give them and more to each individual that I am able to give in this will to those legatees herein mentioned who have received nothing heretofore of me. Nevertheless as a testimony of my esteem and regard for my children I give and bequeath to each of them twenty five cents, Viz. to Polly Brown, Sarah Tucker, Betsy Cline, SEBBA
ROBINSON, Isaac Casner, Jacob Casner, and Peggy Mathews the twenty five cents to be paid out of the money arising from the sale of my personal property as afore said and if they or either of them refuse to receive the twenty five cents it will remain for purposes before mentioned and applied to that use which is for the purpose of deeding the above mentioned land of seventy acres more or less including the mill.

Fourth and last, I nominate constitute and appoint my trusty friends Johnston Jones, Aaron Hackney both of the County of Blount and State of Tennessee as afore mentioned as executors of this my last will and testament.
In testament whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 9th day of August in the year of the Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty four and of the Independence of the United States of America the forty eighth.

Jacob X Casner

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of

John P. Thomson
Caty X Snider
Clansy X Webb
John Glass
John W. Wilson

I wonder if our ancestor, Sabra Robinson [called "Sebba" in the will] ever collected her 25 cents!

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