Searching for information of Martin Hall- it is believed he is the Martin Hall in Smith County, TN as mentioned in the following will. Any help would be appreciated.
Portion of the will of Walter Rand, Wake County, North Carolina, Record Book #11 Wills, Inventories and Settlements of Estates 1812-1813
"In the name of God Amen: I, Walter Rand of the County of Wake and State of North Carolina, being weak of body but of perfect mind and memory, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in the following manner...........*pages and pages*.......
I further give unto my daughter Molsey at the expiration of my wife's widowhood one Negro man named Mial also one Negro woman named Silvia will all her increase to her and her heirs forever, and also my desire is that my executors sell the two yoke of steers that my son Nathaniel and my son Harrison claim as theirs and that the money arising therefrom be equally divided between them and applied towards their schooling and supporting of them, and also my desire is that all the perishable property belonging to me which is not necessary to be left on the plantation be sold and the money arising therefrom together with the money I have in my house be to discharge and pay my just debts, and the surplus, if any, I give to my daughter Molsey, and it is my further desire that all my perishable property lent my wife during her widowhood, at the expiration of the same, be sold together with all the increase that may arise from the stock and the money arising therefrom be equally divided between my four children (to wit) my two sons Nathaniel and Harison to them and their heirs forever, also my daughters Betsy and Molsey to them and their heirs forever.....
**** AND MY WILL AND DESIRE IS THAT THE LAND I PURCHASED OF MARTIN HALL LYING IN SMITH COUNTY AND STATE OF TENNESSEE WHICH DEED IS NOW IN THE HANDS OF WILLIAM DOUGLAS MY AGENT OF SUMNER COUNTY AND STATE AFORESAID FOR WHICH LAND THERE IS A SUIT COMMENCED IN FEDERAL COURT IN THE TOWN OF NASHVILLE AND STATE AFORESAID AGAINST THE HEIRS OF WILLIAM SANDERS DECD., THAT IF THE SAID LAND BE RECOVERED OR ANY PART THEREOF THAT THE SAME BE SOLD AND THE MONEY ARISING THEREFROM BE EQUALLY DIVIDED AGAINST MY CHILDREN AND THEIR HEIRS FOREVER.****
If anyone has any information please contact me. It would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you considerably,
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