Last Will and Testament of John Hoggatt
The Will of John Hoggatt
To my beloved wife Dianna Hoggart my large gray mare and colt and my bay horse, also all my household and kitchen furniture of all kind. To my daughter, Rhoda Clopton in addition to what I have previously given her, 37 acres of land lying in Franklin County, Tennessee at the mouth of Cove Spring Creek, also 10 acres of land lying in Lincoln County, Tennessee near the tract known by the name of Cantrell Tract, said 10 acres was bought of Josiah Riley, also a small part of my 1000 acre tract in Lincoln County, Tennessee on Elk River, the number of acres not known, the part given and attended to is the north east corner separated from the main tract by Elk River and lies near Mr. Reaves. Also to my daughter Rhoda Clopton two bonds on William P. Anderson, one binding him to make a warrant deed to 165 acres near my 1000 acre tract dated 22 Nov 1820. The other for $758.04 to be paid in land in Lincoln County dated 20 Feb 1821. To my daughter Rhoda Clopton two negroes John and George.
To my son James W. Hoggatt, in addition to what I have already given him, a negro boy Ben. To my youngest son John H. Hoggatt, in addition to what I have already given him, six negroes.
I give unto my wife's three nephews George Sandifer, John B. Sandifer and Abraham Sandifer 200 acres of land lying in Franklin County, Tennessee on waters of Rock Creek which land, may at the request of George Sandifer at the time he becomes of age, be sold and one third of the money given to said George and the remaining part to be equally divided between John B. and Abraham. To my wife's two nieces Ann Jane Sandifer and Mary Ann Sandifer each a small negro girl. The remaining part of my 1000 acre tract in Lincoln County supposed to be about 700 acres after laying off what is sold to James Forsythe and the part given to my daughter Rhoda Clopton I give to my two sons Abraham S. Hoggatt and James W. Hoggatt equally divided. At the death or marriage of my wife, the estate to be equally divided among my children. I appoint Abraham S. Hoggatt, James W. Hoggatt and John H. Hoggatt, executors. This 22 July 1824.
Wit: Thomas Harding, William McMurry and John C. Hall. Oct Term 1824
*From Davidson County Tennessee Wills & Inventories, Vol. 2 (1816-1830) compiled by Helen C. & Timothy R. Marsh 1989
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