Will of Thomas Woodcock
*Contributed by Richard Woodcock
Last Will and Testament of Thomas Woodcock
Lebanon, Wilson County, TN
I Thomas Woodcock of Wilson County being affected in body but through the blessing of God retain my usual strength of mind and therefore subscribe to this my last will and testament. My will and desire is that all my property both real and personal with which I have been blessed shall be disposed of and is hereby freely by me given as follows:
To wit, my will and desire is that my beloved wife Mary Woodcock shall have all the property both real and personal of which I am now and possess during her natural life with the following exception. My will and desire is that Susannah Standifer shall have 5 Dollars and Martha Standifer 5 dollars and Jesse Woodcock 5 dollars and Sarah Woodcock 5 Dollars and James Standifer Woodcock 5 Dollars and my will and desire is that the 5 Dollars willed to my six children named above shall be raised out of such of my personal estates as my wife Mary Woodcock shall set apart which shall be sold on a credit of 12 months. My will and desire is that at the death of my wife May Woodcock my two sons Henry Woodcock and William Woodcock shall have jointly my real estates or land and all the personal property that my wife Mary Woodcock may then have and my will and desire is that James Woodcock above mentioned shall have my 3 year old colt and that Abraham Woodcock above mentioned shall have my 2 year old Bay colt and my will is that Sarah Woodcock above mentioned shall own bed and furniture and my will and desire that Abraham Woodcock and Mary Woodcock shall execute this my last will and testament. In whereas, whereof, I have this 21st day of December 1821, subscribed my name and office.
Test: Burchett Douglass, John Williams, George White
Descendants of Thomas Woodcock
Generation No. 1
1. THOMAS1 WOODCOCK died Aft. 1821 in Wilson Co., TN. He married MARY STANDEFER July 03, 1786 in Franklin Co, VA, daughter of ISRAEL STANDIFER and SUSANNAH HEARD.
Notes for THOMAS WOODCOCK:
Thomas Woodcock and Amos Griffith were on Indian agent Meigs' list of whites below the line in Seguatchie Valley, Marion Co on Indian land with no permit, 22 Apr 1809. His will, 24 Dec 1821, Wilson Co, TN, lists wife and 6 children, Mary, Susannah Standifer, Martha Standifer, James, Sarah, and James Standifer, and William Woodcock.
1820 Wilson County Census, p. 75; January 21, 1820, Lebanon, Wilson Co., TN:
Males: -10 (1); 10-16 (2); 18-26 (1); 45+ (1)
Females: 16-26 (2); 45+ (1)
Children of THOMAS WOODCOCK and MARY STANDIFER are:
i. MARY2 WOODCOCK.
ii. SUSANNAH WOODCOCK m. STANDIFER
iii. MARTHA WOODCOCK m. STANDIFER
Notes for MARTHA WOODCOCK:
This may be the Martha Woodcook who married John Standford (Standifer) on August 28, 1816 in Wilson Co. TN. He was the son of John, son of Skelton, son of Israel. (Per Archibald Standifer's letter - See Letters Section)
iv. JAMES WOODCOCK.
v. SARAH WOODCOCK.
vi. JAMES STANDIFER WOODCOCK. * Step-Son
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