Will of William Scarbrough, Sen In the name of God I William Scarbrough Senior of the county of Anderson and the state of Tennessee, being weak in body but of Sound memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament. Hereby revoking all former wills. In the first place I recommend my Soul to Almighty God and my body to be directly com mitted to the earth. Secondly, It is my wish and command that all Deeds of lands hereafter made by me to my respective children together with all reasonable property whatsoever which I have from time to given to them be hereby confirmed to them now and hereafter reconciled by law or otherwise. In the next place all the property that I am now proffitted with I require may be sold on a reasonable credit and the proceed thereof to be equally divided amongst my children. In writing whereof I have hereunto Let my hand and Seal this 4th day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred and thirty. Signed Sealed and > delivered in presence of > his Geo. Gordon > William x Scarbrough Henry Peters Sen. > mark Thomas Peters > I do moreover appoint as an appendage to the within mentioned Will Charles Y. Ali son and Nathan Crozier Esq. Executors of this my last Will & Testament. Witness my hand & seal this 4th day of June 1830. In presence of > > his Geo. Gordon > William x Scarbrough Henry Peters Sen. > mark Thomas Peters > State of Tennessee > Anderson County > ???? ??? 1830 I certify that the within Will was duly proven in open court by two of the Subscri bing witnesses thereto and ordered to be re corded. H.U. Barton, Esq. (?)
William Scarbrough Sr. was not my ancestor. He married Margaret Peters. She was the daughter of my fifth great grandfather Henry Peters Sr. The will was witnessed by Henry Peters Sr. and his son Thomas Peters who was my fourth great grandfather. Henry and Thomas were William Scarbrough's father-in-law and brother-in-law, respectively.
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