Will of Shadrick H. Cole 1870
submitted by Stephanie Carson Feldman
Transcribed by descendant, from a photocopy of the original. I have more
information on this family and would like to hear from descendants. Shadrick
COLE was born in Wake County, NC and married second, Nancy GOODWIN there. Some
of his children stayed in Gibson County and others moved to Texas.
Gibson County Court August Term 1870
Shadrick H Cole's Will
In the name of God amen, I Shadrick H COLE of the County of Gibson and state of
Tennessee, of the age sixty-six years, and being of sound mind and memory do
make publish and decree this my last will and testament in manner following that
is to say
-First, that all my past debts shall be liquidated.
-Second, I give and bequeath to my wife Nancy G COLE one sixth of all my real
and personal estate, and I further bequeath enough of the necessaries of life to
maintain her for twelve months according to law.
-Third, I give and bequeath and devise to my daughter Susan Oliver, now Susan
RICHARDSON, one sixth of all my real and personal estate.
-Fourth, I give and devise to my daughter Sophronia Paralee, now the wife of J.
M. DAVIS one sixth of all my real and personal estate.
-Fifth, I give and bequeath to my daughter Emily Frances, now the wife of Robert
DODSON, one sixth of my real and personal estate.
-Sixth, I give and devise to my son James Monroe COLE one sixth of all my real
and personal estate.
-Seventh, I give and devise to my son Rufus H COLE one sixth of my real and
-Eighth, I give and devise to my daughter Martha Ann widow of John C FOSTER the
sum of five dollars with that part heretofore set off for her.
-Ninth, I give and devise to my daughter Sarah Jane, the wife of James EDWARDS,
the sum of five dollars with that portion heretofore set apart for her.
-Tenth, the sum of five dollars to each of my daughters, Martha Ann Foster and
Sarah Jane Edwards, shall be deducted from the sixth portion of the several
legateas, and paid over to them.
-Lastly, I do hereby nominate and appoint Robert J Dodson to be executor of this
my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me wridden? -- In
witness whereof, I have hereonto set my hand and seal, this 11th day of December
in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty seven. S H Cole
The above instrument consisting of one sheet was at the date thereof signed
sealed published and didar?ed by the said Shadrack H Cole, as aull? for his last
will and testament, in presence of us, who, at his request, and in his presence
and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses thento
Thomas Harris, Residing in Gibson Co. Tenn Louis Levay? " " " " "