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Henry Darr Will
Posted by: Virginia Crilley (ID *****9493) Date: January 30, 2009 at 17:05:06
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Someone sent me a portion of a will years ago, and I would like to get the entire will, and establish a more complete date, and book, and page and state. I think the "wife" refers to Eva Grimes Darr who is on the 1820-1830 Robertson Co. TN census. I've never been able to find out anything else about her or any of her children.

John Henry Darr left a will in 1816 saying "I give, will and bequeath to my son Henry Darr's wife who now lives in Tennessee that tract of land that he was in possession of at the time of his death containing one hundred and eighty three acres more or less, the Deed made to me by Robert Weakly which must be counted in my estate at two hundred and seventy four dollars and fifty cents to be enjoyed by her to raise the children on until the youngest comes of age, then the mother is to have a child's part, but if she should marry before the youngest child comes of age, then the land to be sold and the money equally divided between his children and the mother to have five dollars, and at the final division of my estate the above two hundred and seventy four dollars and fifty cents is to be counted and if the mother does not marry, as above directed, then the children with their mother is to have my son Henry's single share among them."

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