The will of Shadrach Inman who married Mary McPheeter.
I give and devise to my beloved wife, Mary Inman, the plantation whereon I now live, during natural life, together with all my household and kitchen furniture and my farming utensils, together with my stock of horses, cattle, sheep and hogs, with liberty to dispose of such part as the personal property, as she may choose or deem necessary to keep by private or public sale. I also give to my said wife the following slaves, namely, Stephen; Mathew; Jennie and Sarah.
To my son Daniel Inman, I give and devise the tract of land whereon he now lives, supposed to contain 200 acres and to his heirs forever. Also one negro man, named Simon, and one other negro woman named Stephen, at the death of my wife.
To my grandson, Andrew Campbell son of James Campbell and Hannah his wife, I give and devise the tract of land on which James Campbell now lives, supposed to contain 100 acres, more or less, in trust for the use and benefit of said Hannah Campbell and her heirs forever.
To my grandsons, Charles and Shadrach Inman, sons of John Inman Esq. of Cocke County, Tenn. and Ann his wife, I give and devise the tract of land whereon the said John Inman now lives in Cocke County on the South side of Nollichuckey river, and also the following slaves: Osborn, Jennie and her child Elias.
To my daughter, Hannah Campbell, I give and devise one negro woman named Lettie.
To my son, Jeremiah Inman and his heirs, I first devise the plantation on which I now live, upon the event of the death of my wife, together with the additional tract of land adjoining my old Sorry supposed to contain 475 acres more or less, together with a negro slave named Toby.
To my heirs of my daughter Rachel Robinson, I give and devise one negro woman named Susan and a small girl named Jennie.
To the heirs of my daughter, Margaret West, I give and devise one negro girl named Susan and one girl named Nancy.
To my granddaughter, Lucy Maze, I give and devise one negro girl named Susanna.
To my daughter, Elizabeth Welcker, I give and devise the sum of $500.00 to be collected and paid over so soon as my executor have sold and collected the money from sales of much of my estate as may be exposed for sale on account of its being considered perishable.
To my grandson, Shadrach Inman, son of Jeremiah Inman, I give and devise one negro boy, named Alfred.
To my daughter, Susanna Chilton, I give and devise one negro girl named Sarah at my wife's death.
To my grandson, Shadrach Robinson, I give and devise one negro boy named Caswell in full of all I intend for him and I hereby appoint John Inman and Jeremiah Inman Trustees for my said grandson Shadrach Robinson to hold and retain said slave for the benefit of my grandson, to provide for his education and clothing, until he shall be twenty-one years of age.
I appoint my wife Mary and my sons Jeremiah and John executors of this my last will and testament revoking any others, heretofore made and request that no security be required of them in the discharge of their duty.
Signed, sealed and published by the testator as his last will and testament. This the 24th day of July A.D. 1827.
s/ Shadrach Inman
In the presence of:
In the name of God, Amen I, Shadrach Inman being of sound mind and memory, but of frail health, do make publish and declare this my codicil to my last will and testament made on July 24, 1827, and I hereby commend my mortal soul to our Heavenly Father, believing in the judgment to come, and the redeeming mercies of our Savior Jesus Christ.
I give and bequeath to my grandson, John Inman, Jr. son of my son John, my negro Osborn instead of being deposed as mentioned in my will of the date above given - and the said Osborn is to be received by my said grandson in lieu of a debt paid by him for his father and for which it is my will he should (in) no (way) be a sufferer.
I give and bequeath to my grandson Thomas Inman, son of my son John, Sr. the one-half of the property which I had devised to my wife, excepting such as has otherwise been disposed of by my will of July 24, 1827, to wit: my household and kitchen furniture and my negro boy Mathew, and one-half of the property so divided is and is to be in trust for the benefit of Ann Inman, the wife of John Inmam, Sr. and the heirs of her body by said John, her present husband begotten, and the proceeds from said trust, the use and benefit of said negro and property shall be subject to the application and direction of the said Ann. And the other half of said property, the household and kitchen and negro boy Mathew, I will and bequeath to my son Jeremiah Inman, and it is my will that the said property shall be equally divided between my grandson Thomas and my son Jeremiah, in the most friendly manner, and if they cannot agree they must call in some friend or friends to assist in the division.
I hereby revoke so much of my said will, July 24th, 1827, whereby I give a negro woman Susan and a small girl Jennie to the heirs of my daughter Rachel Robinson, and also revoke so much of my said will whereby, I give two negroes to the heirs of my daughter Margaret West, and in lieu of the said slaves I give to the heirs of said Margaret West, $400.00; said sum of money shall be taken by said heirs in full of all I intend for them to have.
I give and bequeath to my grandson John Thomas Inman, son of my son John of Cocke County the negro girl named Jenny, daughter of Jennie named heretofore in this will, and now between seven and eight years of age, in trust to him said Thomas, for the use of Ann Inman, and the heirs of her body by her present husband my son John.
I give and bequeath to my grandson Thomas Inman, son of my son John (intrust) for Ann Inman and the heirs of her body by her present husband, John Inman, Sr., and to my son Jeremiah Inman the following slaves, to wit: a negro named Susan, a girl named Lucy, a girl named Nancy, a girl named Susan and her child named Nathan, all of which were otherwise disposed of in my will, and which I have hereby altered and disposed of above.
I will and bequeath that my son Jeremiah Inman, meaning the trustees of certain property I have left for the benefit of said heirs (always excepting my grandson John Inman) shall apply the sum of money bequeathed to the heirs of Rachel Robinson and Margaret West in three equal yearly installments from the date of my death. I will and bequeath my granddaughter Lucy Maze $200.00 in lieu of the girl Susan and which bequest in my will of July 24, 1827 is hereby revoked.
I will and bequeath to Susan Chilton, the wife of Thomas Chilton, $250.00 in lieu of a certain negro girl named Sarah given to her in my will of July 24th, 1827. And I revoke said bequest in said will.
I revoke my bequest of $500.00 to my daughter Elizabeth Welcker made in my will of July 24th, 1827, and give to her in lieu thereof $300.00 to be paid in three yearly installments.
I will and bequeath to my son Jeremiah Inman, and the trustees of certain legacies to the heirs of Ann Inman, shall pay to my granddaughter Lucy Maze, the wife of Lemuel Maze $200.00, herein specified, and also that they shall pay the $250.00 to Susanna Chilton wife of Thomas Chilton, herein specified in three equal installments yearly, and the several payments herein are made changeable as above to the parties. The said Jeremiah Inman and the aforesaid heirs specified are in consideration of the additional portion (2) of property which I have given them.
I hereby emancipate Judah and her daughter Jennie in consideration of their long and faithful services; and as I have very liberally with my son Jeremiah, and the heirs of my son John, I have appointed son John Inman, Sr. and Jeremiah Inman my executors. I do therefore will that they said servants Judah and her daughter Jennie shall at their option reside with them respectively and by them be secured in their old age if necessary from want and suffering.
It is my will that my executors shall not sell a certain negro boy named Caswell, whom I have given to my grandson Shadrach Robinson and it is my will that they shall not for any services, etc, which they may afford to him, charge him therefore but that he may come into possession of said negro boy unencumbered.
I will and bequeath that my debts be all collected and that all the property I may die possessed of, not disposed of by this will shall be sold by my executors, and the proceeds after paying my debts if any, shall be applied to my executors to assist in the payment of the several legacies herein divided in money, so that those who may have the said money to pay accordingly to the terms of this will may be assisted and not oppressed by the same.
1 give and bequeath to my grandsons Shadrach Inman and Charles Inman son of my son John Inman, the plantation on which my son John lives in trust for Ann Inman, the wife of John Inman, during her life and at her death to them and their heirs forever.
I will and bequeath that Shadrach Goans who married my granddaughter Soythe shall have a lease of the one-fourth part of the plantation whereon the said John Inman now lives until Shadrach and Charles Inman pay to him the sum of $400.00.
I appoint my sons John and Jeremiah executors of this my Codicil to my last will and testament and do by this hereby revoke all things in said will of July 24th, 1827 inconsistent with the disposition of my property hereby made and estate, signed, sealed and published by the testator and declared to be his codicil and amended will aforesaid.
s/ Shadrach Inman
This 20th day of September, 1830.
In the presence of
Benjamin Davis, Jan. 1833
John and Jeremiah Inman
H & E Welcker