This publication contains the complete texts of wills registered in Bedford County from 1847-1881 as compiled by WPA Workers. It is WPA (Work's Project Administration) official project number 65-44-1427. It is softcover measuring 8.5 by 11 inches and contains 66 pages. It was offered from Mountain Press, Signal Mountain Tennessee. (See below for names represented).
The book was originally written June 19, 1936. I do not know the reprint date on this book that I'm offering, but I've owned it for about 40 years. I do not know if the wills that are contained in this book are all the wills filed within the time frame of 1847 to 1881.
Along with the actual will, you will find names of children, spouses, brothers, sisters, aunts, nephews, slaves, aunts, uncles, and friends. You will find maiden names and married names. No changes have been made, the wills read exactly as written. Some of the writing is a little difficult to read unless you know how to interpret the way people wrote back then.
According to the index, the following names are represented in the book:
ARMSTRONG, BROWN, CAMPBELL, CANNON, CARLTON, CASTELL, CHAFFIN, CHRISMAN, COBB, DAVIS,
FEATHERSTON, FONVILLE, FRIZZELL, GREEN, GREER, GREGARY, HAGGARD, HARRISON, HILES, HOLT, HOUSTON, KELLER, KINKTON, MCGREW, NEIL, REED, REEVES, RIPPEY, SHAFFNER, SIMPSON, SMITH, STEPHENSON, TEMPLE, WHITSETT, WILLIAMS, WOOD.
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