Smith County, Tennessee Wills and Inventories 1805-1809


Collected by WPA Workers during the Great Depression and originally published in 1936 under Historical Project #65-44-1496, this volume contains the FULL TEXT of wills/probate records filed in Smith County, TN from 1805 through 1809. Included in each entry is name of deceased, name of heir[s], property, possessions, dollar value, etc. 


[From Smith County, TN Wills & Inventories 1812-1814]
Will of Matthias BATES ... I lend to my wife Jane BATES a negro girl named Siallry and her future increase .... after my wife's death, the said negro and her increase I give to my son Benjamin BATES, Daughter Nancy BATES, Hannah BATES and Rachel BATES and my son Joel BATES, to be equal divided ...

WPA Records

107 pp.