Will of Matthew Ogburn
of the County of Montgomery, Tenessee 1839
Will Book H, page 359 & 360 Montgomery County Tennessee
In the name of God Amen. I Matthew Ogburn of the county of Montgomery and State of Tennessee being of sound mind and mindfull of my mortality do publish this my last will and testament. 1st. I desire that so much of my perishable property as my Executors may think necessary be sold to pay my just debts. 2nd. I give and bequeath unto my wife Sally Ogburn during her natural life or vridowhood the tract of land whereon I now live, all the negroes which I have except such as I may hereafter dispose of in this my will, all my stock, household & kitchen furniture, farming utensils etc etc. 3rd. I give unto my daughter Elizabeth D. Furguson the negro woman Nancy which I have loaned unto her together with her increase which I value at six hundred dollars also the notes which I hold on her husband Peter T. Furguson to constitute a portion of their part of my Estate. 4th I give unto the heirs of my son Josiah Ogburn (to wit) John, Sally Ann, Josiah, William, Daniel, Edwin & Thomas the negro boy Robin valued at six hundred dollars which I loaned unto him and the notes which I hold against the late said J. Ogburn which shall constitute a portion of their part of my Estate.
I give unto my son John Ogburn the Tract of land whereon he now lives purchased of Jessie Brunson and the negro man Calib which I value at Eight hundred dollars.
I give unto my son William H. Ogburn one half of the Tract of land whereon I now live which I value at one dollar per acre also one half of a Fifty acre Tract of land adjoining the lands of C. Fort and others at one dollar per acre together with the notes I hold on him which shall constitute a portion of his part of my Estate.
I give unto my son Thomas Ogburn the Tract of land whereon he now lives which I purchased of J. Smith containing Two hundred and forty acres which I value at Two hundred and forty dollars and having loaned to him a negro man Dick and having consented for him to sell said negro, I charge him Five hundred dollars which together with the Two hundred & forty for the land is to constitute a portion of his part of my Estate.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Nancy Barber the notes that I hold on H. G. Barber and also the notes that I have against H. G. Barber etc to constitute a portion of her part of my estate.
I give unto my daughter Martha Quigly a negro girl Lucy for which James B. Quigley has given me his note for her value which note is to constitute a portion of her part of my Estate.
I give to my daughter T. C. Boyd a negro girl Silvy which I value at four hundred dollars which is to constite a portion of her part of my Estate.
I give to my grand daughter Harriet Armistead a negro girl Harriet.
I give to my son James M. Ogburn one half of the Tract of land whereon I now live together with half of a fifty acre tract near C. Forts at one dollar per acre to constitute a portion of his part of my Estate and I further give him money sufficient for his Education under the directions of my Executors.
My Daughters Polly Andrews, Emily & Jane Ogburn are to receive one equal portion of my Estate with the balance of my Children and any property given to them under the directions of my Executors they shall be responsible for in the final settlement of my Estate.
It is my will that at the death or marriage of my wife that my Executors make a final settlement of my Estate so that each of my children shall have an equal share, the Heirs of my son Josiah Ogburn to receive the portion he would be entitled to.
I hereby appoint my sons John Ogburn and Thomas Ogburn Executors to this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 25th day of October l839.
I hereby release the heirs of my son Josiah Ogburn from paying interest on the notes which I have against them.
Wm. B. Collins
Proven in open court November Term,1839.