William Canterbury, Sr.

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William Canterbury, Sr.

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Virginia, USA
Death: between 1830 and 1850 (69-89)
Sevier, Tennessee
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Jr Canterbury and Elizabeth B Jerrett
Husband of Betsy Ann Canterbury
Father of Hanna Canterberry; Betsy Canterbury; Jane Canterbury; Mary Polly Canterbury; Nancy Canterbury and 3 others
Brother of Joseph Canterbury; John Carson Canterbury; Rose Romine; Mary Ann Gwin; Reverend Samuel III Canterbury and 1 other

Occupation: Planter
Managed by: Charles Arthur Chester
Last Updated:

About William Canterbury, Sr.

From Sevier Co, TN Will Book 1

( note: see the will of his daughter Sarah Atchley under her notes for further reference to his slave Scinth.) I William Canterbury of the County of Sevier & State of Tennessee being Now old & mindful that is appointed to all men once to Die do make and ordain this to be my last will my Last testament in relation to the good things of this world with which it has pleased God to bless me

First I give & devise to the children heirs of Edward Calvert born of his wife Nancy my Daugher to wit Betsey Calvert James Calvert Pobuch (Patrick?) Calvert Alexander Calvert & also James Toomy my farm called the Calvert place to be Eqally devided among them & their heirs

Secondly I Give devise to Samuel Pate & his wife Hannah the plantation I Now live on & also the Atchley farm on Millican to be held & enjoyed by the said Samuel Pate & Hannah during her life & after her Death my will that the two said tracts of land shall go in Equal shares to the children of the said Hannah & there Heirs I also give & Bequeath to the said Samuel Pate & his wife Hanah my slaves Kizah & her child Marth also George Henry Preston & Pleas and to be held & prossessed by them during the life of the said Hannah & after her death my will is that the interest & prosperity of said slaves shall vest equally in the children & heirs the said Hannah.

Thirdly My plantation called the Moon place on Flat creek & one hundred Acres are called my Entry joining or nearby joining the said Moon place I give & devise to my Executor hereafter to be mentioned Named to be by them sold on a twelve months credit & the proceeds Thereof to equally divided Absolom Siverly & his wife Rebeckah & Thomas Guthery & his wife Polly or in case any of the parties share die before this my will takes effect then their presentatives to stand in the place of the deceased party as to said divide To the said Thomas Guthry & his wife Polly I also give & bequeath my slave Lane & her three children to be held & possessed by them during the life of the said Polly & after her Deceased it is my will that said Slaves go to the children of the said Polly in equal Shares & interest.

Fourthly to Daniel Atchley & his wife Sally I give & devise my two tracts of Land called the Campbell place where the said Daniel & his wife Now lives to be held & enjoyed by them & the survivors of them & after the Deceased of the Survivors heirs to the said Daniel Atchley & his said wife Sally I also give & bequeath my said slaves Fan Frank & Scinth to be by them owned & possessed during there Joint lives and the survivors of them & after their deceased to their heirs it is also my will that the said Daniel & Sally shall Mantain & support My old slave Fillis & if at any time they or survivors of them shall refuse to do so then & in that base their right to the salves here bequeathed to them shall cease & the right of said slaves shall vest in such of my heirs as shall provide a suitable maintainance and support for sd. Fillis.

Fifthly My slaves Abe Elisha I give & bequeath to Absolom Shiverly and his wife Rebeckah during their joint lives & after the death of the survivor to their children.


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William Canterbury, Sr.'s Timeline

Virginia, USA
June 9, 1790
Age 29
Montgomery, VA, West Virginia, USA
February 5, 1792
Age 31
Virginia, USA
March 19, 1795
Age 34
May 25, 1797
Age 36
March 11, 1799
Age 38
August 9, 1801
Age 40
December 2, 1803
Age 42
June 4, 1806
Age 45