AND PROBATE RECORDS
Probates of Tuscaloosa County Alabama
Source: Alabama Records, Compiled
by Kathleen Paul Jones 1894 and Pauline Jones Gandrud 1904,
Transcribed by C. Anthony
|CABANISS, William - 8 May 1825 - no
probate date. W. B. I. p. 19. Wife Dianna; 3 last children; Nepoland
B. Cabaness, Dianna D. Cabaness and William Cabaniss; daughter
Rebecca Corks (or Cashs?); daughter Frances Epsis Vaughn; slave left
with her in Virginia; son Peter R. Cabiness; daughter Rutha Moore.
Witnesses: Constant P. Arthur, Joseph Doughty, Sr. and Sugar
|CABELL, Alice Winston - 21 May 1857
- 5 Apr. 1858. W. B. 3. p. 43. My father, George R. Cabell; bro.
Breckinridge Cabell; Alice Virginia Garland, daughter of Landon C.
and Louisa F. Garland; my grandmother's estate; cousins Alice
Virginia Garland and her sisters, the daughters of Landon C. and
Louisa F. Garland. William M. Cabell, executor. Witnesses: M. A.
Inge, L. F. Garland.|
|CAIN, George 3 Nov. 1850 - prob. 26
Nov. 1850. W. B. I. p. 274. To Ezekiel Mills, son of E. Anders, Jr.
two sisters, Elizabeth and Jane and Ezekiel Anders, Jr. Witnesses:
Benjamin T. Tierce, Samuel Hamner.|
|CALDWELL, Elizabeth 26 Feb. 1842 -
31 Jan. 1844. W. B. I. p. 193. Brother Robert's children; Samuel
Caldwell of New Orleans; to Presbyterian Church, a sum of money;
nephews and nieces; John S. Caldwell, son of Sam (or Jane?), James
Samuel and John F. Potts, sons of William and Jane Potts, Samuel W.
Caldwell; to Jane Potts, a clock; David Johnston, executor. Witness:
Sarah C. Johnston.|
|CALDWELL, William - 22 Nov. 1826 -
6 Dec. 1826. W. B. I. p. 26. "My children"; to be placed with their
aunt, Elizabeth Caldwell; John J. Webster and David Johnston,
executors. Witnesses: John R. Drish, Samuel Caldwell, William M.
|CAMAK, David - 4 Feb. 1853 - no
probate date. W. B. I. p. 350. To James M. Vanhoose, Esq. All slaves
to be free; money to be used to pay debts and if any money left to
be used to free slaves. Witnesses: E. W. Peck, John S. Hamner.|
|CAPERS, William 9 Jan. 1838 - prob.
9 Sept. 1838. W. B. I. p. 120. Mother Elizabeth Capers, a femme
covert, free from debts of her husband; all my brothers and sisters;
to George W. Crabb, ma undivided moeity. Witnesses; William James
Frierson, John W. Crow, Edmund McGuire.|
|CARDWELL, James - 4 Nov. 1851 -
prob. 3 Feb. 1852. W. B. I. p. 293. Wife Elizabeth E.; daughter
Margaret J. May; daughter Sarah A. May; daughter Mary J. Adams1 son
John F. Cardwell; daughter Julia Ann Cardwell; daughter Martha E.
Cardwell; daughter Malissa D. Cardwell; daughter Eloisa Thomas; son
James R. Cardwell; son Henry Clay Cardwell; son Isaac M. Cardwell;
by a former wife; Rebecca Sneed, daughter by a former wife; wife,
executrix and Robert S. Adams, executor. Witnesses; James S.
Reynolds, Rosa McRae, Alexander Glascock.|
|CARLILE, John - 7 Aug. 1829 - no
probate date. W. B. I. p. 46. Wife Sarah Ashney Carlile; wife,
executrix and William A. M. Daniel, executor. Witnesses: Charles
Moorman, William cain, Henry Watkins. (Witness states that said
testator died on the 8th of August last in the jail of Tuscaloosa
|CHANCELLOR, John 22 June 1852 - May
Term 1858. W. B. 3. p. 56. Son-in-law Joseph Shelton and his wife
Eliza Jane, my daughter; son-in-law Charles B. Bullard and his wife,
Sarah Ann, my daughter; son McIvin (Melville) H. and John S.
Chancellor; daughters Margaret W. Chancellor, Mary E. Morris and
Georgianna Chancellor; wife Mary C.; son Melvin H. Chancellor and
son-in-law Charles B. Bullard, executors. Witnesses: Jefferson
Wilson, C. F. Coffin, William K. Kilpatrick.|
|CHANCELLOR, Melville Henry 8 Apr.
1859 - July Term 1862. W. B. 3 p. 133. Estate of mother, Mary C.
Chancellor; to Joseph Shelton and his children, my entire estate;
Joseph Shelton, exr. Witnesses: Chelsea M. Cook, James C. Spencer
|CHILDRESS, James 30 Sept. 1833 -
Feb. Term 1836. W. B. I. p. 86. Wife Mary; son James Locke
Childress; money due me in Virginia from Thomas McCargo; son Thomas
B.; daughter Laura McGehee and her husband, Thomas B. S. McGehee;
daughter Ann P. Walker; daughter Susan Weaver Childress; daughter
Mary Pickens; wife, executrix and son-in-law Thomas McGehee, exr.
Witnesses: Willis Banks, C. L. Acee, John C. Sims.|
|CHILDRESS, Mary 25 Apr. 1859 -
probated 3 Mar. 1860. W. P. 3. p. 89. Daughter Susan W. wife of Dr.
John B. Read; children of deceased son James L. Childress;
son-in-law Dr. John B. Read and Joseph N. Allen and my grandson, Dr.
James M. Doby, exrs. Witnesses: Elizabeth ____, T. B. S.
|CHOTARD, Sarah F. - 19 Jan. 1824 -
9 Jan. 1826. W. B. I. p. 22. Daughters Ann S. McComas, Eliza W.
Gould, Sarah W. Dunbar; Maria L. Chotard; Ann's husband, Josiah H.
McComas; sister Eliza B. Thompson and her 5 children: Caroline,
Henry, Theodore, Thomas and Cornelia; orphan girl named Elizabeth
Byatta; daughter Maria, executrix and Robert Dunbar and William P.
Gould, my sons-in-law, executors. Witnesses: John B. Hogan, Otis
Byer, John H. Vincent.|
|CHRISTIAN, James 16 Oct. 1852 - 21
Nov. 1852. W. B. I. p. 314. Son William L.; wife, Dorotha; daughter
Mary Ann, wife of James Shirley; son John H. J. Christian; James
Shirley and William L. Christian, exrs. Witnesses: Abner Winn, M. F.
Bell, C. S. Harkins.|
|CLANTON, Richard 22 Oct. 1858 -
prob. 12 Mar. 1860. W. B. 3 p. 90. Mother Susanna Clanton; sister
Sarah Clanton. Witnesses: M. Chelsea Cook, Stephen Miller.|
|CLEMENTS, Hardy 7 Nov. 1866 - 14
Oct. 1867. W. B. 3 p. 207. Wife Maria A.; land near Macon, Miss. My
children; Rufus Hargrove Clements, Luther Morgan Clements, Early
Coleman Clements, Ann Stewart Prince, Newton Nash Clements, Egbert
Rusg Clements, Senic Rice Clements and Collier Foster Clements; sons
Newton Egbert and Collier, executors. Witnesses: Washington
Moody, James H. Fitts.|
|CLEMENTS, Jacob 2 July 1846 - no
probate date. W. B. I. p. 224. Wife Fanny; son Wadhampton Clements;
to children of Wadhampton and Loucinda Clements; daughter Sarah
Sims; my nine children, the others being; Mannen Clements, Amey
Swindle, Rebeca Waldrip, James Clements, John C. Clements, Lidia
Cook and Thomas Clements; wife, executrix and son Mannen, executor.
Witnesses: Richard C. McLester, Pleasant Childers, R. H. Poe.|
|CLEMENTS, Reuben - 17 Nov. 1825 -
prob. 1 Feb. 1826. W. B. I. p. 24. Son Benjamin Clements; daughter
Susannah Pumphrey; daughter Hannah Willingham; sons Hardy, Elijah,
Israel and Charles Clements; daughters Edith and Bedith Clements;
daughter Elizabeth Clement; wife Elizabeth; son Hardy, executor.
Witnesses: Aquilla McElroy, Michael Moore, Jolly Jones.|
|CLINTON, Patrick 3 Feb. 1860 - 24
Mar. 1860, W. B. 3 p. 91. Wife Catherine; Witnesses: E. W. Peck, M.
|COCHRAN, Hiram P. 18 May 1839 -
prob. 20 Dec. 1841. W. B. I. p. 157. 80 acres in Noxubee Co., Miss;
wife Nancy, children-William A., John H., Benjamin F., Ann Elizabeth
and Sarah Jane; William H. Terrell, executor. Witnesses: Benjamin
Whitfield, James Hogan, Castleton Lyon. |
|COCHRAN, WIlliam - 5 Mar. 1852 - no
probate date. W. B. I. p. 299. Wife (Sophia Salina Louisa); wife,
guardian of our children; witness; Thomas L. Carson, R. Haywood, A.
P. Marlow, G. W. H. Perkins.|
|COCKRELL, James 18 June 1841 - 23
July 1841. W. B. I. p. 207. Wife Delilah; all my children;
executors; Alexander Cameron and Ferdinand Sealy. Witnesses: Josiah
Franklin, Danile Huffman, James McKeawn.|
|COKER, Loving 26 July 1851 - prob.
6 Sept. 1851. W. B. I. p. 285. Wife Martha; those of my children,
who are already married have received some and the others are to be
made equal with them. Witnesses: Thomas Wolstenholme, Peter Lawley,
|COLLIER, Henry W. 13 Aug. 1851 - 15
Nov. 1855, W. B. 3 p. 1. Reaffirm and declare valid a deed made to
William A. Battle in trust for my daughter Salie B. Collier; wife
land I purchased of the George W. Crabb - Enoch Elliott, dec'd and
the estate of James Childress, dec'd; also land I bought from the
government about 1830 in Tuscaloosa Co.; daughters Mary W. and
Eveline H. and son James W.; "all my sons"; Witnesses: Edward B.
Vaughan, Ann R. Sparke, Maria Vaughan, Ann R. Sparks, since
deceased. Whereas Mrs. Elizabeth Elewellen, late of Warren Co., Ga.
bequeathed to Mrs. Henry W. Colier slaves and money, which she
desires to be settled on their daughter, Sarah B. Collier, a minor.
(22 March 1850.)|
|COLLINS, John 30 July 1852 - prob.
24 Mar. 1853. W. P. I. p. 324. Wife Levicy; son George; to children
of my daughter Mary Netherland; son Jesse; to children of son Lewis;
son Leven; daughter Martha Luckey; daughter Peney Baugh; son
Washington; James C. Spencer, executor. Witnesses: H. K. Hargrove,
W. G. Blocker, William Weatherford.|
|COMPTON, Ann F. 11 Dec. 1854 - 11
Dec. 1856. W. B. 3 p. 20. Daughter Elizabeth W. McCown; daughter
Rebecca F. Hill. Witnesses: Charles M. Foster, Frederick Walker,
William S. Foster.|
|COOK, Robert 9 Sept. 1861 - prob. 3
Mary 1862. W. B. 3 p. 128. Wife Sarah; after her death, estate to be
divided into 7 parts, vis: 1. to Dennis Cook. 2 to daughter
Elizabeth Love; 3. to daughter Melissa Robertson. 2 to son Joseph S.
Cook; 5 to son Chelsea M. Cook. 2 to sons Chelsea and Joseph in
trust for children of son Thomas C. Cook. 7 to daughter Nancy A.
Winn and is she dies without children, her part to be divided among
others; sons Chelsea and Joseph, executors. Witnesses: W. L.
Christian, H. H. Brown, Citation issued to parties interested, who
reside in this state, namely; Sarah Cook, widow of deceased, Nancy
A. Winn, Melissa Robertson and Elbert Robinson. Subscribing
witnesses not in this state.|
|COOPER, DeWitt-non cupative will. 3
May 1859. W. B. 3 p. 96. Want Sary Cooper to have everything.
Witnesses: Daniel M. Evans, J. A. H. Pierson, James Pierson.|
|COX, Benjamin - 6
Apr. 1808- no probate date. W. B. I. p. 8. "Son of John Cox,
deceased of Cecila County, Maryland"; brother George Cox's portion
left me by my father and brother Samuel Cox and brother Elijah Cox's
legacy left him by my father; lend in Kent Co. Md, which fell to me
by death of my aunt, Rebecca Millun; brother John Cox; friend and
partner, John Kennedy of Baltimore; neither brothers John or Thomas
Cox or sisters Sophia Miller or Alice Cox to receive anything;
brother John Cox, brother George Cox and John Kennedy, executers.
Witnesses: A. Philson, John Jones, Anthy Kennedy.|
CRADDOCK, Pleasant 23 Feb. 1855 - 25 Juen 1857.
W. B. 3 p . 24. Son John N. Craddock; bequest to slave for caring
for wife during her long affliction "for upwards of 23 years she
could not walk a step, but Eliza had to carry her like an infant
until her death"; granddaughter Caroline Norvil Wallace, but nothing
to her brothers Edward, James and Robert; Isaac H. Owen and my
daugther Martha A. Owen, of Moult_on, Lawrence Co; granddaughter
Angeline A. Lanear; I loan to Sarah Miller, wife of Thomas E.
Miller, money for support of them and their children. Executors:
John N. Craddock and Isea C. N. Owen. Witnesses: Henry A. Snow,
Richard J. Hogan, Nicholas P. Lawrence.
It is hereby agreed between John N. Craddock, Isaac N. Owen,
Angela Lanier and her husband, Robert E. Lanier, Thomas E. Miller
and Sarah his wife, devisees under will of Pleasant Craddock to sell
off perishable property. 1 June 1857
|CRIBBS, Jacob J. - non cupative
will. 10 Feb. 1834 - 7 Apr. 1834. W. B. I. p. 70. Father, Peter
Cribbs, Sr.; eldest brother, John; brother, Peter; brother George;
bro. Alexander; sister Catharine; sister, Mary Ann; sister Susan;
brother Daniel and his 3 children Adaline, Harry and Hoit and
Mary Ann Christianna. Witnesses: Peter Cribb, Jr. Lucy Lavery.|
|CRUMP, Sally 12 July 1847 - 20 Feb.
1856. W. B. 3 p. 10. Son William M. Crump, for trouble in taking
care of me and raising Easter's children; daughter Mary Moore;
daughter Alph F. Doss, Robert Crump and the orphan children of
Simeon V. Crump, deceased, my son; son William M. Crump, executor.
Witnesses: Michael Cline, Reuben Dodson.|
|CUNNINGHAM, Emily M. 30 Jan. 1856 -
1 Jan. 1859 (cod.) 27 Apr. 1864 (2nd cod.) 11 July 1866. W. B. 3 p.
213. To Robert Cunningham or Kentucky, grandson of my late husband;
Mrs. Catharine Temply, my granddaughter; Emily, daughter of my son
Robert Cunningham; Mr. Wilson Bird of Georgia for money advanced by
him to my son Robert Cunningham while he was attending medical
lectures; my daughter Mrs. Mary Wilson money in hands of Mr. William
Bell, of Montgomery, Ala; grandson James Maltbie; Doct. Reuben
Seercy, executor. Witnesses: Charles M. Foster, E. W. Peck. In the
first codicil, Mrs. Mary Wilson had died so will was changed
somewhat. In the 2nd codicil, Mary Cunningham, daughter
of dec'd son, Robert Cunningham, and sister of Emily Cunningham
was given $300. A codicil dated 11 March 1861 speaks of Emily M.
Cunningham being "late of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama but now of
Shelby County, Tennessee."|
|CUNNINGHAM, R. M. 23 Oct. 1828 -
prob. 13 Aug. 1839. W. B. I. p. 123. Wife Emily M.; children of
deceased daughter, Catharine, Maltbie (NOTE: Catherine Maltbie is
buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama.
"Catharine Maltbie, consort of James R. Maltbie died September 1,
1835 aged 26 years"); daughter Mary Cunningham; daughter Louisa
Cunningham; son Charles M.; to Benjamin F. Hickman of Lownsbury, Ky.
as token of esteem as a man, and as surviving partner of my dear
deceased daughter, Arianna Hickman; son Robert M.; son William; to
Robert M. Cunningham, son of Josepg Cunningham, dec'd; to be used at
discretion of his mother; sister Mary Cunningham of North Carolina;
bequest to Presbyterian Church; executors: William Dunlap, R.
Pinkney Frierson and B. F. Randolph. Witnesses: Joseph S. Weathered,
A. B. Weathered.|
|CUNNINGHAM, Thomas, Sr. 26 Apr.
1863 - 28 May 1863. W. B. 3 p. 149. To friend Henry McGown a slave
and he to be executor. Witnesses: E. W. Roberts.|
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