James Martin Christian

Male 1810 - 1861  (51 years)


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  • Name James Martin Christian 
    Born 03 Mar 1810  Milton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    WILL 01 Oct 1861  Hunt County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    page 305 Volume A
    In the name of God Amen of the County
    of Hunt and State of Texas I James M Christian
    being in sound mind and knowing the uncertainty
    of live and the certainty of death do hereby make this
    my last will and testament to wit,
    1st after paying all my just debts I hereby bequeath my
    beloved wife Harriet Christian to have all of my
    Estate both Real and personal to have and to hold
    during her natural life.
    2nd To my beloved daughter Kathaleen and the heirs
    of her body I give and bequeath a negro girl slave
    for life named Hettie to receive said negro whenever
    she my said daughter may marry, before the death
    of my wife.
    3rd To my beloved daughter Mary P and the heirs of
    her body I will and bequeath a negro boy slave
    for life named Charley to receive said negro whenever
    she may marry, if before the death of my wife.
    4th To my daughter Georgia A and her bodily heirs I
    will and bequeath a negro girl slave for life named Mollie.
    5th To my beloved daughter Emily Y. and her bodily heirs
    I will and bequeath a negro boy slave for life named
    Jack.
    6th To my beloved wife I give Susan, a negro woman
    slave for life together with the increase of said slave
    and a negro boy named Ike slave for life to hold
    said negroes during her natural life, at the death
    of my said wife said negroes to be equally divided
    among my children
    To my beloved Sister Lucy Crosby I will and bequeath
    a black mare and to her my said Sister's youngest
    child Jane, I give my horse Saltpetre, also her
    child Antoin the Black mare colt.
    I do hereby make constitute and ordain this my
    last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all other wills
    by me made, and I do appoint and ordain B. S. Smith
    and J. P. Wilkerson to execute and be executors of this
    my last will and testament
    The interlineations were made before signing.
    Witness my hand and seal this 1st day of October AD 1861
    James Christian {Seal}
    Signed in the presence of
    W M Paterson
    Tom G Smith
    State of Texas County of Hunt Before the undersigned Chief
    Justice in and for Hunt County Texas
    holding Court for said County in Probate Session,
    October Term, October 28th AD 1861, personally appeared

    page 306 Volume A
    Tom G. Smith whose signature appears to the within
    and foregoing Will of James Christian as a witness
    thereto, and declared under oath that he saw the said
    James Christian sign and heard him acknowledge
    the within and foregoing will for the purposes
    therein contained and expressed and as his last
    Will and Testament.
    In Testimony whereof I have hereto
    set my hand and official seal, this
    the 28th day of October AD 1861
    J. G. Stevens
    Chief Justice
    Hunt Co. Texas
    {Seal}
    Filed in office for Probate October 28th 1861 at
    2, oclock P.M.
    Recorded March 25th 1862.
    A Cameron
    Co. Clk. H Co Texas. 
    Died 01 Oct 1861  Shady Grove, Hunt County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1189  Root Tree
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2013 

    Father Yancy Presley Christian, Senior,   b. @1784, Jackson County, Georgia ? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. @1839, Franklin County, Arkansas ? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Mother Sarah Barbara Wilhite,   b. @1781, Marseilles, France ? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Texas ? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F190  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harriet McLester,   b. 03 Feb 1813, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1868, Hunt County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Children 
     1. Melissa J Christian,   b. 1838, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1855, Hunt County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
     2. Nancy A Christian,   b. 1840, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1855, Hunt County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
    +3. Sarah Kathleen Christian,   b. 20 Feb 1844, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1911, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +4. Mary Francene Christian,   b. 05 Jul 1846, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Nov 1920, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     5. Georgia Ann Christian,   b. 14 Nov 1849, Ozark, Franklin County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Dec 1922, Commerce, Hunt County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +6. Emily Davis Christian,   b. 11 May 1854, near Greenville, Hunt County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jun 1936, Commerce, Hunt County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2009 
    Family ID F424  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1861 Will Volume A page 305
Hunt County, Texas
James Martin Christian
    1861 Will Volume A page 305 Hunt County, Texas James Martin Christian
    1861 Will Volume A page 306
Hunt County, Texas
James Martin Christian
    1861 Will Volume A page 306 Hunt County, Texas James Martin Christian

    Census Records
    1840 Census
White Oak, Franklin County, Arkansas
James M Christian
    1840 Census White Oak, Franklin County, Arkansas James M Christian
    1840 Census
White Oak, Franklin County, Arkansas
James M Crosby - 2
    1840 Census White Oak, Franklin County, Arkansas James M Crosby - 2
    1850 Census
White Oak, Franklin County, Arkansas
James M Christian
    1850 Census White Oak, Franklin County, Arkansas James M Christian
    1860 Census
Timber Creek, Hunt County, Texas
James M Christian
    1860 Census Timber Creek, Hunt County, Texas James M Christian

    Vital Records
    1936 Death Certificate
Commerce, Hunt County, Texas
Emily Davis Christian Hale Voyles
    1936 Death Certificate Commerce, Hunt County, Texas Emily Davis Christian Hale Voyles