Milton Center

Male 1760 - 1848  (~ 87 years)


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  • Name Milton Center 
    Born @1760  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    JURY 22 Jun 1802  Roane County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    TAX LIST 1805  Roane County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WILL 16 Jan 1845  Roane County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    State of Tennessee, Roane County
    I Milton Center of the County and State aforesaid, being weak in body, but sound of mind and disposing memory, and calling to mind that I must shortly die, in order to dispose of such worldly goods as I have been blessed with do hereby make and declare this my last will and Testament for that purpose hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time made--
    First--It is my will and I direct that all my funeral expenses and just debts be paid by my Executor hereinafter named out of any money that I may die possessed of, or that may first come into the hands of my Executor--
    Secondly, I will to my daughter Lavina Knight my negro woman name Charlotte aged about forty two years, and I also will to her the sum of four hundred dollars to be paid her in cash by my Executor--
    Thirdly--I will to my granddaughter Betsy Jane Gilliland, daughter of my deceased daughter Caroline Gilliland my negro girl Hannah aged about fourteen years to be delivered to her by my Executor when she arrives of age or marries--
    Fourthly--I will to my granddaughter Nancy Keener Gilliland, daughter of my deceased daughter Caroline Gilliland, two hundred dollars to be paid to her by my Executor when she arrives of age or marries--
    Fifthly--I will to my son Willis Stephen Center my negro man Jim, but in consideration thereof require him to pay the sum of three hundred dollars, which is to be considered a portion of my Estate, but should the said negro Jim die before my death, I of course do not expect my son Willis Stephen Center to account for the three hundred dollars--
    Sixthly--All the remainder of my Estate after being converted into money, ( except my wearing apparel which I will to my son Willis) I with to be divided into five equal parts, one part of which I wish to be equally divided amongst the following children of my daughter Elizabeth Liggett to wit, her daughters Nancy Duncan, Emily Reese Pryor, Caroline Evans and her son Henry Liggett--One other part I will to be retained by my son Willis S. Center for the benefit of his children--One other part I will to my grandson Louis Catlett Knight, son of my daughter Lavina Knight--One other part I will to my daughter Eveline Suddath for the benefit of her children, and one other part to the following children of my deceased daughter Caroline Gilliland, to wit, Louisa Jones Gilliland, Francis Willis Gilliland, and Emily Gilliland--
    Seventhly--My will is that the amount that I have that I have herein willed to such legatees as shall not have arrived of age, or shall not have married within two years after my death shall be loaned out by my Executor on interest from year to year, and the interest applied, if necessary to the support and education of such legatees, and in case of no bequest herein made do I require my Executor to account for interest until two years after my death--But if my Executor shall wish to surrender up his trust before the arrival of age or marriage of all the legatees my wish then is that a guardian or guardians shall be appointed for the minor legatees who shall go on to loan...their money yearly, and apply the interest in the same way I have required of my Executor--
    Lastly--I appoint my son Willis Stephen Center Executor of this my last will and Testament--The word "my" between the 9th and 10th lines from bottom on first page interlined before signed--
    In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 16th day of January in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty five--
    Milton Center (seal)
    Signed sealed and acknowledged in presence of us who subscribed the same as witnesses at the request of the Testator in his presence and in the presence of each other
    W. L. McEwen
    Noah Fisher 
    Died 1848  Roane County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Center Cemetery, Roane County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I448  Root Tree
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2012 

    Father Lieutenant Willes Stephen Senter,   b. @1732, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1799, Grainger County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Mother Susannah,   b. 1736, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1818, Roane County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married @1748  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F161  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy Kenner,   b. @1768, Edgecomb County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. @1820 or 1848, Roane County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Married 1790  Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Harriet Center
     2. Milton Center, Junior,   b. 1791,   d. 1839  (Age 48 years)
     3. Thomas Center,   b. 1795
    +4. Elizabeth Milton Center,   b. 1795, Tennesee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1871, Roane County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     5. Francis Kenner Center,   b. 1797,   d. 1838, Roane County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
    +6. Willis Stephen Center,   b. @1799, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1880, Montgomery, Todd County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
    +7. Laura Lavina Center,   b. @1805, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1867  (Age ~ 61 years)
    +8. Evaline Center,   b. 1806, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1900, Roane County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    +9. Caroline M Center,   b. 1807,   d. 1840  (Age 33 years)
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F160  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    1838 Story
Roane County, Tennessee
Laura Lavina Center Knight
    1838 Story Roane County, Tennessee Laura Lavina Center Knight
    Story written by Mrs Lucille Prior of Atherton CA for the Center Family Newsletter.
    1847 Will, Page 23, Estate Book E
Roane County, Tennessee
John Lewis Suddath Senior
    1847 Will, Page 23, Estate Book E Roane County, Tennessee John Lewis Suddath Senior
    23
    John Suddaths Will May Term 1847 --
    A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of John
    Suddath Deceased was produced in open Court and the execution
    and declaration thereof duly proved in open court by the
    Oaths of Lewis W Jordan and William Cox two of the subscribing
    witnesses thereto and admitted to record and ordered to
    be certified and recorded
    which will is in the following words and figures towit
    In the name of God amen
    I John Suddath of the county of Roane and state of Tennessee
    being weak of body but sound of mind and disposing memory
    do make and ordain this as my last Will and Testament in
    manner and form following
    First I bequeath my body to the dust and my soul to God who
    gave it
    Second I wish all my debts and liabilities to be settled by my
    Executors as speedily as possible
    Item 3d I wish my beloved wife Eveline to retain all the Balance
    of my property during her life or widowhood, subject to the conditions
    hereafter expressed
    Item 4d I devise to my several children Vizs Stephen Benjamin Nancy
    E Milton C Margerett E Francis, Eveline, & John Lewis to have
    an equal portion of my estate being one eight on their getting
    married or arriving at age authorizing them to draw from my
    beloved wife and my Executors said portion in the way hereafter
    provided for
    Item 5th I wish all my children to have a reasonable education the
    expenses to be paid out of the rents of my land Interest on money
    etc the balance made up out of my Estate
    Item 6th I wish all my children to be made equal in the division
    of my Estate my wife Eveline to have an equal share with the
    children or each of them and at her death her property to be equally
    divided with the several children
    Item 7th whereas my fatherinlaw Milton Center made deed of gifts
    to Stephen & Milton two of my children each a slave one of which has
    since been sold and the money deposited the other slave still in the
    possession of my fatherinlaw now I wish if there should be enough
    of effects falling into the hands of my executors of personal property
    and the other assets without selling any of my slaves to meet all my
    liabilities to retain said money at Interest for the purpose in
    assisting to educate my son Milton and for him to draw the
    same when he becomes of age to be deducted out of his portion
    of my estate making him even in the balance of the children
    also the boy John who was given to my son Stephen if he should fall into
    the hands of my said son before or on his arriving at age I wish
    be the balance and deducted of of his portion of said Estate
    ...

    Census Records
    1830 Census
North of the Tennessee River, Roane County, Tennessee
Milton Center
    1830 Census North of the Tennessee River, Roane County, Tennessee Milton Center
    1830 Census
North of the Tennessee River, Roane County, Tennessee
Milton Center - 2nd page
    1830 Census North of the Tennessee River, Roane County, Tennessee Milton Center - 2nd page
    1840 Census
Roane County, Tennessee
Milton Center
    1840 Census Roane County, Tennessee Milton Center
    1840 Census page 2
Roane County, Tennessee
Milton Center
    1840 Census page 2 Roane County, Tennessee Milton Center