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James Pinkston (1765-1845)
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Born: Abt 1765 North Carolina.
Married: (1) (Name Unknown) (-) .
Married: (2) Lydia Yates (1785-1850) on 21 Dec 1812 in Davidson County Tennessee. 2
Died: 1845 Carroll County Tennessee. 1
Buried: .


Unknown Pinkston
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James Pinkston
Abt 1765-1845



Spouse and Children

      (Name Unknown)

      Lydia Yates


Brothers and Sisters

James left Davidson County Tennessee and settled in Carrol l County Tennessee between 1820 and 1830. James had 1 femal e slave in 1820. Her age was between 26 and 45 years. * This day information having been made and it appearing to t he Court here that one James Pinkston a resident citizen o f the County of Carroll and State of Tennessee is a lunati c and incompetent to transact his ordinary business transac tions. It is therefore ordered by the Court that the Sherif f of said County summons a Jury consisting of twelve free h olders to wit; Samuel Roes, Joshus Butler, Elisha Smothers , Isaac Harris, Jesse Melton, Thomas Roberson, Thomas C. Bu tler, John Horn, Henry Trout, Samuel Perler, Elias Moore an d Robert Arnold to ascertain such idiocy or lunacy and mak e return thereof to the next succeeding Court, and also suc h lands and tenements and goods & Chattels ( it any there b e) as the said James Pinckston, lunatic or idiot, so found , as aforesaid, shall hold or possess at the time of takin g such inquisition and making such examination, and that th ey report to the next term of this Court - and all other th ings are reserved until the coming in of said report. (Research):Last Will & Testament of James Pinkston

In the name of God Amen I James Pinkston Senr being of soun d mind but weak of body do make this my last will and Testa ment. My will and desire is all that my just debt be firs t paid by my Executor and my desire is after all my Just de bts is paid Itom) that my wife Lydia Pinkston is to have al l and every part of my property as long as she lives or rem ains a widow and after her death or marriage my will is tha t all my property to be equally devided among my children . Itom 2nd my will is that my Executor sell as much of th e perishable property as she pleases and to keep enough t o carry on the farm &c. Itom 3rd I appoint my wife Executri x to this my last will and Testament. In testomony whare o f I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal this 17t h day March A. D. 1845.

James Pinkston X his mark

Test John Norwood

Test William Norwood

State of Tennessee Carroll County June Term 1845 This day t he last will and Testament of James Pinkston Decd was produ ced into open court and the due Execution duly proven by th e oathes of John Norwood & William Norwood the Two Subscrib ing witness thereto and ordered to be recorded. (Medical):James had 1 female slave in 1820. Her age was bet ween 26 and 45 years.

Carroll County, Tennessee County Court Minutes - Volume 4 1843-1850

(P-91) This day information having been made and it appearing to t he Court here that one James Pinkston a resident citizen o f the County of Carroll and State of Tennessee is a lunati c and incompetent to transact his ordinary business transac tions. It is therefore ordered by the Court that the Sherif f of said County summons a Jury consisting of twelve free h olders to wit; Samuel Roes, Joshus Butler, Elisha Smothers , Isaac Harris, Jesse Melton, Thomas Roberson, Thomas C. Bu tler, John Horn, Henry Trout, Samuel Perler, Elias Moore an d Robert Arnold to ascertain such idiocy or lunacy and mak e return thereof to the next succeeding Court, and also suc h lands and tenements and goods & Chattels ( it any there b e) as the said James Pinckston, lunatic or idiot, so found , as aforesaid, shall hold or possess at the time of takin g such inquisition and making such examination, and that th ey report to the next term of this Court - and all other th ings are reserved until the coming in of said report.

Last Will & Testament of James Pinkston

In the name of God Amen I James Pinkston Senr being of soun d mind but weak of body do make this my last will and Testa ment. My will and desire is all that my just debt be firs t paid by my Executor and my desire is after all my Just de bts is paid Itom) that my wife Lydia Pinkston is to have al l and every part of my property as long as she lives or rem ains a widow and after her death or marriage my will is tha t all my property to be equally devided among my children . Itom 2nd my will is that my Executor sell as much of th e perishable property as she pleases and to keep enough t o carry on the farm &c. Itom 3rd I appoint my wife Executri x to this my last will and Testament. In testomony whare o f I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal this 17t h day March A. D. 1845.

James Pinkston X his mark Test John Norwood Test William Norwood

State of Tennessee Carroll County June Term 1845 This day t he last will and Testament of James Pinkston Decd was produ ced into open court and the due Execution duly proven by th e oathes of John Norwood & William Norwood the Two Subscrib ing witness thereto and ordered to be recorded.3 4 5

Sources:

  1. Tennessee Probate Court Books, 1795-1927 Carroll Wills, 1822-1865, Vol. A
  2. Davidson County Marriage Record, pg 14
  3. 1820 Federal Census, Davidson County Tennessee, pg 127
  4. County Court Minutes - Volume 4 1843-1850 Carroll County, Tennessee pg 91
  5. Ancestry.com. North Carolina and Tennessee, Early Land Records, 1753-1931


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