This is my next contribution to the Slave Name Roll Project created by Schalene Jennings Dagutis.
The last will and testament of William Span of Rutherford County, Tennessee. Dated 3 June, 1843. Recorded in Rutherford County Record Book 12, page 385.
I leave to my wife during her life the following negroes, Amy and old Sam
I give to my son Hartwell Span ... and the five negroes that he now has in possession, Jo, Chant, Ditto, Jim & Eliza
I give to my grand daughter Sally Ann Haynes, one negroe girl, Lenny about three years old
I give to my grand son John William Haynes, one negro boy, Will about six years old
Given from under my hand and seal this 3rd day of June 1843.
William Span (his mark)
Signed, sealed and acknowledged in the presence of us, Hartwell B. Hyde, John Hall.
Probated August term 1843.