Richard G. Haworth's Will

Editor's Note: The story of Richard G Haworth is contained in "Some Quaker Families - Scarborough/Haworth", page 137-138, volume 1.  He was born on January 13, 1784 and died November 15, 1808 (only four days after signing the will).  Richard G Haworth is the son of Richard Haworth and Ann Dillon.  He was married on January 24, 1803 to Hannah Whitlock, and their sons James and Dillon are mentioned in the will.  Another baby, son Richard is listed in the will as "if the other should be a equal share of the land with the others...".  This baby boy is buried in Linn City cemetery.  James, eldest son of Richard Haworth and brother of Richard G Haworth, is also buried at the same location.  Click on Washington County Cemetery to view the headstone of James Haworth.  

Hannah Whitlock, wife of Richard G. Haworth, remarried and is listed in the family Bible by the name Maxwell.  

Please feel free to copy these documents. Ron Haworth, editor.


JEFFERSON COUNTY, TN - WILLS - Richard G. Haworth, 11 Nov 1808

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 Know all men by these presents that I Richard Haworth Junior of the County of Jefferson and State of Tennessee, being in a low state of health thoug (sic) sound of memory, and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life, and knowing that it is appointed to all men once to die; do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in the manner and form following viz After payment of my just debts and funeral charges I dispose of in the following manner. Imprimis do give and bequeath unto Hannah my dearly beloved wife all my real and personal estate so long as she remains my widow, or till my boys come to the age of twenty one: Then I will that my land should be divided equally amongst my boys namely James and Dillon, if the other should be a boy I will that he should have an equal share of the land with the others; If a girl I will that she have one half of my movable property. I also will that my wife and daughter if any, should have their living off of my land as long as the (sic) may live single or remains my widow. I also constitute my Wife and my Brother John Haworth to execute this my last will and testament. I do ratify and confirm this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 11th of the 11th Month in the year One Thousand eight hundred and eight. Signed sealed published pronounced & declared by the said Richard Haworth as his last will and testament in the presents of William Haworth, Joel Haworth.  Richard Haworth (seal).

Here is a picture of the original will document. The document was sent to us by Nadine Holder, who had transcribed it earlier. (The picture may take up to 4 minutes to download.)  Thank you, Nadine!  Ron Haworth, Editor.

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