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Actual Wills of Celebrities and Ordinary People, 1493-1997
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Comments to: wills@ca-probate.com . . . Last update April 10, 1998
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Wills are Listed in Reverse Chronological Order

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  1. Diana, Princess of Wales (1997)
  2. Harry Helmsley (1997)
  3. David Packard (1996)
  4. Jerry Garcia (1995) .
  5. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1994) copy copy .article
  6. Chief Justice Warren Burger (1994) copy .
  7. President Richard M. Nixon (1994) copy copy .
  8. Doris Duke (1993)
  9. John Lennon (1979) copy .
  10. Elvis Presley (1977) copy copy
  11. Florence Pamela Ford Carter Phinney (1895-1976)
  12. Ruth Lowther Steen (1967)
  13. Walt Disney (1966) copy
  14. Marilyn Monroe (1962)
  15. Wilhelm Reich (1957)
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  16. "Shoeless" Joe Jackson (1951) .
  17. Babe Ruth (1948)
  18. Amelia King (1931)
  19. John Romily Enochs Sr. (1908)
  20. William D. Wainwright (1902)
  21. Nathan A. Davis (1891)
    "Slave Entries in Wills"
    links to about six dozen Wills that include bequests of slaves (1700-1859)
  22. Thomas Green Clemson (1888) (creating Clemson University, S.C.)
  23. Wiley P. Pierce (1888)
  24. Eliza (Augur) Tuttle (1883)
  25. Enoch A. Enochs (1878)
  26. Henreitta Bunch (1872)
  27. Thompson Enochs (1867)
      Wills of the Spruill Family:
    1. Spruill, St. Clair (1915)
    2. Spruill, Annie E. (1911)
    3. Spruill, William A. (1888)
    4. Spruill, John (1885)
    5. Spruill, Tully (1879)
    6. Spruill, Mary (1873)
    7. Spruill, James A. (1866)
    8. Spruill, Uri (1863)
    9. Spruill, Peter Evans (1861)
    10. Spruill, Joseph A. (1860)
    11. Spruill, Frederick (1859)
    12. Spruill, Milley (1852)
    13. Spruill, William N. (1848)
    14. Spruill, Dempsey (1841)
    15. Spruill, Samuel (1841)
    16. Spruill, Richard (1840)
    17. Spruill, Daniel N. (1837)
    18. Spruill, Samuel B. (1832)
    19. Spruill Hezekiah (1831)
    20. Spruilll, Benjamin (1822)
    21. Spruill, Mary (1818)
    22. Spruill, Esther (1817)
    23. Spruill, Charles (1814)
    24. Spruill, John (1808)
    25. Spruill, Samuel (1805)
    26. Spruill, Jesse (1804)
    27. Spruill, Hezekiah (1802)
    28. Spruill, Simeon (1796)
    29. Spruill, Benjamin (1787)
    30. Spruill, Jeremiah (1781)
    31. Spruill, Samuel Sr (1765)
    32. Spruill, Samuel (1760)
    33. Spruill, Joseph Sr. (1760)
    34. Spruill, John Sr. (1759)
    35. Spruill, Godfrey (1718)
      Wills of the Boon Family of North Carolina
    1. Henry Boon (1826)
    2. Deborah Boon (1825)
    3. Benjamin Boon, (1815)
    4. William Boon (1797)
    5. Thomas Boon (1796)
    6. William Boon (1794)
      Wills of the Ogburn/Orborne Family:
    1. John Ogburn, NC (1841)
    2. Matthew Ogburn, TN (1839)
    3. Charles Ogburn, VA (1836)
    4. Benjamin Ogburn, VA (1825)
    5. William Ogburn, NC (1824)
    6. John Ogburn, VA (1820)
    7. John Ogborne, VA (1789)
  28. William Beadles (1866) .
  29. Daniel Fuller (1861) .
  30. Samuel Fulk, TN (1860)
  31. Elizabeth Blackwell's Will (1859) **
  32. Estate of Isaac Smith (1858)
  33. Silas Steen (1858)
  34. David Cook (1857)
  35. John Bustin/Bustian, GA (1857)
  36. George Schonefeld (1852)
  37. Henry Clay (1851) (GIF image of will - excruciatingly slow!)
  38. John Myers (1851)
  39. Samuel Waters [Watters] (1848)
  40. Stephen Sutton (1846) .
  41. Moses Street, TN (1843)
  42. Jacob Troutman (1843) .
  43. Jonathan Cheshire Sr., TN (1841)
  44. John B. Denton (1840) .
  45. John Hoover (1838) .
  46. Jeremiah Reed (1833)
  47. Little Family Wills, North Carolina: Hosea Little (1850); Isaac Little (1848); Jacob Little (1838); Pleasant Little (1832).
  48. Marmaduke Bookout (1830)
  49. Arthur C. Chenowith Jr. (1829)
  50. Cato & Related Families of Mississippi includes inventory of slaves owned by James Hannah Cato, at his death (1826)
  51. Michael Rominger, NC (1824)
  52. George Tavenner (1823)
  53. Peter Hush (1822) .
  54. George Smith (1820)
  55. Dixon Hall Sr., AL (1819)
  56. George Rotecap, Sr. (1817)
  57. Benjamin T. Douglass, VA (1816)
  58. Thomas Cole, SC (1816)
  59. Catharine (Stump) Brake (1816)
  60. Joseph Beadles (1813) .
  61. James Rampley, MD (1812)
  62. Stephen Hamm, VA (1812)
  63. Timothy Hixson, VA (1812)
  64. Thomas Ussery, NC (1811)
  65. Joseph Bookout (1806)
  66. Joseph Bryan, KY (1804)
  67. Joseph Dickson, TN (1803)
  68. Joseph Hixson, TN (1803)
  69. John Sandridge, VA (1803)
  70. John Read [Reed] (1802)
  71. Jemima Butner, NC (1801)
  72. William Sandridge, VA (1800)
  73. Charles Clayton, GA (1800)
  74. Some Georgia County Records Vol. 2 (summaries of many bequests & wills during the 19th century)
  75. Hopewell Adams, NC (1799)
  76. Rev. John Jones (1799) .
  77. Zaccheus Wilson (1795)
  78. William Harper, NC (1793)
  79. Matthias Hollopeter (1792)
  80. William Davidson (1792)
  81. Antoine Simien (1791) .
  82. Benjamin Franklin (1789) .
  83. William Buckley (1789)
  84. The Inventory of the Estate of Casparus Cole (1787)
  85. Magdalen Trabue Guerrant Smith (1787)
  86. Benjamin Futral (1784); Winborne Jenkins Sr. (1793); Emma Jenkins (1796)
  87. Samuel Johnson (1784)
  88. Christopher Bustin, VA (1784)
  89. Capt. William Berry (1784) (with transcript of will contest) .
  90. Samuel Johnson (1784)
  91. Kent Family Wills, VA (1782-1882)
  92. Anthony Buckner, VA (1780)
  93. Charles Moorman, VA (1778)
  94. Carr Bailey, VA (1770)
      Wills of the Sherman/Shearman family:
    1. John Shearman/Sherman, MA (1720)
    2. Benjamin Shearman/Sherman, RI (1719)
    3. Peleg Shearman/Sherman, RI (1719)
    4. Samuel Shearman/Sherman, RI (1717)
    5. Samson Shearman/Sherman, RI (1716)
    6. Edmund Shearman/Sherman, MA (1712)
    7. Eber Sherman, RI (1706)
    8. Philip Shearman/Sherman, RI (1681)
    9. Samuel Sherman, England (1615)
    10. Susan Sherman, England (1610)
    11. Henry Shearman/Sherman, England (1610)
    12. Henry Shearman/Sherman, England (1589)
    13. Jane Sherman Gardner, England (1572)
    14. Thomas Sherman, England (1550)
    15. John Sherman, England (1504)
    16. Thomas Sherman, England (1493)
  95. John Branson (1769) .
  96. Timothy Crosthwaite, VA (1756)
  97. John Clayton, VA (1756)
  98. Peter Guerant, The Huguenot (1749)
  99. John Mallet (1744)
  100. John Rucker (1742) and Peter Rucker (1743)
  101. Robert Hicks, VA (1737)
  102. Hale Family Wills: includes wills of "Job Hale, who died fighting Indians in Preble County, Ohio" (1792); Archibald Hale, TN (1854); Captain John Hale SC (1807); Stephen Hail, KY (1810); George Haile III, TN (1835); Nicholas Haile, MD (1729); Edward Hale VA (1823); Martha Hale, VA (1834); Joseph Hale (1803); Francis Hale (1775); Tabitha Morris (1778); Daniel Morris (1767).
  103. John Bristow, VA (1716)
  104. Capt. Paul Sears (1707) .
  105. Thomas Carter, Sr., VA (1700)
  106. James Allin of Medfeilld (James Allen of Medfield) (1676)
  107. Steven Christian (1639) .
  108. Robert White (1617) .
  109. Martin Christian (1615) .


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