1072. Nathan Tanner was born on Feb 20 1710 in S. Kingston, RI. He died on Sep 12 1807. He was married to Mary Cottrell on May 28 1734 in S. Kingston, RI.
Among the births in the Town Records of So. Kingstown is the following: "Nathan Tanner, of William and Elizabeth, b. Feb. 20th, 1709-10.
In his will made in 1752 Nathan Tanner provides for his mother, Elizabeth Tanner.
By an instrument bearing date of December 23, 1730, William Tanner to Nathan in consideration of love, etc., as before, gives his son Nathan "goods and chattels in his dwelling house as per inventory," etc.
Signed, William Tanner.
In the name of God Amen the Fiftenth Day of March, A. D. 1752,
I, Nathan Ta'r of Westerly in ye County of King's County & Colony
of Rhode Island, yeoman being but Crazy of Body but of perfect mind
& memory Thanks be given unto God for ye same. Therefore Calling
to mind ye Mortality of my Body & it is apponted for man once to
Die, Do make & ordain this my last will & Testament that is to say-
Principally & first of all I Give & Recommend my Soul into ye hands of
God that Gave it & my Body I Recommend to ye Earth in Decent
burial at ye Discression of my Exectr hereafter Named Nothing Doubt
ing but at ye General Resurrection I shall be Raised again by ye mighty
power of God & as Touching Such Worthy Estate wherewith it hath
pleased God to bless me all in this Life I Give Dimise & Dispose of ye
Same in the following manner.
Item I give & Bequeath to Mary Tanner my Dearly beloved wife
after my funeral Charges & just Dets are paid all my movable Estate
Except the best of my Wareing apperrel hereafter Named for Ever &
Likewise One Third part of the Proseds of my Land to Gather with
the best Room of ye house During her Life whom I Likewise Consti-
tue make & ordain my Executrix & my Son David Tanner I Likewise
appoint my Executor in companna with my sd Wife of ye my Last
Will & Testament.
Item I give & Bequeath to my honored Mother Elisabeth Taner
the Sum of five pounds in money old acounting to be paid viz yearly
During her Life by my Executors out of the profits of my Land.
Item I give & Bequeath to David my Beloved Son whome I
have made by Executr Viz my Best Coat a good New Beaver hat &
Linen Jacat & a pair of Good Leather Britches together with one part
or parcel of land it being ye Northeast part of my farm which I Now
Live on Beginning at ye Norwest Corner of Thomas Potters Lovther
farm Thence a Strait line to George Stilmans South East Corner of
Land & So Bounded Westerly on P Stillmans Land Northerly on Land
at present unknon Easterly on Land of Parseful Allen & Thomas Pot
ters & Southerly on S' Potters Land to the first mentioned Bounds it
being all ye Land that I have to the East & North of S' Line Contain
ing by Estimation one hundred & fifty acres be it more or less which
I give to my S' Son David Tanner his heirs & assigns forever I like
wise give to my S' Son David after he Shall arive or Come to ye age
of Eighteen years ye Two thirds of my Improved Land until my Son
Nathan Shall Come to the age of Twenty-one years & Then two-thirds
of ye Rest of S' Nathan Part being set off until my Son Abel Shall
arve to ye age of Twenty one years &c.
A Gift to me David Tanner on this Page.
Item I give & bequeath unto Nathan Tanner my beloved Son ye
North part of ye Remainder of my sd farm the Division Line to begin
to ye north of Wist from my House that I Now Live in—beginning
at the West Side of my Land where I ajoin with or bounded on Capt.
John Maxsons Land Thence Raning East five Degrees South to cross
ye middle of ye Bridge to ye East of my House Keeping sd Compas
untill it Comes to Thomas Potters Land Bounded as followeth East
erly on Land of sd potter North Easterly on Land Given to my Son
David. Northerly on Land of George Stilman & Sirys Button Westerly
on Land of Joseph Monro & Capt John Maxson to ye first mentioned
bound containing by Estimation one hundred & Twenty acres be it
more or Less which I Give to him & his heirs & assigns for ever
A gift to Nathan Tnr in This Page & c
Item I Give & bequeath Unto My Beloved Son abel Tanner all ye
Ramaining part of my Land it being ye South part of my farm with ye
buildings & fences Thereon Containing by Estimation one Hundred &
twenty acres be it more or Less which I Give to him his heirs & assigns
for Ever A gife to Abel Tnr &c
Item I give & bequeath all my books to my wife & Three Sons
Equally to be Divided amongst them—
Item my Will is that if Either of my S' Sons Should not Live
to ye age of Twenty one or should Leave no Isshue that his part Should
be Equally Divided between ye other two Sons their heirs & Assigns
for Ever &c : & I Do hereby Utterly Disallow Revoke & Disannull &
make Void all & Every other former Testament Will Leguates &
bequeath & Executors by me in any wise before named willed & Be
queathed Ratifying & Confirming this & No other to be my Last Will
& Testament in Witness Whereof I have hereunto Set my hand &
Seal ye Day & year above Ritten Signed Sealed published pronounced
& Delivered by the sd Nathan Tanner as his Last Will & Testament in
presents of us
Nathan TannerA true Coppey—