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James Boring/Boren
of Washington County, Tennessee

 
  Also spelled Baren, Boran, Boreing, Boring Borring, Borin  
 

James Boren was born about 1714.

William Boren (1737),
John Doupon Boren,
Chaney Boren (1770),
James Boren
Rachel Boren (married Mordecai Price),
Aborilla Boren,
Temperance Boren,
Martha Boren (married Ball)
and Frances Boren.

James wrote his will on October 14, 1795.

 

Tennessee was admitted to the Union on June 1, 1796. It was initially part of North Carolina.

     
 
 
 

Chaney Boren was born about 1770 in Washington County, Tennessee.

He married Elizabeth Whitecotton on September 19, 1790 in Washington County, Tennessee. In 1802 Chaney petitioned for divorce saying she deserted him and went back to her family in Virginia.

He married Jane Drane.

Syrena Carolina Boren (1805, married John A. Wilds),
Casandra M Boren (1807, married Samuel Lyle),
Sabrina A. Boren (1811, married Thomas L. Young),
Lucinda P. Boren (1814)
Lauretta P. Boren (1825).

In 1795 he inherited 150 acres from his father.

At the time of the 1830 census they were in Washington County, Tennessee The houehold included:
a man between 50-60
a woman between 40-50 (Jane)
a girl between 15-20 (Lucinda),
a girl between 5-10 (Lauretta),

 
     
 

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October 3, 1990
The Boring Family of Washington County
by Jonesborough Genealogical Society

. . .information on James Boren, an early settler in Washington County, who died Oct. 14, 1795. It is probably that James was a brother of Absolom, James and his wife Sarah had five sons and five daughters; William, John, Dosser, Abraham, who married Elizabeth Ruble, Chancy, who married Lucinda Lyle, James Rachel, who married Mordecia Price, Abinolda, Temperance, Martha, who married a Ball, and Frances.

 
 
 
 
     
 

James Boring/Boren
14 Oct 1795
Territory of the United States South of the Ohio River.

In the Name of God Amen I James Boring of the County of Washington and Territory of the United States South of the River As to my Memory Blessed be God do this tenth day of October in the Year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred Ninety five: Make & publish this my last Will and Testament in Manner and form as followeth that is to Say

First of all I Recommend my Spirit to All Mighty God Who Gave it and my Body to be Buried in a plain and Desent Manner as Soon as convenently Will permit-, my funeral Expences and All my just debts to be paid;

First I give and Bequeath unto my Son William Boring one hundred Acres of land being the part of the Land by me purchased and now live on and possess to him his heirs and assigns for Ever as it is Laid off and was marked by James Stuart Esquire;

Item I give and Bequeath Unto my Son John Doupon Boring one shilling to him his heirs and assignes for Ever;

Item I give and bequeath to my Son Channey Boring one hundred and fifty acres of Land including the hole Improvement by me made to him his heirs and assigns for Ever as is Marked and Surveyed by the Said James Stuart as above;

Item I give an bequeath to my Son James Boring one hundred acres of Land to him his heirs and assigns for Ever as above marked;

Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Rachel Price Wife of Mordecia Price his heirs and assigns (struck through) adjoining the Land of Said Mordecia Price as above;

Item I give and bequeath Unto my Daughter Aborilla More (Moore) fifty acre of Land to her, her heirs and assigns for Ever marked as above;

Item I Give and bequeath to my Daughter Temperance Boring fifty acres of land to her and her heirs and assigns for Ever marked as above;

Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Martha Ball fifty acres of Land to her her heirs and assigns for Ever Marked as above;

Item I Give and bequeath to my Daughter Frances Downing fifty acres of Land to her her heirs and assigns for Ever as marked as above;

Item it is my Will and pleasure that Sarah my Wife Shall have full and free Privelge of the Mansion house Wherein I now Live or any other that may (be) Built before my Decease During her Natural Life and all the household furniture With Sufficient Maintenance of the Place here to fore Dismissed unto my Son Chaney Boring and at the Decease of Sarah my Wife All the Said house hold furniture unto my Son Chaney Boring his heirs and assigns for Ever and Last of all I allow that all my funerall Charges and Lawfull Debts due to me and all other matters Either by contract or Bargan I do give and bequeath to my Son Cheney Boring his heirs and assigns for Ever.

And I do hereby apoint my Son Chaney Boring Wholy and Sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament hereby Revoking all other Wills and Testaments by me Made before- this Date in Witness Where of I have hear unto Set my hand and Seal this forteenth day of October one thousand Seven hundred and Ninty five.

Signed Sealed and Delivered in presence of us
Horatio Ford (X)
Edward Smith (X)

Signed: James (X) Boren.

 
 
 
 

April 8, 1834.
Washington Co., Tennessee Book I, pg 318-321

Be it remembered that I Chana Boren of Washington County and State of Tennessee being of sound mind and memory but considering the uncertainty of all human life, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following: (viz)

First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Jane Boren

    the entire profits of the tract of land of which I present reside, during her widowhood

    for the purpose of supporting herself
    also for the purpose of supporting and educating my youngest daughter Lauretta P. Boren who is hereby left to her care

    Said land to include

    the tract that I purchased from Jonathan Young,
    Fifteen Acres from Fain,
    also twenty acres to be laid off from the Mill tract joining Ruble, Slagle and the Fain Tract

    for the purpose of Supplying firewood & including the whole about one hundred and seventy acres,

    also I give and bequeath unto my wife aforesaid during her widowhood the following Negros,

    One boy named Caleb,
    one woman named Liddy,
    and one boy named Peter.

    Also I give unto her during her widowhood,

    one gray poney called Ned,
    one bed and furniture,
    one Saddle and bridle,
    my waggon and hind gears and
    all my farming utensils,
    two of the choice of my waggon horses and
    four good milk cows,
    also all my household furniture with the exception of One Secretary, Six Windsor chairs, one large falling leaf table and one bed and furniture, complete, to be sold by my executors and divided as hereafter mentioned .

Second I give and bequeath unto my daughter Serena C. Wilds, wife of John A. Wilds,

one half of the tract of land on which I formerly resided in said county of Washington on the head waters of Brush Creek joining the land of Elijah Boren, to be divided off from the lower end of said tract by the following line.

Beginning at a post Oak on the North East line of said survey near the old road,
Thence South thirty three degrees West crossing the branch below the barn, and in a direct line till it strikes the Wood land
thence South sixteen degrees West till it intersects Cassaday's line, which part & cut off the ? to be two hundred acres or upwards.

I hereby give and bequeath to my daughter Serena C Wilds aforesaid and her heirs forever,

also I give and bequeath to her one Hundred Acres of land to be taked from the upper end of the Douglas Tract by a line running parrallel with the upper line of said survey.

Also, I give and bequeath unto her one negro girl named Milly now in her possession,

also the following that she heretofore received. I hereby confirm unto her (viz)

one horse beast,
one saddle and bridle,
two cows
one bed and furniture and
fifty dollars in cash

Thirdly I give and bequeath unto my daughter Cassandra M. Lyle wife of Samuel Lyle

a tract of Land on Sinking Creek in said County of Washington on which said Lyle formerly resided containing one hundred and nine acres,

Also I give and bequeath unto her one hundred and three acres of the tract commonly called the Mill Tract on said Creek joining the aforesaid, running parrellel with the lower line of said survey yet & as to include the Mill and Water necessary for said Mill as it now runs,

Also I give and bequeath unto her the following that she has already received (viz)

one Negro girl named Harriet,
one horse beast saddle and bridle,
two cows
one bed and furniture and
fifty dollars in Cash.

Fourthly I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sabrina A. Young wife of Thomas L. Young,

a tract of land on Sinking Creek in said County of Washington joining the lands of John Howard and Samuel Wright containing One Hundred Acres more or less,

also I give and bequeath unto her all the right title interest and claim, that I have to a tract of Land on which Benjamin Drain now lives on the waters of Brush Creek supposed to be Seventy five Acres or thereabouts.

Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sabrina A. Young aforesaid fifteen Acres on the Upper end of the Mill tract before-mentioned, to be cut off by a line running parrelel with the lower line of said survey. Only the use of the water for the Mill as it now runs is not to be interrupted,

Also I give and bequeath unto her Sixty two Acres to be taken from the Douglas tract joining the hundred Acres formerly bequeathed to Serena C. Wilds to be cut off by a line running parreller with the upper line of said survey all to her and her heirs forever.

Also I give and bequeath unto her a negro to be valued as near equal to those of her sisters as may be.

Also I give and bequeath unto her the following that she has already received , one horse beast and saddle and bridle, two cows one bed and furniture and fifty dollars i n Cash-

Fifthly I give and bequeath unto my daughter Lucinda P. Lyle wife of John Lyle

twelve acres of Land on Brush creek in said County of Washington to be cut off from the lower part of the Douglas tract joining the Sixty two acres heretofore bequeathed to Sabrina A. Young by a line running parrelel to the upper line of said survey.

Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Lucinda P. Lyle aforesaid that part of a tract of Land on the head waters of Brush Creek including the house in which I formerly lived supposed to be upwards of two Hundred Acres, joining that part formerly bequeathed to Sabrina C. Wilds, also joining the lands of Mordecai Price and James Cassaday.

Also I give and bequeath unto Lucinda P. Lyle one Negroe to be valued equal to those received by her elder sisters.

Also I give and bequeath unto her the following that she has already received,

One horse beast saddle and bridle
two cows,
one bed and furniture and
fifty dollars in Cash----

Sixthly I give and bequeath unto my daughter Lauretta P. Boren after my wife's death or Marriage as the case may be,

all that part of the tract of land on which I now live which was before devised to my wife included in several parcels and supposed to contain one hundred and seventy acres as aforesaid.

Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Lauretta O. Boren aforesaid one negroe valued equal to those of her elder sisters.

Also I give and bequeath unto her

the choice of My Stock of Mares,
one saddle and bridle
two cows t
wo beds and furniture complete and
fifty dollars in Cash

Seventhly My Will is that, that part of my household property not devised to my wife, and all my remaining effects not hereby bequeathed be exposed to public sale in due form by my executors and that all the debts due the Estate be collected as soon as may be, and after paying all my just claims that may be against me, the balance to be disposed of as follows.

Two Hundred dollars John Dorsey Boren grandson of Nicholas Boren,
and the balance to be divided as follows except that my daughter Cassandra M Lyle is to receive Nine Hundred and eighty dollars less than either of the Legatees in consequence of receiving the Mill on Sinking creek

One fifth part to Serena C. Wilds,
one fifth part to Cassandra M Lyle with the exception of Five Hundred and eighty dollars above mentioned
One fifth part to Sabrina A. Young,
One fifth part to Lucinda P Lyle, and
One fifth part to Lauretta P Boren.

Also it is my will that my executors should reserve in their hands the sum of three Hundred dollars for the purpose of defraying the expenses of educating and supporting my youngest daughter Lauretta P Boren, if said executors should think the same nessary and if not to be divided as before mentioned.

And I hereby appoint John A. Wilds and Abraham Hoss executors of this my last Will and testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me made. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 8th day of April in the year 1834.


Chana Boren
Witnesses Present
Henry Hoss
Abraham Hoss
Benjamin Drane

...whereas in my original will dated 8th day of April, 1834 I gave and devised to my two daughters Sabrina Young & Lucinda Lyle two litle Negroes to be equal to two that I gave to my daughter Carroline Wilds & Cassandra Lyle this codicil witnesseth that I do hereby give & bequeath to my two daughters Sabrina Young & Lucinda Lyle the two boys now in the possession that is to say the negro Boy named Thomas in the possession of Sabrina Young & the yellow Boy names Charles in the possession of Lucinda Lyle, and which two Boys I do hereby give & deviset o them in the room & Stead of those named in my original Will.

And where as in said will I gave & devised to my two aforesaid daughters property to be equal to that given to my two daughters Carroline Wilds & Cassandra Lyle which property my daughters Sabrina Young & Lucinda Lyle has received..

And also in said will I gave and devised to my said daughters Sabrina Young and Lucinda Lyle fifty dollars in money which amount I have paid them in the room & Sted of the fifty dollars gave & devised to them in my original will.

And whereas in said will I gave & devised to my wife a negro man named Peter and believing said boy not to be a Suitable one for her I do hereby give and bequeath to my said Wife a negro Boy now owned by me named Adam in the Room & Sted of Peter which boy she is to have So long as She remains a widow and at the death of my wife the Said boy Adam must have the liberty of choosing him a master

Signed Sealed and acknowledged as a cotticil to my last will and Testament
this 24 day of April 1838
Chana Boren
Abraham Hoss
Benjamin Drane

Slavery is an immoral system of forced labor where people are treated as property to be bought and sold. It was legal in the American Colonies and the United States until the Civil War.
 
 
 

From Historical Sketches of Southwest Virginia, "The Boren Family of Southwest Virginia" by Kerry Ross Boren

Numerous descendants of John Boreing migrated to the Watauga in Tennessee between 1778 and 1800, including Absalom and Joshua Boring and James Boren, the latter of whom married as his second wife in Baltimore County, Maryland, Sarah (Boston) Tipton, widow of Luke Tipton who died 1774. There are numerous descendants of these families residing in the Watauga region to this day.

 
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