I have a copy of Nancy Goodwin-Reeves' father, Jesse Goodwin's will. It lists all of Nancy & James' children: Susan, Leticia, Nancy, Samuel, Reas(Urias), Chester Bethel and Leah. I hope this clears up some of the confusion about Pleasant Henry, as he did not belong to this family, according to this will. Source is "Weakley Roll #53: Probate Record (County and Chancery Court) Wills: Vol. 1823-June 1861 page 273-274,
Jesse Goodwin Will
Henry County )
Tennessee. ). In the name of God Amen!
I Jesse Goodwin of the County and State aforesaid, being weak in body but of sound mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and Testament, hereby revoking all other wills whatsoever by me made.
(1st First) I give my soul to God my Savior, who gave it and my body to be decently consigned to its Mother Earth then to repose till the morning of the resurrection
(2nd Secondly) I, give and bequeath all my property, both real and personal unto my beloved wife Susannah during her lifetime, if it should please God that she should survive me and after her death to be divided among the legal heirs of our Bodies and their Children (viz) Jno Goodwin, Samuel Goodwin, Jesse Goodwin Jr , Elizabeth Parrish, Ann Hinch, Leah Henderson, Mary Fullbright, Rebecca Ridgway, and the heirs of Nancy Reeves, (viz) Susan, Leticia, Nancy, Samuel, Reas(Urias), Chester Bethel and Leah to be divided in the following manner to Jno Goodwin Samuel, and Jesse Goodwin first aforesaid One hundred Dollars each in addition to what I have already given to them and the remainder to be divided equally between Elizabeth, Ann, Leah, Mary, Rebecca, Martha, and the Seven legal heirs of Nancy Reeves to have one equal share, the property to be divided without sale if the same can be done on fair and Equitable Terms.
Thirdly I hereby Constitute and appoint William Ridgway, my legal and sole Executor to carry this, my last will and Testament into effect.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto Set my hand and affixed my Seal this Tenth day of July in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and forty One
In presence of
Jesse Goodwin (Seal)
Starr of Tennessee)
Weakley County. ). June Term County Court 1848
This day the foregoing paper writing was established in open Court as the last will and Testament of Jesse Goodwin deceased and ordered by the court to be recorded
Witness Tom H Etheridge clerk of said Court at office this 5th June 1848
Tom H Etheridge Clerk