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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Signing My Will in Davidson County, Tennessee

This man signed his will in Davidson County, Tennessee, in the early part of the 18th century. It is the only part of the document in his hand.


  1. Best I can do for first name: Suigham
    Suigham Harper

  2. It looks like "Wm Hope" with some artistic script over it.

  3. Wow I have no idea !!

  4. First name is probably Abraham or Absalom.

  5. Absm is the first name

    It looks like Hopr for the last name--but it's Hooper. I'll post images from the rest of the document shortly. This is the only place Hooper signed the document.

  6. I believe the "artistic script" is the symbol that is made to indicate that this is where the official seal would have been applied or stamped. I have seen this in modern day use.