Source: Sumner County, TN Loose Record Estate# 1134
Transcribed by Linda Carpenter
Know all men by these presents that I Burton L. Stovall for myself and as Guardian for the minor heirs of Wm. B. Stovall dec'd and Beverly J. Milner who intermarried with Saluda Stovall a daughter of Terrisha Stovall dec'd do make ordain constitute & appoint and by these presents we have made ordained constituted & appointed Benjamin Pierce of the County of Smith & State of Tennessee our true and lawful agent & Attorney in fact for us and in our name to ask demise sue for and receive of and from William Stovall of Sumner County, Tennessee administrator of Bartholomew Stovall dec'd late of said County & State or from any other person having possession of the same our distributes share in right of our father the said Terrisha Stovall dec'd in the real and personal estate of the late Bartholomew Stovall dec'd and for us in our names upon the receipt of all or any part of such distributive share proper and necessary bond acquaintances or other discharges to make sign seal execute and deliver for the purpose aforesaid hereby authorizing our said Attorney one or more Agents or Attorneys to make and again to revoke at pleasure hereby satisfying and confirming whatsoever our said Attorney may lawfully do in the premise in as full and ample a manner as if we were present at the doing thereof. In Testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hand and affixed our seals this 17th day of February 1843. Burton L. Stovall (Seal) Beverly J. Milner (Seal)
John A. Gardner
George W. Oldham
State of Tennessee, Weakley County - This day personally appeared before me John C. Dodd Clerk of the County Court of said County Burton L. Stovall & Beverly J. Milner whose signatures are appended to the foregoing Power of Attorney with whom I am personally acquainted and who acknowledged the Execution of the same to be his own act upon the day it bears date and for the purposes therein contained. Witness my hand at Office and the Seal of the County Court affixed this 18th day of February 1843 & 67th year of American Independence. John C. Dodd, Clerk
State of Tennessee, Weakley County - I John Henry Moore Chairman and presiding Justice of the County Court of Said County do hereby certify that John C. Dodd whose attestation states above is now and was at the time of the same Clerk of the County Court of said that his certificate is made in due form that his signature is genuine and that full faith and credit is and ought to be given to all his Official acts as such. Witness my hand at Office this 18th day of February 1843. John Henry Moore, Chairman
Registered & Examined this 11th July 1843 - John L. Bugg, R. S. C.
State of Tennessee, Sumner County - I John Bruce Register of said County do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a full true and perfect transcript of the Power of Attorney from Burton Stovall and Beverly J. Milner to Benjamin Pierce as the same now appears of Recorded in my Office in Book G Page 330 this 17th day of March AD 1849. J. Bruce, Regr. S. C.
* Beverly Jones Milner (b. Sep 17, 1805 - d. Oct 31, 1871) married Saluda Stovall Milner (b. Oct 11, 1811 - d. Sep 26, 1868) and buried at Stovall Cemetery, Obion County, TN.
B. L. Stovall (b. Jan 8, 1812 - d. Nov 9, 1879) and buried at Stovall Cemetery, Obion County, TN.
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