Source: Sumner County, TN Deed Book 35, Pages 543 - 544
Transcribed by Jan J.
Know all men by these presents that whereas Benjamin Johnson late of Sumner
County Tennessee deceased by his last will and testament did give and bequeath
unto me Stephen J. Johnson of the County of Stoddard and State of Missourie
a legacy of two hundred and fourteen dollars more or less to be paid unto
me on the final settlement of his Estate of which Said will R. W. Bradley
and William Johnson of Sumner County Tennessee are Joint Executors as in
and by the said will may appear. Now know ye that I the said Stephen
Johnson have this day made constituted and appointed R. W. Bradley of the
County of Sumner and State of Tennessee my true and lawful attorney for
state and in my name and for my use and benefit to ask demand Receive
of and from the said R. W. Bradley and William Johnson or the Surgate or
the probate Court of Sumner county Tennessee the Legacy given and
bequeathed unto me the said Stephen J. Johnson by the said will of
the said Benjamin Johnson as aforesaid and upon Receipt thereof by or payment
thereof to my said attrny. a General Release or discharge for the same to
make and deliver? hereby Ratifying confirming and all ___ whatsoever my said
attorny. R. W. Bradley shall saisficly? do bisiness. In witness whereof
I have this day signed my name and affixed my seal this Eighth day of February
S. J. Johnson
State of Missourie }
County of Stoddart } Personally appeared before me C. L. Keaton a Notary Public within and for said county and state duly qualified January 26th 1874 and commissioned 4 perso. January 15th 1878 The within and above named bargainor Stephen J. Johnson with whom I am personally acquainted and also acknowledged the he executed the within and above instrument for the purposes therein contained. In testimony above of I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal done at office in Bloomfield in said County this 9th day of February A. D. 1876.
(N. P. Seal)
Rec'd for Registration 19th Feb 1876 at 11 o'clock A. M.
R. Hallum Regr. S. County
Registered and Examined the 21st day of Febry 1876.
R. Hallum Regr. S. Cty.