TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. II
May 1823 - June 1842
State of Tennessee, Sumner County - In the name of God Amen: I, Anthony B. Read of Sumner County and State of Tennessee, being in low state of health but of sound mind and memory, thanks be to God for all his mercies do make and ordain, this my last Will and Testament as follows (viz), I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Henrietta Reid, my following negroes named, Misuor, Sarah, Betty and Peter, also and first choice of my stock of horses and one first choice of my cows with all my household property and kitchen furniture to her and her heirs forever. I will that all my stock and other property not named in the first item of this will be sold on such credits as my Executors may think proper and comply the proceeds thereof together with all my Book Accounts to the payment of my debts and other necessary expenditures. If there should be any money left after all my business is settled I wish my wife to have it.
I hereby appoint my worthy friend Robert W. Sanford my Executor to this my last Will and Testament. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal, this fifth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty six. A. B. Reid (Seal)
William D. Sharp
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court November 1826.
The last Will and Testament of Anthony B. Read dec'd was exhibited in open Court for probate and was proved agreeable to Law by
the oath of Dudley Adams, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and thereupon Robert W. Sanford the Executor named therein appeared in Court and together with James H. Bate and Humphrey Bate his securities entered unto and acknowledged their bond to the Governor in the sum of five thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs and took the oath of Executor prescribed by Law.
A Copy Test - A. H. Douglass, Clerk of said Court.