TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904
Transcribed by Jan J. Barnes
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. IV
Oct. 1870 - April 1891
I Allen Austin being of sound and perfect mind and memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament.
First It is my will that my burial expenses be paid out of any personal property I may die possessed.
Second I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Jane O. Austin all of the personal property I may die possessed of during the time of her natural life.
Third It is my request that my Grand-Daughter Isa Hardaway, have all the personal property that may remain at the death of my wife Jane O. Austin except so much thereof as may be necessary to pay the expense of her burial.
Fourthly I bequeath to my sons John A. Austin and Rufus B. Austin each one dollar, the reason of this bequest being so small is that I have already made provision for them by conveying to them real estate by deed, to John A. Austin two hundred and seven acres of land and to Rufus B. Austin one hundred acres of land and over three hundred dollars in money.
Fifth All the real estate belonging to me has bee conveyed by deed, consequently I make no disposition of it in this will.
I hereby appoint my beloved wife Jane O. Austin my Executrix without bond.
I hereby revoke all other wills or parts of wills that may have heretofore made by me.
Given under my hand and seal this the 18th day of November 1893.
Allen (his mark) Austin
Executed and acknowledged in our presence to be the last will and testament
of Allen Austin.
W. N. Warren
T. W. Wright
State of Tennessee
Sumner County Court November Term Nov 6th 1897.
The last Will and testament of Allen Austin dec'd was this day produced in open Court for probate when the same was duly proven by the oaths of W. N. Warren and T. W. Wright the subscribing witnesses thereto when the same was ordered recorded.
A true copy.
Harris Brown, Clk.