TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904
Transcribed by Linda Carpenter
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. I
July 1789 - Aug 1822
In the name of God Amen. I Martha Alvis of the State of Tennessee and Sumner County being of sound mind and memory but remembering that it is appointed for all mankind to die do make and ordain my last will and Testament as follows.
First of all I bequeath my soul to God who gave it to be disposed of (as they may) in any way directs, and my body to the earth there to be decently buried at the directions of my Executors and first I will and bequeath my part of the tract of land on which I now lived to my two sons Ashley and Elisha each to have an equal part of the land and 2ndly I bequeath one cow to my daughter Nancy and the rest of my household property to be equally divided between my two sons and daughter to wit, Ashley Alvis, Elisha Alvis, Nancy Alvis and I make and ordain my son Ashley Alvis and Nancy Alvis Executors of this my last will and testament in witness hereof I set my hand and seal this 21st
day of March 1816. Martha (her mark) Alvis (Seal)
Hugh B. Stephenson
John H. Stephenson
State of Tennessee - Sumner County Court November Term 1816. The last will and testament of Martha Alvis, dec'd, was exhibited in court and duly proved by the oaths of Hugh B. Stephenson and John H. Stephenson subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be registered at the June term. Ashley Alvis one of the Executors named in said will appeared in court and qualified as such by taking the oath prescribed by law and together with John H. Stephenson and Hugh B. Stephenson his securities entered into and acknowledged their bond to the Governor in the penalty of two thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs.
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