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. II
May 1823 - June 1842
In the year of our Lord 1840 - I John Askey of the County and State of Tennessee being sick of body, but of sound mind do make this my last Will and Testament.
First of all, I bequeath my soul to God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent burial to be paid for out of my estate. I leave to my beloved wife the plantation whereon I now live so long as she live there to be divided between my two sons John W. and Leonard Askey. I leave to Howard Lewis and his heirs the place where he now lives by paying A. H. Douglass, Hayes twenty dollars. I leave to Micajah Pem and his heirs fifty acres of land lying on the ridge above William Lowry's by paying ten dollars of my just debts. I leave to my daughter Nancy a cow and a calf and feather bed. I leave to my son Elsiah Askey a cow and calf or the price of one, after the death of my wife all the household and kitchen furniture and stock of all kind to be divided between my two sons John W. and Leonard Askey. I leave my two sons named my executors without giving security. John (his mark) Askey (Seal)
Signed, sealed, and delivered in the presence of us this 29th of Nov.
John H. Williams
State of Tennessee - Sumner County July Term 1841 - The last Will and Testament of John Askey deceased was produced in open Court for probate and was duly proved by the oaths of John Clendening and John H. Williams subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
Copy Test - Andrew McGlothlin, Clerk SSC