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
In the name of God Amen! I John Asply do make and publish my last Will and Testament in the manner and form following.
First: It is my will that all my just debts be paid. I do give unto my wife Sally Asply all my real and personal property during her life. I give unto my sons and daughters: William, John, Samuel, Polly, Betsy, Patsy, Nancy, Sally, and Jensy Aspley, one horse, bridle and saddle, one bed and furniture, one cow and calf and at my wife's death, I give my sons William, John, and Samuel my land to divide amongst themselves. I do hereby name sons William and Samuel Aspley sole Executors of this my last will and Testament revoking all others. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this twenty eighth day of January Eighteen Hundred and Twenty One. John Aspley (Seal)
Signed, sealed, published, and declared by the above named John Aspley and acknowledged to be his last Will and Testament in the presents of us who have hereunto subscribed our names is witnessed in the presents of the Testator.
State of Tennessee - Sumner County Court February Term 1835. The last Will and Testament of John Aspley dec'd was exhibited in open Court and duly proved agreeable to Law by the oath of Ruffin Key and Alfred Key the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and thereupon William Aspley and Samuel Aspley, Executors therein named appeared in Court and agreed to take upon themselves the execution of said will and together with Ruffin Key and Alfred Key, their securities entered into and acknowledged their bond to the Governor in the sum of One Thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs and took the oath of Executors prescribed by law.
A Copy Test. A. H. Douglass, Clerk of said Court.