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, James Ball of Sumner County and State of Tennessee, being of sound mind and memory but infirm in body do make this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking, all and every other will or wills by me heretofore made.
Item First: I give unto Jane Ball and Fanny Ball, the heirs of my body, the whole of my personal and real estate, except so much of the perishable part of my estate as they can spare and the time they may think best to make six shilling current money, for cash of the other heirs of my body as named under the second item.
Item Second: I give unto James Ball, Isaac Wilson Ball, Richard Ball, and Abner Ball heirs Agnis Jones, Elizabeth Jones, Rebecca Stuarts, heirs the sum of six shillings current money to be made of such a part of my perishable estate, and at such a time as Jane Ball and Fanny Ball may think proper to make it.
Item 3rd: I do hereby nominate Isaac Ball and James Carr esq. Executors to this last Will and Testament and it is my wish, that they see this my last Will Executed in its true meaning. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal. This 25th day of May 1821. James Ball (Seal)
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of:
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court May Term 1830.
The last Will and Testament of James Ball dec'd was exhibited in Court for probate, and was duly proved by the oaths of John Tucker, Miles Stuart two of the subscribing witnesses, thereto and ordered to be recorded and James Carr one of the Executors therein named appeared in Court and agreed to take upon himself the burthen of the Execution thereof, and together with John Tucker and Miles Stuart, his securities entered into and acknowledged their bond
to the Governor, in the sum of Fifteen Hundred dollars conditioned as the Law directs, and took the oath of Executor.
Test - A. H. Douglass, Clerk of said Court.