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Hugh Barr, 1831

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

(Page 139) 

In the name of God Amen! I, Hugh Barr, of the County Sumner and State of Tennessee, being in perfect mind and memory yet calling to mind the mortality of my body, I do this Thirty first day of July in the year of our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and twenty six, make ordain and publish this my last Will and Testament in the manner following viz: I give and bequeath to wife Elizabeth to be hers as long, as she lives, the one third of my land, cultivated and uncultivated, my chest of Drawers, my cupboard and clock. I give her to be hers, at the disposal, her first choice of my horses, two cows, and one third of my sheep, and hogs, with all my household furniture that I have not named, also my negro woman Mittle, also one thousand dollars in money, with full possession of my house and barn while she lives. I give to brother Patrick, a title to all my land. I give to my

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nephew, William Allison, Fifty Dollars, to Andrew Allison Fifty Dollars, to James Allison Fifty Dollars. I give to my negro woman Bett, One Hundred Dollars, and freedom from slavery. I allow my negroes and property not above named to be sold to pay the above Legacies, and the remainder of Estate, I allow to be divided into three equal shares, betwixt James Barr's sons, John Barr, and Patrick Barr.

I, lastly appoint William Barr and Westly Guttery Executors of this my last Will and Testament. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal, the day and year above written. Hugh Barr (Seal)


William Burton

Jacob Gillespie

State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court Aug. Term 1831.

A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Hugh Barr dec'd, was produced in Court for probate, and was duly proved agreeable to Law by the oath of Wm. Burton and Jacob Gillespie, the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded, and therefore William Barr and Westly Guttery, the Executors therein named, appeared in Court and agreed to take upon themselves the execution thereof and together with Patrick Barr and William Burton, their securities entered into and acknowledged their bond to the Governor, in the sum of Twelve 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


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