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. V
Feb. 1891 - July 1904
I, John Bell of Mitchelville Sumner County and State of Tennessee, being of sound mind and memory do make publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament to wit:
First. All my just debts and funeral expenses shall be first fully paid. Specials, Calvin Pickett twenty and Hardy Bell five dollars.
Second. I give devise and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder of my estate both real and personal to my beloved wife Margaret Bell to have and to hold to her my said wife and to her heirs and assigns forever.
Third. I nominate and appoint my said wife Margaret Bell to be the executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
Special, one sorrel colt I give my daughter Margaret A. Turner to have said and hold and not to be traded nor transferred, and after the death of her mother she shall have the clock and looking glass as hern, and in the division she shall have the old homestead, as her and husband shall stay here with us and take care of us and shall have the use of the farm free of rent; and also Franklin Bell is in debt for the use of a home three years, thirty six dollars, which shall be deducted out of his part of the estate.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 16th day of September 1892. John (his mark) Bell (Seal)
Thomas (his mark) Dye
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court November Term November 21st 1892.
A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of John Bell (col?) dec'd was this day produced in open Court for probate, and duly proven by the oaths of Thomas Dye one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, when the same was ordered recorded.
A True Copy - Attest, Harris Brown, Clerk