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 Daniel Bender of the County of Sumner and State of Tennessee, being sick and weak of body but of sound mind and disposing memory (for which I thank God) and calling to mind the uncertainty of life being desirous, do dispose of all such worldly substance as it has pleased God to bless me with, I therefore make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following.
Item 1st: I give and bequeath unto my son Burrel Bender a negro man named Randle, also a negro boy named Bill.
Item 2nd: I give and bequeath unto my son Burnice Bender a negro man named Hisea also, a negro girl named Caroline, also one feather bed and furniture.
Item 3rd: I give and bequeath unto my son Burden Bender, two negro boys named Leonard and Anthony, also one feather bed and furniture.
Item 4th: I give and bequeath unto my son Bryant Bender one cow and calf.
Item 5th: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Brooks, one cow and calf.
Item 6th: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Nancy McColough one cow and calf.
Item 7th: I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Fereby Bender after paying all my just debts the whole of my real estate and the balance of my negro property; Jack, Major, Marthy, Collen, Felcey, Nancy, Ann, Betty, Lucinda, Cealy, Amse, also all my personal estate during her natural life or widowhood, and at her death or marriage to be equally divided between my son Burrel Bender, Burnice Bender, Burden Bender, and my grandson Daniel Fulwood except my real estate which I wish to be equally divided between my two sons Burnice and Burrel and where as my grandson Daniel Fulwood has been for some time past unstudious and dissipated, I therefore leave it entirely discretionary with my Executors at the time of the before mentioned division should there be no reformation in him whether he shall come in for any part of the aforesaid property.
And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my two sons Burrell and Bernice Bender Executors of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all others heretofore by me made. In testimony whereof I have here unto set my hand and affixed my seal, this 20th day of November A. D. 1832. Daniel Bender (Seal)
Signed sealed published and to be the last Will and Testament of the above named Daniel Bender in the presence of us what at his request and in his presence have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses to the same.
James H. Davis
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court February Term 1833.
The last Will and Testament of Daniel Bender dec'd was exhibited in open Curt for probate and was duly proved in open Court agreeable to Law by the oath of James H. Davis and William Hancock two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
A Copy Test. - A. H. Douglass, Clerk of said Court.
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