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
This indenture made this 26th day of Feby in the year of Our Lord, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty six. Knowing that it was once appointed for all men once to die I, Catharine Bennett, being weak of body but of sound mind and memory, do make and ordain, this my last Will and Testament, in manner and form as follows. (to wit)
Item: I give unto Nancy McElwrath my curtain bed stead, the balance of my property, I want equally divided between Polly Chapman, Elizabeth Jennings, Patsy Sheperd, Clarissa Vinson, Catharine Vinson, and Nancy McElwrath.
I do nominate and appoint Joel Parrish, Executor to this my last Will and Testament in presence whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the day and date above written. Catharine (her mark) Bennett (Seal)
Signed in presence of:
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court Feby Term 1831.
A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Catharine Bennett dec'd was exhibited in Court for probate and was duly proved agreeable to Law by the oath of James Vinson and Wm. McElwrath, the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and therefore Joel Parrish the Executor named in said will appeared in Court and renounced, whereupon the Court nominate, constitute and appoint Wm. McElwrath Administrator with the will annexed of all and singular, the goods and chattles rights and credits of said decedent, and with Philip Chapman and James Vinson his securities, entered into and acknowledged their bond to the Governor in the sum of Two Hundred dollars, conditioned as the Law directs and took the oath of Administrator prescribed by Law.
A Copy Test - A. H. Douglass, Clerk of said Court