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 John Bressie of the County of Sumner and State of Tennessee, being sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is appointed for all men to die do make this my last Will and Testament, that is to say principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God, that gave it, and my body to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executors. Touching such worldly estate where with it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form, after paying all my just debts, it is my wish and desire that my beloved wife Elizabeth Bressie have the whole of my property of every description, both real and personal at her disposal during her natural life or widowhood, and in case of either death or marriage, it is my wish that the whole of my property of every description be equally divided between my children share and share alike as tenants in common revoking all other wills deeds of gifts & I do make this my last Will and Testament. It is also my wish and desire that my wife Elizabeth Bressie be my sole Executrix, to this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my name and affixed my seal in the presence of the subscribing witnesses. This 10th October 1831. John Bressie (Seal)
Wm. B. Lawson
Z. G. Goodall
John R. Dalton
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court Feby Term 1832.
The last Will and Testament of John Bressie dec'd, was exhibited in Court for probate and was duly proved agreeable to law by the oaths of William B. Lawson and John R. Dalton two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
A Copy Test - A. H. Douglas, Clerk of said Court