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Shelton Carney, 1841

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 280)

I Shelton Carney, Being in sound mind and perfect understanding do make and publish this my last Will and hereby revoke and make null and void all former wills by me at any time made.  

Item 1st: I give and bequeath unto my wife Susan Carney, the tract of land with all its appurtenances on which I now live during the natural life time of Mrs. Francis Charlton.

Item 2nd: I give her my Negro woman name Sally, my Roan mare, my two year old bay filly, two red cows with their calves, two beds and furniture, loom, all the cup boards, furniture, cooking utensils, and farming tools.

Item 3rd: I give and bequeath unto my children Fanny L., Mary A., Susan E., David G., Elizabeth K., Joshua, Manerva A., John S., and Daniel P. Carney, all the remainder of property money and claims of every description I may die possessed of to be equally divided between of them after my just debts are paid.

Item 4th: The Negroes bequeathed to my children must be rented out, and part of the property sold, for money to pay my debts.

Item 5th: The property bequeathed to my wife, is to belong to her forever and to be entirely at her disposal this 24th day of May 1841. Shelton Carney (Seal)


Thomas M. Patterson
John B. Dickerson

State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court September Term 1841. - The last Will and Testament of Shelton Carney was produced in open Court for probate was dully proved by the oaths of Thomas M. Patterson and John B. Dickerson subscribing witnesses thereto which is ordered to be recorded. 

Copy Test - Andrew McGlothlin, Clerk  


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