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. I
July 1789 - Aug 1822
In the name of God Amen: I William Carothers, of Sumner County State of Tennessee
being now sick and weak of body, but of perfect mind and memory and knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to die do therefore make this my last will and Testament.
First: I give and bequeath to my brother Ezekiel Carothers all and singular all my land, together with my bay horse by him to be possessed.
Secondly: I give and bequeath to my sister Sally my Negro boy Henry as her own right and property until he arrives to the age of forty five at the expiration of which time he is to be legally liberated.
Thirdly: I give and bequeath to Robert Scot, son of James & Polly Scot my horse colt. I do also by this my last will and Testament, ordain and appoint David Wilson my sole Executor. I do hereby ratify and confirm this and no other to be my last will and Testament.
In witness whereof I have caused my name and seal to be assigned, this eighteenth of September Eighteen hundred and fourteen.
For William Carothers (Seal) - Daniel Jno. Green
Acknowledged & confessed before us:
I do further ordain that all other property that I may now possess as well as all judgments or accounts, either by note or otherwise due me shall be contributed to the discharge of my lawful debts.
For William Carothers (Seal) - Daniel Jno.
State of Tennessee - Sumner County Court November Term 1814
The last will and Testament of William Carothers, dec'd, was exhibited in court for probate and the same thereupon is duly proved by the oaths of Hugh Carothers and James Scott, subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. At the same time
David Wilson Executor named in said will and Testament qualified as such by taking the oath of an Executor as prescribed by law.