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James Carr, 1831

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

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State of Tennessee, Sumner County - In the name of God Amen! I, James Carr of the State and County aforesaid, being of sound mind and knowing in a short time I must go the way of all the earth and being disposed at this time to make my last Will and Testament in the form and manner as follows; that is first, I resign my soul to God who gave it and my body to the earth, out of which it was formed.

2. All my just debts to be paid out of the little estate which God has been pleased to bless me with.

3. I give unto my wife Anny Carr the tract of land on which I now live containing one hundred and fifty nine acres, said land I give unto her during her natural life or widowhood, but should she marry again then said land be immediately sold and the money equally divided between her children.

4. A tract of land containing

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fifty five acres on which my son John now lives, I give unto my two youngest sons (to wit) Jocameasn and Jefferson Wm. Carroll Carr to be enjoyed by them as their own right and heirs forever.

5. Immediately after my estate my negroes and all perishable property to be sold and the money arising therefore, to be equally divided between my wife Anny Carr and children, (to wit) Jason, John, Jordan, Lucy, Jacaman, Annie, Matilda, Elizabeth, Jefferson, Wm. Carroll, and Sarah Isabella, this to be enjoyed by them heirs forever, and lastly, I do appoint my sons to wit: John Carr and Jordan Carr the Executors of this last Will and Testament, thereby revoking all other wills and Testaments heretofore by me made, to witness whereof I do set my hand and seal, this 28th May 1830. James Carr (Seal)

N. B. As much of the tract of land my son John lives as he has formerly occupied, he is yet to keep in possession till Jakemean comes of twenty one years of age.

John M. Burnley

William McWinn?

Isaac Sullivan

State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court Feby Term 1831.

The last Will and Testament of James Carr dec'd was exhibited in open Court and duly proved agreeable to Law by the oath of John M. Burnley and Isaac Sullivan two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and therefore John Carr, Jordan Carr, the Executors therein named appeared and entered into bond with John M. Burnley, Isaac Sullivan, and Andrew M. Carr, their securities in the sum of Three Thousand dollars, conditioned as the Law directs, and took the oath of Executors prescribed by Law.

A Copy Test - A. H. Douglass, Clerk of said Court.


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