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Jacob C. Cook, 1842

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 292)

This my last Will and Testament: Having no other I do dispose of my personal and real estate in manner and following to wit: I bequeath to my three beloved children Mary Catherine, Adline Eliza and Marcus Lafayette Cook all my estate both real and personal with the exception of twenty dollars to be otherwise hereafter disposed of to be equally divided between those three above named children, when Mary Catherine arrives to the age of sixteen years, if in case of death, or deaths the surviving one or ones, shall be sole heirs or heirs of the estate allotted for three above named children. I give and bequeath to the two twin boys namely James and Henry, ten dollars each to be paid out of my estate by my executors. After they arrive at the age of twenty years, my one beloved wife Matilda having received her part of my estate there is not any further portion allotted for her. It is my will that my just debts be paid out of the part of my estate bequeathed to the three children namely Mary Catherine, Adline Eliza, and Marcus Lafayette. I do appoint Elijah Boddie, Robert Desha, and Henry Cook of Hartsville, my executors to this my last Will and Testament. I do further appoint Henry Cook Guardian for my three beloved children, namely Mary Cathrine, Adline Eliza, and Marcus Lafayette Cook to raise them and have them literally educated. Written with my own hand and subscribed to this 27th day of June 1825. Jacob C. Cook (Seal)


Robert Bruce
Josiah Stanfield

State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court April Term 1842  - The last Will and Testament of Jacob C. Cook deceased, was produced in open Court for probate and was dully proved by the oath of Josiah Stanfield subscribing witness thereto and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that Robert Bruce the other subscribing witness thereto was dead, the hand writing and attestation of said Bruce was proved by the oath of said Standfield and Samuel H. Lauderdale, who said that they were well acquainted with the hand writing of said Bruce and believe the subscribed signature purporting to be his genuine signature upon which evidence said Will is ordered to be recorded. 

Copy Test - Wm. S. Munday, Clerk  



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