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Cornelius Evans

TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904

Transcribed by Jan Barnes and Marie Johnson
©2002

County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. IV
Oct. 1870 - April 1891

Page 39

State of Tennessee    }
Sumner County          }
I Cornelius Evans being of sound mind but in feeble health and knowing the uncertainty of life, desire to make this as my last will and testament hereby revoking all others by me heretofore made.
First:  I desire that all just claims that may be held against me at the time of my death together with all the necessary expenses attending my burial shall be paid.
Second:  I desire that my son Jesse shall have one half of the parcel of land on which I now

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live on the condition that he takes care of his mother during her natural life.
Third:  I desire that my daughter Mary Ann shall have the remaining one half of my said lot of land and one bed.
Fourth:  I desire that my granddaughter Hester Williams shall have fifty dollars in money and one bed.
Fifth:  If there should be a surplus from any personal property of which I may die possessed after the payments of debts and expenses and the fifty dollars given to my granddaughter Hester Williams then I desire that my daughter Mary Ann shall have said surplus but should there not be a sufficiency of personal assets to satisfy all claims together with the fifty dollars given Hester then I desire the said fifty dollars to be proportionably raised between my son Jesse and daughter Mary Ann and given to my granddaughter Hester Williams.
In witness of all which I hereunto subscribe my name this day the 4th of September A. D. 1869.
                                                                                                       Cornelius (his mark) Evans

Signed and acknowledged before us the day and date above written.
Thos. H. Rascoe
J. W. Rascoe

State of Tennessee
Sumner County Court May Term 1872

The last will and testament of Cornelius Evans dec'd was this day produced in open court for probate and duly proved by the oath of Thos. H. Rascoe and J. W. Rascoe subscribing witnesses thereto which is received by the court and ordered to be recorded.
Copy - Test                                                                                Jesse Cage Clerk 


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