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
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. IV
Oct. 1870 - April 1891
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
live on the condition that he takes care of his mother during her natural
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