TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. II
May 1823 - June 1842
In the name of God Amen! I, David Cranshaw of Sumner County being weak in body, but blessed be God of sound and perfect memory do make constitute and appoint, this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following. I give to my beloved wife Frances Cranshaw, the whole of my estate both real and personal, during her widowhood, but if she should marry then to have one third of my estate during her life, and at her death the whole to be equally divided among my children.
Lastly: I appoint my wife Frances Cranshaw to execute this my last Will and Testament. As witness my hand and seal. This ninetieth day of October in the year of our Lord Christ One Thousand Eight Hundred and six. David Cranshaw (Seal)
Signed and sealed in presence of:
R. T. Brown
Tom G. Sanders
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court Aug. Term 1831.
A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of David Cranshaw dec'd was exhibited in Court for probate and was duly proved agreeable to Law, by the oath of Tom G. Sanders and Wm. Cranshaw two of the subscribing witnesses, thereto and ordered to be recorded and Francis Cranshaw the Executrix therein named having departed this life, since the making of said Testament, it is ordered by the Court that John Cranshaw and Garland C. Cranshaw be appointed Administrators with said Administrators with Wm. Parker, and Thomas G. Sanders, their securities entered into and acknowledged their bond to the Governor in the sum of Three Thousand Dollars, conditioned as the Law directs and took the oath of Administrators prescribed by Law, and at the same time returned into Court an Inventory of the estate of said decedent which is ordered to be recorded.
A Copy Test - A. H. Douglass, Clerk of said Court