TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904
Jan J. Barnes
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. III
Aug. 1842 - Aug 1870
I Daniel Latimer do make and publish this as my last Will and Testament
hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
1st I desire that my funeral expenses and all my debts if any there should be, should be paid out of any money have or as soon as it can be collected.
2nd I desire that whatever I may die possessed of shall be equally divided among my children James Fitch Latimer, Thomas Latimer, John Latimer, Daniel Latimer, Alexander Latimer, William Latimer, Jane Durrett, Abigail Fitch Hunt, Elizabeth Lucas, & Mary Moss after the death of my wife Elizabeth . Should she survive me she is to have my plantation & the use of Negroes during her life then if my sons Alexander & William prefer it they are to have the plantation divided between them as equitable as it can be & receive it at what it is valued at on the tax list if they don't want it then it may be sold publickly or privately at the discretion of my Executor by consulting my heirs as to my slaves if my children can agree & divide them at their worth if they cannot divide them then they are to be sold to the highest bidder unless they my heirs can agree and sell them privately whatever any of my children may have received provisions to my death is to be deducted from their share of what I may leave, a memorandum of which is contained in a Book I keep for that purpose and I do appoint my son Thomas Latimer my Executor in witness of which I do this my last Will set my hand and Seal this 25th February 1850.
A. H. Guthrie pro Daniel Latimer , Sen. (Seal)
James H. Hart pro
State of Tennessee
Sumner County Court November Term 1856
The last Will and Testament of Daniel Latimer was this day produced in open Court for probate and was duly proved by the oaths of A. H. Guthrie and James W.? Hart subscribing witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded and Thomas Latimer the Executor named in said will appeared in open Court and renounced his Executorship and thereon William Latimer and W. W. Moss was appointed Administrators with the will annexed together with James A. Lucas and Daniel Latimer his securities appeared in open Court and entered into and acknowledged their Bond to the State of Tennessee in the penal sum of Ten thousand dollars as Administrators with the will annexed and were duly qualified.
John L. Bugg Clerk