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
State of Tennessee, Sumner County July the 31st 1829. I, William Dorris being in a low state of health and in my right mind and senses, and being well aware of the many diseases of life and the shortness of life and the certainty of death.
First of all I commit myself and my family to Almighty God. Amen!
First of all I commend myself to Almighty God Amen!
Secondly: I will all my personal estate to my beloved wife Katherine Dorris to wit: my land with all it's appurtenances as belonging thereunto and all the rest of my property and estate every and all the profits arising from any part of my estate, to have the same as her own to dispose of as she may think proper and to live on during her natural life time and after her death it is my will that what property is left then to be equally divided among all of my lawful heirs or sold, and the price equally divided among all my lawful heirs this being my last Will and Testament in considerations whereof I set my hand and seal this the day and date above written. William Dorris (Seal)