TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904
Transcribed by Jan J. Barnes
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. IV
Oct. 1870 - April 1891
I Ella Ann Ryan of Sumner County, Tenn, a widow of William Ryan, being of sound mind and disposing memory, make this my last will:
I give, devise, and bequeath to my daughter, Melissa Broderson, all such of my clothing, household furniture and effects as she chooses to keep for her use; the rest of the clothing furniture and effects to be given to my son James William Ryan.
To my son Simon L. Ryan I leave the sum of one dollar; to my son David Boone Ryan, the sum of one dollar; to my daughter Minerva Ausbrooks the sum of one dollar; to my son Joel H. Ryan the sum of one dollar.
To my son James William Ryan, I bequeath my house and farm lying in District No. 14 of Sumner County Tennessee with the hope that he will keep it as the home place, unless he can sell it to advantage.
Withness my hand, at Louisville Kentucky, this 16th day of March 1897.
Ella Ann Ryan
The above named Ella Ann Ryan signed the above will in our presence and
declared and published the same as her last will and testament and at her
request, in her presence, and in the presence of each other we hereunto set
our names as subscribing witnesses.
Chas. A. Lang
J. W. Badders
State of Tennessee
Sumner County Court May Term May the 28th 1897
A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Mrs. Ella Ann Ryan dec'd was this day produced in open Court for probate, where the same was duly proven by the oath of Chas. A. Lang, Louis Bauer, two of the subscribing witnesses thereto when the same was ordered recorded as said last will and testament of Mrs. Ella Ann Ryan dec'd.
A true copy
Harris Brown, Clk.