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Edward Howell

TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904

Transcribed by Jan J. Barnes  and Marie Johnson
©2002

County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. I
July 1789 - Aug 1822

Page 39

In the name of God Amen.  I Edward Howell of the State of Tennessee and county of Sumner being very sick and weak in body but a perfect mind and memory thanks to be given unto God, calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament.  That is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in a decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors, nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall arise? the same again by the Almighty power of God, and as touching such worldly estate when with it has  pleased God to bless me in this life, I give  devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form
First  I give and bequeath to Frances my wife, whom I likewise constitute make and ordain the sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament, all and singular my goods and chattels by her freely to be possessed and enjoyed and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former Testament wills, Legacies and Executors by me in anywise before named, willed, and bequeathed, satisfying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this nineteenth of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred ninety six.  Edward Howell (Seal)
Signed sealed and published                                       Edward Howell (Seal)
pronounced and disclosed? by the said Edward Howell as his last will and testament in the presence of us, sole in his presence and in the presence of each other hereunto subscribed our names.
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