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
I, Edward Jones of Sumner County and State of Tennessee do dispose of all my property both real and personal, after the payment of my debts in the following manner.
1st. I give all my lands to my children to be equally divided between them, or they may sell and divide it equally among them, as they think best reserving to my wife her dower in the same. I give to my wife my negro woman Chloe and a gray mare.
2nd. The rest of my negroes Charles, Hannah, and Peyton I give to my children to be also equally divided among them, or they may sell them as they may think best, my bedding and bed clothes to be equally divided between my sons, my daughter Elizabeth Savely having already received her part.
3rd. My stock and household furniture and farming utensils are to be equally divided among all my children, which they may sell and divide the money between them as they may think best; and it is my will in the distribution of my property that an amount shall be taken out of the money that each of my children has received so that the division may be equal, and I do appoint my son Gabriel Jones my Executor to this my last will. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 12th day of February 1837. Edward Jones (Seal)
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court April Term 1837.
The last Will and Testament of Edward Jones dec'd was produced in open Court for probate and duly proved by the oaths of George Smith and Orran Wallace subscribing witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded and thereupon the said Gabriel Jones entered into and acknowledged his bond and took the oat of Executor prescribed by Law.
Copy Test - Thomas Donoho, Clerk of Sumner County Court.