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Edmond Turpin

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. III
Aug 1842 - Aug 1870

Page 113

In the name of God Amen
I Edmond Turpin of the County of Sumner being of sound mind and desolution, knowing the uncertainity of life and the vanity of all earthly expectations doth make this my last dying declaration will and Testament, in manner and form as follows: viz
Item 1st  Lucy Jordan Lambath, James Anderson Turpin, John Jordan Turpin, Polly Kemp Bruce,  Anderson Turpin heirs of my body by my first wife has received all their proportionable part or parts  Legacy solely and belonging to any estate and in order that complete and ample Justice may be done to the balance of the heirs of my body by my second wife doth make this my last will and Testament for this benefit revoking all others.
Item 2nd  I give and bequeath to my lawful wife Charity Turpin all the landed possessions where I now live including the dweling House, out Houses household and kitchen furniture to be enjoyed by her during her lifetime and after her death the whole right title claim and interest in fee simple
to revert to my son Josiah Turpin youngest kin of my body, to him and the heirs of his body forever.  And it is my wish that the said Josiah Turpin, youngest heir of my body, should reside upon the premises in the house where I now live with his mother Charity Turpin - to control and manage his mother's business - And to do all other act or acts necessary for her sustanence and support and comfort.  This item to include for her support all the proceeds of the cleared land during her life time - I desire that all my personal property not converted with the donation life time estate given to my wife in this item should be sold in order to make an equivalent to those with regard to their Legacies.
Item 3rd  To William Turpin my oldest son I have given his full Legacy - Uriah Turpin I have given a full dowery Land.  Elisha Turpin has ____ his full Dowery of Land - Abram Westly Wormington has secured his full dowery of land Joseph Elam I will make an equivalent of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to be made out of a sale of my personal property, not connected with the life time estate of my wife Charity Turpin - Elias Vinson has secured his

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full dowery.  To Betsy Vinson and the heirs of her body - William Durret I have given his full dowery.  To John Inman I have given a full dowery to my daughter Marian I give and bequeath one gray mare and one hundred and twenty-five dollars in money - To my son Thomas L. Turpin five ___ and bequeath the fifty acres of land lying south west of Durrett's Dower.  Then I do hereby nominate and appoint William Durrett my true and lawful Executor and Elisha Turpin my true and lawful Executor, to this my Last will and Testament for me and in my name after my death.
Signed sealed and acknowledged                                   Edm. Turpin (Seal)
in our presence this 15th of Januy. 1848
Howell Lewis
W. D. Robb
N. B. Murry
State of Tennessee
Sumner County Court Jany Term 1848
The last will and Testament of Edmond Turpin dec'd was this day produced in open Court for probate and was duly proved by the oath of Howell Lewis and W. D. Robb subscribing witnesses thereto, which is ordered by the court to be recorded.
Copy Test
William S. Munday, Clerk

Note:  The Sumner County Marriage Index lists the following Turpin marriages:
Edmund Turpin to Charity McBride 26 May 1804
Elizabeth Turpin to Elias E. Vinson 28 Feb 1834
Averilla Turpin to Josephus Elam 8 Feb 1832
Eveline Turpin to John Inman 21 Dec 1835
Lucy Turpin to Warner Lambeth 17 Jan 1816
Nancy Turpin to W. D. M. Durrett 16 Mar 1840
Patsey Turpin to Abraham W. Wormington 26 Feb 1827
Polly Turpin to Thomas Bruce 5 May 1817
Elisha Turpin to Sarah Harrison 30 Jun 1839
Uriah Turpin to Minerva Pike 30 Dec 1845
Daughter Elizabeth "Betsy" Turpin Vinson and her husband Elias moved to Warrick Co., IN.  (See Estate Inventory of Edmun Turpin, 1850 - Power of Attorney is part of this loose record)

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