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. IV
Oct. 1870 - April 1891
I Egleston F. Austin do make and publish this as my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and making void all other wills by me at any time made.
First. I direct that my funeral expenses and my debts be paid as soon after my death as possible out of any money that I may die possessed of, or may first come into the hands of my Executor.
Secondly. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Amanda all of my estate after my debts are settled, both real and personal to have and to hold and manage at her own will during her life. After her death to be equally divided between my children, George Austin, Henry M. Austin, Mark Austin, Mary Ann Durham, Martha Durham, Sophie Dillehay.
Lastly. I do hereby nominate and appoint my wife Amanda Austin my Executor.
In witness whereof I do to this will set my hand and seal. This the 2 day of October 1875. Egleston (his mark) Austin
Signed sealed and published in our presence and we have subscribed our names hereto in the presence of the Testator this 2 day of October 1875.
L. W. Gilliam
A. R. Dillehay
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court September Term 1879
The last Will and Testament of Egleston Austin dec'd, was this day
produced in open Court for probate and was duly proven by the oaths of L. W. Gilliam and John Richman subscribing witnesses thereto, which is received by the Court and ordered to be recorded. Amanda Austin, the Executrix named in the Will declining to accept the same and suggests R. B. Durham. It is therefore ordered by the Court that R. B. Durham be appointed administrator with the will annexed of said Egleston Austin dec'd. Thereupon said R. B. Durham together with securities H. M. Austin and L. M. Woodson appeared in open Court and entered into and acknowledged their bond to the State of Tennessee in the penal sum of four thousand dollars, conditioned as the law directs and R. B. Durham as administrator aforesaid was duly qualified.
Copy Attest - O. H. Foster, Clerk