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
In the name of God Amen. I Abraham Ekols of the County of Sumner & State of Tennessee, being in sound mind & memory but in a bad state of health hath thought fit to make this my last will & testament to dispose of the property that it hath been pleased God to bless me with in the following manner to wit:
First: My will & desire is that all my just debts should be paid.
Secondly: I give & bequeath to my beloved wife Nancy all my property both real & personal. I say to her & her entire disposal forever
& lastly: I do nominate & appoint my said wife Nancy my hole & sole Executrix to this my last Will & Testament & I do hereby revoke and disannul all wills & parts of wills & this only do I claim to be my last will & testament and my last will & desire is that my said Executrix should act without giving security to the Court for her faithful performance.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 30th day of March 1823. Abram Ekols (Seal)
In presence of:
State of Tennessee - Sumner County Court May Term 1823 - A writing purporting to be the last Will & Testament of Abraham Ekols was exhibited in open Court for probate & thereupon duly proved by the oaths of Isaac Walton & John Dorris subscribing witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded & thereupon Nancy Ekols the executrix named in said last will appeared in Court & qualified as Executrix no security having been required in said will.
A Copy Test - A. H. Douglass, Clerk