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
To whom it may concern, be it known that: I, Elisha M. Gray now being in a low state of health but of sound disposing mind and knowing that life is uncertain and that death is certain I do make this my last Will and Testament: My will and hope is that my soul will be received by God, who gave it.
Next: My will is that all my debts be paid, so soon as collection can be made out of my accounts or note.
Next: My will is that the residue of my effects be equally divided among my brothers and sisters, and for the sake of an easy division, I will that my property be sold, and whatever credit my Executors think proper, either by private or public sale, and lastly: I hereby appoint my friends John McGee, and William L. Alexander to execute this my last Will and Testament.
In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal. This 8th day of July 1829. Elisha M. Gray (Seal)
In presence of witness:
D. M. Mentlow
R. B. Alexander
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court Aug. Term 1829.
The last Will and Testament of Elisha M. Gray dec'd was exhibited in open Court for probate and was duly proved in open Court by the oath of R. B. Alexander one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And thereupon John McGee one of the Executors named in said last Will and Testament, appeared in Court and agreed to take upon himself the burthen of the execution thereof, and together with Wm. L. Alexander his security entered into and acknowledged their bond to the Governor in the sum of Fifteen Hundred dollars, conditioned as the law directs, and took the oath of Executor prescribed by law, and rendered into Court an Inventory of the estate of said decedent, which is ordered to be recorded, and Wm. L. Alexander the other Executor in said will appeared in open Court and renounced.
A Copy Test - A. H. Douglass, Clerk