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Elizabeth Foster, 1871

TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904

Transcribed by Linda Carpenter

County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. IV
Oct. 1870 - April 1891

(Page 47) 

In the name of God Amen, I Elizabeth Foster do make and publish this as my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all others by me at any time made.

First. I will that my funeral expenses and all my debts be paid as soon after my death as possible out of the first money that may come into the hands of my Executor.

Secondly. I give and bequeath to M. E. Guthrie one hundred dollars for his kindness to me in my old age.

Thirdly. I will that my bed and bed clothing and all my furniture be equally divided between M. E. Guthrie, N. E. Guthrie, and Nancy A. Beard.

Fourthly. I will that the remainder of my estate if there should be any be equally divided among the bodily heirs of Nancy Guthrie, Betty Johnson, Martha Donnell/Dowell and David Foster.

Lastly. I do hereby nominate and appoint J. J. Guthrie my Executor.

In witness whereof I do to this my will set my hand, this the sixth day of January one thousand eight hundred & seventy one. Elizabeth (her mark) Foster

Signed and published in our presence and we have subscribed our names hereto in the presence of the Testator. This the sixth day of January 1871.


R. C. Parker

Wm. P. Guthrie

W. C. Albright

(Page 48)

State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court Oct Term 1872

The last Will and Testament of Elizabeth Foster dec'd was this day produced in open Court for probate and was duly proved by the oaths of R. C. Parker and Wm. P. Guthrie subscribing witnesses thereto which is received by the Court and ordered to be recorded. James J. Guthrie, the Executor, named in the will appeared in open Court and accepted the execution of the same thereupon said Guthrie together with his securities Wm. B. Guthrie and J. B. McNeill appeared in open Court and entered into and acknowledged their bond to the State of Tennessee in the sum of eleven hundred dollars conditioned as the law directs and said James J. Guthrie was duly qualified.

Copy Test - Jesse Cage, Clerk


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