Microfilm Roll # 5173 - Will #102
Transcribed and submitted by: Linda Carpenter
In the name of God amen, I Elizabeth Bracken, widow of William Bracken deceased, of the county of Sumner and state of Tennessee considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound mind and memory blessed be almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say.
I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Polly Keen, wife of Ashford Keen, the tract of land where on I now live agreeable to the trust and bonds called for in the deed of conveyance containing two hundred acres reference to the deed being had will more fully show so long as she my said daughter Polly Keen shall live and after her death to be equally divided among her children.
I also give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter, Polly Keen, one chest of drawers, three feather beds and furniture, two cows and calves, one trunk and a small box or chest with what I have contained therein also all the rest of my goods and chattels so long as she my daughter Polly shall live, also my Negro woman Hannah so long as she shall live and after her death to be equally divided among the children of my said daughter Polly Keen forever and my will and desire that the rest of my heirs have none of my estate.
I do hereby appoint that Addison Foster sole executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made in witness where of have thereunto set my hand and seal this 5th day of January 1819. (her mark) Elizabeth Bracken
Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Elizabeth Bracken to be her last will and testament in the presence of us who have here unto subscribed our names a witnesses in the presence of the testator.
Henry Deel (his mark)
Polly Deal (her mark)
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court November term 1821. The last will and testament of Elizabeth Bracken deceased was produced in court for probate and there upon Henry Deal and Barberry Foster subscribing witnesses thereto made oath that said Elizabeth Bracken the tester signed sealed published pronounced and declared the same as and for her last will and testament in the presence and at her request they subscribed their names as witnesses and that they believed she was of sound and perfect mind and memory at the time of signing and publishing said will where upon the same is ordered to be recorded.