Transcribed by: Marie
Wills - Loose Records 1798 - 1833
Will No. 705
State of Tennessee, Sumner County.
I Elizabeth Luster of the county & state above named, publish this my last will & testament, hereby revoking & making void all other wills by me at anytime made.
Having been married to my present husband, William Luster in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred & fifty four on 8th March, I having entered with a marriage contract with said husband, William Luster as follows;
To wit, that said William Luster should hold all my property in trust, during my natural life, that he should use said property in any way he might think fit in his best discretion, reserving it my self, Elizabeth Luster the right & privelidge to dispose of the same at my death.
Also the larger portion of my property at the time of my marriage consisted of money & notes, the same has been by noted in past if not wholy in the tract of land upon which we, William & I Elizabeth Luster now reside, known as the old Vance tract in the neighborhood of Hartsville, therefore, I , Elizabeth Luster give and bequeath to my two & only surviving sons Richard C Johnson & John W Johnson the above named tract of land share & share alike.
Also I give & bequeath to my sons Richard C Johnson & John W Johnson any and all notes oat hand and money which may be in trust with my husband, William Luster.
I give & bequeath all my household furniture of every discription to my two sons Richard C Johnson & John W Johnson.
I furthermore direct that all the above named property shall be divided by my Executor (or its proceeds) equally share & share alike between my sons Richard C Johnson & John W Johnson & so bequeath.
In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this the 14th day of May 1866.
Witnesses Elizabeth Luster (SEAL)
J. N. Young
Eliaha J. ?
C. K. Bridgewater