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
I Edward Ferguson of the County of Sumner and State of Tennessee, being in a weak state of health, but of perfect mind and memory, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in the following manner.
First: I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth Ferguson the land, house and plantation whereon I live consisting of one hundred acres, with full power to sell or dispose of the same, if she should think proper, that her right and title shall be counted good in Law; to any person or persons whatsoever against the claims or demands of my heirs or Administrators forever. I also give to my wife Elizabeth, all the stock which I possess consisting of horses, cattle, sheep, and hogs, with my household and kitchen furniture, tanning tools.
Secondly: I give and bequeath the property or profits of the aforesaid sale of land if my wife Elizabeth should think proper to sell, at her decease, if any left to be equally divided among my children by name Lucy Greer, Tildy Woodruff, Nelson Ferguson, Rebecca Fuller, Nancy Calansy, John Ferguson, Jordan Ferguson, Elizabeth Ferguson, Ann Ferguson, I do also appoint my wife Elizabeth Executrix, and my son John Ferguson Executor to this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal. This the 6th day of December in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Eight hundred and Twenty Six. Edward (his mark) Ferguson (Seal)
Signed, sealed and delivered for the last Will and Testament, in the presence of:
Woodruff (his mark) Stubblefield
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court August Term 1832.
The last Will and Testament of Edward Ferguson dec'd, was exhibited in open Court for probate and was duly proved agreeable to Law by the oath of Henry McAde and Woodruff Stubblefield the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
A Copy Test: A. H. Douglass, Clerk of said Court