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. III
Aug 1842 - Aug 1870
In the name of God Amen, I Frances Meador of Sumner County, State of Tennessee, being very weak of body but of disposing mind and memory do make this my last will and testament in manner and form as follows:
Item the First. It is my desire that when I die I may be decently buried by the side of my departed husband.
Item the Second. It is my will and desire that when I am dead my negro man Granderson and all my stock of every kind, my house hold and kitchen firniture and every thing else that I may be possessed of (except my wearing cloths) be gathered together and sold in such terms as my Executor may think proper, and after paying all of my just debts and funeral expenses, the money coming from the sale of my property and the money that may be oweing to me when collected shall be equally divided among all my own children that may be living at the time of my death and no others, and my wearing clothes to be equally divided among my daughters and son's wives in such a manner as may suit them.
Item the Third. I hereby constitute and appoint my sons Joseph G. & Jesse Meador the Executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 23rd day of October 1850. Frances (her mark) Meador (Seal)
Signed, sealed, and acknowledged & in the presence of:
Jas. W. Carter
Beverly N. Flemming
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court August Term 1851.
The last will and testament of Frances Meador was this day produced in open Court for probate and was duly proved by the oaths of Jas. W. Carter and Beverly N. Flemming subscribing witnesses thereto which is ordered by the Court to be recorded.
Test - John L. Bugg, Clerk