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
In the name of God Amen! I, Francis Marshall of Sumner County and State of Tennessee being infirm of body but of sound mind and memory and understanding, God's name be praised, and considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time hereof, and to the end, that I may be better prepared to leave this world whenever it may please God to call me hence, do therefore make and declare this my last Will and Testament in the following manner, that is to say. First, and principally: I recommend my soul to God who gave it and my body to the earth from whence it was taken, hoping for free pardon of all of my sins and to enjoy everlasting happiness in his Heavenly Kingdom through Jesus Christ My Savior.
First of all I will that all my just debts be paid as soon as convenient after my departure from this world, also I bequeath to my son David Marshall, one feather bed and furniture out of my first patrimony, that is to say, the property I had in possession before I last married, to make him equal with the rest. I also bequeath unto David Hardaway, Jesse and the heirs of Richard Marshall certain other property to be distributed among them equally to wit: A negro man by the name of Isham of a yellow complexion, and other property to be ascertained at that day, all of my first patrimony, these are the four children that has not shared to largely of my Estate as eight others whose names are as follows: Nancy, Phoebe, Josiah, Francis, Polly, Rebecca, Elizabeth, and Jane of whom are all had their portion.
2ndly. I bequeath to Parthena and Malina Marshall, one feather bed and furniture to each, to be levied out of my second patrimony, also I bequeath to Melina and Parthena Marshall one negro man named Joshua of a black complexion, who will remain with my wife Sarah Marshall until Parthena, becomes twenty one years of age, then to be their own property forever, in equal part, and further I bequeath unto Sarah Marshall my wife all the balance of my property of the second patrimony, consisting of all the stock and sundry household furniture, to have and to hold as her own to be made use of by her, at her own discretion, my land having been disposed of between my first four children above named. Francis X Marshall - March 4, 1834.
Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Francis Marshall and for his last Will and Testament in presence of:
Sarah W. Marshall
Jane B. Marshall
* Doesn't list when this will was produced into open Court and recorded.
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