TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904
Jan J. Barnes
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. II
May, 1823 - June, 1842
In the name of God Amen: George Washington W. W. Townsend of the
County of Sumner and State of Tennessee, being sick of body, but of a sound
mind and of a deposing memory do make this my last Will and Testament.
Item 1st I give and bequeath to my beloved step mother Lucrecy Townsend all the property that I die seased of during her natural life & widowhood.
Item 2nd It is my wish and desire that my step mother should lend to my half brother Joseph W. W. Townsend when he becomes of age one negro boy and girl also one horse saddle and bridle one fether bed and furniture and likewise my half sister Elizabeth N. Townsend. I also wish my step mother to lend to her a negro boy and girl one horse sadle and bridle one fether bed and furniture and Peter Townsend Junior, my half brother is to have the same of either of them at the age of twenty one years of age at the death or marriage of my step-mother all this property that is loaned to the three children above named is to be brought together and all of the property except the land but all the rest is to be equally divided amongst my two half brothers and sister by name Joseph W. W. Townsend Elizabeth N. Townsend and Peter Townsend Jun'r, the land is to remain unsold until Peter Townsend Junr. arrives to the age of twenty one years then to be sold and money equally divided amongst the three above named children and it is my wish and desire that my step mother Lucrety Townsend should keep all the property on the premises except what may be loaned to the children or that which may be thought surplus property.
Item Lastly I do hereby appoint Thomas Stone and John Wilks Executors to this my last Will and Testament where of I have
hereunto set my hand.
Item It is my wish that my Executors give bond with approved security for their performance as Executors.
This 21st May 1825.
George W. W. Townsend
Wm. (his mark) Hunley
State of Tennessee Sumner County Court August Term 1825
The last will and testament of George W. W. Townsend was exhibited in open Court for probate and duly proved according to law by the oath of William Hunly one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and John Wilks and Thomas Stone the Executors named in said Will having appeared in Court and refused to take upon themselves the Execution thereof whereupon motion it is ordered by the Court that John Lauderdale and Lucretia Townsend be appointed Administrators of all and singular the goods and chattels rights of said dec'd with the Will annexed and with William L. Alexander and John Hunly their securities entered into and acknowledged their bond to the Governor in the sum of Six Thousand Dollars conditioned as the Law directs and took the oath of Administrators prescribed by Law.
A copy test
A. H. Douglass Clk of said County