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 Thomas Gilmore of Sumner County State of Tennessee being sound of mind but unsound in body and knowing the uncertainty of human life, do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form as follows to wit:
First that all my just debts shall be paid.
Secondly: I give and bequeath unto my natural daughter Mahala Dawson all that I may die seized and possessed of consisting of a tract of land lying on the ridge containing 50 acres including Alexander's Lick the tract whereon I now live containing 216 acres and my two Negro men George and Stephen and everything else that I possess. I give unto her and her heirs forever.
And I do hereby constitute John Weathered the Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all other wills by me made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 25th day of February 1841. Thomas Gilmore (Seal)
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court April Term 1850 - A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Thomas Gilmore deceased was this day produced in open court and stated by witnesses to have been found amongst the papers of the said Thomas Gilmore at his late residence in Sumner County, the same being without subscribing witnesses, the hand writing of the Testator is proved in conformity with the statute in such pose made and provided by the oaths of James Carter, Jesse Meador, and William C. Meador, who after first being sworn state that they are well acquainted with the hand writing of the Testator Thomas Gilmore having often seen write in his lifetime and after examining the said paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Thomas Gilmore they state that they verily believe the same and every part thereof to be in the proper hand writing of the said Thomas Gilmore and a claim being considered as with proving is ordered to be recorded.
Test - John L. Bugg, Clerk