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, William Glover, being weak of body but of sound and disposing mind, and calling to mind the uncertainty of this life and the certainty of death, do make and publish the following as my last Will and Testament.
1st: I will and bequeath my soul to God who gave it, and my body I wish to be buried in a Christian like manner by my Executors herein after named.
2ndly: My will and desire is that my Executors pay all of my just debts and for the purpose of enabling them, so to do, they are hereby authorized to sell in any way they may think most advisable, the two following tracts of land, (to wit) one tract lying in Sumner County on Cumberland River, containing two hundred and fifty acres, and bounded by the lands of Col. George Smith, Anselm D. Bugg and of the heirs of Edward Sanders dec'd, the other tract lying in the County aforesaid containing between seventy five and eighty acres, and bounded by the lands of Joel Parrish, Robert Bell and others, and that they also sell as above all the right title claim and interest which I have under the will of Joseph Motherall to an undivided fourth of a four hundred and sixty acres tract of land lying in Hickman County, Tennessee, on both sides of Duck River.
3rdly: My will and desire are, that my sister-in-law Elizabeth Merry, have the right and privilege of occupying the place, where she now lives including all that part of my farm lying East of the branch running through said farm and South of a line, running from the branch aforesaid in such a direction East to Yancy's line as to throw the improvements South of it long as she may think proper by paying a reasonable rent.
4th: I will and bequeath unto my three beloved sons (to wit) Edmond Glover, Joseph M. Glover, and James Glover, all of my property which may be remaining after the payment of my debts, and the education of my said sons to be equally divided among them, share, and share alike, each to be entitled to his share upon his arriving at the age of twenty one years.
5th: I do hereby constitute and appoint my three friends and, brothers-in-law Joseph Robb, Joel Parish, and Robert Hodge my Executors to execute this my last Will and Testament.
6th: I do hereby revoke all former wills, and make and publish this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto signed my name and affixed my seal. Signed and sealed this 1st day of July 1830. William Glover (Seal)
In the presence of us, and by us attested in presence of the Testator:
John H. Turner
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court August Term 1830.
The last Will and Testament of William Glover, was exhibited in Court for probate and was duly proved agreeable to Law by the oath of John H. Turner, and John Shepherd two of the subscribing witnesses thereto whereupon Joel Parish and Joseph Robb two of the Executors therein named, appeared in Court together with Robert Hodge their security entered into and acknowledged their bond to the Governor in the sum of twenty five thousand dollars conditioned as the Law directs and took the oath of Executor prescribed by Law. Robert Hodge the other Executor appeared in Court and renounced.
A Copy Test - A. H. Douglass, Clerk of said Court