TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904
Transcribed by Linda Carpenter
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. II
May 1823 - June 1842
I John Grooms, Now in low health believing that my decease is such that I cannot stay long on this earth make this as my last Will and Testament revoking all others.
First: I give my Soul to God who gave it, and my body to be buried in a Christian like manner.
2nd.: I give unto my beloved wife Elizabeth all of my household affects without reserve also my cow and calf, and one bay filly, that I have loaned to my Son in law Samuel Johnson to make a crop with this year, also Twenty dollars as cash in the hands of William Saddler, if I have omitted anything it is my will as above that I give my whole effects that I am now possessed of, or may hereafter be presented of
to my beloved wife, in witness whereof I have hereunto affixed my name and seal this the third day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Forty one. John (his mark) Grooms (Seal)
signed, sealed, and delivered in the presence of
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court November Term 1841. - The last Will and Testament of John Grooms deceased, was produced in open Court for probate and was dully proved by the oaths of Jeremiah Fisher and Benjamin Parrish subscribing witnesses thereto which is ordered to be recorded.
Copy Test - Wm. S. Munday, Clerk