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
To all to whom it may concern. Know ye that I, John Hamilton of the State of Tennessee and County of Sumner, do hereby make this my last Will and Testament as follows (to-wit) My just debts being paid, I will that James Hamilton my adopted son, have three dollars, and Celia Walker my daughter, have three dollars and Franklin Hamilton, my son have three dollars. The balance of my property that may exist at my death real and personal, I will to my son Volney Hamilton, and I hereby appoint Fielding N. Blakemore my Executor. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal, this 5th day of January 1830. John Hamilton (Seal)
Signed, sealed, and acknowledged in presence of us:
Codicil and also I will that Elizabeth Hamilton, daughter of Volney and Dorothy Hamilton have Two Hundred Dollars, to be paid to her when she is twenty one years of age.
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court May Term 1832.
The last Will and Testament of John Hamilton dec'd was exhibited in open court for probate and duly proved by the oath of John Carr and John Brown the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and thereupon Fielding N. Blakemore the Executor therein named appeared in Court and renounced. Ordered by the Court that Volney M. Hamilton be appointed Administrator with the Will annexed of all and singular to the goods and Chattles, rights and credits of John Hamilton dec'd, and thereupon said Volney Hamilton with Addison Wilson and James Gourley, his securities
entered into and acknowledged their bond to the Governor and his successor in office in the sum of Twenty five hundred dollars, conditioned as the Law directs, and took the oath of Administrator prescribed by Law. A. H. Douglass, Clerk of said Court