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, James Hanna of Sumner County and State of Tennessee being weak in body but sound in mind and memory and knowing the uncertainty of living and the certainty of death do make and ordain the following my last Will and Testament.
1st: It is my will that my wife Susanna Hanna shall have and enjoy the tract of land I now live on except what I shall give of in this will to my children. I also give my said wife Susanna my negro man Stephen, my negro woman Lucy, my negro girl Tempa, my negro boy Jackson, and my negro child Lucy, Jane, and their increase to be disposed of as she may think proper during her natural life or widowhood and in case my said wife Susanna should marry I allow her only a child's part of all my personal property and at my said wife's death or marriage I allow and direct all my estate both real and personal to be divided amongst my children as hereafter named.
Item 2nd: I give and bequeath to my sons James Bryson and Abner Lea the tract of land which I purchased of Andrew Rule containing one hundred and ninety seven acres and a half to be equally divided in quantity between my said two sons, and James Bryson is to have choice of tracts. I also give my said son James Bryson a negro girl named Alley, also a gray mare named Han and her two colts and two cows and calves and four head of sheep.
Item 3rd: I also give and bequeath to my son Abner Lea one negro girl named Eliza and one three year old bay colt ,saddle and bridle and twenty five dollars two cows and calves and four head of sheep.
Item 4th: I give and bequeath to my son John Doak a negro girl named Nilla and my bay filly Pat, two cows and calves and four head of sheep. I also give my said son John Doak the tract of land that I now live on at the death of his mother. I also allow my said son to live with his mother and manage the business of the farm for her and if he wishes to build a house and live to himself on said tract of land he can do or he may live in the house with his mother if he and his mother prefers it.
Item 5th: I give and bequeath to my daughter Patsy Carr, one negro girl named Caroline, I have also given her one horse, two cows and calves four head of sheep and a bed and furniture. I also give my said daughter Patsy, all my right and interest in a tract of land which I purchased of Jacob Gillespie and his wife Amelia and a saddle and bridle to be worth twenty five dollars.
Item 6th: I give and bequeath to my daughter Lucinda Woodson one negro girl named Charity, I also have given her a bay mare and a block furniture, and also paid her one hundred and ninety dollars and I allow her to get out of my estate one hundred dollars more.
Item 7th: I give and bequeath to my daughter Minerva Tinnon, one negro girl named Nancy also have given her one horse, saddle and bridle, two cows and calves four head of sheep and one bed and furniture. I also give my daughter Minerva one hundred and thirty acres of land out of the tract that I now live on to be taken out of the North boundary to include the West place.
Item 8th: I give and bequeath to my daughter Kittura, one negro girl named Peggy ,one sorrel filly three years old, one saddle and bridle, two cows and calves, four head
of sheep, one bed and furniture. I also give to my said daughter Kittura eighty acres of land out of the tract that I now live on to join her sister Minerva and Tinnons on the South.
Item 9th: I also give to my three sons each one bed and furniture.
Item 10th: It is my will that at the death of my said wife Susanna that all the negroes, stock, household and Kitchen furniture, farming tools and everything else which I left to her except the land shall be sold by my Executors on twelve months credit and the proceeds shall be equally divided amongst all my children.
I hereby appoint my two sons James Bryson and John Doak Executors to this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made and security not required of my Executors in executing this will. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 26th day of March 1833. James Hanna (Seal)
James E. Hannah
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court Mary Term 1833.
The last Will and Testament of James Hanna dec'd was exhibited in open Court and proved agreeable to Law by the oath of William Hall, John Booker, Peter Bryson, and James E. Hannah the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Whereupon it is ordered by the Court that James Bryson Hanna one of the Executors therein named proceed to execute the same it being therein directed that no security shall be required of him. John Doak, the other Executor being dead.
A Copy Test - A. H. Douglas, Clerk of said Court.