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 Harrison, of Sumner County and State of Tennessee, being of sound mind and memory to make and ordain this my last Will and Testament as follows:
Item First: I will and bequeath to my son James Harrison the plantation on which I now live, my negro man Cilus, and all my stock, of every description, household and kitchen furniture, and farming utensils not hereafter named, and everything the premises, to him and his heirs forever, and my said son James Harrison is to pay all my just debts out of the property left to him.
Item 2nd: I will and bequeath to my son George Harrison, my negro man named Bob, my roan mare and my gray mare, also one of my best beds, bedsteads and furniture to him and his heirs forever.
Item 3rd: I will and bequeath my grandson Nathaniel Breedlove Harrison, my negro boy named
Jack, to him and his heirs forever.
Item 4th: As I have given to my other children, Polly Herndon, Massy Williams, Nathaniel Harrison, Susan McKisiak, Rhody Wynne and Cynthia Carr, as much of my property as I ever intended them to get, I will to each of them one dollar, also as I have given to my son Harry Harrison and my daughter Caty Howel, as much of my property as I ever intended them to get, I will to the heirs of Harry Harrison one dollar and to the heirs of my said daughter Caty Howel to them and their heirs forever.
Item 5th: It is my will and desire that my old negro woman named Pegg be and at liberty to live with any of my children she may choose.
Item 6th: I hereby appoint my trusty William Hall and my son James Harrison Executors to this my last Will and Testament. In testimony whereof I have hereunto affixed my hand and set my seal this thirty first day of July One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty. James (his mark) Harrison (Seal)
State of Tennessee Sumner County Court August Term 1830.
The last Will and Testament of James Harrison dec'd, was exhibited in open Court for probate and was duly proved according to Law by the oath of M. D. L. F. Sharp and R. A. Ousbourn the subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded, and thereupon James Harrison, one of the Executors therein named appeared in Court and agreed to take upon himself the execution thereof, and with Charles Morgan, and M. D. L. F. Sharp his securities entered into and acknowledged their bond to the Governor and his successor in office, in the sum of three thousand five hundred dollars, conditioned as the Law directs, and took the oath of Executor as prescribed by law. Wm. Hall the other Executor, having appeared in Court and renounced.
A Copy Test - A. H. Douglass, Clerk of said Court.
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