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James Harten, 1816

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. I
July 1789 - Aug 1822

(Page 235)

In the name of God Amen: I James Hartin of Sumner County, State of Tennessee being of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be God, do this sixth day of March in the year of our

(Page 236)

Lord one thousand and eight hundred and sixteen make and publish this my last will and Testament, in manner following:

I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Jenny Hartin all my land and plantation and all other things belonging to it during her natural life or widowhood and then to be equally divided between my two beloved sons Thomas Hartin and William Hartin. Also I give and bequeath unto my loving son Joseph Hartin a fifty dollar horse. Also, to my two beloved sons Nathaniel Hartin and Archibald Hartin a sixty dollar horse saddle and bridle each. Also the said Nathaniel & Archibald Hartin to be at liberty at the age of eighteen to work for themselves if they think proper. Also to my beloved daughters Peggy Hartin and Mary Hartin a horse saddle and bridle, one feather bed one cow and calf each and to have their maintenance off the plantation which while single or till come of age. Also I hereby make and ordain my loving son John Hartin executor of this my last will and Testament.

In witness whereof I the said James Hartin have to this my last will and Testament set my hand and seal the day and year above written, signed, sealed published and declared by this said James Hartin the Testator as his last will and Testament in the presence of us, who were present at the time of signing and sealing thereof.

James (his mark) Harten (Seal) 


Joshua Rice
Watson Goostree

Sumner County Court May Term 1816.

The last will and Testament of James Harten dec'd was produced in Court for probate and the same therefore duly proved in open Court by the oaths of Joshua Rice and Watson Goostree subscribing witnesses thereunto and ordered to be recorded. Whereas John Harten executor named in said will qualified as such by taking the oath of an executor prescribed by Law.


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