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Sarah Haynes, 1831

TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904

Transcribed by Linda Carpenter  & Courtney McWhirter

County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. II
May 1823 - June 1842

(Page 129)

In the name of God Amen! I, Sarah Haynes of the County of Sumner and State of Tennessee, being weak in body but perfectly sound in mind and memory and knowing the certainty of death and the uncertainty of living, do make the following my last Will and Testament. (viz) I, give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Harriett T. Haynes one negro named George and one negro woman named Litty, and I also give my cam post bed-stead and furniture and trunnel bed and big bed and furniture and my side board and all table furniture, except the tablespoons, she is only to have one of them and my looking glass, that has two drawers in it, and my work box and bay mare and bay filly and 2 choice cows. I also give and bequeath her one small negro girl named Vistitann in the lien of what money I owed her from the division of the estate. I now will that Harriett T. Haynes pay out of her part Two Hundred and Fifty dollars to be equally divided between John Haynes, Nancy Jones, Felix G. Haynes and Elizabeth Payne. I give  the above to Harriet T. Haynes, and her bodily heirs. I now give to my beloved son Hugh Haynes, one negro girl Pricilla, and my press, one cow and one tablespoon. I also give to my beloved son John D. Haynes, one sugar chest and one heifer and one of my tablespoons, also one sorrel colt. I also give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Nancy P. Jones, one spotted cow named Spot

(Page 130)

and one, red sow and shoats and four chairs and one of my tablespoons, one piggin and one frying pan and ten geese, one large post, to her bodily heirs forever.  I also give to my beloved son Felix G. Haynes one bay colt, one cow by the name of Traveler, one pail, two stone jars, four bushels of wheat and one of my tablespoons. I also give to my beloved daughter Elizabeth A. Payne, one small bed-tick, two sheets, one home made blanket and some bed quilts, one candle stand, one small looking glass, six shoats, one heifer, one pail, and one oven, two head of geese, and one of my tablespoons, to her and her bodily heirs forever. I also wish F. G. Haynes to have one sow and six shoats, and lastly I wish all my debts to be paid, and the balance if any to be equally divided between all my children. I hereby appoint my son Felix G . Haynes, and David Shelton my Executors of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal. This 24th day of October One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty. Sarah Haynes (Seal)

Words pay and have was interlined before signed.


John H. Dickason

Wm. Hall

State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court February Term 1831.

A paper purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Sarah Haynes dec'd, was exhibited in open Court and duly proved by the oath of W. Hall one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded, and thereupon F. G. Haynes one of the Executors therein named appeared in Court and agreed to take upon himself the burthen of the execution thereof and together with James C. Carr and Hugh N. Haynes his securities entered and acknowledged their bond to the Governor in the sum of Three Thousand Dollars conditioned as the Law directs, and took the oath of Executor prescribed by Law.

A Copy Test - A. H. Douglass, Clerk of said Court.


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