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, Hubbard Sanders of Sumner County and State of Tennessee, being at this time of sound mind and memory in good health, but remembering that it is appointed for all men to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, and dispose of my property in the following manner. (to wit)
First of all: I commend my soul to God who gave it and my body to the earth from which it came, to be buried in a decent Christian like manner.
Item: I lend unto my beloved wife Chloe Sanders the tract of land whereupon I now live, also the tract of land called Clary tract until my son Thomas Sanders, becomes of age or marrys, in either point, I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Sanders the tract of land known by Clary tract, and so much of the tract of thereon I now live, as his North of a due West line from Williams
North West corner of the tract, whereupon he now lives to him and his heirs forever.
Item: I also at the death of my beloved wife Chloe Sanders give and bequeath to my son Hubbard Sanders the residue of the tract of land whereupon I now live to him and his heirs forever.
Item: I also lend unto my beloved wife Chloe Sanders during her natural life, four negroes namely: Stephen, Maniel, Amy, and Charity, but not their children, also the profits arising from my Bank Stock in Nashville and to better enable my beloved wife to raise and educate my children now living with me, I lend unto her all my household and kitchen furniture, plantation, utensils of every kind, and stock of all kind, except such as I shall hereafter name; also my wagon, ox cart, riding chaise and guns of all kind. It is also my wish and desire that she my beloved wife have the crop on the plantation at my death, and that she keep together all my negroes and other above described property until each child becomes of age or marrys, namely: Minerva Sanders, William R. Sanders, Tabitha T. Sanders, Catharine M. J. Sanders, Adaline Sanders, and Hubbard Sanders, then and in that case I wish them to have their proportionable part of negro stock and furniture, allowed them by three or four good men to be warranted by my Executors hereafter named.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my son-in-law Robert Harper, whatever I have heretofore, advanced him, also his note due me for One Thousand dollars, dated the Fifth day of November Eighteen Hundred and seventeen, also one other note for Three Hundred and twenty four dollars 97 1/2 cents, dated the twentieth of December Eighteen hundred and nineteen, to him and his heirs forever.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my son-in-law John A. Walker, his note due to me for Nineteen Hundred dollars, dated the 21st of May 1819. I also continue to lend to him and my daughter Elizabeth Walker the negro woman Vina, that they now have in possession, together with the whole of the property I purchased at his sale in Carthage, and at their death I give and bequeath the same to the lawful heirs of her body, to them and their heirs forever.
Item: I continue to lend unto my son-in-law James M. Gray and my daughter Mariah R. Gray, three negroes they now have in their possession, namely: Fannie, Mary and Faggans, and also what I may recover of Barnard Richardson, in a suit now pending in Williamson County, after the paying of all expenses of the suit, during of their natural lives and at their death, I give and bequeath the above named property to their heirs of her body forever.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my son-in-law Peter Bysor, and my daughter Sally Bysor what I have heretofore advanced them, and three negroes they now have in possession namely: Chany and her child and a boy named Moses, to them and their heirs forever.
Item: I give and bequeath to my son-in-law Samuel D. Reed and my daughter Clara Reed, whatever I may have advanced
them heretofore, and the three negroes now in their possession namely: Jude, Seal and Ellack, also my Packalet Philly out of my wonder mare, and his note due me for Two hundred and eight dollars, dated October 26th 1820, to them and their heirs forever.
Item: I give and bequeath to my son-in-law Alexander Ewing and my daughter Chloe Ewing what I have heretofore advanced them, with the two negroes now in their possession, namely: Solomon and Martha, my Oscar and five hundred dollars in cash to be paid as soon as convenient by my Executors, to them and their heirs forever.
Item: I give and bequeath to my son William R. Sanders the land I bought from Dr. Waganor, called the Davis place lying on both sides of the Nashville Road containing two hundred and 79 acres, also my riding horse called Gilpin with a good saddle and bridle, to him and his heirs forever.
Item: It is my will that at my death my Executors may sell at public auction on a credit of twelve months my two stud horses, Comadore Perry and Partnership, also my gray Packolett filly out of Rony Clock and her colt by stock holder and I also leave it in their power to sell any other part of the stock, that may think best for the above named seven children.
Item: It is my will the lands I have in Kentucky, and there sold and the thousand acre tract that I have in Giles County, be sold either at public or private sale by my Executors, as they may think best upon a credit of one, two, or three years, and the proceeds thereof equally divided between my thirteen children namely: Nancy Harper, Elizabeth Walker, Mariah R. Gray, Sally Bysor, Clarisa Read, Chloe R. Ewing, Minerva Sanders, William R. Sanders, Tabitha T. Sanders, Catharine M. J. Sanders, Thomas Sanders, and Adaline Sanders, and Hubbard Sanders.
Item: It is my will that the residue of my estate put heretofore given of every description be equally divided between my seven before named children, that are now living with me, unmarried, as either of them shall become of age, or marry in manner and form as before prescribed.
Item: It is my will that each of my thirteen children before named shall have a special legacy of Thirty Dollars each, to be furnished them by my Executors as soon as convenient after my death, which they are to lay out in mourning.
Lastly: I constitute and appoint my beloved wife Chloe Sanders and my son-in-law Samuel D. Read my Executors of this my last Will and Testament. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal. This fifth day of July in the year of our Lord 1827. Hubbard Sanders (Seal)
Signed sealed and acknowledged in presence of:
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court November Term 1829.
The last Will and Testament of Hubbard Sanders dec'd was exhibited in open Court for probate, and was duly proved agreeable to law by the oath of Daniel Dismukes, Zachariah Tally and Ebenezer Arnold, subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded, and thereupon Chloe Sanders and Samuel D. Read the Executors named in said will appeared in Court and agreed to take upon themselves the execution thereof, and together with George Smith, A. M. Cryer, Zachariah Tally, Daniel Dismukes, James M. Gray, and James Stratton their securities entered into and acknowledged their bond to the Governor in the sum of Twenty four thousand dollars, conditioned as the law directs, and took the oath prescribed by Law.
A Copy Test - A. H. Douglass, Clerk of said Court