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, John Hudson of Sumner County and State of Tennessee, being in a low state of health, but perfectly in my right mind, and disposing memory, do make this my last Will and Testament.
In the first place, I desire all my just debts to be paid out of the sale of each of my property as my Executors think best to sell.
In the second place, I give to my son John Hudson, a sorrel horse colt three years old last spring and I also give to my son John, one saddle and bridle, which he has received that cost ten dollars and seventy five cents.
3rd: I give to my son Benjamin Hudson one sorrel filly two years old last spring, and when he shall arrive at the age of twenty one years, he the said Benjamin, then is to have a saddle and bridle worth ten dollars and seventy five cents, to be purchased at the discretion of my Executors out of my estate.
4th: For the love and good will I bear to my beloved wife Mary Hudson, I give all the rest of my property during her natural life or widowhood.
5th: I hereby authorize my Executors to sell my lands at their discretion, and with the proceeds, to purchase another piece of land at where ever they may think proper, for the use and support of my beloved wife and family, at the death of my wife my property to be equally divided amongst my children: Nancy Hudson, John Hudson, Benjamin Hudson, Polly Hudson, Elizabeth Hudson, Sally Hudson, Eliza Hudson, James Hudson, Eli Hudson, Thomas Hudson, and Martha Catharine Hudson, equally, the horses and saddles of my sons, John and Benjamin Hudson is considered by me to be worth, thirty five dollars each, which is to be considered as so much of their share of my property.
Lastly: I do hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife Mary Hudson, and my son John Hudson Executors to this my last Will and Testament. Given under my hand and seal this 21st day of Jany 1830. John (his mark) Hudson
State of Tennessee, Sumner County August Term 1830.
The last Will and Testament of John Hudson, was produced in Court for probate, and was duly proved in open Court by the oath of Phillip Hart and Daniel Latimer, the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded, and thereupon Mary Hudson and John Hudson the Executor and Executrix therein named appeared in Court, and agreed to upon themselves the execution thereof and together with George Underwood and Daniel Latimer their securities entered into and acknowledged their bond to the Governor in the sum of One Thousand dollars conditioned as the Law directs and took the oath of Executors prescribed by Law.
A Copy Test - A. H. Douglass, Clerk of said Court.