TELL&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, Thomas ----- of the County of Sumner and State of Tennessee being sick and weak of body but of sound mind and disposing memory for which I thank God and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life and being desirous to dispose of all such worldly substance as it hath pleased God to bless me with. I give and bequeath the same in manner following, that is to say. I give and bequeath to Chambrose Duffer if he stays with my wife Mary Hunt until he has become one and twenty years of age, a horse bridle and saddle worth one hundred dollars and twelve months schooling. After my just debts being paid, I give and bequeath the balance of my property to my beloved wife Mary Hunt to have and enjoy during her widowhood and then to be equally divided between my three children, that is to say Susan Hunt, Sarah A. Hunt and John T. Hunt. And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife Mary Hunt and my friend Stephen R. Gilliam Executrix and Executor of this my last Will and Testament by me heretofore made. In witness where of I have here unto set my hand and seal. This 13th day of May 1827.
(No signature to the foregoing will - Lyle Osborne, D. C.)
Proved by Robert Hawkins, Soloman Davis who were subscribing to the original will, of which this is a Copy, and by Stephen R. Gilliam who wrote the original Will.
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court Feby Term 1831.
This day was brought into Court a paper writing purporting to be a Copy of the last Will and Testament of Thomas Hunt dec'd and it also appearing to the Court by the testimony of Robert Hawkins, and Soloman Davis, two of the subscribing to said Will, and also by Stephen R. Gilliam the Executor named in said will and who wrote the same, that the paper writing here proved, in Court is a true Copy of said Will, and it also appears, that said Thomas Hunt, was of a sound and disposing memory at the time of the execution of said last Will and Testament, and it also appearing to the Court, that said will, has been destroyed since the death of said Thomas Hunt, it is therefore ordered by the Court that the Copy of, be admitted to record, upon the testimony of aforesaid as a true Copy, of the last Will and Testament of Thomas Hunt dec'd, wherefore Stephen Gilliam and Mary Hunt the Executors and Executrix named in said will appeared in Court and renounced, as Executor and Executrix aforesaid, and there the Court appointed John Mitchell Administrator of the Goods and Chattles, rights and credits of said decedent, with the will annexed and together with Jonathan Davis and Soloman Davis, his securities entered into and acknowledged their bond to the Governor, in the sum of Five Hundred dollars, conditioned as the law directs, and took the oath prescribed by Law.
A Copy Test - A. H. Douglass, Clerk of said Court