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. III
Aug 1842 - Aug 1870
State of Tennessee, Sumner County
I J. G. Perry do this day make and publish this my last will and testament viz:
1st. After all my just debts are paid out of any moneys that may come into the hands of my Executors.
2nd. I will that my two daughters Elizabeth A. Perry, Martha Ann Perry two negroes viz, Martin & Sindy, the said negroes to be equally divided between them when they are of age. I do hereby nominate and appoint Abner Shaw Guardian for the said Elizabeth A. Perry and Marthy Ann Perry as regards the two negroes Martin & Sindy, said negroes and their increase to belong to the said Elizabeth A. Perry & Marthy Ann Perry.
3rd. I next will that the remaining negroes belonging to my estate viz: Enus, Dave, Phill & Chris to be hired out until all my just debts are paid; then to be kept at home or hired as my Executor may think best for the benefit of my wife Mary Perry & all my children vz: Elizabeth A. Perry, Martha Ann Perry, Eliza C. Perry, Mariellia Perry & Margarett N. Perry.
5th. I next will that all my property both real & personal after complying with the first & second clause of this will to be used by my wife Mary Perry for the benefit of herself and all my children during her natural life or widowhood, then to be equally divided between herself Mary Perry, Elizabeth Perry, Martha Ann Perry, Eliza Perry, Mariella Perry, and Margarett Perry.
6th. I do hereby nominate and appoint Abner T. Shaw & Hardy H. Perry Executors to this my last will and testament. J. G. Perry (Seal)
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of:
James H. Joyner
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court September Term, 1865
The last will and testament of James G. Perry deceased was this day produced in open court for probate and was duly proved by the oaths of James H. Joyner and Alex Hogan subscribing witnesses thereto and was ordered to be recorded. And thereupon A. T. Shaw and H. H. Perry, the Executors, named in said will, appeared in open court and accepted the execution of the same, and together with their securities Alex Hogan and J. H. Joyner entered into and acknowledged their bond to the State of
Tennessee in the penal sum of ---- dollars conditioned as the law directs and were duly qualified.
Test - John L. Bugg, Clerk by J. A. Trousdale, D. C.