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James Whitworth, 1829

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

Transcribed by Linda Carpenter

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

(Page 104) 

In the name of God Amen: I, James Whitworth of Sumner County and State of Tennessee being weak and sick in body but in perfect mind and memory, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, this the seventeenth day of April Eighteen hundred and twenty nine.

I give and bequeath unto my wife Ann Whitworth the plantation on which I now live, her lifetime, and all farming utensils and household and kitchen furniture with the exception of a bed and its furniture, for each of my daughters, one side saddle to my daughter Eliza which she has now in possession also one to my daughter Emily which she has in possession, also one to my daughter Polly to be bought for her in the latter part of next year, also one to my son William which he has now in possession and bed and

(Page 105)

furniture, also my son James one saddle and bed and its furniture,  also my daughter Ann, one side saddle and one bed and its furniture, also my daughter Elizabeth, one side saddle and one bed and its furniture, also my son Marquis, one saddle and one bed and its furniture, also my daughter Virginia one side saddle and one bed and its furniture, also my daughter Tabitha one side saddle, and one bed and its furniture, also my son John one saddle and one bed and its furniture; the above mentioned property is to be given to each of my sons and daughters as they become of age by their mother. I will and bequeath unto my wife Ann Whitworth, six head of horses, together with all the head of cattle upon the place, about twenty two, also all the hogs and sheep more or less, also Hannah, Ady, Luce, Harry, and Tom, these to remain in her possession during her natural life or widowhood, and if she marry, to retain by her choice during her natural life, one negro woman and boy, then retain to my children together with all my property which I have not disposed of to my children. I do constitute and appoint my wife Ann Whitworth and Jeremiah Stark my Executors to this my last Will and Testament. James (his mark) Whitworth (Seal)

Signed sealed and delivered in presence of Test:

Samuel Towell

Thomas C. Smith

State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court November Term 1829.

The last Will and Testament of James Whitworth dec'd was exhibited in open Court for probate and was duly proved agreeable to Law, by the oaths of Samuel Towell and Thomas C. Smith, subscribing witnesses thereto and thereupon Ann Whitworth, Executrix therein named appeared in Court and together with George Smith and Jeremiah Stark, her securities entered into and acknowledged their bond to the Governor in the sum of Four Thousand dollars conditioned as the Law directs and took the oath of Executor prescribed by Law, and returned into Court an Inventory of the estate of said decedent which is ordered to be recorded. Jeremiah Stark the other Executor named in said will having in open Court renounced his appointment as such.

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

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