TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #92
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 6 - 9; Nov. 1905 - Oct. 1942
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. VI
Nov. 1905 - Nov. 1915
Last will and testament of J. M. Peyton.
Witnesseth. It is my will to be buried at Shiloh Church by the side of my first wife. I want the old tombstones at her grave removed and a new one put at our graves, a granite to cost about five hundred dollars. I wish Dr. Head to select it according to my instructions. I also want our graves enclosed with an iron fence set in rock post, a rather low fence.
I give & bequeath to Homer & Rufus Reese, Lottie Senter, Genie Hamlin, one hundred dollars each.
I also give my three trunks, my watch & chain to Dr. Homer Reese. The chain made of my first wife's hair, I give to Mrs. Jane Franklin.
After my debts & burial expenses are all paid I give the balance of my estate not already disposed of to my sister Mrs. Mary Bowling of Lascanar? near Murfreesboro.
This April 25th 1908. J. M. Peyton
J. T. Hawkins
G. W. Roark
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court May Term May the 7th 1908.
A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Jas. M. Peyton dec'd, was this day produced in open Court for probate, when the same was duly proven by the oaths of J. T. Hawkins & G. W. Roark the subscribing witnesses thereto, and said paper writing was ordered, filed, and recorded as said last will and testament of said Jas. M. Peyton dec'd.
A true copy - Harris Brown, Clerk