TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904
Transcribed by Jan J. Barnes
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. IV
Oct. 1870 - April 1891
I Jno. F. Cage of sound mind do make this my last will & testament
hereby revoking all others.
Article 1st I desire that my body be decently intered in the family burying ground at Mr. Harris's.
Article 2nd I desire that all my just debts be as speedily paid as possible.
Article 3rd I desire that my executrix, to be hereafter named pay Mr. Moses for the place on which I now live & the deed to be made to her for the benefit of the family.
Article 4th I owe Aunt Nancy Harvey which I desire to be paid as speedily as possible I owe her the interest on a legacy left her
by her sister for several years how much she can tell that I wish paid
Article 5th I constitute and appoint my beloved wife Mary my executrix without security. I desire that my son Jesse stay with his Ma and aid her in rearing & supporting the children try and give them a good education As any one of them marries divide the property as equally as possible let the balance remain in common until another marries or wishes to go themselves & divide again as equally as possible Keeping the remainder in common for those that remain. Should my beloved wife Mary marry, then the property to be equally divided between her & the children that have not had their portion given off to them - sinen under my hand and seal this the first day of June 1866.
Jno F. Cage (Seal)
I desire that there be no sale every thing to go on just as if I were alive - I do not deem it necessary to have any witnesses to this. My will as my hand write is sufficiently well known.
J. F. Cage
The interest on Aunt Nancy Harvey's legacy from her sister is paid up to Jan 1867. She holds some notes on me upon which I was to pay no interest.
May 9th 1868
J. F. C.
State of Tennessee }
Sumner County }
A paper writing purporting to be the the last will & testament of Jno. F. Cage was this day produced in open court for probate & there being no subscribing witnesses to said paper personally appeared in open court Geo. W. Allen Jno L. Bugg, & Charles C. Cantrell who after being duly sworn state that the hand writing of Jno. F. Cage is well known to them & that the handwriting of Jno. F. Cage is generally known by his acquaintances and that they verily believe the said paper writing produced and every part of it to be in the handwriting of Jno. F. Cage. And Jesse Cage made oath that he found said paper writing among the valuable papers of Jno F. Cage after his death. Said paper writing is ordered by the Court to be recorded as the last will & testament of the said Jno F. Cage - And thereupon Mary Cage appeared in open Court and qualified as executrix of the will of said Jno F. Cage, the will directing no securities to be given.
Coppy attest Jessie Cage Clerk
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