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
In the name of God Amen. I John A. Groves have this day saw proper
to make this my last Will and Testament revoking all wills by me at any
1st I give my spirit to God who gave it and my body to a decent burial.
2nd I desire all my just debts paid out of the first monies that may come in to the hands of my Executor after my death.
3rd I give all my stock such as hogs cattle, horses and mules, farming tools, household and kitchen furniture together with the corn fodder, oats and wheat and bacon and all my entire undivided interest in my fathers estate both real and personal to my brother
Franklin H. C. Groves with the acception of one white horse called Snow
Ball, which I give to my Nephew John B. Groves son of my brother W. T. Groves
to have absolutely at my death after my just debts is paid.
4th I hereby appoint my brother William T. Groves my Executor of this my last Will and Testament This the 11th day of February 1871.
J. A. Groves (Seal)
O. P. Butler
J. D. Harris
State of Tennessee
Sumner County Court May Term 1871
The last will and Testament of J. A. Groves dec'd was this day produced in open court for probate and was duly proved by the oaths of O. P. Butler and J. D. Harris subscribing witnesses thereto which is ordered by the court to be recorded.
This 6th May 1871
Test Jesse Cage Clerk