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
November 15th 1844
Being allotted for all man kind once to die and I being confined to my bed of affliction, though sound in mind but afflicted in body, it is my wish to make my last will and testimony.
That the tract of land that Martin Gardner know lives on shall be divided equally between the said Martin Gardner and my son Zachariah Perry, and it is my wish that the lower part of the survey commencing on Edmond Smith's East corner to belong to the said Zachariah Perry, and to be laid off in such manner as will give satisfaction to both and also a track of land known as the School Land including the Sugar Camp hollow to be divided in like manner between Martin Gardner and my son Zachariah Perry.
And it is further my wish that Isaac Moore shall still manage the estate of William Kennedy deceased, and for the said Isaac Moore to have thirty dollars for his trouble and attention to the same. And I have paid said Moore fifteen dollars and after the estate is wound up the said Isaac Moore is entitled to the balance which will be fifteen dollars.
I also give to Nancy Ann Perry a certain negro girl known by the name of Marthey to be hearn and to do with as she sees proper.
It is further my wish that a certain negro woman named Nancy and her three children shall be equally divided between all of the heirs.
The above being my last will and testimony. I affix my name and seal in the presence of these witnesses. John Perry
William B. Gardner
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court April Term for 1845.
The last will and testament of John Perry dec'd, was this day produced in open Court for probate and was duly proved by the oath of Leonard W. Perry and William B. Gardner subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
Copy Test - W. S. Munday, Clerk
* A copy of this will can be found in Loose Lawsuit Case #391 - Isaac Perry vs. John Perry et als, 1845