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. IV
Oct. 1870 - April 1891
I John Roberts of the County of Sumner State of Tennessee do make and publish this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all other wills by me at any time made.
First: I direct that my funeral expensives and all my debts be paid as soon after my death as possible out of any money that I may die possessed of or may first come unto the hands of my executor.
Secondly: I bequeath to my dear wife Elisa/Eliza Roberts the whole of every real and personal estate, money, stocks and Printing Office, known as the Republiclican Banner Office and all property that may belong or may be left to use. To have and to hold and do as she likes with in the most full, and comprehensive manner.
Thirdly: I do hereby nominate and appoint my dear wife Elisa/Eliza Roberts my executrix.
In witness thereof I do to this my will set my hand and seal. This 25th day of April 1864. John Roberts (Seal)
Signed, sealed, and published in our presence and we have subscribed
our names hereto in the presence of the Testor. This 26th day of April 1864.
John Hayes (Seal)
W. F. Roberts (Seal)
Annie Roberts (Seal)
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court September Term 1871.
The last Will & Testament of John Roberts dec'd was this day produced in open court for probate and was duly proven by the oaths of W. F. Roberts one of the subscribing witness thereto which was received by the court and ordered to be recorded. Mrs. Elisa/Eliza Roberts the Executrix named in the will renounces the execution of the same and there upon D. J. Roberts appears in open court and accepts the execution of said will. It is therefore ordered by the court that D. J. Roberts be appointed Administrator, with the will conveyed, of all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits of John Roberts dec'd and thereupon said D. J. Roberts together with his securities E. H. Roberts and W. F. Roberts appeared in open court and entered into and acknowledged their bond to the State of Tennessee in the penal sum of Forty Thousand dollars conditioned according to law, and said D. J. Roberts was duly qualified.
Copy Attest - Jesse Cage, Clerk