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Will of Benjamin Johnson

Signed 10-Mar-1868
Proved Jul-1868

Transcribed by: Jan Barnes

1999


Source: Will Book, Sumner Co. Archives

In the name of God, Amen

I, Benjamin Johnson in the county of Sumner and the state of Tennessee, being in sound mind and memory and concidering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life, do therefore make, ordain, and publish and declare this to be my last will and testament

That is to say: First, I have bequeath to my belove wife and dispose of as follows: to wit, to my belove wife Pheby Jane and her bodily heirs by me and appertenances situated thereon known and described as the homestead which I now live lying in the State of Tennessee county of Sumner, Beginning at the crossing on the L&N R.R. Thence running West with said road to the Double Post Oak known as my own and John Grovers corner. All south of this road to I set apart for her and her bodily heirs by me. I also set apart all the household and kitchen apparrets; I also bequeath to belove wife Pheby Jane all the perichable stock that I have. I also add my two horse wagon. I also add my spinning factory. I bequeath unto 8 of my children namely A. N. Johnson, Wm. Johnson, J. M. Johnson, Mary Bradley, Franklin Johnson, Susan Garrison, John Johnson, S. J. Johnson jointly the farm known as the McAdams farm and that portion of the homestead lying north of the tract beginning the crossing L&N R.R. I therefore charge Steven Johnson one hundred and twenty five dollars per horse. I also charge A. N. Johnson with extra provision one hundred and seventy five dollars. I also charge John Johnson per ?Polk and Corn one hundred and forty dollars. The above named eight heirs equally and severally bound to and jointly are bound to pay all dues that may be standing against me. The above Afcs Are to be paid unto Wm. Johnson, Jas Johnson, Franklin Johnson, an Susan Garrison and Mary Bradley equally. I also have one cart and buggy I wish sold to be sold to be applied to my debts.
Lastly I appoint J. C. Buntin my Exec. Sign and seal in our presence this 10th day of March 1868.
Ben Johnson Seal
W. Pond
E. H. C. Sarver



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