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John B. Johnson

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. I
July 1789 - Aug 1822

Page 212

In the name of God amen, I John B. Johnson of the state of Tennessee, Sumner County being sick and weak in body but (thank God) of perfect mind and memory and calling to mind the mortality of my body and that it is appointed for all men to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament as follows: - Impreinus.  I give and bequeath unto my brother Chapman Johnson of the state of

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of Virginia the following negroes a yellow woman called Phillis and her four children, David, Thornton, Wilson and Jack in trust for my sister Ann Parrish to be applied to sch and exclusive use, benefit and behoof.   All my Estate both real and personal. I give and bequeath to my wife Elizabeth Johnson to be kept together by her for the use of herself and my children until my second son Chapman who was 10 years old the 21st of last October comes of age of which time it is my wish and desire that the estate both real and personal be equally divided between my said wife and three children Thomas, Chapman, and Mariah and if my executors should judge it advantageous to my family to sell my Estate I hereby authorize and empower them to sell the same both real and personal either for cash or on credit and apply the proceeds fodoweth, (to wit) to be put out at interest and the proceeds applied to the use of my said wife and three children until my said second son Chapman comes of age at which time I wish it to be equally divided between my said wife and three children,  Thomas, Chapman, and Mariah.  And I do appoint as executors to this my last will and testament my wife Elizabeth Johnson and my brother Chapman Johnson of the state of Virginia.  And I do hereby publish, establish and declare this to be my last will and Testament hereby revolking and disannulling all others by me made Feb.12, 1815
                                                                                  John B. Johnson
Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and ___and to be his last will and Testament before us.
S. Hunt
William Bloodworth
Mark C. (his mark) Holleman

State of Tennessee
Sumner County Court August Term 1815.
The last will and Testament of John B. Joh-

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son dec'd was produced in Court for probate and thereupon said will was duly proved by the oaths of Sion Hunt and William Bloodworth, two of the subscribing witnesses thereunto and ordered to be recorded.

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