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. II
May 1823 - June 1842
I John Wood, being of sound and perfect mind and memory to make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following:
First: I give to my beloved wife Jane Wood the three first choice, out of the negroes I may own at the time of my death. I do also give her the messuage or tenement whereon I now live containing one hundred and thirty eight acres, being in Sumner County on the waters of the East Fork of Bledsoe's Creek, her life time and then to be equally divided amongst my children, the rest of my negroes it is my will that they shall be equally divided amongst my children and lastly; as to the rest of my residue and remainder of my personal estate of what kind and nature soever, I give unto my sons Charles and Robert eighty five dollars, also my daughter Sarah eighty five dollars. And to my son William F., I give fifteen dollars and whatever may remain I give to my wife Jane and sons to be equally divided amongst them.
I do hereby appoint my son James F. Wood and John Wood Executors with their mother Executrix, of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all other wills by me made. In witness I hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 24th October 1834. Jno. Wood (Seal)
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court Feby Term 1836.
The last Will and Testament of Jno. Wood dec'd was exhibited in open Court and there being no subscribing witnesses to said will the hand writing of said Wood is proved by the oath of John Lauderdale and John Booker who depose and say that they believe the will and signature and both in the proper handwriting of the said John Wood dec'd which is ordered to be recorded. And thereupon James F. Wood, and John Wood Executors named in the said last Will and Testament appeared in Court and agreed to take upon themselves the execution of said will and with John Lauderdale their security entered into and acknowledged their bond to the Governor in the penalty of Eighteen Thousand Dollars conditioned as the law directs and took the oath of executor prescribed by Law.
A Copy Test - Wm. Cothran, Clerk of said Court