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
I Henry E. Jones being of sound and disposing mind and memory, though in feeble health, do make and ordain the following dispositions of my property as my last Will and Testament.
Item 1st. I give to my beloved wife Sarah, during her natural life the tract of land on which I now live, containing two hundred acres - also my tract of one hundred acres lying near the poor house on the ridge and the six following Negroes namely Charlotte, Molly, Henderson, Stephen, Billy, and Archy - with remainder at the death of my wife to my daughter Susan Collier and the heirs of her body forever. I also give to my wife without limitation or restriction all my livestock, farming tools and utensils, and farming produce that I may die possessed of, and one half my household & kitchen furniture.
Item 2nd. I give to my daughter Susan Collier all the balance of my Estate both real, personal and mixed, excepting my horse General Taylor which I give to my son in law Vines L. Collier and I appoint him Executor to this will with directions to pay my debts and funeral expenses from the money that may be on hand at the time of my death and the proceeds of the sale of so much of my stock and farming produce as may be necessary for that purpose. As witness my hand and seal this the 30th day of March A. D. 1849. Henry E. Jones (Seal)
Signed, sealed, and delivered in our presence and as requested by the Testator to witness the same.
Wyllie J. Douglass
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court May Term 1849 - The last Will and Testament of Henry E. Jones, dec'd, was this day produced in open Court for probate and it was duly proved by the oaths of Elijah Boddie and Willie J. Douglass subscribing witnesses thereto, which is ordered by the Court to be recorded.
Copy Test - Wm. S. Munday, Clerk