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
State of Tennessee, Sumner County, November the 17th 1867
I Sarah E. Jones of my own free will and accord being in my proper mind and in common health, do make this my last Will and Testament, in witness whereof I set my hand Seal.
First. I give my soul to almighty God who first gave it me imploring his divine assistance in doing justice in making the following will.
2nd. To my five grand children Susan L., Sallie B., Jones K., Ira T. and Laucus W. Collier, I give my tract of land lying in the aforesaid State & County, to have and to hold forever, said tract containing by estimation eighty eight acres.
3rd. To Jones K., Ira T. and Laucus W. Collier, I give my wagon and gun and all my farming utensils. To Susan L. and Sallie B. Collier I give carriage & harness.
4th. To Miss Bettie Grim, I give an average one of all my horses, stock, if she should stay with me while I live. If she does not I expect to have some young lady stay and if so, She (the one that stays) is to have said horse. The balance of my horses, cattle, sheep and hogs, I give to all of my grand children. To Sallie B. and Laucus W. Collier, I give one hundred dollars cash in lien of the horses I give to the other three children which sum is to be made out of the proceeds of the farm then on hand. To Jones K. I give my lenn? To Susan L. I give my clock. To each one of my grand children I give a good bed and stead to be furnished as follows viz: one mattress, one feather bed, four sheets, one pair of first rate blankets, one colored one white connter? pair, two pillows, two fine pillow cases. The balance of the bed clothing, if there be any, is to be divided among all the children. To Susan L., Sallie B., Laucus W., I give all my carpets. To Sallie B. I give my silver goblet, Laucus W. I give my silver marg. To Susan L. I give my silver ladle. To Susan L., Sallie B., Laucus W. I give all the rest of my silverware and caster. To Susan L. and Sallie B. I give my center table and parlor chairs. To Laucus W. I give my Sugar Chest. To Susan L. and Sallie B. I give my ward rode. The balance of the household and kitchen furniture after all debts are paid I give to all the children. To Susan L. I give my large Bible. Sarah E. Jones (Seal)
E. A. Ramsey
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court July Term, 1869. - The last will and testament of Sarah E. Jones, dec'd, was this day produced to the Court for probate, and was duly by the oath of E. A. Ramsey the subscribing witnesses thereto, and was ordered to be recorded.
A True Copy Test - Attest - Lee H. Alley, Clerk
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