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
In the name of God Amen: I, Jonathan Pierce of Sumner County and the State of Tennessee being weak in body but of sound mind and memory, do make and ordain, this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following to wit:
In the first place my will and desire is that after my decease all my just debts shall be paid including also, what my beloved mother Karen H. Pierce has or will have to pay Doctor Richmond for my professional education.
Secondly: I will and bequeath the residue of my estate both real and personal to my beloved brother Owen Pierce to him and his heirs forever.
Lastly: I constitute and appoint Samuel D. Read my sole Executor to this my last Will and Testament.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal. This 1st day of June 1829. Jonathan Pierce (Seal)
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of:
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court Aug. Term 1829.
The last Will and Testament of Jonathan Pearce was produced in open Court, and duly proved by the oath of Hubbard Sanders and Charles Jackson two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded, whereupon Samuel D. Read the Executor therein named, came into Court and renounced the right of Executor in said will.
A Copy Test - A. H. Douglass, Clerk of said Court.