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
March 7th 1816
In the name of Gad Amen! I, John Simpson of Sumner County and State of Tennessee being in my right senses and calling to mind the uncertainty of life knowing that it is the lot of all living once to die, and thanks be to God, I am at present in health, and restored memory, touching such worldly
estate, that it has pleased God to bless me with.
Item: I give to my loving wife Elizabeth Simpson all the worldly goods that I am possessed of to wit: a negro woman Milly and two children, Sally and Bob and my household and kitchen furniture and all my stock of horses, cattle, hogs and sheep and farming utensils.
Item: I bequeath my soul to God who gave it me and my body to be buried at the discretion. John Simpson (Seal)
W. W. Anthony
State of Missouri, County of Madison - Be it remembered that on this 13th day of May in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred and Thirty Four, before me, William M. Newberry, Clerk of the County Court within and for the County of Madison aforesaid personally come Wm. Anthony and Jane Bennett, who is the identical person with Jane Gilliam who being duly sworn, deposed and sayeth, that they are subscribing witnesses to the foregoing will and testament of John Simpson dec'd, that the said Testator signed and published the foregoing writing as his last will and testament, that the said Testator was of sound and disposing mind at the time of the execution thereof and that they, said affiants, serveally subscribed their names as witness to the foregoing will and testament in presence of the Testator and in the presence of each other. In testimony whereof I Wm. M. Newberry, Clerk of the said County Court of Madison County have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal of office this 13th day of May 1834. William M. Newberry, Clerk Madison County Court.
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