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 Josiah Rippy do make and publish this as my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all other wills by me at any time made.
First. I direct that my funeral expenses and all my debts be paid as soon after my death as possible out of any moneys that I may die possessed of, or may first come into the hands of my Executor.
Secondly. I give and bequeath to - my track of land to my first child (* Word at tight binding of book, could be children.) which I had by my first wife Margaret Rippy. It being the tract of land which I resided on previous to marrying my second wife & no mor?. (* Word at tight binding of book.) Secondly. I give and bequeath to my present wife all the balance of my property, lands, and everything, also during her natural life and to her children after her death.
Lastly. I do hereby nominate and appoint my present wife Elizabeth Rippy my Executor in witness whereof, I do to this my will set my hand and seal this 9th day of October 1845. Josiah Rippy (Seal)
Signed, sealed, and published in our presence and we have subscribed our names hereto in the presence of the Testator this 9th Octr. 1845.
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court November Term 1845.
The last will and testament of Josiah Rippy was this day produced in open Court for probate and was duly proved by the oaths of James Rippy and Elvis Rippy subscribing witnesses thereto which is ordered by the Court to be recorded.
Copy Test - Wm. S. Munday, Clerk
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