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
I Joseph Thompson of the County of Sumner and State of Tennessee, being now in a low state of health but of sound mind, do make and publish this my last Will.
1st. I will that all my just debts be paid out of what ever money I may die possessed of or that may first come into the hands of my Executors.
2nd. I will that my property all to be kept together for the support of my wife and children during her natural life or widowhood, but upon her inter marriage with any other person, I will that my property all be disposed of as the law directs, as tho I had made no will at all.
3rd. I will and bequeath that my friend and brother in law, Richard Franklin, Sr., act as my Executor to this my last will, and that he attend to the education of my children, as well as the judgment of my other affairs. In testimony whereunto I hereto set my hand and seal this 24th day of December 1838. Joseph Thompson (Seal)
Signed in the presence of:
Jas. L. Dyer
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court February Term 1839.
The last Will and Testament of Joseph Thompson dec'd was exhibited in open Court for probate and was duly proved by the oaths of Edwin Marshall and Nickolas Thompson the subscribing witnesses thereto, and thereupon Richard Franklin, the Executor therein named, appeared in court together with George T. Brown and Nickolas Thompson his securities and entered into and acknowledged their bond to Newton Cannon Governor, and his successor in office in the sum of four thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs and took the oath of Executor prescribed by law.
Thos. Donoho, Clerk of Sumner County Court
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