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Joseph Waldrum, 1829

TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904

Transcribed by Linda Carpenter
©2002

County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. II
May 1823 - June 1842

(Page 96) 

In the name of God Amen: I, Joseph Waldrum of the County of Sumner and State of Tennessee, being sound in body, mind and memory, but knowing the uncertainty of this mortal life and the certainty of death make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following to wit:

Item 1st: I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Anny Waldrum my dwelling house and other out buildings and one third of the tract of land, I now live on, and one bed and furniture and a child's part of the balance of my other property during her natural life and at her death the tract of land, building and other property left by me to my said wife Anny

(Page 97)

I give to my daughter Patsy Waldrum, and its my will that my said daughter Patsy Waldrum shall live in the house with her mother Anny Waldrum during the life of her said mother to take care of her while she lives.

Item 2nd: I give and bequeath to my son Joseph Waldrum one equal child's part of all my personal and chattles property.

Item 3rd: I give and bequeath to my son William Waldrum one equal child's part of all my personal and chattles property.

Item 4th: I give and bequeath to my son John Waldrum one dollar and he is not to have any more of my estate.

Item 5th: I give and bequeath to my daughter Polly Shearon one dollar and she is not to have any more of my estate.

Item 6th: I give and bequeath to my son Littleton Waldrum's children one equal child's part of all my personal and chattles property.

Item 7th: I give and bequeath to my daughter Anny Easley one equal child's part of all my personal and chattles property.

Item 8th: I give and bequeath to my daughter Jenney M. Waldrum's children one equal child's part of all my personal and chattles property.

Item 9th: I give and bequeath to my daughter Patsy Waldrum the whole of the tract of land, that I now live on, lying on the head waters of Tramell Creek, after the death of her mother and at my death said Patsy is to have possession of all the said tract of land except the third part willed to her mother. I also give to my said daughter Patsy one equal child's part of all personal and chattel property.

Item 10th: I give and bequeath to my daughter Becky one equal child's part of all my personal and chattle property and I allow my said daughter Becky to live in the house with her mother and Patsy during the life of her mother and she is to be supported in common with her mother and Patsy out of the proceeds of the plantation as long as her mother lives and at the death of her mother, said Becky is to live in the house with Patsy, during her life if she should not marry, but if she marrys Patsy is not boned to keep her.

I appoint my friend Samuel Davis Esquire Executor to this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal. This 15th day of July 1828. Joseph (his mark) Waldrum (Seal)

Signed sealed and acknowledged in the presence of us:

Wm. Hall

Jo. C. Guild

Isaac Bledsoe

State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court February Term 1829.

The last Will and Testament of Joseph Waldrum dec'd was exhibited in Court for probate and was duly proved by the oath of William Hall and Jo. C. Guild two subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.

A Copy Test - A. H. Douglass, Clerk

 


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