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
We, Elizabeth H. Young, and Nicholas Hale, and William W. Young witnesses to this the nuncupative will of Joseph Young dec'd, state that he died on the evening of the 8th May A. D. 1828, that he first observed to us that he was not long for this world, and wished to state how he wanted, his property disposed of, which was in substance, in the following way to wit:
I want all my personal property sold and the proceeds appropriated to the use of my children.
I also wish my land sold, on one and two years credit, and the money, put to interest for the mutual benefit of my children, and that James Hale and William Young, should sell his land and settle his business of every description. The above statement was made in our presence and just before he expired, and was in his perfect senses, when the above statement was made
The said Joseph Young, and at his last place of residence in the County of Sumner. Nicholas Hale proves the above statement to be correct with
the exception of the credit to be given on the sale of the land which he did not hear.
Nicholas (his mark) Hale
Elizabeth H. Young
William W. Young
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court May Term 1828.
The nuncupative will of Joseph Young dec'd, was produced in open Court, and was duly proved agreeable to law by the oath of Nicholas Hale, Elizabeth H. Young, and Wm. W. Young, subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
Thereupon Wm. W. Young and James Hale who was the said deceased requested should settle the business of his estate, appeared in Court, and on motion it is ordered by the Court, that the said James Hale and Wm. W. Young be appointed Administrators of the estate of said decedent, with Nicholas Hale and Hiram Duty entered into and acknowledged their bond to the Governor, in the sum of fourteen hundred dollars, conditioned as the law directs, and at the same time returned into Court an inventory of said decedent, which is ordered to be recorded.
A Copy Test - A. H. Douglass, Clerk of said Court.