TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904
Jan J. Barnes
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. IV
Oct. 1870 - April 1891
In the fear of God
I J. W. Haynes being weak in body but strong in mind make this my last will and testament as follows,
1st I will and desire that all my just debts be paid.
2nd I wish my interest in my Mothers Dower not to be sold but to come to my estate and all other lands that I may inherit in any other way.
3rd I give and bequeath my gold watch to my son William Erskine.
4th I want Seventy five dollars to be set aside to buy a gold watch for my son Eslelte? (Estelle?) when he becomes eighteen years old.
5th I will and bequeath to my daughter Lizie Kenedy Seventy five dollars to be given her at eighteen years old.
6th I will and Bequeath to my daughter Ma (page on film cut off) Maria Seventy five dollars to be paid to her when she becomes eighteen years old.
7th I will and bequeath to my wife Mary Jane all my lands and all I may hereafter inherit to have and to hold until she sees proper to divide it equally
between my children.
8th I will and desire that my wife Mary Jane carry out this
my will without security this April 14th 1877.
James W. Haynes
J. W. Harrison
W. C. Haynes
State of Tennessee
Sumner County Court June Term 1877
The last will and testament of James W. Haynes dec'd was produced in open court and duly proven by the oaths of J. W. Harrison and W. C. Haynes subscribing witness thereto which is received by the Court and ordered to be recorded.
Jesse Cage Clerk