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
In the name of God Amen: I James Key being of sound mind and memory do constitute this my last Will and Testament.
First: I give and direct that after the payment of my just debts and funeral expenses, all the remainder of my real and personal property be divided equally according to the law of the State of Tennessee in such cases between my wife and children.
Second: And as regards my land I will that the title after the division be made to my children and to their children after them: And if any of the present heirs should decease without children, I will and direct that the title of their portion of the land shall revert to the remaining heirs and their children.
Third: I will and appoint my wife Lucinda Key first Executrix, and I also appoint my son Dr. William G. Key second Executor in connection with my wife to this my Will. This January 30th 1863. James (his mark) Key (Seal)
John S. Carr and R. C. Parker
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court May Term 1865.
The last Will and Testament of James Key was this day produced in open Court for probate and was duly proved by the oaths of R. C. Parker and J. S. Carr, subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and Lucinda Key and Wm. G. Key the executors named in said will appeared in open Court and accepted the execution of the same, thereupon the said Lucinda Key and Wm. G. Key & J. S. Carr their securities appeared in open Court and entered into and acknowledged their bond to the State of Tennessee in the penal sum of Five Thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs and was duly qualified.
Test - John L. Bugg, Clerk