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. IV
Oct. 1870 - April 1891
I Levisa Barrett of Civil District No. 9th Sumner County State of Tennessee being of sound mind and memory do make publish and declare this my last Will ad Testament in manner following, that is to say.
First. I direct that all my just debts, and funeral expenses all be paid out of any moneys I may die possessed of or that may first come into the hands of my Executor.
Second. I give and bequeath to my son Andrew J. Barrett, the sum of $5.00 five dollars in money.
Thirdly. I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Barrett the sum of $5.00 five dollars in money.
Fourthly. I give and bequeath to my daughter Martha Cole $5.00 five dollars in money.
Fifthly. I give and bequeath to my daughter Jane Hobdy $5.00 five dollars in money.
Sixthly. I give and bequeath to my daughter Melvina Brigance $5.00 five dollars in money.
Seventhly. I give and bequeath to my daughter Elmira Cotton $5.00 five dollars in money.
Eighth. I give and bequeath to my daughter Eveline Barrett the whole of the remaining
part of all the personal property that I may die possessed of. All live stock, all grain, or for age, all crops on hand, all farming utensils, all house hold and kitchen furniture, and all provisions on hand, and all poultry on hand and all money on hand, and all notes, and accounts, or dues of any kind that may be remaining on hand at my decease.
Lastly. I appoint James L. Cotton to be my Executor to this my last Will and Testament. Given under my hand and seal, this Aug. 26, 1885. Levisa (her mark) Barrett (Seal)
Jas. F. Crabb
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court August Term - Aug. 30th 1887.
The last Will and Testament of Mrs. Levisa Barrett dec'd, was this day produced in open Court for probate and duly proven by the oaths of Wiley Brigance and James F. Crabb subscribing witnesses thereto and the same is ordered recorded.
James L. Cotton being named in said will as the Executor thereof, this day appeared in open Court and accepted the same thereupon together with his securities Wiley Brigance & S. E. Cummings the said James L. Cotton, appeared in open Court and entered into and acknowledged their bond payable to the State of Tennessee in the penal sum of two hundred and fifty dollars conditioned as the law directs and the said J. L. Cotton as Executor was
duly qualified and Letter Testamentary ordered issued to him.
A Copy Test - Harris Brown, Clerk