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
In the name of God Amen! I, Hiram Lewis of the County of Sumner and State of Tennessee being in health and sound mind and memory do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament which is as followith.
Item: to wit: I lend to my wife Aggy Lewis the plantation and land whereon I now live during her natural life or widowhood, if she should marry after my decease it is my will and pleasure that she shall draw a child's part out of my estate, also all my stock and household furniture and all the property I now possess after paying all just debts, but after her decease, if she should remain a widow than my will is that my estate shall be equally divided among my ten children by name Elizabeth Lewis, Joshua Lewis, Edmund Lewis, Walter Lewis, David Lewis, John Lewis, Lucy Lewis, Pemelia Lewis, Mary Lewis, Rachel C. Lewis.
I do constitute Daniel Carney and Shelton Carney, Executors to this my last Will and Testament. Given under my hand and seal, this the 7th day of December, and in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Six. Hiram Lewis (Seal)
Signed and acknowledged before:
Codicil - It is my will that my son Hiram W. Lewis born since the sealing of my former Will shall draw an equal part of my estate in the same manner and form with the rest of my children; witness my hand and seal this 22nd day of May, and in the year of Our Lord 1829. Hiram Lewis (Seal)
And signed and sealed in presence of:
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court February Term 1833.
The last Will and Testament of Hiram Lewis dec'd was exhibited in open Court for probate and was duly proved agreeable to Law by the oat of Robert White, Robert Jackson, and Henry McAden the subscribing witnesses thereto, and a Codicil annexed to said Will was also proved by the oath of Harris Walton, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto both of which are ordered to be recorded.
A Copy Test - A. H. Douglass, Clerk of said Court
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