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, Magdalena May of Sumner County and State o Tennessee, being in a low state of health, but of sound mind and memory do make and ordain this my last Will & Testament viz:
I give and bequeath unto my only daughter Maryan B. May, one good feather bed and furniture, and my best Cherry tree bedstead and all my wearing apparel and trunk and also my bay mare. All the balance of my personal property I wish to be sold, out of the proceeds of which, I allow all my just debts to be paid, and the balance to go to my daughter before mentioned. I wish my Mother and sister Mary A. Wallace to live on my plantation and have the whole control and management thereof for the purpose of raising, clothing, schooling, and taking care of my daughter aforesaid until she comes of eighteen years of age. I wish my said daughter to have as good an education as my property will justify. Should my said daughter die without issue or before she arrives of full age, & in that event wish the one half of my property to go to my sister Mary A. Wallis and the other half to be divided between my next of kin or their children, should they be dead, I wish so much of the present crop and provisions on hand laid off as shall be sufficient for one years support of Mother, sister Mary A. and daughter Maryan B. aforesaid.
I constitute and appoint my brother James Wallace Executor to this my last Will and Testament. Witness my hand and seal the 30th day of August 1836. Magdalena May (Seal)
Signed sealed and acknowledged in the presence of us.
William R. Wallace
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court Novr. Term 1836.
The last Will and Testament of Magdalene May deceased was produced in open Court for probate and was proved by the oaths of Thomas Anderson and William R. Wallace subscribing witnesses thereto, and is ordered to be recorded and thereupon James Wallace Executor named in said will appeared in Court and took upon himself the execution thereof, and entered into bond with Samuel Wallace his security and took the oath of Executor prescribed by law.
Copy Test - Thos. Donoho, Clerk of Sumner Co. Court
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