TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904
Transcribed by Jan J. Barnes
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. IV
Oct. 1870 - April 1891
I Martin B. Shelton of the County of Sumner State of Tennessee do make
and publish this as my last will and testament hereby revoking all other
wills by me heretofore made.
Item 1st I direct that all my just debts be paid out of any monies that I may die sined? and possessed.
Item 2nd I give and bequeath unto John Stark Sixty five acres of land to be laid of my home tract in the following manner, commencing at the North Gate Post on the lane running from my house to Esq. Harpers running thence with the northern fence of said lane to my and Harpers line thence with my & Harpers line to my North East corner thence with my north boundary line to a point upon a line run straight to the gate past the commencing point will include Sixty-five acres.
Item 3rd I give and bequeath the balance of my estate both real and personal to my adopted daughter Louisa Montgomery the land I give to her for life remainder to her children the personal estate I give to her free from the debts contracts or liabilities of her present or any future husband.
Item 4th I appoint my adopted daughter Louisa Montgomery and her husband Executors of this my last will and direct that they shall not be required to give security for the execution of the same nor shall they be required to make any returns or settlements with the Court.
Item 5th It is my will and desire that my faithful servant Levi shall have a house upon my place as long as he lives or may desire
so to do and my adopted daughter and her children are hereby charged with
his support and maintenance as long as he lives or so long as he continues
to live with them.
Witness my hand this 21 day of March 1870.
M. B. Shelton
Signed by the Testator in our presence and witnessed by us in his presence at his request this 21 day of March 1870.
Geo. W. Allen
State of Tennessee
Sumner County Court February Term 1871
The last will and testament of M. B. Shelton was this day produced in open court for probate and was duly proven by the oaths of G. W. Allen and A. Stark subscribing witnesses thereto which is received by the court and ordered to be recorded.
Copy Attest Jesse Cage Clerk