TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904
Transcribed by Jan Barnes and Marie Johnson
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. IV
Oct. 1870 - April 1891
Knowing that life is uncertain and death certain I do make this my last
I desire that my burial expenses and debts be paid first. I will to my daughter Amanda C. Franklin and Mary E. Drane and their bodily heirs my money and household furniture to be divided between them except ten dollars in gold coin and twenty five in currency a Lounge and clothing and one set of tablespoons to be given my grand son E. L.? Carr if he should die before he arrives to be twenty one then the same is to revert bac to Amanda C. Franklin and Mary E. Drane. I also will to my grandson John F. Turner ten dollars in gold coin and one hundred dollars in currency the same to revert bac to my daughters Amanda C. Franklin and Mary E. Drane provided he does not live to be twenty one years of age. I also will to my daughter Amanda C. Franklin my buggy and mare then I desire that all the money and property that may be on hand I wish equally divided between my daughters Amanda C. Franklin and Mary E. Drane. Being of sound mind and in health I do make this my will this the 25th April 1871.
Mary Martin (Seal)
W. M. Stewart
Isaac H. Benners?
State of Tennessee
Sumner County Court April Term 1872
The last will and testament of Mary Martin dec'd was this day produced in open court for probate and was duly proved by the oaths of W. M. Stewart and Isaac H. Benners? subscribing witnesses thereto which is received by the court and ordered to be recorded. It is ordered by the court that W. M. Stewart be appointed administrator with the will annexed of said Mary Martin and thereupon said W. M. Stewart together with his securities J. D. Turner and T. J. Franklin appeared in open court entered into and acknowledged their bond to the State of Tennessee in the penal sum of two thousand dollars conditioned according to law and said W. M. Stewart was duly qualified.
Test: Jesse Cage Clerk