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, Mary Rickman being weak in body but of sound mind and disposing memory doth make this my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following. (viz)
Item 1st. I give my soul to God who gave it me, and wish my body to be decently buried.
2nd. I give unto my son Samuel Rickman one negro girl named Lucy, and all my household and kitchen furniture and all my farming utensils of every kind to him and his heirs forever, except one feather bed and furniture, that I give unto my son Robert Rickman to him and his heirs forever.
3rd. I give unto my daughter Sally Owen and my son Samuel Rickman, each, an equal interest in one negro woman named Aggy and her increase to them and their heirs forever, but should either of them die during her life it is my will that the one surviving, shall have said negro woman Aggy and her increase to them and their heirs forever.
4th. I give unto my two daughters Sally Owen, and to my daughter Elizabeth Stovall an equal interest in one China press to them and their heirs forever.
5th. I give unto my four daughters herein after named (viz) Elizabeth Stovall, Nancy Carter, Fanny Martin and Rebecca Stovall, each of them, one dollar in money, in addition to that heretofore given, which will come out of the part before give to Samuel Rickman, to them and their heirs forever.
6th. I do appoint my son Samuel Rickman Executor and my daughter Sally Owen Executrix to this my last Will and Testament. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 23rd day of August 1829. Mary (her mark) Rickman (Seal)
Signed and sealed in the presence of us:
J. K. Browning
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court November Term 1829.
The last Will and Testament of Mary Rickman dec'd was exhibited in open Court for probate, and was duly proved agreeable to law by the oath of Thomas Rickman and Joshua Rickman two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And thereupon Samuel Rickman one of the Executors therein named appeared in Court, and with Joshua Rickman, and Thomas Rickman his securities entered into and acknowledged their bond to the Governor in the sum of One thousand dollars conditioned as the Law directs and took the oath of Executor prescribed by law.
A Copy Test - A. H. Douglass, Clerk of said Court.
* Mary Harper was born in 1763. She died on 11 Sep 1829 in Trousdale Co., TN. (Which was then Sumner County.) She was married to Marcus "Mark" Rickman on Feb 1786 in Warren Co., NC. Mary Harper Rickman was a sister to William Harper.