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Henry McAden, 1841

TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904

Transcribed by Linda Carpenter

County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. II
May 1823 - June 1842

(Page 279)

I Henry McAden of the County of Sumner and State of Tennessee being very sick and weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is appointed for all used one to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all, I give and commend my soul into the hands into Almighty God who gave it, and my body to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executors Touching such worldly estate, with it pleased God to bless me in this life. I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form:

Item, after paying all just debts it is my wish that my property be divided in the following manner, First, I give to my beloved wife Mary McAden the whole of my property both real and personal and perishable of every description during her natural life and at her death I give to my son Hugh McAden the tract of land where I now live forever. It is my wish at the death of my wife, that all the Negroes together with all the other property that she may have at her death be equally divided between my three daughters, viz: Judy Neely, Katherine S. Bradley and Mary H. Meador. Share and share alike as tenants in common, revoking all other wills deeds of gift etc. do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, it is also my wish that David Carney and Joseph G. Meador be my whole and sole Executors together my last Will and Testament. Given under my hand and Seal this third day of April 1841. Henry McAden (Seal)

Signed in the presence of these witnesses

George W. Terry
James S. Dyer
David C. Bradley

(Page 280)

State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court August Term 1841 - The last Will and Testament of Henry McAden was produced in open Court for probate and was duly proved according to law by the oaths of James S. Dyer and David C. Bradley, two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and thereupon Joseph G. Meador one of the Executors therein named appeared in open Court and together with Peter W. Martin and John Grainger his securities entered into and acknowledged their bond to James K. Polk Governor etc. in the penal sum of Eight Thousand Dollars, conditioned as the law directs and took the oath of Executor prescribed by law, and David Carney the other Executor therein named having also personally appeared in open Court and renounced his Executorship.

Copy Test - Andrew McGlothlin, Clerk of Sumner County  


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