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 Joseph McGlothlin of the County of Sumner and State of Tennessee being weak in body but of Sound mind and memory, as you may say, these considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, I do make and publish this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say, I give and bequeath my Sole to God who gave to me.
1st: I give to my beloved wife, Polly McGlothlin, one hundred acres of land beginning at the North East corner on a post oak of the Tract of land I now live on running South and West, for compliment so as to include the building and cave Spring and one Negro woman by the name of Polly, and one good work horse, one cow and calf, and one bed Sted and furniture and one pot and oven, and one set of knives and forks, one pagon to have and enjoy her life time, so long as She lives single, and at her death, or time of marriage if she Should marry the property then To be sold by my Executors on such a credit as they may think proper and the proceeds to be equally divided among all my children.
2nd: It is my wish and desire that my children that is in this Country rally all my Slaves except Polly and draw for them if they can agree and let some person draw for those of my children that may be absent in some foreign country and if they cannot agree among themselves. It is my wish and desire that my Executors Shall chose two or more disinterested men to rally said Slaves, and then let all of my children draw for them or some other person and let them all be made equal with one another out of the proceeds of the rest of my Estate.
"Thirdly" it is my wish and desire that all the rest of my Estate both real and personal be sold on a credit of twelve months except the tract of land where on my son Andrew McGlothin now lives which tract I allow at my decease for my son Andrew, to have, and after the money becomes due and collected it is my wish and desire that all of my debts and funeral expenses be paid if any, and the balance of my Estate to be equally divided out among all of my children except my Executors I allow them a reasonable compensation over and above the rest for their trouble, Viz, Joseph McGlothlin Jr., John McGlothlin, Wm. McGlothlin, Andrew McGlothlin and James McGlothlin, Alexander McGlothlin and Elizabeth Goostree, my sons and daughter as I think I have give them all alike. I have give my son John McGlothlin a Negro boy to make him equal with the rest of my sons and I have give my daughter Elizabeth Goostree a little Negro Girl to make her equal with the rest of my children. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife and children all of the above Estate for and in
consideration of the love and affection I have for them.
"Lastly" I further express my desire and appoint my sons, Joseph McGlothlin and William McGlothlin my Executors to carry into effect this my wishes as before mentioned in witness where of I here to set my hand and Seal this third day of July in the year of our "Lord" one thousand Eight hundred and Thirty Seven. Signed Sealed and published and delivered by the above named Joseph McGlothlin Senior to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereto Subscribed our names as witnesses and doing away all former Wills. Joseph (his mark) McGlothlin (Seal)
James H. House
John M. House
State of Tennessee - Sumner County Court June Term 1839 - The last Will and Testament of Joseph McGlothlin Sr. was exhibited in open Court for probate and was duly proved by the oaths of James H. House and John M. House subscribing witnesses thereto, and there upon Joseph McGlothlin and William McGlothlin the Executors therein named with John C. Beard and John Groves their securities entered into and acknowledged their bond to Newton Cannon Governor & etc in the penal sum of Twelve Thousand dollars, conditioned as the law directs and took the oath of Executor as prescribed by law.
Thos. Donoho, Clk Sumner County Court