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, Moses Burnly of the County of Sumner and State of Tennessee being in good health of sound mind, but calling to mind, my mortality, knowing that it is appointed for man once to die make this my last Will and Testament in form and manner following. (viz) I give and bequeath my whole estate both real and personal, to my wife Mary Burnly during her life if she continues a widow and at her death my estate to be equally divided amongst our children, if she my wife marries, my estate then at her marriage to be equally divided between her and our children. I further request that my wife give each one of our children a horse as they come of age. I give and bequeath unto my grand-daughter Mary Cobb, one hundred dollars, which shall be deducted from my daughter Sarah Martin's proportion of my estate.
I appoint my sons James and Charles Burnly Executors and my
wife Mary Burnly Executrix to this my last Will and Testament. In testimony whereof I have set my hand and affixed my seal. This Fifteenth day of August One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty. Moses Burnly (Seal)
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court Nov. Term 1830.
The last Will and Testament of Moses Burnly dec'd was exhibited in open Court for probate and was duly proved agreeable to the oath of David Clark, William Kirby, Jacamaem Carr, the subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded, and thereupon Charles Burnly and James Burnly, two of the Executors therein named, appeared in Court their securities entered into and acknowledged their bond to the Governor, in the sum of Eight Hundred Dollars conditioned as the law directs, and took the oath of Executors prescribed by Law.
A Copy Test - A. H. Douglass, Clerk of said Court