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Nancy Mitchell, 1832

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 147) 

In the name of God Amen! I Nancy Mitchell of the County of Sumner and State of Tennessee, being sick of body, but of sound mind and of disposing memory, do this Fourth day of February Eighteen Hundred and Thirty Two make and ordain this as my last Will and Testament in manner and form as follows, that is to say: I recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it me and after my death, it is my will that my body be decently buried.

Then in the first place, I give and bequeath unto Silas Polk my son, one dollar, to be paid him by my Executors hereafter named.

2ndly. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Jane Williams the sum of one dollar and to my daughter Amelia Brashears, I also give and bequeath one dollar and to Athena Moore my daughter, I also give and bequeath unto her the sum of one dollar and to my son Hiram Mitchell I also give and bequeath the sum of one dollar, these several sums as above named it is my will and desire that they be paid over to each one of my children by my Executors as soon as the money can conveniently be raised out of my estate after my decease and it is further my will and desire that all the balance and residue of my estate of every kind whatsoever be the sole property of my daughter Lucilla Polk and her heirs forever. viz: My tract of land whereon I live containing one hundred acres be the same more or less, I also give and bequeath unto her one certain negro man named Henry and three head of horses and three head of cattle, them and their future increase to the said Lucilla Polk and her heirs forever, together with my three feather beds and furniture with every other piece of household and kitchen furniture I now own or may die possessed of and it is my express will and desire that after the legacies of one dollar as expressed above be paid by my Executors to my five children, Silas, Jane, Amelia, Atheny, and Hiram, that my daughter Lucilla hold and have to her own use and benefit all the balance of my estate both real and personal and I do hereby give and bequeath and will unto the said Lucilla and her heirs forever all the balance of the estate it may please God for me to die seized of hereby ratifying and confirming this to be my last Will and Testament and utterly revoking and disannulling all other wills

(Page 148)

or will by me made.

And lastly, I constitute and appoint my son Hiram Mitchell and my daughter Lucilla Polk Executor and Executrix to this my last Will and Testament. This day and date as first above written. Nancy (her mark) Mitchell

Signed sealed and acknowledged to be the last Will and Testament in presence of:

W. Smith

Asa Brashears

State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court May Term 1832.

The last Will and Testament of Nancy Mitchell dec'd was exhibited in Court for probate and duly proved agreeable to Law by the oath of Wm. Smith and Asa D. Brashears the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and thereupon Lucilla Polk one of the Executors therein named appeared in Court and agreed to take upon herself the Execution thereof and together with Hiram Mitchell and Asa D. Brashears her 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, Hiram Mitchell the other Executor named in the said last Will & Testament having appeared in open Court and renounced.

A. H. Douglass, Clerk of said Court.


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