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. IV
Oct. 1870 - April 1891
We Patsey and Nancy Senter do make and publish as our last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all other wills by us at any time made.
First. we direct that our funeral expenses and our debts be paid as soon after our death as possible out of any moneys that we may be possessed of or may come into the hands of our Executor.
Secondly. I Patsey Senter should I die before my sister Nancy Senter do give and bequeath to my said sister Nancy, my undivided interest which is one half a certain tract of land on which we now live, conveyed to us by deed of gift from our Father Freeman Senter, Sr., it being all that part of a tract of land which said Senter purchased of Eli Perdue, that lies East of Sulpher Fork of Drakes Creek, said creek to be dividing line and said Freeman Senter, also my interest in a negro boy, James, which we now own, also my interest in a note which we hold on Freeman Senter, Jr. amounting to about seventy dollars and also my interest in all the other property included in said deed of gift from our Father Freeman Senter and all other property I may own at my death.
Third. I Nancy Senter, should I die before my sister Patsey Senter, do give and bequeath to my said sister Patsey Senter all my interest in the above described property which is one half and all other property which I may own at my death.
Fourthly. It is our will at the death of either of us, the survivor should be Executress to this will.
In witness whereof we do to this our will set our hands and seals. This the 19th day of November 1851. Patsey (her mark) Senter - Nancy (her mark) Senter
Signed sealed and published in our presence and we have subscribed our names hereto in the presence of the Testators.
John L. Turner
Sate of Tennessee, Sumner County Court February Term 1879.
A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Patsey Senter dec'd was this day produced in Court, signed sealed and published by the said Patsey Senter in the presence of John L. Turner and John Dining the subscribing witnesses thereto. The subscribing witnesses John L. Turner and John Dining both being dead, came M. Fikes and A. B. Dining in open Court, who being qualified as to whether they are acquainted with the hand writing of the said John L. Turner and John Dining the subscribing witnesses to the last Will and Testament of the said Patsey Senter dec'd, who state that the signatures of the said subscribing witnesses to the will aforesaid is in the identical hand writing of the said John L. Turner and John Dining as appears as witnesses to the last Will ad Testament of Patsey Senter dec'd: The said paper writing is admitted to probate as the last Will & Testament of said Patsey Senter and ordered to be recorded.
Copy Attest - O. H. Foster, Clerk
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