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. III
Aug, 1842 - Aug, 1870
I, John Patterson, Senior, being of sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following (Viz)
First. I am at present seized and possessed of the following notes and property - Five notes on hand of James P. Miller for sixty dollars each one due 1st January last the others due 1st January 1848. One note on Robert C. Day & J. P. Robeson for one hundred dollars due 26th January 1848. One note on C. B. Malone for thirty five dollars due 24th November 1847. One note on James H. Patterson for forty one dollars due 24th November 1847. One note on John Patterson, Junior, for one hundred and two dollars due 24th November 1847. I have also three Negroes Isaac, Anthony, and Amy and two head of horses. Now I will and order that at my death my Negroes and horses shall be sold at the shortest time thereafter it can be done without proper injury to those interested on a credit of twelve months and that the proceeds of the above mentioned Cash notes as well as the proceeds of the sales of the Negroes and horses or any part thereof together with any other notes, cash, or property that may be on hand at my death shall be divided by my executor into seven equal parts to be distributed amongst my representatives as follows, Viz, To my daughters Violet L. Madding and Elizabeth M. Clendening if living, if not, to their heirs one seventh part each. Also to my sons James H., John, and Lawson Patterson if living, if not, to their heirs one seventh part each, and to the heirs of William Patterson and Margaret B. Weatherherd, dec'd, one seventh part each.
I do hereby appoint my beloved son John Patterson, Junior, Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In witness I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 14th day of July 1847. John Patterson (Seal)
Signed, Sealed, and declared by the above named John Patterson, Senior to be his last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the Testator.
J. R. A. Tomkins
J. C. Barr
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court August Term 1854 - The last Will and Testament of John Patterson, Senior, was this day produced into open Court for probate and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that J. R. A. Tomkins & J. C. Barr the subscribing witnesses to said will and not within the State of Tennessee and beyond the jurisdiction of this County their hand writing is therefore proved by the oaths of James H. & Lawson Patterson who being first sworn state that they are well acquainted with the hand writing of the said J. R. A. Tomkins and J. C. Barr. Having seen them both of them writ and that they verily believe the signatures purporting to be theirs is genuine. Said Will is considered therefore ordered to be recorded.
Test - John L. Bugg, Clerk
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