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
I, Caren Harpuch Pearce of Sumner County and State of Tennessee hereby declare my last Will and Testament (viz) in the first place my will and desire is that all my just debts shall be paid.
Secondly: That all my property (viz) land negroes &c shall be equally divided between Orren and Caren Harpuch Pearce at my death.
Thirdly: It is my will and desire that my daughter Elizabeth Wilson, shall have one hundred dollars, for the purpose of schooling her children. (namely) Sarah Ann Wilson. I further direct my Administrators or Executors to pay over out of my estate two dollars, to each legatees: Kitterah Harper, George Pearce, Isaac Pearce, Henry Pearce, Kizziah Bandy, Elizabeth Wilson, Sally Smith, and Harriett Bandy.
Lastly: I nominate and appoint my son Orren Pearce Executor, to this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all other wills by me made. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal. This 25th day of March 1830. Caren Harpuch (her mark) Pearce (Seal)
Signed sealed published as her last will and Testament by the Testator in presence of undersigned whose written thereto by her request:
Samuel D. Read
Wm. R. Davenport
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court Nov. Term 1830.
The last Will and Testament of Caren Harpuch Pearce dec'd, was exhibited in open Court and duly proved agreeable to law by the oath of Samuel D. Read and William R. Davenport, the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. The Executor therein named having appeared in Court and renounced; hereupon it is ordered by the Court that Charles G. Sanders be appointed Administrator with the will annexed of the estate of the said Caron Harpuch Pearce dec'd, thereupon the said Sanders, with Samuel D. Read and Benjamin Pearce his securities entered into and acknowledged their bond to the Governor in the sum of Four Thousand dollars, conditioned as the law directs and took the oath of Administrators prescribed by Law.
A Copy Test - A. H. Douglass, Clerk of said Court.