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, Orran Pearse of Sumner County and State of Tennessee, being in a low state of health but of sound mind and disposing memory, and knowing that it is appointed unto all men to die and wishing to dispose of my worldly estate in the manner and form following viz. After the payment of all my just debts, funeral expenses, & etc. I give and bequeath the whole and every part of my personal estate including what I got of my brother Jonathan's estate as well as what I have otherwise obtained to Sarah Ann Wilson, infant daughter, infant daughter of my sister Elizabeth Wilson. Allowing however my sister Elizabeth Wilson aforesaid, to have the use and control of said property, during her natural life unless she should hereafter marry, in that event; I allow her to have the benefit, but not the control of said property, neither do I allow Joseph P. Wilson, the father of the said Sarah Ann Wilson ever to have any management in or control over said property in any way whatsoever, and should my sister Elizabeth Wilson hereafter marry, the said Joseph P. Wilson her former husband hereafter return and wish to assert authority over said property in either event, I allow and desire the County Court to appoint a suitable Guardian, to take charge of, and manage said property, until the said Sarah Ann arrives at proper age. It all however allowing my sister Elizabeth aforesaid to have the benefit or proceeds of said property as long as she may live.
Item: I wish and desire the Executors to have the Grave Yard where my mother lived and where she and those of the family that have died are buried to be gently walled in with Rock and paid for out of my property unless others think proper to assist in paying the expenses of the work.
I nominate, constitute and appoint Samuel D. Reed Executor of this my last Will and Testament and do hereby revoke and disannul all former wills heretofore made by me. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 7th day of February, A. D. 1832. Orran Pearse (Seal)
Signed and acknowledged in presence of us:
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court May Term 1832.
The last Will and Testament of Orran Peairse dec'd, was exhibited in Court for probate and
was duly proved agreeable to Law by the oath of Thomas Anderson one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and thereupon Samuel D. Reed the Executor therein named appeared in Court and renounced, where upon on motion it is ordered by the Court that David Orman be appointed Administrator with the will annexed of the estate of said decedent and together with W. B. Rutherford and Thomas Anderson his securities entered into and acknowledged their bond to the Governor in the sum of Two Thousand Dollars conditioned as the Law directs and took the oath of Administrator prescribed by Law.
A Copy Test - A. H. Douglass, Clerk of said Court