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. I
July 1789 - Aug 1822
I Peter Wynn of the County of Sumner and State of Tennessee being of sound mind and memory, but at present attacked with disease, and knowing the uncertainty of this transitory life, do make this my last Will and Testament in necessary following viz.
Item 1st. I will that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon as may be by my Executors herein after named.
Second. I will all my property of what kind so ever to my loving wife Elizabeth during her
natural life, and at her decease it is my will that my land be equally divided between my two nephews Henry Winn Elliott and John Fagan Elliott.
3rd. I bequeath to my niece Betsy Winn Elliott at the decease of my wife Elizabeth, all the increase of my negro wench Winney.
4th. I hereby constitute my wife Elizabeth Executrix, and my brother-in-law James Elliott Executor of this my last Will and Testament - interlined before signed - witness my hand and seal this 11th of November 1818. Peter Wynn (Seal)
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court November Term 1818.
The last Will and Testament of Peter Winn dec'd was produced in Court for probate & the same duly proved by the oaths of John Allen & James Wright subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded. And thereupon Betsy Winn and James Elliott Executrix and Executor named in said will and Testament, appeared in Court and qualified as such by taking the oath of an Executor as prescribed by law, and together with George Elliott and William Cantrell their securities entered into and acknowledged their bond to the Governor in the penalty of six thousand dollars conditioned as the Law directs.