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
May 31st 1827 - Memoram of the will and desire of Prudence Starks who died on the 26th of the present month of the money and way she wished her property divided amongst her brothers and sisters after death some about six years ago she applied to her brother Alexander Starks
to build her a house, near his for her and a younger sister to live in and to take care of her while she lived which he did, and at the same time put a negro boy in his possession with the understanding that at the death of the said Prudence the said negro boy Bob was to belong to the said Alexander Starks which she has often since, and before her death stated in the presents of her sister Sharlott Starks to be her will and desire and in the presence of the said Alexander, that she wished her sister Sharlote to have her beourean and that the balance of her property to be equally divided amongst her other brothers and sisters. Signed in my presence the date above. Sharlotty Starks, Alexander Starks
State of Tennessee, Sumner County August Term 1827.
The nuncupative will of Prudence Starks dec'd was produced in Court and duly proved agreeable to law by the oath of Sharlotte Starks, and Alexander Starks subscribing witnesses to the same as drawn up, and ordered to be recorded.
A Copy Test - A. H. Douglass, Clerk