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, John Ragsdale low in health but sound in mind do make this my last Will and Testament.
I bequeath to my mother Jane Ragsdale all the property I possess after paying all my just debts (to wit). My horse saddle and bridle and my notes and accounts together with Eighty five dollars in cash. It is my further will and desire that Robert M. Potts attend to the collection and arrangements of my business and pay over the amounts as they are collected and called for by my mother or any other person lawfully authorized by her to receive the above named property. It is also my desire, that my brother Benjamin Ragsdale be paid his expenses should he come to see me out of the moneys now in the hands of Robert M. Potts. It is also my desire that Robert M. Potts be paid for his attention to my business out of the which he has to collect.
Given under my hand and seal. This Twenty Eight day of January in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty Two. John Ragsdale (Seal)
Will B. Lawson
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court Feby Term, 1832.
The last Will and Testament of John Ragsdale dec'd was exhibited in open court for probate and was duly proved agreeable by Law, by the oath of Francis Duffy and Wm. B. Lawson, the subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded, and thereupon Robert M. Potts, the Executor therein named appeared in Court and together with Francis Duffy and Wm. B. Lawson his securities entered into and acknowledged their bond to the Governor in the sum of One Thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs & took the oath of Executor prescribed by Law.
A Copy Test - A. H. Douglass, Clerk of said Court