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George Readon, 1841

TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904

Transcribed by Linda Carpenter

County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. II
May 1823 - June 1842

(Page 281)

I George Readon, Do make and publish this as my Will and Testament, hereby revoking and making void all other wills by me at any time made.

Item 1st: I direct that my funeral expenses and all my just debts as soon after my death as possible be paid out of any moneys that I may die possessed of or may first come into the hands of my Executors.

Item 2nd: I give and bequeath unto my son William Readon the one half of the tract of land I now live on, so as not to include the improvements the line to run East and West, the one tract above mentioned to be on the North end of the tract. I also give my said son my black mare.

Item third: I give my beloved wife Elizabeth Readon, the balance of my lands with the improvements thereunto belonging during her natural life, and after her death, it is my will that her half of the said tract of land be sold and the proceeds to be equally divided between my four children.

Item Fourth: I give to my son Richard H. Readon, one mulatto girl named Mahaley, by his paying my two daughters Martha Readon and Mary T. Young, each the sum of sixty six dollars, to be paid in ten years.

Item 5th: It is my will that my Negro man Ned be sold and the proceeds be equally divided between my two daughters. I also give each of my daughters a cow and calf. I have also notes and money, to the amount of eighty or one hundred dollars which I wish equally divided between my four children.

Lastly: I do here nominate and appoint my son Richard H. Readon and James S. Douglass my Executors. In witness whereof I do this my Will set my hand seal this 22nd October 1841. George Readon (Seal)

Signed sealed and published in our presence and we have subscribed our names hereto in the presence of the Testator this 22nd of October 1841.

George A. Wyllie
Louis W. Crump
Bennett Lane

State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court December Term 1841 - The last Will and Testament of George Readon was produced in open Court for probate and was dully proved by the oaths of George A. Wyllie and Louis W. Crump subscribing witnesses thereto which is ordered to be recorded and Richard Readon and James S. Douglass the Executors therein named together with J. C. Douglass, Louis W. Crump and William G. Cage, their securities appeared in Court and interred into and acknowledged their bond to James C. Jones, Governor etc. in the penal sum of Six thousand Dollars conditioned as the law directs and took the oath of Executors prescribed by law. 

Copy Test - Wm. S. Munday, Clerk  


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