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Richard Bradley

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

Transcribed by Jan J. Barnes

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

Page 81

In the name of God Amen: I Richard Bradly of the County of Sumner and State of Tennessee, being old, blind and infirm, knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, my soul I recommend to the Author of its existence and body to its Mother, Dust, I now wish to make my last Will and testament in the manner following to wit:

I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Catherine Bradley, my black horse, bridle and saddle one cow, one bed and furniture and all of the household and kitchen furniture to be her own and to be disposed of at her discretion, the house and plantation whereon I now live which contains of my land in the West side of Drake's Creek, with all the appurtenances there upon belonging, I give to my wife during her natural life time and at her death to

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belong to my daughter Catherine Standly with all the appurtenances there unto belonging, the part of my land that lies on the East side of Drakes Creek, I give and bequeath to my son Isaac Bradly with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging, my wagon and gear I wish sold and the money arising from said sale to be equally divided between my sons to wit:  David Bradly, William Bradly, Abram Bradly, Isaac Bradly, and the heirs of my son Richard Bradley Jr.  My debts and funeral expenses I wish to be all punctually paid.  I wish Richard Cope, William Lamb and Abram Bradly, Executors of this my last will and Testament.  I hereby disannull all former wills and Testaments, namely one bearing date sixth day of October 1821.  Signed, sealed, and delivered in presents of us.  This fourth day of August 1827.
Witnesses present                                         Richard Bradly (Seal)
William Lambath Sr.
James Kinsey Jr.                            State of Tennessee
David Bradley                                 Sumner County Court Nov. Term 1827
The last Will and Testament of Richard Bradly dec'd was exhibited in Court for probate and was duly proved agreeable to law by the oath of William Lambath and David Bradly, two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded, and thereupon Abram Bradly and William Lambath, two of the Executors named in the said will appeared in Court and together with David Bradly, their security entered into and acknowledged their bond to the Governor in the sum of Two Hundred dollars conditioned as the law directs and took the oath of Executors prescribed by law.
A Copy Test                                                  A. H. Douglas Clerk

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