TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904
Transcribed by Marie Johnson and
Jan J. Barnes
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. III
Aug 1842 - Aug 1870
In the name of God, Amen, I Richard Johnson of Sumner County, State of Tennessee being in very perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God for the same and calling to mind the uncertainly of the present life, do hereby make this my last will and Testament. After giving my soul to God who gave it with never failing joys of immortality and now as to what I now possess of my temporal estate, which has pleased God to bestow upon me, I give and bequeath unto my lawful children namely; George, Mary, Richard, Benjamin, Samuel, Nancy and the lawful heirs of Austin Johnson, David, Nathan, Andrew & Sally, all the money that I should have in the notes calling for money and all dues of every description to be equally divided among my six named children and the heirs of Austin Johnson, making eleven shares after all my debts being paid and hereby constitute and appoint my son Benjamin Johnson & L M. Woodson
Executors to this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have here unto set my hand & affixed my seal the 19 day of January, 1848.
Signed sealed and delivered
in presence of
State of Tennessee
Sumner County Court November Term 1849
The last will and Testament of Richard Johnson dec' was this day presented in open court for probate and was duly proved by the court __James Gwin, W. B. Malone subscribing witness thereto, which is ordered by the court to be valid?
Test W.S. Munday, Clerk