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. III
Aug 1842 - Aug 1870
In the name of God Amen - In the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty nine, I Richard P. Higgason of the County of Sumner in State of Tennessee, for myself being sick and weak in body, but thanks be to God, of sound mind and memory do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to say principally and first of and I recommend my soul into the hands of God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent Christian manner at the discretion of my Executrix and as touching such worldly Estate with which it hath pleased God to bless me, I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manners and form.
First. After the payment of all my just debts and
funeral expenses, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Jinsy Higgason all my estate both real and personal, all that I now have, and all that I may have at my death to wit: all my lands, negroes, house hold and kitchen furniture, my stock of any kind and all my plantation utensils and movable property of every kind to be her sole right and property forever.
2nd. I do hereby appoint and constitute my beloved wife Jinsy sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament at the same time revoking, disallowing and dis annulling all and every other former testament will by me made at any former time in anyway, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament and that my Executrix be not under the necessity of giving security as Executrix. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal in the presence of these witnesses, January 20th day in the year above written. R. P. Higgason (Seal)
John W. Lauderdale
Joseph G. Hawkins
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court June Term 1849.
The last Will and Testament of R. P. Higgason dec'd, was this day produced in open Court for probate and was duly proved by the oath of Jno. W. Lauderdale and Samuel Rickman subscribing witnesses thereto which is ordered by the Court to be recorded.
Copy Test - W. S. Munday, Clerk
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