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
March 12th 1833.
In the name of God Amen. I Robert Holmes of Tennessee, Sumner County do make ordain & declare this instrument which is written with my own hand there of subscribed with my name to be my last Will and Testament revoking all others: that all my lawful debts is to be paid as soon as possible, likewise the land that I live on at this time at my death is to be divided betwixt my two sons, Thomas Holmes and Albert G. Holmes and Eloners in the divide of the land to clear his building. Striking a line East & West, the rest of the plantation is to be equally divided between my two sons only if God calls me out of this world before my wife Margery Holmes she is to get her living jointaly of the place. She is to have a mare of her own choosing, likewise two good milk cows of her own choosing, likewise her kitchen affairs also the household affairs such as bedding & the like. The other property is to sold & the money reserved for wife as long as she lives, and at her death she is to divide the property amongst her children as she thinks proper if God spears her to live longer than me, this given under my hand & seal day day and year above written as witness my hand & seal acknowledged before us by R. Holmes as his last Will & Testament 15th March 1833. Robt. Holmes (Seal)
A. H. Douglass
W. T. McFarland
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court March Term 1838.
On motion ordered by the Court that Albert Holmes be appointed administrator of all & singular the goods & chattals rights & credits of Robert Holmes dec'd and thereupon the said Albert Holmes with Moses H. Henry his security entered into & acknowledged their bond to Newton Cannon Governor in the sum of four hundred dollars conditioned as the law directs, and took the oath of an administrator prescribed by law.
Copy Test - Thos. Donoho, Clk. of Sumner County Court
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