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
In the name of God Amen.
Know all men by the presents that I Rowland T. Hodges of the County of Sumner and the State of Tennessee being weak in body but of sound and disposing mind and memory, have thought proper to make and publish my last Will and Testament and by these presents do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form as follows.
First, I wish all my just debts and funeral expenses paid.
Secondly, I wish my son Lawson M. Hodges to him and my son Ezekiel N. Hodges, an other filly at valuation and my daughters Louisa, Elizabeth, Sarah, and Chloe each a bed if there are so many, if not as they stand mentioned as far as they go at valuation, also my daughter Louisa a saddle. I wish my wife Nancy to have the bed she had before I married her. I wish my land and all the rest of my estate sold, the chattle property on a credit of one year, and the land on a one and two years credits and the amount equally divided between John C., Lawson M., Ezekiel N., Louisa, Elizabeth, Sarah, Chloe, and Isham Hodges, and Asa M. Hodges, after taking out the aforesaid valuation of the property hereby given to them the aforesaid Lawson, Ezekiel, Elizabeth, Louisa, Sarah and Chloe. I hereby revoke all other wills, confirming this my last Will and Testament. October 28, 1839. Rowland T. Hodges (Seal)
William W. Ausbrooks
Codicil to the within, I appoint Meredith Hodges my Executor this my last Will and Testament this 28 of October 1839. Rowland T. Hodges (Seal)
William W. Ausbrooks
Ezekiel C. Hodges
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court December Term 1839.
The last Will and Testament of Rowland T. Hodges, deceased, was produced in open Court for probate and was duly proved by the oath of William W. Ausbrooks one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, which is ordered to be recorded.
Thos. Donoho, Clerk Sumner County Court