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
State of Tennessee, Sumner County - In the name of God Amen. I Sarah Bell though weak of body yet of sound mind and memory do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, it is my will that my funeral expenses and all my debts be paid as soon after my death as possible by my Executor hereafter named.
I give and bequeath to my beloved son John Bell my plantation on which I at present reside and it is my will that said John Bell pay to my son Robert Bell one hundred dollars in twelve months after my death. Also that said John Bell pay to my son Alfred Bell one hundred dollars in twelve months after my death, also that John Bell pay to my son Eli Bell one hundred dollars in twelve months after my death. It is my will also that John Bell pay to my daughter Jane Orr one hundred dollars in twelve months after my death, and to my daughter Polly Bennett one hundred dollars after my death, also to my daughter Betsy Bennett one hundred dollars in twelve months after my death. I also give and bequeath to my son John Bell all my household and kitchen furniture that I may be in possession of at my death also all my money and book accounts that may be on hand at my death.
Lastly, I do hereby nominate and appoint my son John Bell my Executor without security as I do not require it. In witness thereof I do to this my will set my hand and seal this 17th day of April 1849. Sarah Bell (Seal)
Johnathan Wilson - Test
Samuel Wilson - Test
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court February Term 1852.
The last Will and Testament of Sarah Bell dec'd was this day produced in open Court for probate and was duly proved by the oath of Jonathan Wilson one of the subscribing witnesses thereto & said will is ordered to be recorded.
Copy Test - John L. Bugg, Clerk