Microfilm Roll # 5173 - Will #541
Transcribed and submitted by: Linda Carpenter
I Samuel H. Hughes being of sound mind and disposing memory have this day thought proper to make and publish this my last will revoking all wills made by me at anytime made.
1st: I will my sole to God who gave it and my body to a decent burial.
2nd: I wish all my just debts and funeral expenses paid out of the monies that I may die or possess of or first comes in to the hand of my executor.
3rd: I give all my real and personal property to my beloved wife Mary during her lifetime or widowhood, consisting of one hundred and forty acres of land whereon I now live, all my stock of horses, cattle, hogs, & sheep, all the previous in hand and all the growing crop of every description, all the farming tools, household and kitchen furniture, but should my wife intermarry again thence I desire all the property on hand of a personal connection to be sold by my executor provided my youngest child is not of age, and the money equally divided between all my children and when the youngest child becomes of age, I desire my land sold (always to be understood in the event my wife may intermarry with another man) and the money equally awarded between all my children to wit: James H., William H., Sarah E., Mary Ann, and Lou Hughes.
Lastly I appoint Robert M. Brown my executor to this my last will in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 24 day of July 1867. Samuel H. Hughes (Seal)
O. P. Butler
John B. Robertson
State of Tennessee, Sumner County - September Term 1867 - The last will and testament of Samuel H. Hughes, deceased, was this day presented to the Court for probate and was duly proved by the paths of O. P. Butler and John B. Robertson, the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Thereupon Robert M. Brown, the executor named in said will appeared in Open Court and accepted the execution of the same and together with Mordecai Mabry and Stanton Cantrell, his securities, entered into and acknowledged a bond to the State of Tennessee in the penal sum of one thousand dollars conditioned according to law, and said Robert M. Brown was duly qualified.
A true copy, Attest: John L. Bugg, Clerk, by J. A. Trousdale, D. C.