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
Steam Boat Tennessee Jany 16th 1833.
The life of man being uncertain more particularly at this than at any other time of my knowledge renders it expedient that all men who have concerns to leave in this world should be prepared to leave them or those concerns for the use and benefit of those he wishes to enjoy the effects he leaves behind. Therefore it is my Will and Testament that in case I should be taken from this peaceful Globe, that my wife namely Malvina D. Smith shall be sole and entire heir to my estate in that and in every shape and manner whatever to her and her bodily heirs is my effects that I now and may possess at my death or that is or may become mine or that I am now heir to is hereby bequeathed given granted to my beloved wife as aforesaid Malvina D. Smith for her use and benefit to have and to hold the same whatever it may be to use and dispose of as she may think proper forever. As for the discharging of debts against me it is unnecessary to provide I owe no person anything in the shape of money or property that I know of except a sum of money in my hands as Trustee for Elizabeth Turner and her bodily heirs which is expressed in the papers touching the estate of Geo. Smith dec'd. In name of W. H. Smith dec'd. In testimony where of I have unto set my hand and affix my seal, day and date above written. Jno. H. Smith, Jr.