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: I, Stephen Beasley being of sound mind and body but knowing that it is allotted to all men to die do make this my last Will and Testament, revoking all other wills by me before this time executed.
Item: I will and bequeath that all my just debts all be paid and the payment of my just debts. I will and bequeath that my beloved wife Patsy Beasley shall have my whole estate both real and personal to wit: All the tract of land on which I now live consisting of one hundred and ten acres, and all my negroes consisting of the following to wit: Charles, Peter, Jack, George, Pomp, Lucy, and will also all my stock of every kind, household and kitchen furniture and all my farming utensils, all to be disposed of by my said wife Patsy as she may think fit at the time of her death. And I do hereby request that Benjamin Carless and Author Cotten do execute this my will after my death. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal. This 21st day of August 1829. Stephen (his mark) Beasley (Seal)
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court November Term 1829.
The last Will and Testament of Stephen Beasley dec'd was exhibited in open Court for probate and was duly proved agreeable to Law by the oath of Elmore Douglass and B. Watkins subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded, and thereupon Benjamin Carlass one of the Executors therein named appeared in Court and agreed to take upon himself the burthen of the execution thereof. Author Cotton the other Executor therein named having renounced his appointment in open Court and thereupon the said Benjamin Carloss with Jennett Hassell his security, entered into and acknowledged their bond to the Governor in the sum of four thousand dollars conditioned as the Law directs and took the oath of Executor prescribed by law.
A Copy Test - A. H. Douglass, Clerk of said Court
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