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
In the name of God Amen: I Byard Stovall of the County of Sumner and State of Tennessee being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound mind and memory & etc., Blessed be Almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say first I give unto my beloved wife Charlott Stovall the tract of land on which I now reside. Two negroes, namely Cate and Joe likewise all the remaining part of my estate as it consists for the benefit of raising my children, this gift or bequeath is made unto her during her mortal life or widowhood, if she should marry then the above said estate should be equally divided between her and the children.
In witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 31st day of January in the year of our Lord Eighteen Hundred and Forty Two. Byrd Stovall (Seal)
Walter W. Dickerson and Wilkerson D. Austin
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court November Term 1845.
The last Will and Testament of Byrd Stovall was this day produced in open court for probate and was proved as to Walter W. Dickerson one of the subscribing witnesses thereto.
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court December Term 1845.
The last Will and Testament of Byrd Stovall was again produced in open Court for probate and was duly proved by the oath of Wilkerson D. Austin, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, the same been proved by the oath of Walter W. Dickerson the other subscribing witness the same is therefore ordered by the Court to be recorded.
Copy Test - Wm. S. Munday, Clerk