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, Owen Sullivan of the county of Sumner and State of Tennessee being of sound mind and memory and recollect the shortness of life and certainty of death make and ordain this my last Will and Testament. In the first place, after my soul is separated from the body, I do recommend it God who gave it, and my body to be buried in Christian like order, also after all my just and lawful debts are paid, it is my desire, that my estate both real and personal should be disposed of in the following manner (to wit)
I give unto my son Joseph one bay horse and sorrel horse colt and for him to keep them as his own, and I give to my son Isaac, the black mare, and sorrel horse colt, and to my daughter Sary one sorrel filly and one bed and furniture, also my desk and book case all to be her own whenever she is married, and I give to my son Owen, twenty five acres of land, of the seventy acre tract of land, to be laid off on the nob to the best advantage, also for him to have the use of the field to tend, until the boys call for it and to run off his twenty five aces so as to include the nob spring, and that's all I give him besides what he has had; also I give unto my daughter Polly Stinson, five dollars besides what she has had, and that is all that I give her. I desire Sary, my wife to have her support out of the tract of land I now live on and for
to live on said land, and keep the possession of said land and house during her natural life, but not to sell nor make way with said ---, and Joseph and Isaac to have the privilege of tending said land as formerly and supply Sary my wife with the necessary comforts of life, and at her death for Joseph and Isaac my two youngest sons to have the land, and divide it between, and if said land should be lost, I wish Joseph and Isaac to have one hundred and fifty dollars a piece, out of the money that will be coming from Samuel Wilson extra above the rest of my children and the balance of my land to be sold with all my stock except the sorrel mare which I give to Sary my wife, and the balance of my effects except the cup board and table and bed and furniture to be sold and the money after all my just and lawful debts is paid to be equally divided amongst all my children and Sary my beloved wife (viz) Rachel, Samuel, Daniel, James, Polly, Owen, Joseph, Isaac and Sary, and for Samuel to have the field over the branch, that he has had, formerly as usual as long as he thinks fit, keep it with all my shop tools the tools to be his forever after my death, and further more I give Sary my beloved wife the cup board, table, bed, and furniture.
Whereunto I do set my name this 21st December in the year of our Lord Eighteen Hundred and Twenty nine, where unto I set my hand and seal. This the date above mentioned. Owen (his mark) Sullivan, Sr. (Seal)
In presence of:
State of Tennessee, Sumner Court Feby Term 1830.
The last Will and Testament of Owen Sullivan dec'd was exhibited in open Court for probate and was duly proved in open Court by the oaths, Elijah Robertson and William Carr, subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded, and it appearing that there were no Executors named therein, it is ordered by the Court that Daniel Sullivan and Joseph Sullivan, be appointed Administrators with the will annexed of said Owen Sullivan dec'd, and together with William Carr and Elijah Robertson, their securities, entered into and acknowledged their bond to the Governor in the sum of two thousand dollars, conditioned as the law directs, and took the oath of Administrators prescribed by Law.
A Copy Test - A. H. Douglass, Clerk of said Court.