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 Benjamin F. Sutton of the County of Sumner and State of Tennessee, being of sound mind and memory do make constitute and ordain this my last Will and Testament, revoking and annulling all others heretofore made by me in the manner and form as follows:
In the first place, my desire is that all my just debts be paid.
In the second place, I give unto my wife Lovey Sutton all of my personal property except the Negroes as well as all the money in hand together with all the notes and accounts due me for her and the children's support, and for the purposes of educating my children. I like wise give to my wife Lovey Sutton during her natural life all my Negroes to wit: Eliza, about thirty years old, and her three children John, Manson and Andrew and at her death, my will and desire is that said four Negroes to wit: Eliza, about thirty years old, John about ten years old, Manson about eight years old, and Andrew about six years old be equally divided between my then children, Hugh Elzira, Vetura Mentile, Cuccunatus McFerrin Sutton to them, my said children and their heirs forever. I likewise give to my then children as above named my tract of land on the Waters of Station Camp Creek in District No. 10 containing about fifty acres bounded by the lands of Margaret Cummins, Andrew McCormic and others, to them and their heirs forever, assuring to my wife Lovey Sutton the use of said land during her natural life.
Lastly, I appoint my wife Lovey Sutton Executrix to this my last Will and Testament wishing her not to be bound to give security for carrying this my last Will unto effect. In witness whereof I do to this my will set my hand and seal this 22nd day of July 1850. B. F. Sutton (Seal)
Signed, sealed, and published in our presence and
we have subscribed our names hereto in the presence of the Testator this
the 22nd day of July 1850.
Wm. B. Sadler
Thomas J. Daniel
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court October Term 1850 - The last Will and Testament of Benjamin F. Sutton dec'd was this day produced in open court for probate and was duly proved by the oaths of W. B. Sadler and Thomas Edwards subscribing witnesses thereto which is received by the court and ordered to be recorded.
Copy Test - John L. Bugg, Clerk