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 Margaret Taylor being of sound & disposing mind and memory but weak of body and being desirous to dispose of my worldly estate do make and publish this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
Item: I give and bequeath to my two children Samuel Lafayette Taylor and Malvina Taylor, the tract of land on which I now live being that portion of land that was assigned to me in the division of the lands of my deceased brother James Elliott containing by estimation about sixty two acres being the whole of my interest in the estate of my said deceased brother to my said two children and their heirs forever, and it is further my will and desire that if either of my said children shall die under age and without issues then the whole of said land shall go to the survivor or the children of the survivor.
2ndly: I do hereby appoint my husband Pleasant Taylor my Executor to this my last will and testament.
In witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 28th day of May 1849. Margaret (her mark) Taylor (Seal)
Signed & sealed in the presence of us and we have subscribed our names as witnesses at the request of the testatrix and in her presence and in the presence of each other.
State of Tennessee, Sumner County July Term 1850 - The last Will and Testament of Margaret Taylor, dec'd, was this day produced in open Court for probate and was duly proved by the oaths of William M. Blackmon and Geo. Elliott subscribing witnesses thereto which is ordered by the Court to be recorded.
Copy Test - John L. Bugg, Clerk
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