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
I Thomas Durham do make and publish this as my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all other wills by me at any time made.
First, I direct that my funeral expenses and all my other debts be paid as soon after my death as possible, out of any moneys that I may die possessed of, or may first come to the hands of my Executor.
Secondly, I give and bequeath to my wife (Polly Durham) the whole of my estate, both real and personal, for the use and support of herself and my children, during her life, and in the event of her dying before the youngest child (Julia) becomes of age, it is my will that the whole of my said estate, pass to the hands of my son Wyatt , who I hereby request and I hope he will keep together, take care of, and support the other children until the said youngest comes of age, then to be equally divided among the whole of my children except Indiana Albright, whose share I direct to be kept in the hands of a Guardian for her children, or should said Wyatt die or becomes unwilling to keep the children as aforesaid let the whole be equally divided as aforesaid.
Lastly, I nominate and appoint Henderson Grainger my Executor. In testimony where of I have to this my last Will set my hand and seal this 3rd day of April 1843. Thomas Durham (Seal)
Signed, sealed and published in our presence, and we have signed our names hereto in the presence of the Testator this 3rd day of April 1843.
John A. Reddick
James E. Reddick
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court July Term 1843.
The last Will and Testament of Thomas Durham dec'd was produced in open court for probate and was duly proved by the oaths of John A. Reddick and James E. Reddick subscribing witnesses thereto, which is ordered by the court to be recorded.
Copy Test - W. S. Munday, Clerk