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. I
July 1789 - Aug 1822
In the name of God Amen. I Thomas Patton, of the County of Sumner and State of Tennessee being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be Almighty God for the same calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die I make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally and
first of all I give my soul to God who gave it and my body to be buried in decent and Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give demise and dispose of the same in manner and form following that is to say first of all I will that my just debts be paid also I give and bequeath unto Sarah my wife all my house hold furniture farm and farming utensils together with all my horses cows sheep and hogs or as many of them as she & the Executors shall think most advisable to keep during the time of her widowhood also I will that my wife Sarah shall have the plantation whereon we now live as Surveyed by Joseph Robb to contain one hundred acres during her widowhood then said lot or parcel of land to fall to my son John Bailey Patton and then my younger children to live with their mother until they marry and said lot of land that is to say one hundred acres be it more or less to fall to John Bailey at his mothers death or marriage and I further will that if the said John Bailey should die leaving no issue that the land shall be sold on a credit at the discretion of the executors and the money from thence ausing to be equally divided among my daughters or should one or more of them decease before that time for it to be given to their children then living. And also I give and bequeath unto my son William ? Patton the place whereon he now lives as laid off by Joseph Robb to contain eighty acres be it more or less and no more. And those who have married that is to say Elizabeth Ormand, Jane Vinson, Mary Anderson, Sarah Gregory, Lena Cates and Lucretia Higgason to be quiet satisfied with what they have received until the death or marriage of their mother then for the money or property that may then be on hand to equally divided among all my daughters should any one or more of them decease previous to their mothers death or marriage I will that their part shall be kept by some good person whom the
executors shall choose until the children shall come of age or to be disposed of for the benefit of the surviving children and I also will that then my younger children that is to say Lucinda Patton and John Bailey Patton to have as much at their mothers death or marriage or when they shall become of age twenty one years as any one of their brothers or sisters with the increase. And I hereby make and ordain my trust friends John Hamelton and David Ormond and Jacob Houdyshall Executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 3rd day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighteen. Thomas Patton (Seal)
Signed sealed and acknowledged in presence of us. Test
J. W. Baldridge
R. M. Boyers
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court August Term 1819.
The last will and testament of Thomas Patton dec'd was produced in court and duly proved by the oath of John Rutherford a subscribing witness there to and said will having been proved at a previous day of this term by the oath of Robert M. Boyers another subscribing witness where upon said will is ordered to be recorded and at the same time John Hamilton and Jacob Houdyshall two of the executors named in said will appeared in court and qualified as such by taking the oath of an executor as prescribed by law and therefore said John Hamelton and Jacob Houdeshall with John Rutherford their security entered into and acknowledged their bond to the Governor in the penalty of five thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs.
David Orman one of the executors named in the last will and testament of Thomas Patton deceased come into court and took the oath
of an executor as prescribed by law and thereupon the said David Orman with Zachaeus Wilson his security entered with and acknowledged their bond to the Governor in the penalty of two thousand five hundred dollars conditioned as the law directs.