TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904
Transcribed by Jan J. Barnes
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. III
Aug 1842 - Aug 1870
In the name of God Amen
I, Thos White of the County of Sumner and State of Tennessee being of sound mind and memory but considering the uncertainity of life do make and publish this as my last will and Testament, hereby revoking and making void all other wills by me at anytime made. 1st I desire that all my debts be paid as soon after my death as possible. Secondly, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Sally White all my real and personal Estate during her natural life though should any of my slaves become ungovernable they may be disposed of to the best advantage by my Executor and it is further my will & desire that at the death of my beloved wife Sally, that my daughter Mildred Holloway and my son Henry White my daughter Nancy Carter my son John White and my daughter Elizabeth Keys children my daughter Mahaly Bledsoe, my son Wilson White my daughter Amanda Key my daughter Doretha Henry and my son Thos. Whites daughter Mary Jane Baines? I bequeath five hundred dollars (viz) Three hundred dollars in money the balance in a horse saddle and bridle, a cow & calf and a bed and further after all my children have received five hundred dollars then my son Thos. White shall share equally with them the balance of my Estate, and further I appoint my son in law Jos Carter my Executor of this my last will & testament in witness whereof I do this my will set my hand and Seal this 3thd? day of September 1857.
Signed in our presence and we have, Thomas White (Seal)
signed our names hereto in the presence of the Testator this 3thd? day of September 1857.
Thos. G. Moss
W. K. Carr
State of Tennessee Sumner County Court November Term 1859
The last will and Testament of Henry? White dec'd was this day produced in open court for probate and was duly proved by the oath of Thos. G. Moss one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And Jos. W. Carter the Executor named in the Will appeared in open court and accepted the Execution of the same. And thereupon the said Jo. W. Carter the Executor named in said Will appeared in open court together with Henry White his security and acknowledged their bond to the State of Tennessee in the sum of Five Thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs and was duly qualified.
John L. Bugg Clerk