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. IV
Oct. 1870 - April 1891
In the name of God Amen - Be it remembered that I Vickey Martin of the
County of Sumner, state of Tennessee being of frail body but sound mind &
memory do hereby make and ordain this my last will & testament hereby
revoking all former ones.
Item 1st I direct my Executor to cause me to be buried in the Frazier family Burying ground beside the grave of my former husband, John Frazier and to have placed over my grave Tomb stones as near like those of
his grave as possible.
Item 2nd I direct my Executor out of my money I may have or out of the first he may collect to defray the expenses of my burial and of the Tomb stones and to pay all my just debts.
Item 3rd I give and devise to my son William Henry Williams all my remaining property (except the legacies mentioned Item 4th) all my money Notes, Judgements, Receipts and all accrued Interest all my household & Kitchen Furniture and all & every description of property of which I may die possessed.
Item 4th I give to each of my Grand Daughters Elizabeth C. and Sallie G. Williams one hundred dollars to be paid out of the notes and Judgments if they can be collected.
Item 5th If my son William Henry Williams die, leaving no wife or children other than said Elizabeth and Sally, I desire all the property herein devised to decend to them; but if a wife or child or children of his own other than said Elizabeth & Sally survive him: then I desire his wife and all his own children to have equal shares of the property. Sally & Elizabeth accounting for legacies in Item 4th. Lastly - I appoint C. W. Calender Executor of this will.
C. W. Calender } Aug 9th 1867. Vickey Martin
Clara Callender } Witnesses
State of Tennessee}
Sumner County }
The last will and
testament of Vickey Martin dec'd was this day produced in open court (for
probate) and was proven by the oath of C. W. Calender one of the subscribing
witnesses thereto which was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded.
C. W. Calender the Executor named in the will appeared in open court
and renounced the Execution of the same and thereupon William H. Williams
was appointed Admr. with the will annexed of all any singular the goods and
chattles rights of credits of Vickey Martin and he together with his securities
J. J. Turner & C. W. Callender appeared in open court and entered into
and acknowledged their bond to the State of Tennessee in the penal sum of
Five Hundred Dollars conditioned as the law directs: and said Wm H.
Williams was duly qualified.
Copy - Attest Jesse Cage Clerk
Note: This will was written with the above date, August 9, 1867 and there was no date given for probate. However, it was found among those probated 1871.
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