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
I Matilda Walton do make and publish this as my last will and testament.
Item 1st I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary C. Cooke for and during her natural life free from the debts, contracts or liabilities her present or any future husband my negroes Matilda and Ellen and their increase to her sole and separate use.
Item 2nd I give and bequeath unto my daughter Amanda M. Moody my negroes Harriet and Amy and their increase.
Item 3rd I give and bequeath unto my son Isaac B. Walton my negroes Harvey, Mariah and Jennie and their increase.
Item 4th I give and bequeath unto my grandson Alva W. Summers and to my granddaughter Emma M. Summers the land which I purchased of my son Isaac B. Walton, said land being his entire interest in the dower upon which I now live containing by estimation twenty five acres be the same more or less. I do hereby appoint my son Isaac B. Walton trustee for the said Alva and Emma M. Summers, who shall at my death sell the said land and divide the proceeds equally between the said Alva and Emma M. Summers. It is also my desire that if the said Alva and Emma M. Summers should die before they become of age leaving no children that the proceeds of said land shall return to my estate and be equally divided between my children Mary C. Cooke, Amanda M. Moody and Isaac B. Walton or their representatives.
Item 5th I will that all the money and notes that I may die possessed of after paying all of my contracts shall be equally divided between my daughters Mary C. Cooke, Amanda M. Moody and my daughter-in-law Mariah L. Walton to have for their own use and benefit. It is also my desire that the balance of my estate consisting of household and kitchen furniture be equally divided between the said Mary C. Cooke, Amanda M. Moody and my daughter-in-law Mariah L. Walton.
I hereby appoint my son Isaac B. Walton my Executor who will wind up my estate.
Signed and acknowledged in
Matilda Walton (Seal)
our presence Jan 8th 1861.
Test James House Senr.
W. H. House
State of Tennessee
Sumner County The last will and Testament of Matilda Walton, deceased, was this day produced in Open Court for probate and was proved by the oaths of James House Senr. & W. H. House subscribing witnesses thereto (W. H. House being dead his signature was proven by James House, T. C. Douglass and J. L. Bugg) and ordered to be recorded. Whereupon Isaac B. Walton, the Executor named in said will appeared in Open Court and accepted the execution of the same, and together with his securities James House Senr. and James House Jnr. entered into and acknowledged their bond to the State of Tennessee
in the penalty of Five Thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs
and was duly qualified. The 7th day of August 1861
John L. Bugg Clerk