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
June 21st 1875
Know all men by these presents that I W. D. Hobdy knowing the certainty of death and the uncertainty of life do make this my last will and testament.
First after my death I will my soul to God ho gave it. Second all my just debts all to be payed. Third I wish my daughter Eliza Mayes to have the tract of land lying East of my house tract nown as the But place containing about 65 acres the six shares that I own and I wish my wife to have all the home tract for the purpose of raising and educating the five children unless she should marry and if she should marry then she is to have fifty acres of land including the mantion and out buildings to be lade off so as to not inguir (injure) the balance of the tract and I wish the ballance of the tract of land to be equally divided between my four children namely William Hobdy & Moore Hobdy & Nancy Hobdy & Harriet Hobdy and the fifty acres named above to be for my youngest Son Fountain Hobdy and I wish the land I gave to my daughter Eliza Mayes to be for her her lifetime and at her death to her bodily heirs and I wish my horse and mule stock all sold but three head that may be chosen by my wife for farm purposes and the proceeds to be loned at interest for the benefit of my wife and the five youngest children and all my notes and accounts to be collected and loned at interest for the benefit of William Hobdy & Moore Hobdy & Nancy Hobdy & Harriet Hobdy and the
remainder of all the stock and farming tools to be kept on the farm for
the use of my wife in raising the children and all the house hold & kitchen
furniture to be by my wife for the purpose of rasing my children and I appoint
my brother J. B. Hobdy my Executor to carry out my wishes in all of the above,
signed in the presents of the subscribing witnesses.
Attest W. D. Hobdy
J. B. Hobdy
Jas L. (his mark) Martin
State of Tennessee
Sumner County Court Nov Term 1876
The last will and testament of W. D. Hobdy was this day produced in open court for probate and was duly proven by the oath of James L. Martin one of the subscribing witnesses thereto which is received by the court and ordered to be recorded. J. B. Hobdy the Executor named in the will appeared in open court and accepted the execution of the same, thereupon said J. B. Hobdy together with his security Jas. L. Martin appeared in open court and entered into and acknowledged their bond to the State of Tennessee in the penal sum of Ten Thousand Dollars conditioned as the law directs.
Jesse Cage Clerk