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Wesley Garrison

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

Page 87

State of Tennessee     }
Sumner County           }

By the grace of God amen.  I Wesley Garrison being of sound mind and fully aprehensive of the uncertainty of life on this earth I do in the presence of Jas. R. Posey, Jonathan Ray and hosts of other friends do make this my last Will and Testament to wit:  I will and give to my beloved wife Sarah Garrison all of my estate both real personal and mixed during her natural life and the remainder thereof to my beloved children to wit:  Mary A.,  Louisa A,  Roda E.,  Pertnia? F,  Martha V. D. and Laurena A.  I do appoint my beloved wife my sole administratrix after my death to wind up my estate and to pay and settle off all my just liabilities in the manner and form hereafter mentioned to wit pay off such expenses as may be incurred in my funeral and all other just debts my beloved wife it is my desire and wish for you to sell either at privately or publicly at your own discression as you may think best any part or parcel of my land on a credit of one two and three years or personal property you may have to spare retaining a lien on the same together with two or more sureties and apply the proceeds of said sales to the payment of my just liabilities and in event you sell a part of our homestead I desire you to make said purchases a title in fee simple in person to the same after they have paid all the purchase money on the same I make special mention of this in order to ob__? the unnecessary expenses of Administration I desire

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you to continue to be both the natural and artificial guardians of our minor children setting the same good and holisome advice and moral training as you have done heretofore.
In testimony thereof I hereunto set my hand on this thirty first day of May A. D. Eighteen hundred and seventy four.
Subscribed in the presence of                                                              Wesley Garrison (Seal)
Jas. R. Posey
Jonathan Ray
R. F. (his mark) Brooks
State of Tennessee     }
County of Sumner       }

It is my desire that the following shall be an addition or supplement to my last will and Testament bearing date 31 of May 1874 that it is not my desire or wish for the Honorable County Court of Sumner County to require my Administratrix to give bond as such in the waiver and form prescribed by law made and provided in such cases but to exercise her own judgment in disposing off the property that I have entrusted to her to pay off all my just liabilities.  I am in sound mind at the writing of and signing of this codicil.  June 8th 1874  signed in the presence
of                                                                                                       Wesley Garrison (Seal)
Jas R. Posey
Jonathan Ray
State of Tennessee
Sumner County Court July Term 1874

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The last Will and Testament also the codicil to the same of Wesley Garrison dec'd was this day produced in open court for probate and was duly proven by the oaths of Jas. R. Posey and Jonathan Ray subscribing witnesses thereto which is received by the court and ordered to be recorded.  And Sarah Garrison the Executrix named in the will appeared in open court and accepted the execution of the same.  No bond being required under the will she was duly qualified.
Copy - Test
Jesse Cage Clerk

Note:  Sumner County Marriage Index:  Wesley Garrison married Elizabeth (Sarah) Groves 5/6/1850.

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