TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. II
May 1823 - June 1842
In the name of God Amen! I, Thomas White considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, and being of sound and perfect mind and memory. Blessed be Almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following:
First: I want all my just debts paid then I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Cassandra White one negro man Jeremiah, one horse, one bed and furniture, one cow and calf, and all my kitchen furniture, her natural life. I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Mark White the land he now lives on and one negro man Perry to him and his wife Elizabeth White, their natural life and at their death to Kenelson White and his heirs. I also give and bequeath unto my daughter Ally Sears one negro woman Franky, her natural life to my son Kener? White and in case the said negro woman Franky should have any increase, said increase, I wish my daughter Mary Brinkley to have one half thereof, then I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Patton and her heirs one negro girl Mary and said girl to be sold at twelve months credit and the money collected and equally divided between she and her heirs also the negro man Jeremiah, I have left to my beloved wife, I leave to my daughter
Elizabeth Patton, and her heirs to be sold after my wife's death on twelve months credit and the money after collected equally divided between Elizabeth Patton and her heirs, also the stock, household and kitchen furniture, I leave to Elizabeth Patton and her heirs in the same manner as the said negroes is left. I also wish my daughter Elizabeth Patton to live on the land I left my son Mark White her natural life. I also give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Brinkley three negroes, James, Elizabeth and Sarah to her and her heirs forever. I also give and bequeath unto my son Kinslow? White those negroes, Henry, John and Juda. I hereby appoint my son Kenslow White and my son-in-law Henry A. Brinkly sole Executors to this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In testamony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixteenth of July in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred & thirty. Thomas White (Seal)
Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Thomas White to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the Testator.
State of Tennessee - Sumner County Court Feby Term 1835. The last Will and Testament of Thomas White dec'd was exhibited in open Court for probate and duly proved agreeable to Law by the oath of William Jackson one of the subscribed witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and thereupon Kenslow White one of the Executors therein named appeared in Court and agreed to take upon himself the execution thereof and together with Moses M. Donelson and James Kelly his securities entered into and acknowledged their bond to the Governor in the sum of Ten Thousand dollars conditioned as the Law directs, and took the oath of Execution prescribed by Law. Brinkly the other Executor having appeared in Court and renounced.
A Copy Test. - A. H. Douglass, Clerk of said Court.