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William White

TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904

Transcribed by Marie D. Johnson and Jan J. Barnes
©2002

County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. II
May 1823- June 1842

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Know all men by these presents that I William White of the County of Sumner and State of Tennessee being now sick though of sound mind and memory and also knowing the certainty death do by the presents make and publish the following (viz) last Will and Testament
Item:  I wish my Executors herein after appointed to sell all my stock of every description together with all my personal property my negroes excepted on such credits as they may think proper.  Item:  I give my son Alexander A. White my negro woman Harty with such of her children she may have with her.  Item:  I give my two sons William and Lewis a tract of land on Richland Creek in Humphrey's County containing 480 acres to be equally divided between them.  Item:  Its my will and desire that my Executors bind out my two sons William and Lewis to some respectable Mechanicks for such time so they may think proper and to whomsoever and that my Executors also bind out or procure my daughter Elizabeth to be kept and raised in some respectable family until she arrives at the age of Eighteen and educated in such a manner as they may think proper.  Item:  I will that my Executors hereafter appointed rent all my lands and hire out all my negroes to the best advantage and the money arising from such rents and hire to be loaned out at interest until my daughter Elizabeth arrives at the age of Eighteen after which time I wish my Executors to sell all my property not other wise disposed of both land and negroes on a credit of twelve months and to

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divide the whole proceeds of my estate (not divided) between my four children (viz) Alexander A. White, William White, Lewis White and Elizabeth White and whereas Elizabeth Moore a woman now living with me has been kind and attentive to me in my sickness I wish my Executors to pay her for her services in any way they may think proper.  Item:  My books I give to my two sons William and Lewis.  Item:  I leave my beloved son Alexander A. White and my worthy friends Edmond Green and John Wallace my Executors hereby revoking and annulling all other Wills as witness my hand and seal this 8th August 1824.
Witness                                                                                  William White (Seal)
William Edwards
Jas. M. Grayer
Wm. H. Douglas
William C. Turner
Henry Belote
State of Tennessee Sumner County Court Nov Term 1824
The last Will and Testament of William White dec'd was exhibited in open Court for probate and duly proven as required by law, by the Oath of William H. Douglas and James M. Grayer two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and therein John Wallace one of the Executors named therein appeared in Open Court and qualified as such and together with James Wallace and Robert Winham his securities entered into and acknowledged their bond to the Governor in the penalty of Eight Thousand Dollars conditioned as the law directs Edmond Green who was also Executor named in said last will appeared in court and renounced his appointment as such.
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                                                                          A. H. Douglass Cl'k 


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