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, William A. Tyree of the County of Sumner and State of Tennessee, being weak of body but, sound mind and memory, do make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament.
First: It is my will and desire, that my Executors as soon as practicable, reduce my Estate into money.
Secondly: It is my will and desire that all my just debts be punctually paid.
Thirdly: It is my will and desire, that my mother Mary Tyree do purchase a negro girl of such age and qualities as suits herself out of the money of my Estate, and she have the said negro girl when purchased, to her use during her natural life, and at her death the negro girl to be sold and the proceeds equally divided among her brother and sisters.
Fourthly: I give and bequeath to my Mother two hundred dollars in cash.
Lastly: It is my will and desire, that all of my Estate not herein before disposed of, be equally divided amongst my brothers and sisters viz: Sarah C. Stratton, John F., Abraham P., Richmond C., Mary L., Martha A. B., and Jane C. Tyree. I do hereby appoint my Mother Mary Tyree Executrix, together with my brother-in-law Edward Stratton Executor, of this my last Will and Testament.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 31st day of October 1829. Wm. A. Tyree (Seal)
David M. Fulton
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court Nov. Term 1829.
The last Will and Testament of William A. Tyree dec'd was exhibited in open Court for probate and was duly proved agreeable to law by the oaths of Pleasant Tyree and David M. Fulton subscribing witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded and thereupon Edward Stratton one of the Executors therein named appeared in open Court & together with Pleasant Tyree & James Stratton his security entered into and acknowledged their bond to the Governor & his successors in office in the sum of four thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs and took the oath of Executor prescribed by law.
A Copy Test - A. H. Douglass, Clerk S. C. Court
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