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. I
July 1789 - Aug 1822
In the name of God Amen: I William Martin now in sound mind and perfect memory, but in a low state of health and recollecting that all men have to die, I think proper at this time to make my last Will and Testament which I request may stand as follows to wit,
In the first place I recommend my soul to Almighty God to dispose of as he thinks proper, and in the next place, I appoint my loving wife Martha Martin
and my son Alvin Martin jointly as Executors; in the first place I request that all my just debts be paid out of my property.
In the second place I request my Executors to sell such stock or perishable property as they in their discretion may think perishable.
In the third place I will and bequeath to my loving wife Martha all my estate both real and personal during her natural life. In the third place I will and bequeath to my son Oliver Martin fifty acres of my land in the north end of my tract to include the House where he now lives. I will that all the remainder of all my estate both real and personal be equally divided between my children viz, William, Richard, Daniel, Frederick, Jeremiah, Oliver, Lewis and Sarah at the decease of my wife, done this 29th day of December 1815. Witness my hand. William (his mark) Martin
Edward Gwin, Sr.
Edward Gwin, Jr.
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court May Term 1816
The last will and testament of William Martin decd was produced in open Court for probate and the same thereupon was proven by the oath of Edward Gwin and Samuel Roney subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded. Whereupon Martha Martin and Alvin Martin Executrix and Executor named in said will qualified as such by taking the oath of an Executor prescribed by law.