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
State of Tennessee, Sumner County - In the name of God Amen: I, William Sanders of the County and State aforesaid being weak in body but 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 follows, that is to say, in the first place: Soon after my decease, it is my desire that all my just debts be paid by my Executors herein after named.
In the second place: I give and bequeath to my three sons, Edwin, William and Francis, all my land except four lots in Gallatin which I give to my three daughters, my loving wife to be maintained by my three sons of the land and tan yard.
Next place: I give to my three sons all my working tools in the tan yard and bark mill, equally alike and bark and hides on hand. I give to my daughter Harriett Matilda
to my daughter Mina John, to Octavia Kethiah, to my three sons Edwin, William, and Francis, Pliasant to be sold or swapped if my Executors think proper, and another put in her place and Niake a right for her, Franck; if any of my daughters should die before they are married, or have no children then the negroes returned to the rest of the brothers and sisters, at their death, if they have children lawfully begotten, then I give the said negroes to them and theirs heirs forever.
Next place: All my household furniture, and all my books, and stock of hogs and cattle to be divided equally alike, excepting work steers, and cart and wagon, and farming utensils them I leave, for the benefit of the plantation. I leave my Carryall to my three daughters when my daughters marry my sons must pay them one hundred dollars each, and a horse. That Packolet filly, if she lives, I allow to raise them a horse apiece, and not to belong to anyone particular. My desire is that they all live together until otherwise provided.
In the last place: I do constitute and appoint my sons, Edwin and William Sanders to carry into effect this my last will by me made and Testament. I hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal. This 30th day of October 1828. William Sanders (Seal)
Signed and declared to be the act of the above William Sanders in the presence of us:
John (his mark) Moody
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court February Term 1829.
The last Will and Testament of William Sanders dec'd, was exhibited in Court for probate, and was duly proved agreeable to law by the oath of John Gilbert, one of the subscribing witness thereto and ordered to be recorded; and thereupon, Edwin Sanders and William Sanders, the Executors named in said will appeared in Court, and together with Hugh Elliott, Carson Dobbins, and John Carry their securities entered into and acknowledged their bond to the Governor, and his successors in office in the sum of Eight Thousand dollars, conditioned as the law directs, and took the oath of Executors prescribed by law.
A Copy Test - A. H. Douglass, Clerk