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 Stone of the County of Sumner and State of Tennessee being sick of body, but of sound and disposing memory and mind and calling to mind the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death, do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following:
First: It is my will and desire that after my decease, all my just debts be paid by my Executors hereafter named.
Secondly: It is my will and desire, that after my death all the worldly with which it may please God to bless with, real and personal be kept together on my farm by my beloved wife Sarah Stone until my youngest child Reuben Stone arrives at the age of twenty one, then and after he arrives to age, it is my desire that my wife retain one third part of said estate for her own use and benefit for and during her natural life, and the balance or residue of estate I die seized of to be equally divided amongst my three children, Polly Stone, Levi Stone, and Reuben Stone, to share and share alike, it is also my will that the estate so kept by my wife after my death, until my youngest child arrives to age, should be use for the support of my wife and three children named above, for and during the minority of my son Reuben Stone, and
Lastly: I do nominate and appoint my friend William Carter, Esq. my sole Executor to this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and disannulling all or any other former will or wills by me made, and this and no other to be my last Will and Testament.
In witness whereof I have this fifth day of December in the year of our Lord 1829, set my hand and affixed my seal for the purposes above mentioned. William (his mark) Stone (Seal)
Signed sealed published and acknowledged in the presence of:
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court Feby Term 1830.
The last Will and Testament of William Stone dec'd was exhibited in open Court for probate, and was duly proved agreeable to law by the oaths of Wm. Smith and William Asply, the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and thereupon William M. Carter, the Executor therein named appeared in Court with William Asply and James W. Carter, his securities entered into and acknowledged their bond to the Governor in the sum of six hundred dollars conditioned as the Law directs and took the oath of Executor prescribed by Law.
A Copy Test - A. H. Douglass, Clerk of said Court
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