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 Stubblefield being weak and infirm of body, but yet perfectly composed of mind and in the full exercise of my reason and mental powers do hereby offer this as my last Will and Testament. I commit my soul to God, who gave it, and my body to the dust whence it came. As to my worldly goods and chattles I dispose of them in the following manner. I affectionately and finally bequeath and give to my beloved sister Francis and my niece Sarah S. Sullivan as equal shares, my plantation together with my crop and farming utensils. I also give said sister Francis and niece Sarah my household furniture, and all the stock goods and chattles which I possess, with the following exceptions:
First: I give my youngest colt to my sister Francis alone, who hereby obligates herself that Polly Martin shall have the benefit of said colt, and secondly: In consequence of an obligation for James H. Glasgow, held by Wm. Alexander Esq. against me, I hereby give said Glasgow my two year old filly, provided he exonerates me from the afore mentioned obligation, otherwise this will, respecting him, shall be void and of no effect. Respecting Sally S. Sullivan, I hereby nominate and appoint my brother
John Stubblefield and Harris Walton as guardians for her so far as to prevent any person but herself from the use and benefit of the property which I have, here given her. This being my last Will and Testament, I have hereunto set my hand and seal on this the fourth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven. William Stubblefield (Seal)
In presence of:
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court Nov. Term 1827.
The last Will and Testament of William Stubblefield dec'd was exhibited in Court for probate and was duly proved agreeable to law by the oath of Daniel Carney and Harris Walton, subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
A Copy Test - A. H. Douglass, Clerk