Last Will & Testament – Rowland T. HODGES


Signed: 28 October 1839
Proved: December Term 1839
Transcribed by: Dennis M. Kowallek, 2002
Source: Sumner County, Tennessee Will Books, Vol 2 1823-1842 — Page 262, FHL Film No. 0467505

In the name of God Amen
Know all men by the _____ that I Rowland T. Hodges of the County of Sumner and the State of Tennessee being weak in body but of sound and disposing mind and memory, here thought proper to make and publish my last will and Testament – and by these _____ do make and publish my last will and Testament in manner and form as follows. First: I wish all my just debts and Funeral Expenses paid. Secondly: I wish my son Lawson M. Hodges to _____ and my son Ezekial N. Hodges __ other filly at valuation and my daughters “Louisa” Elizabeth, Sarah, and Chloe each a bed if there are so many, if not as they _____ mentioned as far as they go at valuation also my daughter Louisa a saddle. I wish my wife Nancy to have the bed she had before I married her. I wish my land and all the rest of my estate sold the _____ [property or properly] on a credit of one year, and the land on a one and two years credit and the amount equaly divided between John C., Lawson M., Ezekial N., Louisa, Elizabeth, Sarah, Chloe, and Isham Hodges and Asa M. Hodges, after [taking?] out the aforesaid valuation of the property hereby given to them the aforesaid Lawson, Ezekial, Elizabeth, Louisa, Sarah and Chloe. I hereby revoke all other wills, confirming this my last will and Testament. October 28, 1839.

Rowland T. Hodges

Witness
M. Hodges
William W. Ausbrooks

Codicil to the _____. I appoint Merdith Hodges my Executor for this my last will and Testament this 28 of October 1839.

Rowland T. Hodges

William W. Ausbrooks
Ezekial C. Hodges

The last will and Testament of Rowland T. Hodges, deceased, was produced in open Court for probate and was duly proved by the oath of William W. Ausbrooks and of the subscribing witnesses thereto, which is ordered to be recorded.

Thos. Donoho Clerk
Sumner County Court

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