Will of Elder John Turner

by admin on February 16th, 2003

Transcribed from a photocopy of the will entry in the Will book.

Will of John Turner the Elder
Dickson Co Will book A pg 78
In the name of God Amen. I, John Turner, of Dickson County, State of Tennessee being in perfect mind and memory not knowing how soon it please God to call me, I do make this my last Will and Testament. First – I do give and bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth Turner, the plantation whereon I now live together with all the personal property and three negroes; vis, Peter, Loviea, and Mine during her natural life or widowhood but if she should marry or at her death for the above property to be equally divided between all my children. I also give and bequeath unto my son Samuel Turner the land whereon he now lives. I give and bequeath to my son William, o­ne horse out of the above property at the death of my wife. I also give my wife fifteen dollars that my son Howard has o­n his hands. I further appoint my son Samuel Turner and my wife Elizabeth Turner my executors. Witnessed my hand sealed this 28th day of June A.D. 1820.
John Turner *seal*
Test Jesse May
Willis Norworth
John *his mark* Dunning

State of Tennessee Court of Pleas and Quarter Session Dickson County January Tenn 1824. Then was the written last Will and Testiment of John Turner Senior produced in open court and proven by the oaths of John Dunning, Willis Norworth subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Then came Samuel Turner o­ne of the executors in said will and qualified according to law. Test Field Farmer, Clerk State of Tennessee, Dickson County, April 26, 1827 Dickson County. This was the last will and testament of John Turner (unreadable) recorded in Book A Page 48.
*Signed* Field Farmer, Clerk

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