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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
Considering the uncertainty of mortal Life - I Thomas Taylor of Sumner County and State of Tennessee being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory bless be almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following to give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Milly Taylor my whole estate both real and personal during her natural life and at her death to be equally divided among my children whose names are as follows: John Taylor, Polly Taylor, James Taylor, Elizabeth Flowers, Annie Taylor, Pleasant Taylor, *(listed as Jarratt Taylor in the original will; see scanned copy below), Jonathan Taylor, David Taylor, and William Taylor. I hereby appoint my son William Taylor Executor to this my last Will and Testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 10th day of April 1836. Thomas Taylor (Seal)
Signed in the presence of us:
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court February Term 1840 - The last Will and Testament of Thomas Taylor deceased was produced in open Court for probate and was duly proved by the oath of Wrenny Crews one of the subscribing witnesses thereto which is ordered to be certified.
Copy Test - Thomas Donoho, Clerk of Sumner County Court
Erick Montgomery (submitted
The above will transcription is from the County Court Clerk's books. In this copy, son Jarratt Taylor was listed as Pleasant Taylor. In the original will, his name is listed correctly as Jarratt Taylor. Jarratt moved to Barren County, Ky. and was married to Delia Anglea. His name is sometimes spelled Garrett, and in his mother's application for a widow's pension for Thomas' Revolutionary War service, his name is spelled Gerald. There actually was a Pleasant Taylor in Sumner County but he was not the son of Thomas Taylor and Mildred Markham.
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