Source: Will Book, Sumner Co. Archives
In the name of God, Amen
I, Benjamin Johnson in the county of Sumner and the state of Tennessee, being in sound mind and memory and concidering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life, do therefore make, ordain, and publish and declare this to be my last will and testament
That is to say: First, I have bequeath to my belove
wife and dispose of as follows: to wit, to my belove wife Pheby Jane and
her bodily heirs by me and appertenances situated thereon known and described
as the homestead which I now live lying in the State of Tennessee county
of Sumner, Beginning at the crossing on the L&N R.R. Thence running West
with said road to the Double Post Oak known as my own and John Grovers corner.
All south of this road to I set apart for her and her bodily heirs by me.
I also set apart all the household and kitchen apparrets; I also bequeath
to belove wife Pheby Jane all the perichable stock that I have. I also add
my two horse wagon. I also add my spinning factory. I bequeath unto 8 of
my children namely A. N. Johnson, Wm. Johnson, J. M. Johnson, Mary Bradley,
Franklin Johnson, Susan Garrison, John Johnson, S. J. Johnson jointly the
farm known as the McAdams farm and that portion of the homestead lying north
of the tract beginning the crossing L&N R.R. I therefore charge Steven
Johnson one hundred and twenty five dollars per horse. I also charge A. N.
Johnson with extra provision one hundred and seventy five dollars. I also
charge John Johnson per ?Polk and Corn one hundred and forty dollars. The
above named eight heirs equally and severally bound to and jointly are bound
to pay all dues that may be standing against me. The above Afcs Are to be
paid unto Wm. Johnson, Jas Johnson, Franklin Johnson, an Susan Garrison and
Mary Bradley equally. I also have one cart and buggy I wish sold to be sold
to be applied to my debts.
Lastly I appoint J. C. Buntin my Exec. Sign and seal in our presence this 10th day of March 1868.
Ben Johnson Seal
E. H. C. Sarver
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