Sumner County, Tennessee, November 13, 1802
Copied from the Sumner County GenWeb page.
Source: Sumner County, TN Will Book 1, p. 99
Note: This will was copied from the handwritten clerk’s record in the Sumner County Will Book No.1. The clerk’s record had many errors in spelling, names were misspelled and there was no punctuation. For the sake of clarity, spelling has been changed and punctuatuion has been added.
“In the name of God, Amen. I JONATHAN LATIMER of Sumner County, being of sound and perfect mind and memory, blessed be God, do this 13th day of November in the year of our Lord 1802, make and publish this, my last will and testament, in the manner following, that is to say,
I do give and bequeath to my loving wife, Lucretia, the use of all my personal property, not hereafter otherwise disposed of, during the continuance of her natuaral life, then to be disposed amongst my children, HANNAH, CHARLES, ROBERT, GRISWOLD and JOSEPH, and my grandsons, WILLIAM and NATHANIEL.
I do give and bequeath to my grandson William Latimer and my grandson Nathaniel Latimer, one hundred acres of land on the waters of Red River, aforesaid, on the east boundary of my son Joseph’s land and south by William Wilson, and north by DANIEL LATIMER.
I do give and bequeath to my son Charles my blacksmith’s tools, crowbars, pot rack, one cow, a can and bottles and my silver spoons to be divided between Charles and Robert and Griswold.
I do give and bequeath to my son Griswold my wagon, cross-cut saw and sword, large brass kettle and my great chair, half a gallon bottle.
I do give and bequeath to my son Joseph my silver tankard and my carving knife and steel.
I do give and bequeath to my son Robert my small brass kettle.
I do hereby make and ordain my sons Charles and Griswold, executors of this, my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I, the said Jonathan Latimer, have to this, my last will and testament, set my hand and seal this day and year before written.
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Jonathan Latimer, the testator as his last will and testament in the presence of us who were present and at the signing and sealing thereof.