Will of Abram Bradley
Signed 23-Dec-1866, Recorded January Term 1867

Transcribed by Danene Vincent, February 1998
Source: Will Book III, p. 411-412 (Microfilm)

I Abram Bradley being of Sound mind and feeling conscious of the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking all others heretofore made
1st The tract of land on which I now live and on which my son A. M. Bradley now lives I give and bequeath to my two sons Abram W. Bradley and Alexander M. Bradley to be divided in the following manner (viz) To my Son A. W. Bradley the following described part Beginning at a cross fence running North and South joining Benj Bradley's south boundary line running with Said fence until it makes a turn Thence Still following said fence for some distance then crossing a Spring branch in a Northwesterly direction to a Maple corner. Thence South to a Small Oak in a bottom Thence East nearby a poling? fence through a field where once Stood a cross fence continuing the Same course to J. C. Buntins west boundary line Thence north with Said Buntin's line to the Rail Road Thence with Said Rail Road northwest to Benj. Bradley's line Thence west with said Bradley's South boundary line to the beginning.

To my son Alexander M. Bradley I give the remainder of said home tract after the above part is taken therefrom. 2nd I give to my son Abram W. Bradley ten acres of land off of the north boundary of a ninety acre tract of woodland I own which lies partly in Dists. 17 & 19 to enable him to fence the lands before described.
3rd The remainder of Said ninety acre tract I wish my executors to sell in the Autumn of 1867 on a credit of Six and twelve months. 4th I desire that all of my stock household & kitchen furniture farming utensils and all perishable property be left in the care of the son A. W. Bradley until the Autumn of 1867 at which time I wish them sold on a twelve months credit.
The monies arising from the above sales and any and all monies which may be collected on cash notes due me I wish first to be appropriated to the payment of my just debts and what ever sum remains after paying said debts I wish equally divided between my three sons Richard W. Bradley, Alexander M. Bradley, and Abram W. Bradley and my grandson Joseph D. Johnson. I hereby constitute and appoint my sons Richard W. Bradley and Abram W. Bradley Executors to this my last will and testament. In testimony I hereby set my hand and seal this 23rd day of December 1866.
Attest:Abram BradleySeal
R. W. Durham

Elias Dorris

State of Tennessee
Sumner County Court January Term 1867
The Last will and testament of Abram Bradley deceased was this day produced in Open Court for probate and was duly proved by the oaths of R. W. Durham and Elias Dorris subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And Richard W. Bradley and Abram W. Bradley the executors named in said will appeared in Open Court and accepted the execution of the Same and together with R. W. Durham and Elias Dorris their securities entered into and acknowledged their bond to the State of Tennessee in the penal Sum of Two Thousand dollars conditioned according to law and Said R. W. Bradley and A. W. Bradley were duly qualified.
Copy Test. John L. Bugg Clerk
by J. A. Trousdale DC

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