Source: Sumner County Tennessee, Will Book Vol. 5, pages 87 - 88
Know all men by these presents that I, Robert Cunningham for the love and affection I entertain for Louisa Kirk Thomas Y. Cunningham, John T. Cunningham, Frances B.Cunningham, Martha E. Duke, Frances C. Cooley, Mary A. Cole, Laura E. Cunningham, Robert T. Cunningham, Rachel A. Brown my own children. I do hereby make this my last Will and Testament in my proper senses and in my right mind, in the following manner (to wit):
I do hereby give, transfer and convey unto the aforesaid heirs and their heirs and assign forever a certain tract piece or parcel of land lying and being in Sumner County and State of Tennessee and civil district No. 8 estimated at two hundred acres (200) the tract on which I now live. Also an another piece of ridge land of thirty five acres (35) and a small lot with house and barn, where Ham Brown lives. I want Brown and Rachel to have this land at a reasonable price if they want it and without rent for the present year, and I further Will and in the distribution of the proceeds of all my lands and personal property that my daughter Laura is to have Two hundred dollars more than any of my children for taking care of me in my last days, together with all the appurtenances estate, title and interest I have in and to said land to be equally divided between the above named heirs and I covenant with the said heirs to warrant and forever defend title to the said land and every part thereof to the above named heirs and assigns against the lawful claims of all persons whatever. I further Will and bequeath to the said heirs all my personal property and farming implements to be sold and equally divided among them and all the monies given to my children previous to my death shall be counted against them when I am dead.
I also have a morgage on Burton Griffins land [pg 88] for two hundred and fifty dollars (250). Also a claim on John McCoin in John Cooley's hands for eighty dollars (80), Also a claim on Marion Griffin for Ten dollars (10), Also a claim on Thomas Kirk for twenty dollars (20). I further appoint my son Thomas G. Cunningham Executor of my estate. executed and delivered in our presence this August the 28th 1894.
Thomas P. Jones
Isaac A. Jones.
State of Tennessee
Sumner County Court December Term Dec. 3rd 1894
The last Will and Testament of Robert Cunningham deceased was this day produced in open Court for probate and duly proven by the oaths of Thomas P. Jones and Isaac A. Jones subscribing witnesses thereto when the same was ordered recorded as the last Will and Testament of Robert Cunningham dec'd.
A true Copy.
Harris Brown Clerk