Will of Michael Slimp

Reference:  Wills and Letters of Administration Vol. I, Book: 1  1827-1867 State of Tennessee, Johnson County, Tennessee State Archieves, Nashville.

Alfred T. Wilson, Clerk:  1846

     I, Michael Slimp do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all other wills by me at any time made.  First I direct that all my debts be paid as soon as possible after my death out of money that I amy die possessed or may first come into the hands of any heirs.  Secondly I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Nancy Slimp, my house and plantation or as much therefore as she may need during her natural life or widowhood with a wagon and horses and farming tools sufficient to carry on the farm.  Thirdly I also bequeath to my wife all my debts that I have coming to me.  When they are collected to dispose of the money as she may think proper.  Fourthly, at the death of my wife, four youngest boys to wit:  David, Frederick, Andrew and Martin all my undivided land for them to divide as they may think proper and my desire is tha they will all stay on the farm and work together and take care of their mother.  fifthly I bequeath to my daughter a horse, saddle bridle and cattle, sheep and hogs, and household furniture sufficient for housekeeping.  Sixthly and lastly I bequeath to William Gambill the fifty acres of land where he now lives for five years or as long as he may care to stay there to have free and peaceable possession.  In witness whereof I do to this my last will set my hand and seal this February the 14th 1846.

Witnessed by G.D. Stout, Nicholas T. Stout
Signed:  Michael Slimp

County Court Term April 1846:
Alfred T. Wilson the 6th day of April 1846 appointed as Executors of the estae, David and Daniel Slimp.  The widow, Nancy Slemp, waived her right and recommended that the two sons be appointed.