John Inman deceased Will. June Tenn. 1859
In the name of God Amen, I John Inman of the County of Williamson in the State of Tennessee, being of sound and disproving mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and fashion following, (to wit)
First, I direct that my funeral expenses and all my just debts be paid out of the first money that comes to hands of my executor herein after named.
Secondly, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Sarah Inman the land where on I now live, to have and to hold the same, as a sufficiency, for her support for the rest of her natural life. I also will and desire that my wife Sarah Inman shall have out of any money on hand, or that may come to the hands of my executor, two hundred dollars, one horse or mare, one cow and calf to be chosen (out of my stock) by herself, or some person of her election. Also I give her two beds, bedstids and bed clothing, one table, one bureau, one clock, six chairs, all of my cupboard ware & cooking utensils, also all the poultry of all kinds on hand.
Thirdly, I give and bequeath to my grandson John Givens, son of William Givens, five dollars. I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Virginia Givens, daughter of William Givens, twenty five dollars. I give and bequeath to my daughter Vicinda Givens wife of George W. Givens, two hundred dollars. I give and bequeath to my son Benjamin M. C. Inman all of the lands that I now own or may own at the time (word missing) my death including those whereon I now live, and those adjoining the same or else where owned by me or those I may own at my decease, including the lands I have given to my beloved wife Sarah Inman during her natural life, to have and to hold the same to himself, his heirs and assigns for ever, and to have possession and use the same immediately after my decease except so much as will be sufficient for support and convience of my wife Sarah Inman during her life. I also give and bequeath to my son Benjamin M. C. Inman my negro girl named June, about seventeen years of age to have and to hold her and her increase for ever provided always that if the said girl June have any children, then in that case, it is my will and desire that my daughter Vicinda Givens shall have the first child that lives to be one year old or to be paid for the same, two hundred dollars, as may be agreed on by my son Benjamin M. C. Inman and that at his own election. I further give and bequeath to my son Benjamin Inman all monies, notes, accounts and all monies that may be received on accounts of sales of property made by my executors in any manner what ever to have and to hold the same to himself and his heirs forever, after paying such as is set out and bequeathed above. I further will and desire that at the death of my wife, all the property that I have her be given to my son Benjamin M. C. Inman and I give and bequeath forever. Lastly I nominate and appoint my beloved son Benjamin M. C. Inman Executor to this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all other wills by me made and authorize and require that the court appoint him as such executor without taking bond and security for his faithful performance of the same. In witness where of I have here unto set my hand and seal this 12th day of May 1859
John X Inman
Signed sealed and published in our presence, and we have subscribed our names thereto, in the presence of the Testator this 13 day of May A. D. 1859
William J. Inman
State of Tennessee Williamson County Court June Term 1859. The last Will and Testament of John Inman late of this County deceased is produced in Court for probate and the execution thereof duly proven there Isaac Ivy and William J. Inman subscribing witnesses thereto being sworn, say they became such in the presence and at the request of the Testator, that they believe said Testator was of sound and disposing mind and memory at the making and publication of said will and under no undue influence. As decreed that said will be recorded. Whereupon Benjamin M. C. Inman the executor nominated in said will appears in court and is duly sworn the will directing that he be not required bond & security, ordered that letters testamentary issue to him accordingly.