Johnson County, Tennessee Wills and Letters of Administration Volume 1, Book 1, 1827-1867

Johnson County is located in the upper east Tennessee area next to the State of North Carolina. It was established in 1836 out of land that was originally part of the Watauga Settlements from 1784 to 1788, which the State of Franklin claimed under the name of Wayne County. All of the above lands were originally part of the Washington District of North Carolina, which was organized by North Carolina in 1777. When these will and letters were started, this was part of Carter County in Tennessee and later became Johnson County in 1836. You will find the full text of the wills in these records, not an abstraction. 


“Page 26 - Will of Michael Slimp, deceased - I Michael Slimp to make and publish this as my last will and Testament...Secondly I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Nancy Slimp my house and plantation or as mutch [sic] thereof as she may need during her natural life the death of my wife four youngest boys to wit: David, Fredrick, Andrew and Martin all my undivided lands...”


2017, paper, 96 pp.