2020 Tennessee Code
Title 66 - Property
Chapter 23 - Authentication of Instruments by Witnesses
§ 66-23-117. Form of Certificate of Probate
If the subscribing witnesses appear before the clerk or deputy clerk of any county of the state, and prove the facts necessary to authenticate the instrument, the clerk shall write on the back or some other part of the instrument the following certificate:
State of Tennessee )County of )
Personally appeared before me, , clerk (or deputy clerk) of the county of aforementioned, and , subscribing witnesses to the within deed, who, being first sworn, deposed and said that they are acquainted with , the bargainor (or as the case may be), and that the bargainor acknowledged the same, in their presence, to be the bargainor's act and deed upon the day it bears date (or stating the time as proved by the witnesses).
Witness my hand, at office, this day of , 20 .
Code 1858, § 2058 (deriv. Acts 1831, ch. 90, § 2); Shan., § 3735; Code 1932, § 7650; impl. am. Acts 1978, ch. 934, §§ 22, 36; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 64-2317.
Textbooks. Tennessee Jurisprudence, 1 Tenn. Juris., Acknowledgments, § 16.