TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. IV
Oct. 1870 - April 1891
I Addison Kizer, do make and publish this as my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all other wills by me at any other time made.
First. I direct that my funeral expenses and all my just and lawful debts be paid as soon after my death as possible out of and monies that I may die possessed of or that may first come into the hands of my Executor.
Second. I give to two of my nieces Clina Florence and Johnetta Saunders fifty dollars each.
Third. I give to my sister Mary A. Watkins, for the care and kindness that she has extended to me in my affliction the sum of four hundred dollars over and above her proportionable part in my effects.
Fourth. I will and direct that the balance of my effects both personal and real estate be equally divided between my sisters and their representatives. viz: Mary A. Watkins, Sarah A. Hutchison, Clina E. Montgomery, Amanda Gibson, Sarah C. Frazor, & Margaret J. Frazor.
Fifth. I will and direct that the part or share that would otherwise go to Sarah A. Hutchison, be equally divided between her three children viz: Amanda Perry, John L. and William Hutchison.
Sixthly. I do hereby nominate and appoint James Watkins my Executor with full power and authority to sell as he may think best and make right and title to the real estate (as I desire it to be sold).
In witness whereof I do to this my last Will
set my hand and seal this the eleventh day April 1881. Addison Kizer (Seal)
Signed & sealed in our presence this April 11, 1881
F. K. Taylor
James K. Taylor
I Addison Kizer having heretofore made and published my last Will and Testament do make and declare this as a codicil thereto to wit: I will that a half acre including the family burying ground: Bounded as follows: beginning at large Mulberry thence West eight poles to a rock then North ten poles to a rock East eight poles to a rock thence South ten poles to the beginning be given to Mary A. Watkins, Sarah A. Hutchison, Clina E. Montgomery, Amanda Gibson, Julia C. Frazor, Margaret J. Frazor and John R. Kizer, and heirs forever. It is my desire that this codicil be attached to and constituted as part of my will to all intents and purpose. This April 18, 1881. Addison Kizer
F. K. Taylor
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court June Term 1881
The last Will and Testament of Addison Kizer was this day produced in open Court for probate and was duly proven by the oaths of: F. K. Taylor and James K. Taylor, subscribing witnesses thereto, and at the same time a codicil that dated April 18, 1881, was duly proven by the oaths of F. K. Taylor, and James Watkins, subscribing witnesses thereto: which Will and codicil was received by the Court and ordered to be recorded.
James Watkins, Executor named in the will appeared in open Court and accepted the execution of the same, and together with his securities, F. K. Taylor and F. A. Taylor, appeared in open Court and entered into and acknowledged their bond to the State of Tennessee, in the penal sum of Three thousand dollars conditioned as the law requires, and said James Watkins, as Executor aforesaid was duly qualified.
Copy Test - O. H. Foster, Clerk
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