TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904
Transcribed by Jan J. Barnes
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. V
Feb. 1891 - July 1904
I, A. G. Crafton do make and publish this my last Will and Testament,
hereby nulling and revoking all wills by me at any time heretofore made.
1st I will and so direct that my burial expenses, and all just debts be paid out of the money I may die possessed of, or that may be obtained by sale of some of my personal effects.
2nd It is my will, if I die before I make sale of my house and four acre lot, west of the Shun pike road that it go to my wife Mary Crafton to make sale of and take the money secured thereby to pay off the indebtedness of the place bought of Mrs. D. H. Hamilton and all other debts that may be against my estate.
3rd I desire and so will that all my personal property and the balances of my real estate East of the Shun Pike road, after all debts are paid go to my wife Mary Crafton during her natural lifetime to control as she may see fit.
4th I desire and so will, that at the death of my wife Mary Crafton all debts being paid, all the remaining property of the estate both real and personal be equally divided between my daughter Adelia Gossett and my grand son Allie Lovell.
5th If my grand son Allie Lovell should die without any heirs, I will and direct that the property he may die possessed of go back to my daughter Adelia Gossett, and at her death to her children.
6th The property that I will to my daughter Adelia Gossett, I will to her exclusively, separate and apart from her present or any future husband, and at her death
to go to her bodily heirs.
7th I do hereby empower and appoint my wife Mary Crafton as my executrix without bond, to carry out the provisions of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof, in the presence of these subscribing witnesses, affix my name to this my last will and testament. On this the 18th day of June A. D. 1900.
A. G. (his mark) Crafton
W. T. McGlothlin
J. S. Brown
We certify under oath that by the request of the testator, who acknowledged that he signed the foregoing instrument in our presence as his last will and Testament, we as his subscribing witnesses sign the same in his presence and in the presence of each other on this the 18th day of June 1900.
W. T. McGlothlin
J. S. Brown
State of Tennessee
Sumner County Court Aug. Term Aug. 11th 1900.
A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and testament of A. G. Crafton dec'd. was this day produced in open Court for probate and when the same was duly proven by the oaths of W. T. McGlothlin and J. S. Brown, subscribing witnesses thereto when the same was ordered filed and recorded as the last Will and testament of A. G. Crafton dec'd.
A true copy attest
Harris Brown Clk.