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A. H. Wood, 1873

TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904

Transcribed by Jan J. Barnes
©2002

County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. IV
Oct. 1870 - April 1891

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Last Will of A. H. Wood
In the name of God. Amen.  I A. H. Wood of the County of Washington and State of Texas being in good bodily health and of sound mind, knowing the frailty and uncertainty of life and being desirous of settling my worldly affairs and directing how the estate with which it has pleased God to bless me shall be disposed of after my decease while I have strength and capacity so to do, do make and publish this my last will revoking all other wills by me heretofore made.
First        I direct that all my just debts and funeral charges shall by my Executrix hereinafter named be paid out of my Estate as soon after my decease as shall by her be found convenient.
Second    I give and bequeath to my honored mother Ann Wood a support and house to be furnished her by my said Executrix during her life.    
Third       I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary E. Wood all the residue of my estate both real personal and those in action and all kinds whatever so long as she shall remain unmarried or until her death subject to the restrictions hereinafter contained to wit:  that my son John A. Wood at maturity shall use occupy and cul-

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tivate any of my farm without cash or charge to him.
Fourth       I give and bequeath to my son John A. Wood the portion of my estate herein bequeathed to my beloved wife Mary E. Wood from and after her marriage or decease to have and to hold the same unto him the said John A. Wood his heirs and assigns forever.
Fifth          I give to my daughter Minnie Bridges one Dollar to be paid her by my Executrix having previously given my said daughter Minnie Bridges and made advances to her equal in amount to the above bequest to my said son John A. Wood.
Sixth          I nominate and appoint my beloved wife Mary E. Wood Executrix of this will and direct that no Bond and security shall be required of her as Executrix.
Seventh     It is my will that no other action shall be had in the District Court in the Administration of my estate than to prove and record this will and to return an inventory and appraisement of my Estate and I authorise and empower my said Executrix to sell and dispose of any portion of my Estate real or personal at public or private sale and in the manner that may seem to her best for the purpose of paying my just debts and the legacies herein bequeathed.
In Witness whereof I hereunto sign my name and seal using a scroll this the 14th day of June 1873 in the presence of E. B. Robbins and G. I Thomason who attest the same at my request.
                                                                                            A. H. Wood (Seal)

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The above instrument was now here subscribed by A. H. Wood the Testator in our presence and we at his request and in his presence sign our names hereto as attesting witnesses.
E. B. Robbins
G. I. Thomason

October 2nd 1875  This day came on to be heard the application of M. E. Wood to Probate the will of A. H. Wood deceased and it appearing to the Court that the Notice of said application has been made in accordance with law and E. B. Robbins one of the subscribing witnesses to said Will appearing in open court and made the affidavit required by law established said will it is therefore ordered adjudged and decreed by the Court that said will be Probated and the same together with the affidavit of the said E. B. Robbins be recorded and that the direction contained in said will to the said Executrix be and they are hereby confirmed by the Court and that letters testamentary issue to M. E. Wood Executrix named in said will upon her qualifying as the law requires by taking the oath of office the will releasing her from giving any bond.

The State of Texas  }
Washington County }
I Mary E. Wood do solemnly swear that the writing which has been offered for probate is the last will of Augustus H. Wood dec'd as far as I know or believe and that I will well and truly perform all the duties of Executrix under said will so help me God.
Mary E. Wood

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Sworn to & subscribed before me this 14 October 1875.
R. A. Harwin Clerk D. C. W. Co
per W. H. Thacker Dept.

Estate of A. H. Wood dec'd  }  Oct 14 1875
Mary E. Wood Executrix     }
Be it remembered that this day Mary E. Wood Executrix of A. H. Wood dec'd having filed the oath required by law it is ordered that letters testamentary issue to her in the form prescribed by law.

The State of Texas   }
County Washington  }
I R. A. Harwin Clerk of the District Court for the State and County aforesaid do hereby certify that the annexed and foregoing 4 pages contain a true and correct copy of the last Will and Testament of Augustus H. Wood dec'd of the order of Court probating said will of the oath of the Executrix and of the order of Court granting Letters testamentary as appears from the Minutes of said Court and the papers are filed in my office.
(Seal)  Given under my hand and the seal of said Court at office in the city of Brenham this the 15th day of Oct A. D. 1875.
R. A. Harwin Clk

The State of Texas   }
Washington County  }
I J. B. McFarland Judge of the 29th Judicial District of said State hereby certify that R. A. Harwin whose genuine signature

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signature is attached to the foregoing certificate is the Clerk of the District Court of said County duly elected commissioned and qualified and that his official acts are entitle to credit as such and that said attestation is in due form
(Seal)  Witness my hand and the seal of the District Court of said County this the 15 day of Oct A. D. 1875.
J. B. McFarland Judge
29th Ju Dis of Texas

The State of Texas       }
County of Washington  }
I R. A. Harwin Clerk of this District Court of said County do hereby certify that J. B. McFarland whose genuine signature appears above is Judge of the 29th Judicial District of the State of Texas duly appointed confirmed and commissioned and that all his official acts are entitled to full faith & credit.
(Seal)   Witness my hand and the seal of said Court at office in the city of Brenham this the 15th day of Oct A. D. 1875.
R. A. Harwin Clerk           


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