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Annie Clendenning, 1936

TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #92
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 6-9; Nov. 1905 - Oct. 1942

Transcribed by Jan Barnes

Will Book IX
Pages 157 - 158


I, Annie Clendenning, of Portland, Sumner County, Tennessee, being of sound mind and disposing memory do hereby make, publish and declare this as and for my last will and testament, revoking and making void all other wills heretofore made by me.

Item 1:  It is my will and desire and I do so direct, my Executor hereinafter named to collect note signed by Frank Hollis and H. N. Donoho and to sell and convert into cash lot located on the north side of Highway Number One hundred nine and on the west side of the property of the Church of Christ for the purpose of paying my just debts and burial expenses and what ever proceeds are left from the sale of said lot and the note I will to my nephew Charles C. Anglea.

Item 2:  It is my will and desire and I do so direct my executor hereinafter named to sell property located on the north side of Maple Hill Cemetery and convert same into cash and the proceeds, after the expenses of said sale are paid, I will as follows:  Twenty Five Dollars to Sallie Braswell, Fifty Dollars to Mallie Clendenning and Fifty Dollars to Vera Gregory, and the remainder of the proceeds to be equally divided between Charlie Clendenning, Mae Morgan, and Biddie Deasy.

Item 3:  I hereby direct my executor hereinafter named to collect the following notes and it is my will that the proceeds be distributed as follows:  Note of Henry H. Gregory to Mae Morgan and note of W. L. Karnes to Evlin Summers.

Item 4:  I hereby nominate and appoint R. W. Enders, as executor of this my last will and testament with full power to sell the above described real estate, at either public or private sale as he may deem best and I hereby fully empower my said executor to make title to said real estate to the purchaser by proper conveyance as fully and completely as I myself could do.

Witness my hand this the 26th, day of December 1935.

Annie (her mark) Clendenning

Signed by the said Annie Clendenning, as and for her last will and testament, in the presence of us, the undersigned, who at her request and in her sight and presence have subscribed our names hereto as attesting witnesses the day and date above written.

J. E. McNeill
E. D. Brooks


Be it remembered that on this the 29th day of February, 1936, before the Honorable J. W. McCormack, Chairman of the County Court of Sumner County, Tennessee, R. W. Enders, the person named executor therein, produced in open court a type-written paper purporting to be the last will and testament of Annie Clendenning, lately deceased, bearing date of December 26th, 1935, having the name of Annie Clendenning signed thereto and being subscribed by J. E. McNeill and E. D. Brooks as attesting witnesses thereto, and moved the Court that the same be admitted to probate and record as the last will and testament of the said Annie Clendenning, deceased; and it appearing to the court from the testimony of the said J. T. McNeill and E. D. Brooks the two attesting witnesses that said paper writing was written in the life time of the said Annie Clendenning and signed by her and subscribed in her presence and at her request by the said J. T. McNeill and E. D. Brooks as attesting witnesses, and that said instrument was executed by the said Annie Clendenning on the day it bears date as and for her last will and testament and that she was at the time of sound mind and disposing memory and was more than twenty one years of age.

And it further appearing to the Court that the said Annie Clendenning lately died in Sumner County, Tennessee, and that her usual place of residence at the time of her death was in said County, it is so adjudged.

And it is adjudged and declared by the Court that said instrument is the true, whole and last will and testament of the said Annie Clendenning, deceased and the same is hereby admitted to probate as such and the Clerk is directed to file and record the same.

And R. W. Enders being named in said will as the Executor thereof appeared in open Court and accepted the appointment and he together with his surety, J. T. McNeill and E. D. Brooks appeared in open court and entered into and acknowledged their bond payable to the State of Tennessee in the sum of Two thousand ($2000.00) Dollars, conditioned as the law directs, when he was duly qualified and letters testamentary ordered issued to him.

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