TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #92
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 6-9; Nov. 1905 - Oct. 1942
Transcribed by Jan J. Barnes
I, Mrs. Bettie F. Carr, being of sound mind and disposing memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and making void all others by me at any time made.
(1). I give, devise and bequeath to my son John H. Carr, one third of all the property I may die seized and possessed of, whether real, personal, or mixed.
(2). I give, devise and bequeath to Annie B. Carr Trustee for my son Will K. Carr, two thirds of all the property I may die seized and possessed of, whether real, personal, or mixed, said property to be held by her as Trustee for my said son Will K. Carr, free from the claims of all creditors. The said Trustee shall pay to my said son Will K. Carr the income from said estate in monthly installments and if it should be come necessary or advisable to incroch upon the corpus of the estate and said trustee is hereby given full authority to sell, convey, or otherwise dispose of the property and use the corpus as well as the income from the estate for the benefit of my said son Will K. Carr.
At the death of my said son Will K. Carr, the property theretofore held in trust for him, or so much thereof as remains undisposed of in accordance with the above provision, shall immediately vest in his heir Annie B. Carr wife of my said son Will K. Carr in accordance with the laws of descent and distribution as if the property has been his, free from the trust I have imposed upon it.
(3). In the event Annie B. Carr predeceases Will K. Carr, then and in that event I hereby appoint John H. Carr substitute trustee.
(4). I desire that the Trustee act without the necessity of giving bond and any person purchasing any of said property from the trustee is hereby relieved of the obligation of seeing that the funds derived from said purchase are used in accordance with the provisions of this will.
(5). I also appoint my said son Will K. Carr to act as administrator of my estate without bond.
In witness whereof, I do, to this, my last will, set my hand, this 12
day of May, 1931.
Mrs. Bettie F. Carr
Signed and published in our presence, and we have subscribed our names
hereto in the presence of the testator and in the presence of each other,
this the 12 day of May 1931.
WILL OF MRS. BETTIE F. CARR, DECEASED
BE IT REMEMBERED, that on this the 26th day of March, 1938, before the Honorable J. W. McCormack, Chairman of the County Court of Sumner County, Tennessee, Will K. Carr, the executor named therein, produced in open Court
a type-written paper purporting to be the last will and testament of Mrs. Bettie F. Carr, deceased, bearing date of May 12th, 1931, having the name of Mrs. Bettie F. Carr signed thereto, and being subscribed by Robert Rankins and Homer Nubell as attesting witnesses, and moved the court that the same be admitted to probate and record as the last will and testament of the said Mrs. Bettie F. Carr, deceased.
And it appearing from the testimony of the said Robert Rankins and Homer Nubell, the attesting witnesses thereto, that said paper writing was written in the life time of the said Mrs. Bettie F. Carr and signed by her and subscribed in her presence and at her request by the said Robert Rankins and Homer Nubell as attesting witnesses and that said instrument was executed by the said Mrs. Bettie F. Carr 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 furthur appearing to the court that the said Mrs. Bettie F. Carr 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 Mrs. Bettie F. Carr, deceased, and the same is hereby admitted to probate as such and the Clerk is directed to file and record the same.
And the said Will K. Carr being named in said will as the Executors thereof and being excused from executing bond under said will, appeared in open court and accepted said trust, when he was duly qualified and letters testamentary ordered issued to him.
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