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, W. C. Blue do make & publish this my last Will & testament
hereby revoking & annulling any & all wills by me heretofore at any
Item 1st I direct that my funeral expenses & all of my just debts be paid out of the first monies that may come into the hands of my Executor.
Item 2nd I give to my wife Elizabeth Blue the furniture in the parlor & family room which has been bought since our marriage & I also give her my lot at the corner of Water & Seventh Streets, known as the Chair Factory Lot & bounded on the North by my vacant lot, East by an Alley, South by Smith Street, & West by North Water St. to have for & during her natural life.
Item 3rd I give to my grand-daughter Mary, daughter of H. B. Blue, the set of furniture bought in my first wife's lifetime, and also the organ.
Item 4th I give to my son A. M. Blue the insurance policy on my life in the Aetna Life Insurance Co. for $1000.00 as he has been paying the premiums & keeping it up. I also give him my vacant lot bounded North by his lot East by an Alley, South by the Chair Factory lot & West by N. Water Street.
Item 5th I give my gold watch to my grandson Willard a son of H. B. Blue.
Item 6th I give my old furniture to my three sons equally.
Item 7th I give to my grand children, share and share alike my stock in the Building and Loan Association of Gallatin.
Item 8th I give to my wife and my three sons share and share alike, the promissory notes accounts and cash that may be left if any, after paying my debts. All the rest of my property real personal and mixed not herein before disposed of, I give to my three sons share & share alike.
Item 9th I have made advancements to my three sons as follows viz: To A. M. Blue $1000.0 in a lot I gave him; to H. B. Blue $1400.00 made up of the value of a lot I gave him $1000.00, $300.00 in a wall & $100.00 loaned him, and to W. R. Blue $800.00 for his professional education & I have assumed to pay for him $200.00 on his note to J. W. Blackmore. It is my wish and
and desire that they share my estate equally I therefore charge the share
given H. B. Blue in this will with $133.33 in favor of A. M. Blue & also
with $133.33 in favor of W. R. Blue.
Item 10th I hereby appoint J. A. Trousdale Executor of this will & do not require bond & security of him. The foregoing erasures was made before I signed this will. Witness my hand this the 19th day of April 1897.
W. C. Blue
B. F. Allen
J. A. Trousdale
The foregoing was signed & acknowledged by the testator W. C. Blue in our presence as his last Will & testament & we as witnesses have signed our names hereto in his presence & in the presence of one another. Witness our hands this the 19th day of April 1897.
B. F. Allen
J. A. Trousdale
State of Tennessee
Sumner County Court January Term January 23rd 1899.
A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of W. C. Blue dec'd was this day produced in open Court for probate, where the same was duly proven by the oaths of B. F. Allen and J. A. Trousdale subscribing witnesses thereto when the same was ordered filed and recorded as said last Will and Testament of W. C. Blue dec'd.
A true copy
Harris Brown Clk.