TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 6 - 9; Nov 1905 - Oct 1942
Transcribed by Linda Carpenter
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. VII
Aug., 1915 - March, 1924
I, Ella Bratton, of Portland, Sumner County, Tennessee, hereby declare this to be my last will and testament.
After the payment of my just debts and funeral expenses, I give, bequeath and devise all of my estate, real and personal as follows:
My personal property to be equally divided between my sons and daughters as follows, Henry, Thomas, Edgar, Charlie, Luther and Eugene Bratton my sons Beatrice Key, Alvie Buntin and Birtie Goodnight my daughters.
My real estate one acre across the North side of my farm to my son Edgar Bratton and the remainder to be equally divided between my two sons Henry and Luke Bratton.
In witness hereof I have subscribed my name this February 10th, 1922. Ella Bratton.
On this the 10th, day of February 1922 the above named testator Ellar Bratton subscribed the foregoing instrument in the presence of us and each of us and declared this to be her last will and testament, and we at her request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses.
L. A. Absher
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court - March Term - March 27th, 1923.
A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Ella Bratton, deceased, was this day produced in open Court for probate, when the same was duly proven by the oaths of L. A. Absher and Dee Johnson, subscribing witnesses thereto and was ordered recorded as the last will and testament of the said Ella Bratton, deceased, and upon the request of the parties interested in the estate it was ordered that Luther Bratton be appointed administrator with the will annexed and Luther Bratton appearing in open court accepted the appointment and he together with his securities, Henry Bratton, Edgar Bratton and T. M. Bratton in open Court entered into and acknowledged their bond payable to the State of Tennessee in the penal sum of Two Hundred and Fifty ($250.00) Dollars conditioned as the law directs and he was duly qualified and letters testamentary ordered issued to him.
A True Copy. - Harvey L. Brown, Clerk