TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #92
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 6-9 ; Nov. 1905 - Oct 1942
Transcribed by Jan Barnes
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. VII
Aug 1915 - March 1924
Pages 242 - 243
I, Mrs. Clarissa R. Desha, being of sound mind, and capable of making such disposition of my property as is most satisfactory to me, do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and annulling any other will that I may have heretofore at any time made.
Item-No-1 I will, and direct that, all expenses incident to paying my funeral expenses, shall be paid before there is any distribution of any kind of my estate, and will and direct that my body be interred by my husband, in the place reserved for this purpose in Battle Grove Cemetery, at Cynthiana Kentucky, and that my grave shall be marked by a similar marker as is erected for my husband in said cemetery.
Item No-2. I bequeath to my niece, Clarissa Hurd the one thousand dollars which I gave to her during my life time, and that she shall not be required to pay any interest that may be due at or after my death.
Item-No.3. I bequeath to my niece Eliza M. Duffy the sum of one hundred dollars and I will and bequeath to David Herring Love a like sum.
Item-No. 4. I will and bequeath to my pastor Father Merkle the sum of one hundred dollars.
Item No.-5. Unless I have made disposition to him of the watch which is in the Bank at Cynthiana Kentucky, I will and bequeath said watch to Joe Desha a nephew of my husband.
item No-6. I will and direct that, the old Desha Clock which is at the home of Hugh Duffy, be given to Robin Desha, the son Ben Desha.
Item-No 7. I will and bequeath to each of the daughters of my brother William Rogan Viz: Augusta Rogan Brown, Martha Rogan Morrison, and Clarissa R. Rogan, the sum of Five Hundred Dollars each.
Item No. 8th, I will and direct that the remainder of my property, both real and personal, shall be equally divided between the children of my brother William Rogan and that no one of them shall receive of this final distribution of my estate, more than another.
Item No-9. It is my desire, and I request that my niece Augusta R. Brown to accompany my body to Cynthiana Ky to be buried, and that her expenses for such trip be paid out of my estate.
Item No-10. I nominate, and appoint Chas. R. Boren my executor, with full power to sell, and make deed to any of my real estate that will have to be sold for the disposition of the proceeds to my heirs. It is my desire, and I so request that Chas. R. Rogan, Mrs. Augusta Rogan Brown, and Martha R. Morrison make bond for Chas. Boren as my executor. And my executor is hereby given the authority to, and I so direct that he shall sell my real estate of which I may die possessed at public sale to the highest and best bidder, and upon such terms of payment as he and my nephew, and nieces above mentioned may agree on. Interlineations, and erasures made before signing.
This August 28th 1920.
Clarissa R. Desha
The foregoing instrument was signed, and published in our presence by the testatrix, as being her last will and testament, and we sign our names as attesting witnesses, at her request, and in her presence, and in the presence of each other.
This August 28th 1920
John R. Parker
STATE OF TENNESSEE
SUMNER COUNTY COURT, MARCH TERM, MARCH 11th 1921.
A type-written paper dated August 28th, 1920 and purporting to be the last will and testament of Clarissa R. Desha was this day produced in open Court for probate, when the same was duly proven by the oaths of Wm. Hall and John R. Parker, subscribing witnesses, thereto, who being first duly sworn deposed and said that the signature to said type written paper is the genuine signature of the said Clarissa E. Desha, and that the subscribed their names to said paper writing as attesting witnesses thereto at the request of and in the presence of the testator and in the presence of each other and that the said Clarissa R. Desha declared to them at the time of signing same that said paper writing was her last will and testament. Thereupon said paper writing was declared to be duly proven, was adjudged to be and ordered recorded as the last will and testament of said Clarissa R. Desha, deceased.
Chas. R. Boren, who being appointed in said will as the executor thereof and Chas R. Rogan, Mrs. Augusta Rogan Brown and Mrs. Martha R. Morrison being also named as surety for bond of Chas R. Boren executor, the said Chas R. Boren accepted said appointment and he together with his sureties Chas. B. Rogan, Mrs. Augusta Rogan Brown and Mrs. Martha R. Morrison in open Court entered into and acknowledged their bond payable to the State of Tennessee in the penal sum of Seventy-Five Thousand ($75,000.00) Dollars, conditioned as the law directs when he was duly qualified and letters testamentary were ordered issued to him.
A true copy
Harvey L. Brown, Clerk