TELL&A Microfilm - Roll #92
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 6 - 9; Nov. 1905 - Oct. 1942
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. VI
Nov. 1905 - Nov. 1915
(Pages, 2 & 3)
George L. Dempsey of the County of Sumner and State of Tennessee being of sound mind and memory do make and publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament, hereby making void all other wills formerly made by me, to wit:
First: If my beloved wife Nancy Dempsey is living at my death I give and bequeath her all my land and all my personal property, to have and to hold during her lifetime to take care of and appropriate the income or rents to her own use or benefit as she may see proper.
Second: At the death of my wife Nancy Dempsey, I give and bequeath to my son William M. Dempsey, all the above mentioned property to wit, land and personal property if there should be any.
3rd. Furthermore I herein request that my daughter Zarilda E. Dempsey shall have a home and maintenance with son William M. Dempsey as long as she remains single, or until her death, at which time all the aforesaid property shall be in the name of my son William M. Dempsey to have and to hold forever.
Fourth: Furthermore I herein request that when the aforesaid property shall pass into the hands of my son William M. Dempsey, that he shall pay to my other four children, (to wit) Polly A. White, George L. Dempsey, James A. Dempsey, and Susan H. Conyer the sum of two dollars ($2.00) each, to have and to use as their interest in said estate.
5th: I nominate and appoint my friend Robert Wise to be the Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills made by me. Witness my hand and seal this the 15th day of April 1898. G. L. Dempsey
Z. T. Hunnicutt
W. B. Douglass
State of Tennessee - Sumner County Court January Term, Jan. 13th, 1906
A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of G. L. Dempsey deceased, was this day produced in open court for probate, when the same was duly proven by the oaths of W. B. Douglass one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, when same was ordered probated & recorded as said last Will and Testament of G. L. Dempsey dec'd.
A True Coy - Harris Brown, Clerk