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, D. B. Dismukes, of the State of Tennessee, County of Sumner and 4th District, considering the uncertainty of like, do make and declare this to be my last will and testament:
First, I wish all of my debts paid from what money I may have on hand, or from my surplus stock I may have:
The balance of my estate, both real and personal, I leave to my wife during her natural life, and at her death to be equally divided between my children David B. Dismukes Jr., Susie Dismukes and Stokly Dismukes, to share and share alike, should my wife die before Stokly is twenty-five years of age, then this property is to be left in tack till Stokly is twenty-five years old. I leave my wife executrix of my estate, no security shall be required of my wife. This Dec. 1, 1919. D. B. Dismukes
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court - June Term - June 29th, 1922.
A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of D. B. Dismukes, deceased, was this day produced in open Court for probate, whereupon F. B. Wade and Dr. L. M. Woodson, who first being duly sworn deposed and said, they were each personally and intimately acquainted with D. B. Dismukes, the testator, during his life time, each knew his handwriting, and say that his handwriting was generally known among his acquaintances, and after carefully examining the paper writing presented for probate as his will, say that the writing of said paper and every part thereof is in the handwriting of D. B. Dismukes his signature thereto is his genuine signature, said paper writing is dated Dec. 1st, 1919, and the witness F. D. Wade further states that said paper writing was deposited in the lock box of D. B. Dismukes, in the Fourth & First National Bank, Nashville, Tennessee, and was found there among other valuable papers, whereupon said paper writing was admitted to probate and ordered as said last will and testament of D. B. Dismukes, deceased, and Carrie Dismukes wife of the said D. B. Dismukes being named in the will as executrix thereof, and being excused from giving bond under the terms of the will appeared in open Court and accepted the trust and was duly qualified and letters testamentary ordered issued to her.
A True Copy. - Harvey L. Brown, Clerk