TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904
Jan J. Barnes
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. IV
Oct. 1870 - April 1891
I Drury Short of the county of Sumner, State of Tennessee being sound
in mind and memory though low in health and considering the uncertainty of
this transitory life make this my last will and testament.
First, that all of just debts be paid as soon after my death as possible then I bequeath to my wife Isabella C. Short all of my property both real and personal with this exception: to my son Robert C. Short I give the roan mare Jule. To my daughter Jane K. Short I give the roan horse Bill and to John M. Short I give the roan colt Mike, togther with a saddle & bridle
and when my daughters Mary A. Short and Fannie I.? Short come of age I
direct that they be given a horse saddle & bridle to make them equal
with their other brothers and sisters. Now I direct that at the expiration
of my wifes widowhood all of my property be equally divided between
her and my children share and share alike or in case she should die there
it be equally divided between my children after making Mary and Fannie equal
with the others. Furthermore I appoint Isaac M. Short my Executor to
carry out this my last will & testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal in presence of the subsribing witnesses the 27th day September 1870.
Test Drury Short (Seal)
J. B. MGlothlin
W. S. Payne
State of Tennessee, Sumner County
The last will & Testament of Drury Short was this day produced in open court for probate and duly proven by the oaths of J. B. McGlothlin and W. S. Payne subscribing witnesses thereto and was ordered to be recorded. Isaac M. Short executor appointed under the will appeared in open court and accepted the execution of the same and said I. M. Short together with his securities W. S. Payne and J. B. McGlothlin appeared in open court and entered into and acknowledged their bond to the State of Tennessee in the penal sum of three hundred dollars conditioned as the law requires and said Isaac M. Short was duly qualified.
This 7th Nov 1870.
Test Jesse Cage Clerk