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Eliza Villa Morris, 1896

TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904

Transcribed by Linda Carpenter

County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. V
Feb. 1891 - July 1904

(Page 138) 

I, Eliza Villa Morris do make and publish this as my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and making void all others by me at any time made.

First. I direct that my funeral expenses and all my debts be paid as soon after my death as possible out of any moneys that I may die possessed of or may first come into the hands of my executor.

Secondly. I give and bequeath to my son J. H. Morris, two beds, two white blankets, 3 jeanye blankets, sheets and pillows to fully dress them, the two white counterpanes, the stove and all the vessels that belong to it, the safe and all the table ware I have, the wash pot and all the household and kitchen vessels.

Thirdly. I give and bequeath to my son A. S. J. Morris two beds, two white blankets, three jeany blankets, sheets, pillows, bolsters to fully dress them, two white counterpanes.

Fourthly. I give and bequeath to my sons J. H. Morris and A. S. J. Morris, all the hogs I own and possess and their increase, all the cows I have and their increase, one mare and horse 3 years old, equal share and their increase in the same way, and all the fowls on the place.

Fifthly. I give and bequeath to my children Rachel Ann Alexander, F. G. Morris, Maria Smith, Mary E. Pursley and Caroline Furguson and Rufus Morris all the remainder of my estate to be

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divided equally between them as they may think best.

I do hereby appoint and nominate my son J. H. Morris my Executor.

In witness whereof I do to this my last Will set my hand, this the 11th day of July 1896. Eliza Morris.

Signed and published in our presence and we have subscribed our names in the presence of the Testator this July 11th 1896.

J. M. Anglea

John R. Wilkes

State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court December Term December 22nd 1896.

A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Eliza Morris dec'd, was this day produced in open Court for probate when the same was duly proven by the oaths of J. M. Anglea and John R. Wilkes the subscribing witnesses thereto, whereupon the same was ordered recorded as said last Will and Testament of Eliza Morris deceased.

A true copy - Harris Brown, Clerk


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