TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. V
Feb. 1891 - July 1904
I, Eliza Ann Estes being of sound mind and knowing the uncertainty of life, do make this my last Will and Testament revoking all others.
1st. It is my will so soon after death as convenient that my Executor pay out of the property that I die possessed of, my funeral expenses and just debts.
2nd. Having given to my beloved children as herein named, Mary E. Douglass, Sarah E. Gaines, Albert F. Estes, and Thomas J. Estes the sum of fifty dollars each, and not having given my son David C. Estes anything, it is my will that my Executor pay to my beloved son David C. Estes the sum of fifty dollars.
3rd. Having lived with my son Robert P. Estes the last twenty two years of my life, and he having been always kind and attentive to me both in sickness and in health, it is my will that my beloved son Robert P. Estes have the remainder of my property not herein bequeathed.
4th. I appoint my son Robert P. Estes my Executor and it is my will that he be not required to give bond. This November the 6th 1890. E. A. Estes.
J. E. Rascoe
R. P. Hite
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court March Term March 17th 1894.
The last Will and Testament of Eliza A. Estes dec'd was this day presented in open Court for probate and duly proven by the oaths of J. E. Rascoe and R. P. Hite subscribing witnesses thereto, when the same is ordered and filed.
A True Copy - Harris Brown, Clerk