TSL&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
Saundersville, Tennessee - 1/17/1911
This is my last will.
I give to Mamie G. Prince & her two children Elizabeth & Kate all of my personal property. One note against W. E. Green 169.00 with credit of 60.00 (cow); one note on J. H. Jarrett for 28>00, also should I have any money in banks. Mamie G. Prince is to take charge of all of my business acct. & etc. & collect them to have for her children as above without bond to do as she thinks best for her & two children. Henry C. Gowen
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court Nov. Term, Nov. 4th 1911.
A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Henry C. Gowen, dec'd, was this day produced in open Court for probate, when A. T Williams, R. E. Saunders and A. C. Dobbins personally came into open court and being first duly sworn, deposed and say in open court that they are familiar with the handwriting of Henry C. Gowen, and that his handwriting is generally known by his acquaintances, and that they verily believe the paper writing dated 1/17/1911, and signed by Henry C. Gowen and purporting to be the last will and testament of Henry C. Gowen is and every part of it in the handwriting of Henry C. Gowen, dec'd. And Mamie G. Prince being named in said will as the executrix thereof without bond, appeared in open court and accepted the trust, when she duly qualified and letters testamentary ordered issued to her.
A true copy - O. D. Moore, Clerk