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
State of Tennessee, Sumner County
I, Elizabeth Harper do make and publish this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all other wills by me at any time made.
First. I direct that my husband V. S. Harper pay my funeral expenses and doctors bill out of any money or personal property that I may die possessed of.
Secondly. I give and bequeath to my husband V. S. Harper all of my household and kitchen furniture and every thing with which my house is furnished consisting of beds, bed & clothes, carpets & etc. and sell all notes that may be due me and as well also all moneys and personal property of what ever kind or nature I may die possessed of. I also will and bequeath to him my saidly husband V. S. Harper my home place, and for further description of said land reference is made to deed of conveyance from Andrew Howden to me (my name then being Elizabeth Rigalee) and my said husband is authorized to immediately take charge of said lands. To have and to hold to my said husband (V. S. Harper) forever, said lands to his own separate use and control with all the personal property of whatever kind or nature I may die possessed of and as will also, of all the household and kitchen furniture, notes, money if any, I may possess at my death, and to use and dispose of the same as he may deem proper and right without any restriction or encumbrances whatever, and my said husband is authorized to sell any or all of said lands or personal property herein bequeathed to him, and to execute deeds of conveyance to said lands if he anytime may so desire.
In witness whereof I do to this my Will, set my hand this the 4th day of June 1897. Elizabeth (her mark) Harper
Signed and published in our presence, and we have subscribed our names hereto in the presence of the testator. This ----- day of June 1897.
W. F. Butler
W. G. Pond
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court March Term March 9th 1904.
A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Mrs. Elizabeth Harper dec'd was this day produced in open Court for probate when same was duly proven by the oaths of W. F. Butler and W. G. Pond, subscribing witnesses thereto, where same was ordered recorded as said last Will and Testament of said Mrs. Elizabeth Harper dec'd.
A True Copy - Harris Brown, Clerk