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
I, James House, being of sound mind and disposing memory, do make and publish this as my last will and testament, hereby revoking and making void any other wills heretofore made by me.
1st. I desire my just debts to be paid by my executors as soon after my death as practicable.
2nd. I give, devise, and bequeath all of my property, real and personal and mixed, of every kind and description of which I may die seized and possessed, equally to my present wife, Mattie C. House, to my children, Emma L. Connell, W. H. House, Annie H. Williamson, Ernest B. House, Walter T. House and Rufus M. House and to my grand daughter, Allen Palmer House, share and share alike; and if any of my said children, whose names all herein set out, should die leaving children, or a child, then such child or children shall take and have the share, or shares of their deceased parents.
3rd. I make no provision in this will for my beloved son J. B. House, because, I have this day conveyed to him a one-half interest in remainder, in fee, subject to my life estate in my old home place on North Water Street, in Gallatin, Tennessee.
4th. The provision herein made in the second clause of this will for my beloved wife, Mattie C. House is in lien of all interest or rights. She may have in law as my widow, and distributor, in or to the real estate and personality of which I may die seized and possessed, and excludes her right to dower and homestead and excepted property.
5th. I hereby nominate and appoint my sons, W. H. House and Ernest B. House as executors of this my last will and they are to act without bond or security as such executors.
Witness my hand, at Gallatin, Tennessee this, the 17th day of June, 1907. James House
We have witnessed the foregoing paper as the last will of James House, and his signature thereto, at his request, and in his presence, and after he had signed the same. This June 18th 1907.
Claude E. Perkins
Rufus E. House
Since executing the foregoing will, my son W. H. House who I appointed as one of my executors to my will, has died, and I appoint my son Walter T. House as executor in the room and place of W. H. House, dec'd. Said Walter T. House shall act as executor with the afore named Ernest B. House without bond. This March 4th 1909. James House
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court March Term, March 18th 1911.
A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of James House, dec'd, was this day produced in open Court for probate, when the same was duly proven by the oaths of Claude E. Perkins, Rufus E. House, Harris Brown and Greenberry Brown, subscribing witnesses thereto, when the same was ordered recorded as said last will and testament of said James House, dec'd, and Ernest B. House and Walter T. House named in said will as the executors thereof without bond, appeared in open court and accepted the trust, when they were duly qualified and letters testamentary ordered issued to them.
A true copy - O. D. Moore, Clerk