TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #92
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 6-9; Nov. 1905 - Oct. 1942
Transcribed by Jan J. Barnes
I, I. S. Jenkins do make and publish this as my last will and testament, hereby revoking and making void all others by me at any time made.
I direct 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.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Ann Stinson Eight Dollars ($8.00) that she and her husband are now owing me, and $2.00 to be paid her in cash by my Executor, making $10.00 in all. This sum being the only amount that I desire her to have of my estate.
I will and bequeath and give the entire balance of my estate or property of which I may die seized and possessed both real and personal to be divided equally among and between my other children to wit namely; Hettie Stinson, Lizzie Harrison, Susie King, Henry Jenkins, Tilda Bentle, Becky Sanders, my children now living. And I have two children dead who have children of their own surviving them who are their heirs at law, and I give and bequeath to these surviving children the one eighth undivided interest in the property herein willed to these grandchildren.
The names of my deceased children leaving heirs surviving them are Emmet Jenkins and Lou Southers.
The names of Emmet Jenkins children are Loyd and Etheline, who are together willed one eighth undivided interest and each is to have one sixteenth undivided interest in the property I may die seized and possessed of.
The surviving children of Lou Southers is Verner Southers, who will take one eighth undivided interest in the property herein willed.
I do hereby nominate and appoint my son Henry Jenkins my executor and W. A. Smith as legal counsel for my executor who is to act as his attorney in all suits brought against him and by him as Executor.
This March 31st, 1931.
I. S. (X) Jenkins
Signed and published in our presence and we have subscribed our names hereto in the presence of the testator and at his request.
WILL OF I. S. JENKINS, DECEASED.
BE IT REMEMBERED that on this the 1st, day of
February, 1938, before the Honorable J. W. McCormack, Chairman of the County Court of Sumner County, Tennessee, Mrs. Susie King, one of the beneficiaries named therein, moved the Court that the paper writing deposited with the Clerk of this Court by Phillip Donnell, President of the Farmers and Merchants Bank, Westmoreland, Tennessee, be probated as the last will and testament of I. S. Jenkins, deceased. Said paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of I. S. Jenkins, deceased, bearing date of March 31st, 1931, having the name of I. S. Jenkins signed thereto and being subscribed by Dewey Carr and Gustine Bradley as attesting witnesses.
And it appearing to the Court from the testimony of the said Dewey Carr one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, that said paper writing was written in the life time of the said I. S. Jenkins and signed by him and subscribed in his presence and at his request by the said Dewey Carr and Gustine Bradley as attesting witnesses and that said instrument was executed by the said I. S. Jenkins on the day it bears date as and for his last will and testament and that he was at the time of sound mind and disposing memory and was more than twenty one years of age; And it furthur appearing to the Court that the said I. S. Jenkins has lately died, and that his usual place of residence at the time of his death was in said Sumner County, it is so adjudged.
And it is adjudged and declared by the Court that said instrument is the true, whole and last will and testament of the said I. S. Jenkins, deceased, and the same is hereby admitted to probate as such and the Clerk is directed to file and record the same.
And it furthur appearing to the court that Henry Jenkins, the person named Executor therein is now deceased, and that Mrs. Susie King is a fit and proper person to administer on said estate with will annexed.
And Mrs. Susie King having appeared in open Court and accepted the appointment and entered into and acknowledged her bond in the penal sum of Twenty Five Hundred ($2500.00) Dollars with United States Fidelity and Guaranty Co. by Chas R. Tomkins and Son, Agents, as surety thereon, conditioned as the law directs, and having been sworn faithfully to perform the duties of Administrator cum testamento annexo of the estate of I. S. Jenkins, deceased, according to law;
It is, therefore ordered by the Court that the said Mrs. Susie King be clothed with all the powers and charged with all the duties of Administrator cum testamento annexo of the estate of the said I. S. Jenkins, deceased, and that letters of Administration cum testamento annexo issue to her accordingly.