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, Jack Perdue, of Sumner County, Tennessee, being of sound mind and disposing memory do hereby make, publish and declare this as and for my last will and testament, revoking and making void all other wills by me at any time heretofore made.
Item 1; It is my will and desire and I so direct, that my executor hereinafter named pay my just debts and funeral expenses and purchase a monument not to exceed Fifty Dollars and have same placed at my grave as soon as possible after my death.
Item 2; I will my daughter Florence Basisom Fifty Dollars.
Item 3; I will and bequeath to my daughter, Lucy Young my farm consisting of about 38 acres be the same more or less and bounded on the north by Butler farm, on the east by road, on the south by Hardison and Hill and on the west by Hardison & Hill.
Item 4; I will and bequeath to my granddaughter Jennie Dye one third of my farm consisting of 50 1/2 acres known as the home place and her one third to be on the north side of said farm and including all of the buildings, consisting of 16 1/2 acres be the same more or less.
Item 5; I will and bequeath to my granddaughter and grand son, Sudie Dye and John Buntin the remainder of the two thirds of my farm consisting of about 50 1/2 acres and known as my home place and said two thirds consisting of about 33 1/2 acres, said two thirds to be equally divided between the said Sudie Dye and John Buntin by my executor hereinafter named.
Item 6; It is my will and desire that all remaining property left after paying my just debts be equally divided between Lucy Young and my grandchildren herein named.
Item 7; I hereby appoint and nominate R. W. Enders as executor of this my last will and testament with full power to transfer or deed the above described real estate to my daughter Lucy Young and my three grandchildren herein mentioned by proper conveyance as fully and completely as I myself could do. I also hereby empower my executor with full power to make division of real estate between my grandchildren herein named and they are to abide by said division and if not they are to be excluded from said will.
Witness my hand this the 6th, day of Feby, 1935.
Jack (his mark) Perdue
Signed by the said Jack Perdue as and for his last will and testament
in the presence of us the undersigned, who at his request and in his presence
have subscribed our names hereto as attesting witnesses.
This the 6th, day of Feby, 1935.
J. W. Wiseman
R. D. Brooks
WILL OF JACK PERDUE, DECEASED
BE IT REMEMBERED that on this the 16th, day of September, 1937 before the Honorable J. W. McCormack, Chairman of the County Court of Sumner County Tennessee, R. W. Enders, the executor named therein produced in open court a paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Jack Perdue, deceased, bearing date of February 6th, 1935, having the name of Jack Perdue signed thereto and being subscribed by J. W. Wiseman and E. D. Brooks as attesting witnesses and moved the court that the same be admitted to probate and record as the last will and testament of the said Jack Perdue, deceased.
And it appearing from the testimony of the said J. W. Wiseman and E. D. Brooks the attesting witnesses thereto that said paper writing was written in the life time of the said Jack Perdue and signed by him and subscribed in his presence and at his request by the said J. W. Wiseman and E. D. Brooks as attesting witnesses, and that said instrument was executed by the said Jack Perdue 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 Jack Perdue lately died in Sumner County, Tennessee, and that his usual place of residence at the time of his death was in said 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 Jack Perdue, deceased and the same is hereby admitted to probate as such and the clerk is directed to file and record the same.