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, J. B. Hassell, of Sumner County, Tennessee, being of sound mind and disposing memory do make, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void any and all other wills by me at any time heretofore made.
ITEM 1; It is my will and desire and I so direct that all my just debts including my funeral expenses be paid by my executor hereinafter named as soon after my death as can be conveniently paid out of the first moneys coming into his hands.
ITEM 2; I will and direct that my Executor hereinafter named place marker to the grave of my brother, Isaac Walton Hassell in the cemetery at Gallatin, Tennessee, at a cost of Fifty ($50.00) Dollars; also a marker to the grave of my brother, Dr. Harris Hassell in the cemetery at Springfield, Tennessee, at a cost of Fifty ($50.00) Dollars, and that he have the name of my sister, Mrs. Mallie Dye, and also my name inscribed on the monument in the cemetery at Bowling Green, Kentucky.
ITEM 3; I will, devise and bequeath to Mrs. Maggie Hassell wife of C. G. Hassell, the sum of One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars.
ITEM 4; I will, devise and bequeath to my two Nephews, M. M. Hassell and Sanford Hassell, Two Hundred and Fifty ($250.00) Dollars, each.
ITEM 5; I will, devise and bequeath to my good friends, Paris Pond and wife, Mrs. Pearl Pond with whom I now board and who lives on my property, One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars, provided they are living on my property at the time of my death, otherwise this bequest to be void.
ITEM 6; I will, devise and bequeath the balance of my estate to Sumner County Bank and Trust Company of Gallatin, Tennessee, in trust, to be held in trust by said bank for the use and benefit of my niece, Miss Mary Alice Hassell, and said Sumner County Bank and Trust Company is authorized and directed as such trustee to pay to my said niece, Mary Alice Hassell the sum of Twenty ($20.00) Dollars, per month, so long as such trust fund may last, and in the event my said niece should die before all of said fund is expended, then the balance after the payment of funeral expenses of my said niece, Mary Alice Hassell, shall go to and become the property in fee simple of her sister, Martha Hassell __________, her heirs and assigns, forever.
ITEM 7; I hereby nominate and appoint F. W. Gillespie as Executor
of this my last will and testament with full power and authority to sell
all personal property, real estate and mixed, at public auction or private
sale on such terms as he may deem best and paper, and I full authorize my
said Executor to make deed or deeds to the purchaser or purchasers of my
real estate, and do fully authorize him to do any and all things necessary
to wind up my estate and make distribution thereof in accordance with the
terms of this my last will and testament.
Witness my hand, this 27th, day of November, 1933.
J. B. Hassell
Signed by the said J. B. Hassell as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of us, the undersigned, who, at his request, in his sight and presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names hereto as attesting witnesses, the day and date above written.
Geo. W. Mitchell
WILL OF J. B. HASSELL, DECEASED.
BE IT REMEMBERED that on this the 25th, day of February, 1937, before the Honorable J. W. McCormack, Chairman of the County Court of Sumner County, Tennessee, F. W. Gillespie the Executor named therein, produced in open Court a type-written paper purporting to be the last will and testament of J. B. Hassell, deceased, bearing date of November 27th, 1933, having the name of J. B. Hassell signed thereto, and being subscribed by Geo. W. Mitchell and H. F. Gambill 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 J. B. Hassell, deceased.
And it appearing from the testimony of the said Geo. W. Mitchell and H. F. Gambill, the attesting witnesses thereto that said paper writing was written in the life time of the said J. B. Hassell and signed by him and subscribed in his presence and at his request by the said Geo. W. Mitchell and H. F. Gambill as attesting witnesses, and that said instrument was executed by the said J. B. Hassell 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 J. B. Hassell 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 J. B. Hassell, deceased, and the same is hereby admitted to probate as such and the Clerk is directed to file and record the same.
And F. W. Gillespie, being named in said will as the Executor thereof appeared in open Court and accepted the appointment and he together with his surety, Paul P. Hite and T. B. Baker, in open Court entered into and acknowledged their bond payable to the State of Tennessee in the sum of Twenty Five Hundred ($2,500.00) Dollars, conditioned as the law directs, when he was duly qualified and letters testamentary ordered issued to him.
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