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. M. Johnson, being of sound mind and disposing memory, do hereby make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking any and all former wills by me made at any time.
First; I will that all my just debts and funeral expenses be first paid out of any moneys of which I may die seized and possessed, or out of the first money that comes into the hands of my executor, herein after named, and appointed.
Second; I hereby give and bequeath to my daughter, Lillie Mae Johnson, all the property of which I may die seized and possessed, including all cash and all other personal property to be hers absolutely to dispose of as she may deem proper and best.
Third; I hereby nominate and appoint Rev. A. D. Roberson as Executor under this will, and he is hereby excused from giving bond with security.
Witness my hand, this 16th day of September, 1936.
J. M. Johnson
We, the undersigned subscribing witnesses to the foregoing instrument
of writing, do hereby certify that we signed the same as subscribing witnesses
to the will of J. M. Johnson at the request of the testator and in his sight
and presence and in the presence of each other, and that the said J. M. Johnson
signed the same in our presence, and made known to us that this instrument
was or is his last will or testament.
This September 16, 1936.
B. E. Rippy
R. L. Neal
Will of J. M. Johnson, Deceased
Be it remembered, that on this the 16th day of April, 1938, before the Honorable J. W. McCormack, Chairman of the County Court of Sumner County, Tennessee, A. D. Roberson the Executor named therein, produced in open court a typewritten paper purporting to be the last will and testament of J. M. Johnson, deceased, bearing date of September 16th, 1936, having the name of J. M. Johnson, signed thereto, and being subscribed by B. E. Rippy, Louise Lane and R. L. Neal 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. M. Johnson, deceased.
And it appearing from the testimony of the said B. E. Rippy, Louise Lane, and R. L. Neal, the attesting witnesses thereto, that said paper writing was written in the life time of the said J. M. Johnson, and signed by him, and subscribed in his presence and at his request by the said B. E. Rippy, Louise Lane and R. L. Neal as attesting witnesses, and that said instrument
was executed by the said J. M. Johnson 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 further appearing to the Court that the said J. M. Johnson 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. M. Johnson, deceased, and the same is hereby admitted to probate as such, and the Clerk is directed to file and record the same.
And the said A. D. Roberson being named in said will as the Executor thereof and being excused from executing bond under said will, appeared in open court and accepted said trust, when he was duly qualified and letters testamentary ordered issued to him.