TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. V
Feb. 1891 - July 1904
I, J. M. Thurmond of Chipman Sumner Co., Tenn. do make and publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament, to wit:
First. All my just debts and funeral expenses to be fully paid and a suitable tombstone put to my grave and also to the grave of my deceased wife, Mary Thurmond.
Second. I give and bequeath to my son Wallace Thurmond all of my real estate except my home place (where I now live) to have and to hold to himself and heirs and assigns forever.
3rd. I give and bequeath to Bettie Sullivan (the woman now living with me) my home place to have and to hold her life time and then this place is to go to my son, the aforesaid Wallace Thurmond, to have and to hold to himself and heirs and assigns forever. I also give to the said Bettie Sullivan all of my personal property after the expenses are paid to have and to hold to have and to hold to herself and her heirs and assigns forever.
4th. I want my wife's wearing apparel divided between my son Wallace Thurmond and Josephine Bell wife of W. T. Bell, Sr. of Chipman Sumner Co., Tenn.
5th. I nominate and appoint J. C. Henry of Chipman, Tenn. to be the Executor of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made. J. M. Thurmond
In testimony whereof I set my hand this the 13th day of Dec. 1899.
Signed and declared as and for his and Testament by the above named Testator in our presence, at his request and in the presence of each other signed our names as witnesses thereto.
R. W. Durham
W. C. Shrum
M. A. Durham
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court Sept. Term Sept. 22nd 1902.
A paper writing purporting to be the
last Will and Testament of J. M. Thurmond dec'd, was this day produced in open Court for probate when the same was duly proven by the oaths of R. W. Durham and W. C. Shrum subscribing witnesses thereto, when the same was ordered recorded as said last Will and Testament of said J. M. Thurmond dec'd.
A true copy - Harris Brown, Clerk