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John H. Head, 1901

TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904

Transcribed by Jan J. Barnes

County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. V
Feb. 1891 - July 1904

Page 233

I, John Head, being of sound mind and memory, do hereby make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other wills heretofore made by me.
Item 1      I direct my executor hereinafter appointed to pay all of my just debts, including the burial expenses as soon as possible after my death.

Item 2nd  My sister Penelope F. Head, and my sister Miss S. E. Head, who have always lived with me, and kept house for me, and looked after me and who expect to remain with me until my death, I desire to be cared for and supported out of my property as long as they live for their kindness and attention to me in my affliction, and with this purpose in view, I hereby give and bequeath to these two sisters, all of my personal and real estate, to have, to hold and to use, during their natural life, and at the death of the survivor of said two sisters, I direct that all of my said estate, be divided equally among my nephews and nieces, share and share alike without reference to the interests of their fathers or mothers, if I had died without a will.

Item 3rd    I hereby appoint David Chenault Sr. my executor without bond or security, and give him full power and authority to sell all my personal estate and real estate, and re-invest the same, if necessary, either before or after the death of my said two sisters, and he is directed to sell, if necessary, either real or personal estate, for the support of said two sisters, and to so manage said estate during their life time as best to support them, and if possible to pay off my debts without a sale of the real estate, but if a sale of the real estate is necessary, for the purpose of paying my said debts then my said executor is given full authority to sell the same, or a part of the same, publically or privately as he may deem best, and is given full authority to execute deed and

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title to the purchaser or purchasers, without going into court.
In the event David Chenault, for any purpose or reason should fail to act as my executor, or after qualifying, by age, should be incompetent to attend to the duties imposed upon him, or should die before my said two sisters, or the survivor of them are authorized to select some competent person to act as executor and upon a request in writing to the County Court, signed by said two sisters, or the survivor, making a selection, the said County Court is requested, and authorized to qualify said person so selected to act as my executor, with all the powers given to him as have hereafore been given by me to my said executor David Cheneault.
This January 17th 1901.
                                                                             John H. Head
David Chenault
P. W. Naive?
The above instrument is signed by us as witnesses in the presence of each other and in the presence of John H. Head and at his request as his last will and testament, this January 17th 1901.
David Chenault
P. W. Naive
After duly considering the matter I think it best to add this codicil to my foregoing will, in the event my brother Marcellus Head & Aurlia H. Corkran should out live my sisters Penelope Head & S. E. Head.  I wish their provata share to go direct to them and at their death to their children.  I at this time being in sound mind, do hereby affix my signature Mar 26th 1901.
                                                                              John H. Head
J. B. Head
David Chenault, Sr.

State of Tennessee
Sumner County Court July Term July 1st 1901.

A paper writing purporting to be

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the last Will and Testament of John H. Head decd' together with a codicil attached, was this day produced in open court for probate, when said Will and Codicil, were each duly proven by the oath of David Chenault, one of the subscribing witnesses to each there being no contest, the same was ordered filed and recorded as the last Will and Testament of said John H. Head dec'd.
A true copy
Harris Brown Clerk

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