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
Know all men by these presents that I John F. Link of the 15th district
of Sumner County Tennessee, being of sound mind and disposing memory do make
and publish this as my last will and testament, hereby revoking and making
void all the wills heretofore made by me.
Item 1st It is my will that all of my just debts and burial expenses be paid by my wife out of any money I may have on hand at my death.
Item 2 I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Nancy Jane Link all of my personal property of every kind, to have absolutely to do with and to dispose of in any way and in any manner and at any time she may see proper.
Said personal property consisting of all the horses mules cattle, hogs, money, all notes and accounts household and kitchen furniture, buggy two wagons, all farming implements & machinery, bees and honey it being my intention and desire that she my beloved and faithful wife shall have every particle & parcel of my personal property at my death of every kind and description and wherever situated, except my interest in a saw mill and engine and one colt and mule hereinafter disposed of.
Item 3 I also give and bequeath to my said wife the tract of land upon which I now live situated in the 15th district of Sumner County Tennessee, which is bounded on the North by Briley and Hester, on the East by Legg; on the South by Legg and Searcy and on the West by John Roney and Charlie Bryan col. containing by estimation ninety acres more or less. She is to have and to hold said described tract of land for and during her life and at her death it is my will that said tract of land descend to my two sons Oscar Lee Link and Archie Clay Link in equal shares and I so give and bequeath said tract of land to them at the death of my wife.
Item 4 I give and bequeath to my son John Ellis Link my tract of land situated in the 15th district of Sumner Co. bounded on the North by Jas. T. Link on the South by Pond & Johnson, East by Pitt &
Jackson and on the West by Wilkerson containing 44 acres more or less,
to have and to hold the same to him and his heirs forever.
Item 5 I give and bequeath to my son Jas. T. Link my one half interest in the saw mill and engine, which he and I now own together.
Item 6 I give and bequeath to my son Oscar Lee Link my dark brown colt, one year old, out of my gray mare, and to my son Archie Clay Link, I give and bequeath my two year old iron gray mare mule. Said bequests being given them in addition to what is them them in item three & what will be hereinafter given them.
Item 7 It is my will and I here direct my executor hereinafter appointed, at my death, to sell my tract of land situated in the 15th district of Sumner County Tenn. hereinafter described and to divide the proceeds of the sale of the same after paying all the costs of the sale of the same equally between my lawful heirs to wit, Jas. T. Link, Charles Elmo Link, Mrs. Fannie Glidewell, Mrs. Laura Alice White, John Ellis Link, Oscar Lee Link and Archie Clay Link, said tract of land being bounded on the North by W. E. Legg; on the South by Columbus and Martin Link, on the East by Boon Johnson and on the West by R. C. Searcy, containing eighty-four acres more or less. My executor is authorized to sell said tract of land either publically or privately, whichever in his judgment will cause the land to sell for the best price and upon such terms as he may think best and he is expressly authorized to make the purchaser a deed free from any kind of incumbrance whatever to have and to hold to the purchaser and his or her heirs forever.
Item 8 I have heretofore given my sons Jas. T. and Charlie Elmo Link certain tracts of land but I do not charge them with said land as advancements. They are to have an equal share in said land in item 7 with the other children. It is also my will and desire that my three sons Oscar Lee Link & Archie Clay Link and John Ellis Link take equally in the land des-
cribed in item 7 in addition to what is given them in the other items
of this will.
My daughter Fannie Glidewell and Laura Alice White are to have nothing but the interest given them in the land mentioned and described in item 7 of this will.
Item 9 I give and bequeath also to my wife all of my interest I am yet entitled to from my fathers estate to hold and to have and dispose of as she may wish.
Item 10 I hereby nominate and appoint my son Jas. T. Link my executor of this my last will and testament and direct that he act as such without giving bond.
Witness my hand, this May the 1st 1891.
John F. Link
The said John F. Link on the 1st day of May 1891 signed and published this instrument and declared the same to be his last will and testament and we at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our hands as subscribing witnesses.
R. M. Johnson
A. K. Gillespie
State of Tennessee}
Sumner County } Court Nov. Term November 4th 1891.
A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Jno. F. Link deceased was this day produced in open Court for probate when the same was duly proven by the oaths of R. M. Johnson & R. K. Gillespie the subscribing witnesses thereto where the same was received by the Court and ordered recorded as said last will and testament of Jno. F. Link dec'd and J. T. Link being named in said will as the Executor thereof and being excused therein from giving bond as such appeared in open Court and accepted said appointment when he was duly qualified and Letters, Testamentary ordered issued to him.
A true copy
Harris Brown Clerk