TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #92
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 6-9 ; Nov. 1905 - Oct 1942
Transcribed by Jan Barnes
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. VIII
May 1924 - April 1932
Pages 96 - 97
- - - - - - LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF J. O. Blaine , DECEASED - - - - - -
To whom it may concern,
Promoted by a desire to dispose of the small estate with which the Lord has blessed me I now revoking all previous wills, make and publish this my last will and testament.
Item 1: I direct that my executor hereafter named, shall out of the first money that comes into his hands as such executor, pay all my just debts, including doctor's fees and funeral expenses.
Item 2: I devise and bequeath to Annie Clendening my lot lying west of Church of Christ, property, bounded as follows: On the South by Gallatin and Russelville Pike; on the west by the Church of Christ property and containing 1 3/4 (one and three fourths acres) acres more or less.
Item 3: I also bequeath to Annie Clendenning seven lots in the town of Portland, Tennessee, and bounded on the south by Portland Cemetery; on the west by Shun Pike road; on the east by J. A. Thompson, and containing 1 1/2 acres more or less.
Item 4: To David Lipscomb as Trustee for Cormack Angleas, I bequeath the sum of Fifteen Hundred Dollars, to be collected out of the J. E. McNeill notes.
Item 5: I bequeath and devise all the remainder of my estate both real and personal to Annie Clendening and to become hers absolutely to do with as she may wish.
Item 6: I desire the said Annie Clendening to have all my house hold goods and furniture.
Item 7: I Nominate and appoint Eugene McGlothlin executor of this my last will and testament and said executor is hereby clothed with full power to sell any property I may die seized and possessed which is not mentioned in this will, and same to be turned over to said Annie Clendenning.
Witness my hand this the 12th day of March 1926.
J. O. Blaine
Signed by J. O. Blaine as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of us, the undersigned, who, at his request, and in his sight and presence, have subscribed our names hereto as attesting witnesses, this the 12th day of March 1926.
Geo. W. Moore
W. T. Hardison
- - - - - - WILL OF J. O. BLAINE, DECEASED - - - - - -
Be it remembered that, on this the 16th day of June 1926, before the Hon. J. Miller Harris, Chairman, of the County Court of Sumner County, Eugene McGlothlin, the person named therein as executor, produced in open Court a paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of J. O. Blaine, lately deceased, bearing date, March, 12th, 1926, having the name of J. O. Blaine signed thereto and being subscribed by Geo. W. Moore and W. T. Hardison as attesting witnesses, and moved the court that the same be admitted to probate and record and the last will and testament of the said J. O. Blaine, deceased, and it appearing to the court from the testimony of the said Geo. W. Moore and W. T. Hardison the two subscribing witnesses thereto that said paper writing was written in the life-time of the said J. O. Blaine and signed by him and subscribed in his presence and at his request by the said Geo. W. Moore and W. T. Hardison as attesting witnesses, and that said instrument was executed by the said J. O. Blaine 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 further appearing that the said J. O. Blaine 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. O. Blaine, deceased, and the clerk is directed to file and record the same. And the Eugene McGlothlin being named in said will as the executor thereof appeared in open Court and accepted the appointment and he together with his sureties Geo. W. Moore and W. T. Hardison in open court entered into and acknowledged their bond payable to the State of Tennessee, in the penal sum of Twenty-five Hundred ($2500.00) Dollars, conditioned as the law directs when he was duly qualified and letters testamentary ordered issued to him.
A true Copy.
Harvey L. Brown . . . . . .Clerk