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
- - - - - - LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JOE P. BAILEY, DECEASED - - - - - -
I Joe P. Bailey, being of sound mind and knowing the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death, do hereby will and bequeath unto B. H. Hackett and his wife, C. E. Hackett to share and share alike in all the property I may die possessed of after my doctor's bills attending my sickness and burial expenses are paid.
I am making this disposition of my worldly goods as aforesaid for their loving kindness to me for many years.
My money is in the Farmers Bank of Portland, Tennessee.
Witness my hand and seal, Feby. 25th, 1927.
Joe P. (his mark) Bailey
M. L. Johnson - - - - - - D. B. Johnson
- - - - - - PROBATE OF THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JOE P. BAILEY, DECEASED - - - - - -
Be it remembered that, on this the 12th day of March, 1927, before the Honorable J. Miller Harris, Chairman of the County Court of Sumner County, Tennessee B. H. Hackett produced in open Court a paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Joe P. Bailey, lately deceased, bearing date February 25th, 1927, having the name of Joe P. Bailey signed thereto and being subscribed by M. L. Johnson and D. B. Johnson as attesting witnesses and moved the Court that the same be admitted to probate and record as the last will and testament of Joe P. Bailey, deceased, and it appearing to the Court from the oral testimony of the said M. L. Johnson and D. B. Johnson the two subscribing witnesses thereto, that said paper writing was written in the life time of the said Joe P. Bailey and signed by him and subscribed in his presence, and at his request by the said M. L. Johnson and D. B. Johnson as attesting witnesses on the 25th, day of March, 1927, as and for his last will and testament and that he was at the time of sound mind and disposing memory.
It is, therefore, adjudged by the Court that said paper writing is the true, whole and last will and testament of the said Joe P. Bailey, deceased, and the Clerk is directed to file and record the same, whereupon it appearing to the Court that B. H. Hackett is a fit and proper person to be appointed as Administrator with the will annexed of the estate of the said Joe P. Bailey, deceased, and the said B. H. Hackett in open Court accepted said appointment was duly qualified as such administrator giving bond in the penal sum of Fifteen Hundred ($1500.00) Dollars, conditioned as the law directs with S. A. Chambers, D. B. Johnson, Hall Harrison and J. B. Donoho as sureties thereon when he was duly qualified and letters of administration issued to him.
A true Copy,
Harvey L. Brown, Clerk