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John S.  & Martha Carr

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

Transcribed by Jan Barnes and Marie Johnson

County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. IV
Oct. 1870 - April 1891

Page 41

We John S. Carr and Martha Carr do hereby make this our last will and testament revoking all others.  
1st:  That all our just debts including funeral expenses be first paid out of any funds that may be on hand or that is first collected by the Executor.
2nd:  We give and bequeath to our two daughters Samantha E. Whiteside and Susan A. Rickman the parcel of land (lying South of the tract that we conveyed to J. D. Carr on the northern boundary of Woodsons tract) containing Sixty acres more or less this being the land in which I the said Martha Carr have an interest inherited by my fathers gift to be divided between them the said Samantha and Susan as follows viz:  valued by three commissioners one of whom to be the Executor, at its cash value then for Samantha to have five hundred dollars ($500) out of said value first and the balance to be equally divided between them giving Samantha the privilege to take the land at its estimated value if she desires if not then the land may be disposed of without commissioners as they may agree still giving Samantha the $500 before stated more than half, which we consider due to make her equal.  If Samantha chooses to take the land as above conditioned then she is to pay one half that will be due Susan on taking possession and the other in twelve months without interest.
3rd:  We give and bequeath to Samantha, Susan and our grandson Ed S. Carr each one bed and furniture all the remaining household and kitchen furniture to be then equally divided between all our heirs Samantha, Susan, John and Ed S. Carr without exposing for sale.
4th We desire and direct that all remaining of every kind farming tools crops produce etc be sold and the proceeds be equally divided between Samantha

Page 42

Susan and Ed S. Carr after all debts and expenses have been paid as in Art. 1st even if it requires all of it (the remain being divided as stated in this clause)  We desire and direct that in case of the death of one of us before the other, everything remain without change during the life of the other at which time we wish this to take action as we have above directed.  We nominate and appoint T. M. Woodson as the Executor of this our Will and Testament.
Signed sealed and delivered this the
7th day of August 1871 in presence of   }
Witnessed by                                           }                                                      John S. Carr (Seal)
T. M. Woodson                                       }                                                       Martha (her mark) Carr (Seal)
J. B. Hanna Jr.
State of Tennessee
Sumner County Court June Term 1872
The last will and testament of John S. Carr dec'd was this day produced in open court for probate and was duly proved by the oath of T. M. Woodson and J. B. Hanna Jr. subscribing witnesses thereto which is received by the court and ordered to be recorded.  T. M. Woodson the Executor named in the will appeared in open court and accepted the execution of the same thereupon said T. M. Woodson together with his securities B. B. Durham and J. B. Hanna Jr. appeared in open court and entered into and acknowledged their bond to the State of Tennessee in the penal sum of two thousand dollars conditioned according to law and said T. M. Woodson was duly qualified.
Copy - Test                                                                                                    Jesse Cage Clerk  

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