TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. IV
Oct. 1870 - April 1891
Know all men that I John Crenshaw being unsound in body, but of sound mind & memory do hereby declare and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament.
Item 1st. I desire that all my just debts shall be paid.
Item 2nd. It is my will and desire that my two sons Dabney and Thomas Joseph Crenshaw shall take possession of my farm and all my property that may be left after paying my debts and take care of land provide for my three daughters viz; Elizabeth and Martha & Annie. The two first Elizabeth & Martha being afflicted and dependent.
Item 3rd. I desire that my two sons shall continue in possession as before stated until my two daughters Elizabeth and Martha shall be restored to health or die or my two daughters Elizabeth and Martha shall become dissatisfied
then my property shall be divided as follows: viz; That each of my children, Ora G. Harper, Dabney Crenshaw, Elizabeth Crenshaw, Martha F. Crenshaw, Thomas J. Crenshaw, and Annie E. Crenshaw shall each have equal shares alike.
Item 4th. The share that I give to my daughter Ora G. Harper shall be subject only to her individual control and benefit to do as she pleases, and in no way or manner shall her husband D. J. Harper use or control said share or interest in y estate.
In testimony whereof, I have this day affixed my hand and seal this September 10, 1882. John Crenshaw
A. J. Swaney
Joseph M. Crenshaw
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court November Term 1882
The last Will and Testament of John Crenshaw, deceased, was this day produced in open Court for probate and was proven by the oaths of A. J. Swaney and Joseph M. Crenshaw, subscribing witnesses thereto, which is received by the Court and ordered to be recorded. No Executor being named in the will. It was ordered by the Court that Dabney Crenshaw be appointed Administrator with the will annexed of John Crenshaw, deceased. Thereupon said: Dabney Crenshaw, together with his securities, Joseph M. Crenshaw and A. J. Swaney, appeared in open Court and entered into and acknowledged their bond to the State of Tennessee, in the penal sum of one thousand dollars, conditioned as the law directs, and said Dabney Crenshaw as Administrator aforesaid was duly qualified.
Copy Attest - O. H. Foster, Clerk