TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904
Jan J. Barnes
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. IV
Oct. 1870 - April 1891
Ada and Mattie Natcher state that during the last sickness of Joseph L. Natcher and a short time before his death in their presence and in the presence of each other the said Joseph L. Natcher declared to them the disposition he desired made of all his property; that said declaration made in the dwelling house of his father where he had residing during his life and said Joseph L. Natcher then especially to bear witness to the disposition he wishes made of his property. The following is the disposition wished made of his property.
First: that his burial expenses and his just debts
Second: That all of his property of every kind and description whatever should go to his mother Caroline Natcher (filmed to close to the edge)
to be used enjoyed and disposed of as she may desire or deem best.
This the 22nd day of Sept. 1879.
Ada M. Natcher
Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 22nd day of Sept - 1879. Lee Head J. P.
Be it remembered that a paper writing purporting to be the noncupative will of Joseph L. Natcher deceased was this day presented in open Court and offered for probate where it appeared to the Court from the testimony of Ada M. and Mattie Natcher disinterested witnesses that the said Joseph L. Natcher in his last sickness and a few days before his death in their presence, and in the presence of each other declared to them the disposition he desired made of his property after his death and especially requested therein to bear witness to the same that the said Joseph L. Natcher departed this life on the 16th day of September 1879 and said will was reduced to writing on the 22nd day of September 1879 & signed by said witnesses and it further appearing that said will was declared in the presence of said witnesses in the house of the father of the said Joseph L. Natcher where he had resided during his life and was residing at the time of his death and it further appearing that all the heirs of said Joseph L. Natcher have been regularly served with notice that said paper writing would this day be presented for probate it is therefore ordered by the Court that said Will be admitted to probate & the same be entered of Record.
O. H. Foster Clerk