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L. B. Smart, 1872

Transcribed by Jan J. Barnes
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Will Original #583
Probated Nov. 1875

Sumner County Tennessee
April the 19 1872

Be it known that I L. B. Smart Being imprepell with the fact that I can't live a great while I do hearinafter make this my last Will and Testament - to wit I want my sister Mary L. Wimes and her Husband H. C. Wimes to have the tract of land on which they now live & not have to pay anything for it to any one whatever also all my farming tools and all my house hold property of whatever character it may be.  I want my said sister & Husband to have my milk cow & Eight Head of sheap the remainder of my effects to be sold & the effects to be given to Joseph E. Smart my Brother.  Haveing sold to my Brother J. W. Smart the three interests whereof I held in the lands known as the Robert Garret tract Deceased situated & being in Sympson County Ky said J. W. Smart agreeing to pay my part of all the debt that I am oweing as the partner of R. L. Garrett for the consideration of said land interest & the amount J. W. Smart is to pay, is Three Hundred and thirty four dollars & 62 cts.  I want said J. W. Smart to qualify as my executor and the Court not to require any security of him if it suits my sister Mary & her husband I would prefer that they sell the land I give them.  In conformation of the above I hearunto set my hand and seal this the day and date above writen.
                                                                                   L. B. Smart (Seal)
Test
Thos. Perdue
O. H. P. Duval

State of Tennessee
Sumner County Court Nov Term 1875
The last Will and testament of L. B. Smart was this day produced in open court for probate and was duly proven by the oaths of Thos. Perdue and O. H. P. Duvall subscribing witnesses thereto which is received by the court and ordered to be recorded.  J. W. Smart the Executor named in the Will appeared in open court and accepted the execution of the same, thereupon said J. W. Smart executed his bond as such Execution in the sum of two hundred & fifty dollars conditioned as the law directs and said J. W. Smart was duly qualified.  As security being required under the will he was relieved from giving any.
Copy attest
Jesse Cage Clerk


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