Transcribed by Jan J. Barnes
In the name of God, Amen, I, Leslie Davis Durrett of the City of Cotton Town, County of Sumner, State of Tennessee, being of sound mind and disposing memory, and not acting under duress, menace, fraud, or the undue influence of any person whomsoever, do hereby make, publish, and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament and revoke all other wills previously made by me.
First, To my wife, Cora M. I give all my personal property to do with
whatsoever she pleases and the Real estate her lifetime and at her passing
the farm to be divided accordingly:
Beginning on the West a line running North and South, to Calvin on the West and To Ernest, and next to Ernest, then to Leon, and last on the East to Marie. For them to divide it reasonably.
The value to be 150.00 per acre.
Lastly, I hereby nominate and appoint My son Calvin Durrett as Executor of this will.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this Second day of April,
1965 at Clear View 15th District.
L. D. Durrett
Signed, sealed, published and declared to be the Last Will and Testament of Leslie Davis Durrett, the testor above named in our presence, and at his request, and in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have, hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses this 2nd day of April 1965.
Chas. E. Somerville residing at Clear View Community
Ruby W. Somerville residing at Clear View Community.
*Leslie Davis Durrett was the son of Francis E. Durrett and Ann Elizabeth Madeline Ackerman. He was born in Robertson County, Tn. on 1 November 1889, died in Sumner County on 31 October 1967. He married Cora B. McMurtry, daughter of Jacob Henry McMurtry and Mattie O. Utley, on 24 November 1915.
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