TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #92
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 6-9; Nov. 1905 - Oct. 1942
Transcribed by Jan J. Barnes
I, L. S. Vaughn, of Sumner County, Tennessee, being sound mind and disposing memory, do hereby make and publish this as and for my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void any and all other wills heretofore made by me.
Item 1; It is my will and desire and I so direct that all my just debts be paid, including my funeral expenses, by my Executrix hereinafter named as soon after my death as can be conveniently done.
Item 2; I will and bequeath to each of my grand-children as follows, Alleen Wheeler, Delia Williams, Mattie Lou Wherry, Richard Wherry and Katherine Wherry, the sum of Two ($2.00) Dollars each, and to be paid them in cash by my Executrix hereinafter named.
Item 3; I will, devise and bequeath all the balance of my property, both real and personal, wheresoever located or situated to my beloved wife, Carrie A. Vaughn in fee simple forever.
Item 4; I hereby nominate and appoint my wife Carrie A. Vaughn, as Executrix of this my last will and testament and direct that she be qualified without bond.
Witness my hand, this 26th, day of October, 1929.
Wit; Harvey L. Brown L. S. (his mark) Vaughn
Signed and declared by the said L. S. Vaughn to be his last will and testament in our presence, who, at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as attesting witnesses the day and date above written.
Harvey L. Brown
H. F. Gambill
WILL OF L. S. VAUGHN, DECEASED.
BE IT REMEMBERED that on this the 9th, day of October, 1937, before the Honorable J. W. McCormack, Chairman of the County Court of Sumner County, Tennessee, Carrie A. Vaughn, the Executrix named therein, produced in open court a type-written paper purporting to be the last will and testament of L. S. Vaughn, deceased, bearing date of October 26th, 1929, having the name of L. S. Vaughn signed thereto and being subscribed by Harvey L. Brown and H. F. Gambill as attesting witnesses, and moved the court that the same be admitted to probate and record as the last will and testament of the said L. S. Vaughn, deceased.
And it appearing from the testimony of the said Harvey L. Brown and H. F. Gambill, the attesting witnesses thereto that said paper writing was written in the life time of the said L. S. Vaughn and signed by him and subscribed in his presence and at his request by the said Harvey L. Brown and H. F. Gambill as attesting witnesses and that said instrument was executed by the said
L. S. Vaughn on the day it bears date as and for his last will and testament and that he was at the time of sound mind and disposing memory and was more than twenty one years of age.
And it furthur appearing to the Court that the said L. S. Vaughn lately died in Sumner County, Tennessee, and that his home and usual place of residence at the time of his death was in said County, it is so adjudged.
And it is adjudged and declared by the Court that said instrument is the true, whole and last will and testament of the said L. S. Vaughn, deceased, and the same is hereby admitted to probate as such and the Clerk is directed to file and record the same.
J. W. McCormack, Chairman
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