TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #92
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 6 - 9; Nov. 1905 - Oct. 1942
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. VI
Nov. 1905 - Nov. 1915
Will of Martha M. Parker
I, Martha M. Parker being of sound mind and disposing memory do hereby make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking all others by me heretofore made.
1st. I direct that all my debt and funeral expenses be paid out of my property.
2nd. I will and bequeath to my son W. R. Parker my gold watch it being the watch formerly owned by my husband R. C. Parker during his lifetime, also my big bed and bed clothes, enough to keep sufficiently warm cold night, say half that I have.
3. I give and bequeath to my daughter Eva L. Sarver, wife of J. H. Sarver, my house and lot in the town of Scottsville, Allen County, Ky., it being the same upon which I live at present with my said daughter. I also require her my daughter Eva Sarver, to pay William R. Stewart one hundred and twenty five dollars.
4th. I also want my son R. M. Parker to take charge of what money I may have on hand and pay my funeral expenses, and what remains after that be done, will be his. Want him to have my furniture, all of it.
5th. I will and bequeath that after the four bequeaths have been fully complied with as set out above, that any property, or other thing of value I may own, or be seized with at my death, be equally divided between my three children; W. R. Parker, R. M. Parker, and Eva L. Sarver. I also want William R. Stewart to have my single bed. In testimony of which I have this day December 10, 1895, duly signed my name, done at Scottsville, Allen County, Ky. Martha M. Parker.
I repeat that I Martha M. Parker want William R. Stewart to have one hundred and twenty five dollars out of my lot that I live on, this is my wish. M. M. P.
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court January Term, Jan. 19th 1909.
A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Martha M. Parker dec'd, was this day produced in open Court for probate, when Miss Camille Maddux, Mrs. Mattie Gray, & Mrs. Carrie Ward
being in open court duly sworn, deposed and said they were each intimately acquainted with Mrs. Martha M. Parker during her lifetime, that they each were acquainted with the hand writing of Mrs. Martha M. Parker, that the said writing was generally known among Mrs. Martha M. Parker's acquaintances, that said paper writing presented for probate as said will, they each verily believe in every part was the handwriting of said Mrs. Martha M. Parker dec'd, and the signature of said Martha M. Parker thereto was genuine; and J. H. Sarver being duly sworn said that said paper writing was found after the death of said Mrs. Martha M. Parker by himself, Mrs. J. H. Sarver and W. A. Parker in Mrs. Martha M. Parker's private box locked therein among her valuable papers, whereupon said paper writing was ordered recorded as said last will and testament of said Martha M. Parker dec'd.
A true copy - Harris Brown, Clerk
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