TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904
Transcribed by Jan J. Barnes
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. IV
Oct. 1870 - April 1891
I Mary C. McMurray do make and establish this as my last will and testament
hereby revoking any all wills by me at any time made.
I hereby will and devise with Henry C. McMurray, Alice McMurray and Louella McMurry for their natural lives and for the natural life of each of them, my farm situated in the fourth civil district of Sumner County and bounded on the North by the lands of Robert B. Douglass deceased, on the East by W. B. Burton & Cumberland River, on the South by the lands lived on by Mrs. Abston as a dower and on the West by Hugh Hale and all the farming tools, stock, household and kitchen furniture on it. It is my desire to leave them a home as long as they live single or unmarried and that they shall live together each having an equal interest in and control of the farm. Should one of them marry, then the farm is to go to the other two and should both my daughters named above marry, then it is my desire that the farm be at once divided among all my children as the law directs.
In the event my son and daughter named above are unable for any cause to live together amicably as brother and sisters should, then the two girls are empowered to rent out the place and the rents or proceeds after the payment of taxes are to be divided & shared by all three of them.
They are to keep the taxes paid and whatever other expenses are necessary to be met, they are to meet and share each an equal part.
At the death of all three of my children above named it is my desire that the farm go to my heirs at law as the law directs.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this July the 28th 1894.
Interlineations made before signing.
Mary C. (her mark) McMurray
L. B. Maney
W. E. Cantrell
State of Tennessee
Sumner County Court July Term July 19th 1897
A paper writing purporting to be the
last Will and Testament of Mrs. Mary C. McMurray dec'd, was this day produced in open Court for probate and duly proven by the oaths of L. B. Maney and W. E. Cantrell subscribing witnesses thereto, when the same was ordered filed and recorded as said last Will and Testament of Mary C. McMurray dec'd.
A true copy.
Harris Brown, Clk.
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