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Maude Smart Wright
1954

TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #93
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 11 - 12 ; January, 1943 - June, 1961

Transcribed by Jan J. Barnes
©2006

County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. XI

Page 229

I, Mrs. Maud Wright, being of sound mind and disposing memory, do make this my last will and testament hereby revoking any and all other wills by me made.

First:  I desire all my just debts paid in full, including funeral expenses.

Second:  I give and bequeath to my son Julious Milford Wright all my real estate that I may die seized and possessed.

Third:  I give and bequeath to said son all my personal property, including house hold kitchen furniture and desire that my sister Mrs. Isaac Bracken, have control of one bed room suit, of her choice, that my son Julious Milford Wright may have a room and bed at her home if agreeable to both of them.

Fourth:  I hereby nominate my brother, Martin Smart and C. T. McGlothlin my executors without bond to wind up and settle my estate, with full power and control over the property left to my son, Julious Milford Wright, until he reaches 21 years of age.  It shall be the duty of said executors, care for, keep in repair, rent, collect the rents and control said property to the best use and benefit of my said son, and to further do and have done whatever they deem necessary as conditions may require concerning said property for the best use and benefit of said son.

Said executors shall have a reasonable compensation for their services, if they so desire such.

Fifth:  If my said son shall die without issue I desire that all my property shall go to my brothers and sisters share and share alike.

This Jun. 28, 1919.
                                                                                   Mrs. Maude S. Wright

Signed and published in our presence, and we have subscribed our names hereto in the presence of the testator and at her request.  This Jan. 28, 1919.

                                                                                   E. Evans
                                                                                   W. T. Harris

Page 230

IN THE COUNTY COURT OF SUMNER COUNTY, TENNESSEE
IN RE: WILL OF MRS. MAUDE S. WRIGHT

Be it remembered that on this 22nd day of January, 1954, before the Honorable C. D. Key, Judge or Chairman of the County Court of Sumner County, Tennessee, appeared Julious Milford Wright and produced in open Court, a paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Mrs. Maude S. Wright, lately deceased, bearing date of January 18, 1919, having the name of Mrs. Maude S. Wright signed thereto, and being subscribed by E. Evans and W. T. Harris, as attesting witnesses, and moved the Court that the same be admitted to probate and recorded as the last will of Mrs. Maude S. Wright, deceased.

And it further appearing to the Court from the testimony of  V. G. Hawkins, Mary Lois B. Wright and Leverett Banks, that said paper writing was written in the lifetime of the said Mrs. Maude S. Wright, and executed by her and subscribed in her presence and at her request by said E. Evans and W. T. Harris as attesting witnesses, and that said instrument was executed by the said Mrs. Maude S. Wright on the day it bears date as and for her last will and testament and that she was at the time of sound mind and disposing memory and was more than twenty-one years of age.

And it further appearing to the Court that the said Mrs. Maude S. Wright lately died while a resident citizen of Portland, Sixteenth Civil District of Sumner County, Tennessee, which was the usual place of residence at the time of her death.

And it further appearing to the Court from the testimony of disinterested witnesses, namely:  V. G. Hawkins, Mary Lois B. Wright and Leverett Banks, that said attesting witnesses, E. Evans and W. T. Harris, are now deceased and for that reason cannot be produced as attesting witnesses to said will;

And it further appearing to the Court from the testimony of the above named three witnesses that the purported signatures of the attesting witnesses E. Evans and W. T. Harris, are the genuine signatures of said attesting witnesses; that parties having testified that they had known said attesting witnesses for many years and were well acquainted with their signatures, and that their purported signatures of said will of Mrs. Maude S. Wright were the genuine signatures of said E. Evans and W. T. Harris, said testifying witnesses;

Page 231

It is therefore ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that said instrument is the true, whole and last will and testament of said Mrs. Maude S. Wright, deceased, and the same is hereby admitted to probate as such; and the Clerk of the Court is directed to file and record the same as provided by law.


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