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. V
Feb. 1891 - July 1904
I M. D. L. Avaritte of Sumner County Tennessee hereby revoke all other
wills heretofore made by me do make publish and declare this as my last will
After paying all of just debts I give, devise and bequeath my estate, real and personal as follows,
I give to my wife Lucy Ann Avaritte all that I possess, real and personal property to have and to use as her own, so long as she lives. I furthermore grant to her the privilege of buying and selling any or all of her personal property as she may think proper.
After my wife Lucy Ann Avaritte's death I want all just debts of the estate paid, a granite monument placed over us, and it incorporated with an iron fence to cost Two Hundred Dollars.
I then bequeath and give to our adopted son, Danra? Avaritte the remaining portion of the said estate, by his caring for and looking after his mother's welfare and interest so long as she may live. I nominate and appoint my said wife Lucy Ann Avaritte to be the executor to this my last will and Testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, This the May 12th 1900.
M. D. L. Avaritte (Seal)
Signed, sealed, published and declared as and for his last will and testament by the above testator in our presence and the presence of each other; signed our names as witnesses thereto.
J. F. Garrison
J. L. Dorris
A. M. Dorris
State of Tennessee
Sumner County Curt May Term May 28th 1900.
A paper writing purporting to be the last will and Testament of M. D. L. Avaritte dec'd was this day produced in open Court for probate when the same was duly proven by the oaths of J. F. Garrison and J. L. Dorris, two subscribing witnesses thereto, where
the same was ordered recorded and filed as the last will and Testament
of M. D. L. Avaritte dec'd.
A true copy attest
Harris Brown Clk.