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Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 6-9 ; Nov. 1905 - Oct 1942
Jan J. Barnes
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. VIII
May 1924 - April 1932
-----------LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF WILLIAM C. PATTON, OF SHACKLE
DIS. 7, SUMNER COUNTY_TENNESSEE,-----------------
I, William C. Patton, being of sound mind and body make this my last will and testament, revoking all other Wills heretofore made by me.
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I will and direct that all my just debts be paid out of the first money coming into the hands of my Executors hereinafter named.
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I will and bequeath all of my personal property of every kind to my wife, Hattie J. Patton, including house hold furniture.
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My son, Roy Patton and I own a farm of 265 Acres in the 6th District, of Sumner County, Tenn, he owning 1/4 interest and I own 3/4 interest, the same being the old home place of W. C. Patton, and on which we have some tenants. Said land is bounded on the North by J. P. Crunk and others, on the South by Diatiker, and West by Diatiker and others.
If this land is not sold before my death, then I will and direct that my Executors herein named sell said land either publically or privately to the best advantage and Roy is to have his part of the proceeds Viz, one-fourth, and I will and direct that my part of the proceeds go to my said wife, Hattie J. Patton, to use and to do with as she pleases, and if there is any of it left at her death, then I will and direct that it be equally divided among all my children, including Roy Patton, to go to them and their forever.
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I own a farm of 58 Acres lying on the Long Hollow Pike at Shackle Island, near the Beech Church, District 7, Sumner County, Tennessee, and Bounded on the north by Ralph, and McMurtry, on the East by Montgomery, and the Beech Church Lot, South by A. M. Dorris and Montgomery, West by Montgomery, it being the land on which I live.
I will and direct that this place be kept as a family home for all of my children, Viz; Roy Patton, Erma Ralph, Eunice and Eula Patton, Mary Taylor, Margaret Patton, Willie Patton, Veturia Patton, Lillie Patton, Tom Patton, Hattie Sue Patton, To be used as a family home so long as any one or more of my children desire to live there, and the same is not to be sold for division so long as any one or more of them, desire to use it as a home.
But it may be sold at any time by the unanimous consent of all of my said children for division.
When none of them desire to use the same any longer for a home, then the same to be sold either by my Executors herein named or by my children themselves, and I will that the proceeds of this sale be equally divided among my eleven children above named or their heirs at law, the said heir taking his or her parent's share, in case of the parent being dead.
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I hereby nominate my son, Roy Patton and my wife, Hattie J. Patton my executors of this my last will and testament, to act without bond and security.
Witness my hand this May 23rd, 1924
William C. Patton
We the undersigned witnesses the foregoing will at the request of and in the presence of the testator, This May 23rd, 1924.
Mrs. D. C. Scott
L. Miller Woodson
W. W. Pardue
WILL OF WILLIAM C. PATTON, DECEASED.- - -
Be it remembered that, on this the 20th, day of September, 1924, before Hon. L. C. Guild, Chairman of the County Court of Sumner County, Tennessee, Roy Patton one of the persons named therein, produced in open Court a type written paper purporting to be the last Will of William Patton deceased, bearing date May 23rd 1923, having the name William C. Patton signed thereto and being subscribed by Mrs. D. C. Scott, L. Miller Woodson and W. W. Pardue as attesting witnesses and moved the Court that the same be admitted to probate and record as the last will of the said William C. Patton, deceased; and it appearing to the Court from the testimony of the said L. Miller Woodson and W. W. Pardue two of the subscribing witnesses that said type written paper was written in the life time of the said William C. Patton and signed by him and subscribed in his presence and at his request by the said Mrs. D. C. Scott, L. Miller Woodson and W. W. Pardue as attesting witnesses, and that said instrument was executed by said William C. Patton 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 it further appearing that the said William C. Patton lately died at his home in Sumner County, Tennessee, 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 William C. Patton, deceased, and the Clerk is directed to file and record the same.
And Roy Patton and Hattie J. Patton being named in said Will as the Executors thereof and being excused under the terms of said Will from giving Bond appeared in open Court and accepted the trust and was duly qualified as such executors and letters testamentary ordered issued to them.
A true copy.
Harvey L. Brown, Clerk