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 Endsley Pickle being old and knowing the uncertainty of human life,
but being of sound mind, do make this my last Will and Testament.
First After the payment of all just debts and funeral expenses both of myself and wife, I will and bequeath that at my death, or the death of my wife Sarah Pickle should she survive me, that my grand children, Ollie and Minnie L. Brown, have the said tract of land on which I now live situated in the 11th District of Sumner County Tenn. containing about 100 acres more or less, and bounded on the North by Thos. Brown, on the East by Watkins on the South by Key heirs; on the West by John Key. I further will that my grand children aforesaid have all personal property that I may die seized or possessed of. I will further that if I should die also my wife before grand children become of age, that John W. Morgan is hereby appointed guardian of Minnie L. and Ollie Brown, to take charge of the land, or proceeds of same, should I sell it in my lifetime and other personal property, and manage and control the same during their minority but in no event in the case of the guardian, herein appointed fail to qualify, or act, or is not living at my death, is Thomas Brown the father of my grandchildren to become guardian or in any way to have any control of the property herein bequeathed. I further will that should my grand children die without issue, both of them as mentioned above that the land or other property herein willed and bequeathed revert back to the bodily heirs Mary Durham wife of J. T. Durham. And the same is expressly my will that that property revert as before stated, and the same shall not descend as by the laws of decent and distribution of the state.
Should my wife survive me, she is to have
all property herein mentioned during her life,
Witness my hand and seal this January 3rd 1891.
G. W. Chipman
James (his mark) Key
State of Tennessee }
Sumner County } Court April Term April 25th 1901
A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of E. Pickle decd. was this day produced in open Court for probate, where the same was duly proven by the oath of G. W. Chipman one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, and there being no contest, the same was ordered filed and recorded as the last Will and Testament of said E. Pickle dec'd.
A true copy
Harris Brown Clk
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