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W. G. Pond, 1928

TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #92
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 6-9 ; Nov. 1905 - Oct 1942

Transcribed by Jan J. Barnes
©2002

County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. VIII
May 1924 - April 1932

Page 181

---------LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF W. G. POND, DECEASED----------
I, W. G. Pond, of Fountain Head, Sumner County, Tennessee, being of sound mind and disposing memory do hereby make and publish this as and for my last will and testament, hereby revoking and making void any and all other wills by me at any time heretofore made.

ITEM 1:  I direct that all my just debts including funeral expenses be paid as soon after my death as possible, out of any moneys that I may die seized and possessed of that may first come into the hands of my executor hereinafter named.

ITEM 2:  I will and bequeath to my brother John L. Pond, the sum of Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars, the same to be paid to him by my executor hereinafter named in cash or by check.

ITEM 3:  I will and bequeath to my sister, Mrs. Fannie Pond Butler, the sum of Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars, the same to be paid to her by my executor hereinafter named in cash or by check.

ITEM 4:  I will, devise and bequeath all the balance of my estate after the payment of my debts and the two bequests mentioned in items two and three, consisting on bonds, notes, cash, merchandise, real estate and interest in real estate, all the property of every description and nature to my nephew Charles Stewart Pond, in fee simple forever.

ITEM 5:  I nominate and appoint my nephew Charles Stewart Pond, executor of this my last will and testament and direct that he not be required to execute bond as such executor.  Witness my hand this 15th, day of March, 1928.
W. G. Pond
Signed by the said W. G. Pond as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of us, the undersigned, who, at his request and in his presence, have subscribed our names hereto as attesting witnesses, this 15th day of March, 1928.
R. E. Cron
Harvey L. Brown

-----PROBATE OF THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF W. G. POND, DECEASED--------
Be it remembered that, on this the 14th day of May, 1928, before the Honorable C. O. Key, Chairman of the County Court of Sumner County, Tennessee, Charles Stewart Pond, the person named therein as the Executor produced in open Court a type-written paper purporting to be the last will and testament of W. G. Pond, lately deceased, bearing date March 15, 1928, having the name of W. G. Pond signed thereto and being subscribed by R. E. Cron and Harvey L. Brown as attesting witnesses, and moved the Court that the same be admitted to probate and record as the last will and testament of W. G. Pond, deceased, and it appearing to the court from the testimony of the said R. E. Cron and Harvey L. Brown the two subscribing witnesses that said type-written paper writing was written in the life-time of the said W. G. Pond, and signed by him and subscribed in his presence and at his request by the said R. E. Cron and Harvey L. Brown, as attesting witnesses, and the said instrument was executed by the said W. G. Pond on the day it bears date as and for his last will

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and testament and that he was at the time of sound mind and disposing memory.
And it further appearing that the said W. G. Pond lately died in Sumner County, Tennessee, and that his usual place of residence at the time of his death was in said County, 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 W. G. Pond, deceased, and the Clerk is directed to file and record the same.  And Charles Stewart Pond being named in the said will as the Executor thereof and being excused under the terms of the will from executing bond appeared in open court and accepted the trust and was duly qualified without bond.
A true copy,
Harvey L. Brown. . . . . . .Clerk. . . . . .


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