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 Robert Elkin do make & publish this my last will and testament hereby
revoking any and all wills by me heretofore at any time made.
I wish and so will that my wife Mrs. Lucy Elkin have everything bought by her and bought by me & given to her & I also give to her $200.00 also lately. I also wish her occupy the place we now live as long as she pleases, but should she leave, then I direct that the place be sold & the proceeds invested in some safe security or securities and that the income thereon be for the use & benefit of my said wife for & during her natural life & at her death to go equally to my two daughters Mrs. Joice Alexander & Mrs. Willie Holmes and that their deaths to their daughters Mattie Alexander & Irma Holmes & I will that they go them free from the debts liabilities contracts & control of their present or future husbands.
I wish and so will that all of my stocks, bonds notes & all evidences of debts to me be collected as soon as possible, converted into money & divided as follows viz. To my daughter Joice Alexander, one share, or one fifth which she is to have during her natural life & at her death the same is to go to her daughter Mattie Alexander and the said fund & share is to be free from the debts, liabilities or control of any husband they may have.
To my daughter Willie Holmes one fifth or one share during her natural life & at her death to go to her daughter Irma and the said fund & share to be free from the debts, liabilities or control of any husband either may have.
To my son Colby Elkin's heirs, one share to be equally divided between them, and it is to free from the debts liabilities or control of any husband.
To my grand daughter Joice Buttery, daughter of Henry Guthrie and Robert Guthrie I give one fifth or one share to have free from the debts, liabilities or control of her present or any future husband & his to go to him absolutely.
One share to the children of my son M. S. Elkins, to wit Mrs. Lucy Wooten, Mrs Mary
Taylor & Milton S. Elkin share & share alike the same to be free
from the debts liabilities or control of their present or future husbands,
Mrs. Willie Buchanan is provided for, the reason she is not included herein.
And it is my will that $200.00 be deducted from the share of M. S.
Elkin and Mrs. Mary Taylor - $100.00 from each share, and the same given
to my said granddaughter Mrs. Lucy Wooten to be held by her free from the
debts control or liabilities of her present or any future husband.
I give to my daughter Mrs. Willie Holmes my stock of $300.00 in the Bub? block & she is to have it free from the debts, liabilities of her present or any future husband & at her death to go to her daughter Irma on the terms her mother receives it.
I appoint J. A. Trousdale Executor of this will & if any cause prevents him from acting I appoint R. E. Donnell Extr. & do not require bond or security of either & I disinherit any one who may undertake to break this will.
Witness my hand this 9th day of May 1899.
J. A. Trousdale
R. E. Donnell
We have signed the foregoing having been called to do so by Robert Elkin, he signed it in our presence declaring it his last will & testament & we signed the same in his presence & in the presence of one another. This the 9th day of May 1899.
J. A. Trousdale
R. E. Donnell
State of Tennessee
Sumner County Court September Term Sept. 21st 1899
A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Robert Elkin deceased was this day produced in open Court for probate when the same was duly proven by the oath of R. E. Donnell one of the subscribing witnesses thereto
and the death of J. A. Trousdale the other witness to said will being
suggested to the Court & proven thereupon came into open Court T. H.
King and Wm. Hall and being duly sworn deposed and said that they were personally
acquainted with J. A. Trousdale and that his handwriting was generally known
by his acquaintances, that they were well acquainted with the same and the
signature of J. A. Trousdale as a witness to said will is genuine:
thereupon said paper writing is ordered recorded as the last will and
testament of Robert Elkin deceased.
A true copy attest
Harris Brown Clk.
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