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 Tibbs of Franklin Ky being of sound mind realizing the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death do make and publish this my last Will and testament as follows to wit,
Item 1st I hereby revoke all other wills heretofore made.
Item 2nd At my death I will that all my debts be paid including my funeral expenses and desire that a neat monument be placed at the head of my grave.
Item 3rd At my death I will that my beloved wife Mary Jane Tibbs be possessed and have all my property of every kind during her natural life, she to use and manage the same for her support and comfort as she deems best during her natural life.
Item 4th After the death of my wife Mary Jane Tibbs I will that her funeral expenses be paid and that a neat monument be placed at the head of her grave, and the remainder or residue of my property of every kind I will to Mrs. Mattie E. Tibbs my sons wife and to Maude Elma Tibbs my grand-daughter one half to each.
Item 5th I hereby appoint my wife Mary Jane Tibbs Executrix of this my last will and testament, and request the County Court to require no bond or security of or from her.
In testimony whereof witness my signature this August 28th 1895.
G. W. Roark
G. J. Huston
I Robert Tibbs do hereby change my foregoing will as follows to wit, I do hereby change Items 3 and Item 4 of the foregoing will and instead of willing to my beloved wife Mary Jane Tibbs only a life estate in my property I will to her all of my property of every description, she to have and dispose of same
absolutely as she pleases and that portion of Item 4 of my will giving
to Mrs. Mattie E. Tibbs my sons wife and to Maude Elma Tibbs my grand-daughter
one half each after the death of my said wife is hereby revoked and I will
that said Mrs. Mattie E. Tibbs & Maude Elma Tibbs now Hendricks have
none of my estate, but the whole of my estate as aforesaid is hereby willed
& given to my said wife absolutely. In testimony whereof witness
my signature this July 29th 1899.
G. W. Roark
L. J. Jones
State of Tennessee
Sumner County Court August Term Aug 30th 1901
A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Robert Tibbs deceased was this day produced in open Court for probate when the same was duly proven by the oaths of G. W. Roark and G. J. Huston, the subscribing witnesses thereto, and a Codicil thereto was duly proven by G. W. Roark and L. J. Jones the subscribing witnesses thereto when said Will and Codicil thereto attached was ordered recorded as said last Will and Testament of said Robert Tibbs deceased. Said Will was dated Aug 28th 1895 and the Codicil thereto attached dated July 29th 1899.
A true copy
Harris Brown Clk.
Note: Robert Tibbs (28 Nov 1826 - 15 Jun 1901) and Mary Jane Tibbs (28 May 1833 - 28 Apr 1912) are buried in the Robey Cemetery in Simpson Co., Ky.