TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #92
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 6-9 ; Nov. 1905 - Oct 1942
Transcribed by Jan Barnes
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. VIII
May 1924 - April 1932
Pages 20 - 21
---------LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF MRS. SARAH E. SHAW, DECEASED--------
I, Mrs. Sarah E. Shaw, of Sumner County, Tennessee, do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking any and all other wills by me at any time made.
Item 1: I direct that my executor hereinafter named shall pay all my just debts, including my funeral expenses.
Item 2: I give devise, and bequeath to my sons, W. I. Shaw and L. M. Shaw, and to my daughters, Mrs. Mary Lane and Mrs. Daisy McCormick, and to my Grand-son Virgil Shaw, the only son of my deceased son, J. D. Shaw, and to my grand-son W. L. Lanier, all my property, real personal and mixed, of every character and kind, wherever located, they to take said property equally, share and share alike; that is each one to take a one-sixth thereof, and I am making my grand-son W. L. Lanier, the son of my daughter Mrs. Mary Lanier Lane, equal with my children because I raised him and he feels as near as any of my children and my other grand-son, Virgil Shaw.
Item 3: I nominate and appoint my son L. M. Shaw, executor of this my last will and testament, and I excuse him from making bond as such executor.
Witness my hand this the 9th, day of December, 1921.
Sarah E. Shaw
Signed by the said Mrs. Sarah E. Shaw as and for her last will and testament, in the presence of us, the undersigned, who, at her request and in her sight and presence, have subscribed our names hereto as attesting witnesses, the day and date above written.
John T. Baskerville
H. L. McGlothlin
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF MRS. SARAH E. SHAW, DECEASED.
Be it remembered that, on this the 13th day of November, 1924, before the Honorable L. C. Guild, Chairman of the County Court of Sumner County, Tennessee, L. M. Shaw, the person named Executor, produced in open Court a type-written paper purporting to be the last will and testament of Sarah E. Shaw, deceased, bearing date, December 9th, 1921, having the name Sarah E. Shaw signed thereto and being subscribed by J. T. Baskerville and H. L. McGlothlin as attesting witnesses and moved the Court that the same be admitted to probate and record as the last will and testament of the said Sarah E. Shaw, deceased; and it appearing to the Court from the testimony of the said J. T. Baskerville and H. L. McGlothlin the two subscribing witnesses thereto that said typewritten paper was written in the life time of the said Sarah E. Shaw and signed by her and subscribed in her presence and at her request by the said J. T. Baskerville and H. L. McGlothlin, as attesting witnesses, and that said instrument was executed by said Sarah E. Shaw on the day it bears date as and for her last will and testament, and that she was at the time of sound mind and disposing memory; and it further appearing that Sarah E. Shaw lately died 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 Sarah E. Shaw, deceased, and the Clerk is directed to file and record the same.
And L. M. Shaw being named in said will as the executor thereof and being excused under the terms of the will from executing bond for his faithful performance as such executor appeared in open Court and accepted the trust and was duly qualified and letters testamentary ordered issued to him.
A true copy
Harvey L. Brown, Clerk.