TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #92
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 6-9 ; Nov. 1905 - Oct 1942
Jan J. Barnes
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. VIII
May 1924 - April 1932
- - - - - - LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF R. C. SHORT, DECEASED - - - - -
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I, R. C. Short, of Portland in the County of Sumner and State of Tennessee, hereby declare this to be my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills and testamentary instruments of every kind by me made.
After the payment of my just debts and funeral expenses, I give, bequeath and devise all my estate, real and personal of every kind and nature to my beloved wife Sina Short during her natural life.
At the death of my wife Sina Short and after her just debts and funeral expenses are paid I will to my son Edward Short Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($250.00).
I will that the remainder of my property be converted in to cash both real and personal and be equally divided between my heirs as follows, Earnest Short, Drudy Short, Edward Short and Mrs. Gladys Brown.
I hereby appoint R. W. Enders Executor of this my last will and authorize and empower him to make sale of all property both real and personal to sell and transfer all real estate of which I may die seized for the purpose of division.
In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name this the 10th, day of August 1925.
R. C. Short
The above testator, R. C. Short, subscribed the foregoing instrument in the presence of us and each of us and at the same time declared it to be his last will and testament and we at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other, have signed our names hereto as attesting witnesses.
The the 10th, day of August 1925.
K. W. Wallen
PROBATE OF THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF R. C. SHORT, DECEASED
Be it remembered that, on this the 27th, day of December, 1930, before Hon. C. D. Key Judge of the County Court of Sumner County, R. W. Enders, the person named executor therein, produced in open court a paper writing purporting to be the last will of R. C. Short, lately deceased, bearing date August 10, 1925, having the name of R. C. Short signed thereto, and being subscribed by David Potts and K. W Wallen as attesting witnesses, and moved the court that the same be admitted to probate and record as the last will of the said R. C. Short, deceased; and it appearing to the court from the testimony of David Potts, one of the subscribing witnesses, that said paper writing was written in the life time of the said R. C. Short and signed by him and subscribed in his presence and at his request by the aid David Potts and K. W. Wallen as attesting witnesses, and that said instrument was executed by the said R. C. Short on the day it bears date as and for his last will and testament, and that he was at the time of sound mind and disposing memory and was more than twenty-one years of age; and it furthur appearing that the said R. C. Short 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 R. C. Short, deceased and the same is hereby admitted to probate as such; and the clerk is directed to file and record the same.
And R. W. Enders being named in said will as executor thereof appeared
in open court and accepted the appointment and he together with his sureties,
Edward Short, J. D. Short and R. E. Short in open court entered into and
acknowledged their bond payable to the State of Tennessee in the penal sum
of One Thousand ($1,000.00) Dollars, conditioned as the law directs when
he was duly qualified and letters testamentary issued to him.
A true copy,
Harvey L. Brown, Clerk