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 JAMES W. SIMPSON, DECEASED--------
I, James W. Simpson, of Sumner County, Tennessee, do make and publish this my last will and testament, expressly revoking any and all other wills by me at any time made.
ITEM 1. I direct that my executor hereinafter named shall out of the first moneys coming into his hands pay all my just debts, including my funeral expenses.
ITEM 2. I give and bequeath to my wife, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Simpson, and to my children, Mrs. E. F. Hodges, wife of A. H. Hodges; Mrs. Emma Crowder, wife of Burford Crowder; Mrs. Ada Carman, wife of Bailey Carmen, and L. D. Simpson, and to my grand-daughter, Clara Belle Simpson, child of my deceased son Obe Simpson, equally share and share alike, each taking a one-sixth undivided interest thereof, all of the property of which I may die seized and possessed, real, personal and mixed, of every character and kind; and if either one of my said above named children should die before I die, then the children of such deceased child will take the share that the deceased child would have taken if living; or if my son, L. D. Simpson, should pre-decease me, then his widow, Zora Simpson, will take the share he would have taken if living.
ITEM 3. I nominate and appoint my son-in-law, A. H. Hodges, executor
of this my last will and testament, and should I own any real estate at my
death, my said executor is hereby given full power to sell same and make
Witness my hand this 25th day of August, 1927.
James W. Simpson
Signed by the said James W. Simpson as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of us, the undersigned, who, at his request, and in his sight and presence, have subscribed our names hereto as attesting witnesses, the day and date above written.
J. T. Baskerville
I, Mrs. Mary E. Simpson, wife of James W. Simpson, have been present while
his will was being prepared and have heard him direct that I be given a child'
part of his property and this is in every way satisfactory to me and I agree
to accept same in full satisfaction of any and all claims, of every character
and kind, that I might have under the laws of the State of Tennessee, or
Witness my hand this the 25th day of August, 1928.
(Seal) Mary E. Simpson
------------PROBATE OF THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JAMES W. SIMPSON,
Be it remembered that on this the 29th day of May, 1928, before the Honorable C. D. Key, Chairman of the County Court of Sumner County, Tennessee, A. H. Hodges the person named therein as executor produced in open Court a type-written paper purporting to be the last will and testament of James W. Simpson, lately deceased, bearing date August 25th 1927, having the name of James W. Simpson signed thereto and being subscribed by J. T. Baskerville and Elizabeth Doubleday as attesting witnesses, and
moved the Court that the same be admitted to probate and record as the
last will and testament of James W. Simpson, deceased, and it appearing to
the Court from the testimony of the said J. T. Baskerville and Elizabeth
Doubleday, the two subscribing witnesses that said paper writing was written
in the life-time of the said James W. Simpson and signed by him and subscribed
in his presence at his request by the said J. T. Baskerville and Elizabeth
Doubleday as attesting witnesses, and the said instrument was executed by
the said James W. Simpson 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
And it further appearing that the said James W. Simpson 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 James W. Simpson, deceased, and the Clerk is directed to file and record the same. And A. H. Hodges being named in said will as the executor thereof appeared in open Court and accepted the appointment and entered into and acknowledged his bond payable to the State of Tennessee, in the penal sum of Fifteen Hundred ($1500.00) Dollars, conditioned as the law directs with John Webb and W. G. Webb as sureties and was duly qualified as directed by law and letters testamentary ordered issued to him.
A true copy,
Harvey L. Brown. . . . . . . .Clerk . . . . . . .