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
WILL OF MAGDALENE FRANCES SIMPSON, DECEASED
I, Magdalene Frances Simpson make and publish this as my last will and testament hereby revoking any will by me heretofore made.
First: I desire that all the debts that I may owe to be paid as soon after my death as possible.
Second: I give to Martha Frances Hawkins FIFTY ($50.00) DOLLARS.
Third: I give to Lena Barr Elliott my young niece, now nearly four years, Six Hundred ($600.00) Dollars.
Third: I give to Lena a bed, its full bedding and a dresser, rocking chair, a small table, and a trunk.
Fourth: I give all the rest and residue of my property real and personal to my full brothers and sisters if living, and if dead to their bodily heirs.
Fifth: I appoint my nieces, Nellie Barr Simpson, Susie Ann Elliott
my Executors of this will and excuse them from giving bond as such, This
April 28, 1916.
Magdalene F. Simpson
We the undersigned witnessed the above and Foregoing as the will of Mrs.
M. F. Simpson at her request in her presence and in the presence of each
W. H. Elliott
A. J. Johnson
S. F. Wilson
WILL OF MAGDALENE FRANCES SIMPSON, DECEASED.
Be it remembered that on this 11th day of March, 1929, before the Honorable C. D. Key, Chairman of the County Court of Sumner County, Tennessee, Nellie Barr Simpson and Susie Ann Elliott, the persons named therein as executor produced in open Court a paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Magdalene Frances Simpson, deceased, bearing date April 28th 1916, having the name of Magdalene F. Simpson signed thereto and being subscribed by W. H. Elliott, A. J. Johnson and S. F. Wilson, 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 Magdalene Frances Simpson, deceased; and it appearing to the Court from the testimony of W. H. Elliott and A. J. Johnson, in open Court, that said paper writing was written during the life time of the said Magdalene Frances Simpson and signed by her and subscribed in her presence and at her request by the said W. H. Elliott and A. J. Johnson and S. F. Wilson, as attesting witnesses and that said instrument was executed by the said Magdalene Frances Simpson 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 to the Court that said Magdalene Frances Simpson died in Sumner County, Tennessee, and that her home and place of residence at the time of her 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 Magdalene Frances Simpson, deceased, and the clerk is directed to file and record the same. And Nellie Barr Simpson and
Susie Ann Elliott being named in said will as the executors thereof appeared
in open Court and accepted the trust and was duly qualified with out Bond
in accordance with the terms of the will and letters testamentary ordered
issued to them.
A true copy,
Harvey L. Brown, Clerk