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Watson Goostree, 1898

TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904

Transcribed by Jan J. Barnes
©2002

County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. V
Feb. 1891 - July 1904

Page 207

W. Goostree's Will

I Watson Goostree do make and publish this my last will and Testament, hereby revoking and annulling any and all wills by me heretofore at any time made.
1st  It is my desire and I so will that after my death my funeral expenses and all my just debts be first paid out of the money or property I die possessed of.
2nd  It is my will and I so direct that my wife F. E. Goostree have during her lifetime the entire lot on which residence is situated including all my property lying between Depot Street - commencing in front of Meguiar & Groves and running East with said street to the ally between myself and D. M. Hendrix and W. F. Gobards line Bailey street opposite Bailey Barn - Thence westerly with Baleys Street to J. M. Andersons cabinet shop - Thence with Andersons and W. F. McGlothlins line northerly to the beginning containing all my premises between the two streets; including the residences and all the property and furnishings and provisions thereto belonging as it now is or may be at my death; Also the barn or Stable and the lot on which it stands, west of the paleing fence just east of the bar and the contents which may be in them at my death.
3rd  It is my desire and I so will that she also have the ten or eleven acre lot lying beyond the branch including the Tobacco barn - meadow and orchard and including all my property north of said branch except the Duval House and lot.
4th  It is my desire and I so will that she be given two hundred dollars in money in addition to the foregoing items herein before stated.
5th  It is further my will and I so direct that after the hereinbefore requirements are complied with, and all my debts are

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paid that the remainder of my estate both real and personal be sold and collected up and the proceeds be equally divided between all my children.
I hereby nominate and request that R. Dockey Moore be my Executor to carry out the provisions of this my will.
Signed and sealed in the presence of the subscribing witnesses on this 29th day of December A. D. 1898.
                                                                          W. Goostree
Witnessed by
W. T. McGlothlin
W. J. Davis
We the undersigned hereby certify that the Testator Watson Goostree, acknowledged to us that the foregoing is his last will and testament and he signed the same in our presence as such and at his request we have signed our names as witnesses in his presence and in the presence of one another.
Witness our hands on this the 29th day of Dec. 1898.
W. T. McGlothlin
W. J. Davis
Codicil to Will
I W. Goostree do make this as an amendment or codicil to my will made on the 29th day of Dec. 1898.
1st  It is my desire and I so will that whereas I have this day deeded to my son G. F. Goostree and his wife S. E. Goostree my one half interest, or one hundred dollars worth in a house and lot just north of the store house that in the final settlement that this one hundred dollars be accounted to him as a portion of his part in the final settlement between my children.
2nd  It is my desire and I so will that the two hundred dollars cash set apart to my wife F. E. Goostree in section 4 of my will be deposited in the 1st Nt. Bank of Gallatin Tenn. to her credit to be drawn

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out by her to pay Taxes, and for her own personal benefit only as her personal needs may require.
3rd  It is my desire and I so will that my Executor is hereby authorized and empowered that in making sale of my real estate, that he is empowered to advertise and make sale and give warrantee deeds to such real estate as may be sold as the law directs.
Signed and sealed in the presence of the Subscribing witnesses on this 2nd day of Nov. 1899.
Witnessed by W. T. McGlothlin
W. J. Davis
We the undersigned hereby certify that the Testator W. Goostree acknowleged to us that the foregoing is a codicil to his last will and Testament and he signed the same in our presence as such and at his request we have signed our names as witnesses in his presence and in the presence of each other -
Witness our hands on this the 2nd day of Nov. 1899.
W. T. McGlothlin
W. J. Davis
State of Tennessee
Sumner County Court May Term May 2nd 1900.

A paper writing purporting to be the last will and Testament with codicil attached of W. Goostree, dec'd was this day presented or produced in open Court for probate, when the same was duly proven by the oaths of W. T. McGlothlin and W. J. Davis, subscribing witnesses hereto, where the same was ordered recorded as the last will and testament of the said W. Goostree deceased.
A true Copy attest
Harris Brown Clk.
By J. T. Durham D. C.


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