TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904
Transcribed by Jan J. Barnes
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. IV
Oct. 1870 - April 1891
This is to certify that I have this day March 2nd 1897 made my last will and testament. I do hereby devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Marthy F. Harper all of my personal and real property, goods, chattels of every kind when my burial expenses and all of my just and honest debts are paid.
It is my will and design that my beloved wife Marthy F. Harper should have the sole control and management of all my property both real and personal, to use and dispose of said property in any manner or form she may think is expedient for her convenience and happiness.
It is also my will and design that my beloved wife Marthy F. Harper should not be nowise debarred from the full enjoyment of all my property, goods, chattels of any kind person and real property.
I give devise and bequeath every thing that I may own and possess at the
time of my death to my beloved wife Marthy F. Harper unconditional to use
and enjoy in any manner or form she may think is expedient for happiness
W. F. Harper
Witnesses to the will and
testament of W. F. Harper
Jerry W. Wickware
J. T. Rutledge
B. F. Hunt
State of Tennessee
Sumner County Court July Term July 30th 1897.
A paper writing purporting to be the
last Will and Testament of W. F. Harper dec'd was this day produced in open Court for probate when the same was duly proven by the oath of J. W. Wickware one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, and J. W. Wickware being further sworn states that the other witnesses J. F. Rutledge and D. B. Hunt signed their names as witnesses to said Will at the request of said Wm. F. Harper in his presence and in the presence of J. W. Wickware and that said witnesses he is informed and believes are both dead, whereupon said paper writing is ordered recorded as said last Will and Testament of Wm. F. Harper, dec'd.
A true copy
Harris Brown, Clk.