TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #91
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 1 - 5; July 1789 - July 1904
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. V
Feb. 1891 - July 1904
State of Tennessee, Sumner County
In the name of God Amen, I H. L. Willis of the State of and County aforesaid & in the presence of these witnesses, do make & proclaim this my last Will and Testament, viz., One acre of land lying & being situated on the Brick Church Turnpike in the County of Davidson State of Tennessee, I will and direct my wife Martha D. Willis to dispose of to the best possible advantage, the proceeds of which to be applied to the erection of a building on the place upon which we now reside it being in Sumner County Tennessee and in tender love and consideration of my dear wife Martha and in these presence, do appoint her my Executrix with full power to transact all legitimate business appertaining to the winding up of said estate. September 14th 1893. H. L. Willis.
John A. Pillow
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court October Term October the 9th 1893.
A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of H. L. Willis deceased was this day produced in open Court for probate and duly proven by the oaths of John A. Pillow and Isaac Drake the subscribing witnesses thereto, when the same was ordered recorded as said last Will and Testament of said H. L. Willis deceased. And Martha D. Willis named in said Will as the Executrix thereof appeared in open Court and accepted the appointment and together with her securities Isaac Drake and John A. Pillow appeared in open Court and interred into and acknowledged their bond payable to the State of Tennessee in the penal sum of Twelve Hundred dollars conditioned as the law directs, when she was duly qualified as Executrix thereof and letters Testamentary ordered issued to her.
A True Copy - Harris Brown, Clerk