TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #92
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 6-9 ; Nov. 1905 - Oct 1942
Transcribed by Jan Barnes
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. VIII
May 1924 - April 1932
Pages 137 - 138
- - - - - - LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF W. I. SHAW, DECEASED - - - - - -
I, W. I. Shaw, being of sound mind and disposing memory do hereby make and publish this as my last will and testament, hereby revoking and making void any and all other wills heretofore made by me.
It is my will and desire and I so request that all my just debts including my funeral expenses be paid as soon after my death as practicable by my executor hereinafter named.
I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Susie Shaw, should she outlive me, all the personal property of which I may die seized and possessed including my distributive share in the estate of my mother, Sarah Shaw, deceased, which has not yet been paid to me. I also give, devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Susie Shaw, the tract of land known as the Hoy Place, situated in the 8th Civil District of Sumner County, Tennessee, and bounded as follows: Bounded on the North by R. A. Whitworth; on the West by Frank Mitchell; on the East by Hassell; Parham and Mitchell; on the South by Mitchell, containing (20) Acres, more or less, the same I give her absolutely with full power to sell and execute general warranty deed to purchaser thereof, but request that she sell this tract of land in order that she may have the proceeds therefrom for the support of herself and children.
I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Susie Shaw for and during her natural life the home place on which we now reside and at her death to go to our two children, William Shaw and Myrtle Shaw, share and share alike.
I hereby nominate and appoint my beloved wife Mrs. Susie Shaw executrix of this my last will and testament and request that she be qualified without being required by the Court to give bond.
Witness my hand, this 17th day of July, 1925.
W. I. Shaw
The foregoing instrument was subscribed, sealed, published and declared by W. I. Shaw as and for his last Will and Testament, in our presence and in the presence of each of us, and we, at the same time, at his request, in his presence and in the presence of each other, hereunto subscribe our names as attesting witnesses thereto, the year and date above written.
J. W. McCormack - - - - - - W. S. Reed
- - - - - - PROBATE OF THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF W. I. SHAW, DECEASED - - - - - -
Be it remembered that on this the 9th, day of February, 1927, before the Honorable J. Miller Harris, Chairman of the County Court of Sumner County, Tennessee, Mrs. Susie Shaw, the person named therein as executrix produced in open Court a typewritten paper purporting to be the last Will and Testament of W. I. Shaw, deceased, bearing date July 17th, 1925, having the name of W. I. Shaw signed thereto and being subscribed by J. W. McCormack and W. S. Reed as attesting witnesses and move the Court that the same be admitted to probate and record as the last will and testament of W. I. Shaw, deceased, and it appearing to the Court from the oral testimony of the said J. W. McCormack and W. S. Reed the two subscribing witnesses thereto that said type-written paper was written in the life time of the said W. I. Shaw and signed by him and subscribed in his presence at his request by the said J. W. McCormack and W. S. Reed as attesting witnesses, and that said instrument was executed on the day it bears date by the said W. I. Shaw, as and for his last will and testament and that he was at the time of sound mind and disposing memory; and it further appearing that said W. I. Shaw lately died in Sumner County, and that his home and place of residence at the time of his death was in said County, it is so adjudged.
It is further adjudged and declared by the Court that said instrument is the true, whole and last will and testament of the said W. I. Shaw, deceased, and that the Clerk is directed to file and record the same, and Mrs. Susie Shaw being named in said Will as executor thereof, and being excused under the term of said will from executing bond therefore appeared in open Court and accepted the trust and was duly qualified without bond and letters testamentary ordered issued to her.
A true copy,
Harvey L. Brown. Clerk