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William W. Ausbrooks, 1880

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

Transcribed by Linda Carpenter

County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. IV
Oct. 1870 - April 1891

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I William Ausbrooks being old and infirm but of sound mind & perfect memory knowing the uncertainty of human life think proper to make & ordain this my last Will & Testament hereby revoking and making void all wills by me at any time made.

In the first place, I will that all

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my just debts be paid together with my personal expenses out of any money that I may die seized of or that may first come into the hands of my Executor after my debts are paid I desire my estate to be equally divided between my legal heirs except my son William C. Ausbrooks. I have heretofore advanced to my son William three hundred and eighty two dollars more than to my other children, therefore I will that he account for that amount in the division of my estate. I also hereby authorize & empower my Executor to sell and make title to my real estate, at public sale on reasonable time not less than one and two years. I further hereby constitute & appoint my son D. P. Ausbrooks Executor to this my last Will & Testament this 14th February 1877. William W. Ausbrooks


James W. Durham

Rodney A. Durham

R. B. Durham

State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court July Term 1880

This day was produced in open Court, a paper writing, purporting to be the last Will and Testament of William W. Ausbrooks deceased, dated 14th day of February 1877, and witnessed by James W. Durham, Rodney A. Durham, & R. B. Durham, which being proven by the oaths of two of the aforesaid witnesses to wit: Rodney A. Durham & R. B. Durham was ordered to be recorded. Also appeared in open Court, D. P. Ausbrooks, Executor named in said will & accepted the said Executorship & together with P. H. Ausbrooks & B. N. Flemming as securities, entered into, & acknowledged their bond to the State of Tennessee, in the penal sum of Two

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Thousand Dollars, conditioned as the law requires and said D. P. Ausbrooks as Executor aforesaid was duly qualified.

Copy Test - O. H. Foster, Clerk


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