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. IV
Oct. 1870 - April 1891
I William B. Key of the County of Sumner and State of Tennessee knowing that all men must die, make this my last Will and Testament sitting aside and revoking any other that I may have made heretofore.
First. I will that after I am dead that my body be decently buried and all of my just debts be paid.
Second. I will and bequeath to my son J. T. Key during his life the following described portion of my land, and at his death the same shall go to the two sons of J. T. Key namely Charles Key and Curtis Key. Said land that I give to my son J. T. Key is the home tract where I now live, including the lands where my son J. T. Key now lives and all of the buildings and improvements that may be on said lands. That there may be no misunderstanding as to the lands that I give my son J. T. Key, I give the boundaries which are as follows: Bounded on the South by Bledsoe's Creek, on the East by the old Carter tract, on the North by land now owned by Dr. J. B. Hanna and J. G. Ray, on the West by J. T. Durham, and
J. N. Malone. I also give to my son J. T. Key my horse, Mill and Blacksmith tools.
Third. I will that my hill farm which is known as the Gillespie land be sold by my Executors herein after named, and the proceeds of the same be equally divided between the bodily heirs of my daughter Sallie Long (deceased) and my daughter Martha Senter. Should my Executors think best not to sell said land, I make the following division of it; Beginning at the gate, on the branch running with said branch straight through said land to the South side. The heirs of my daughter Sallie Long, shall have the West side, and my daughter Martha Senter shall have the East side of said land.
Fourth. It is my will, and I herein give my Executors full power and authority to take charge of and sell such personal property as I may die possessed of and not dispose of in this will. It is not my will, or intention that the beds, bed clothes, or bed steads be included in the personal property, to be sold by my Executors but that the same shall be given by my Executors as follows: equally between the heirs of my daughter Sallie Long get the one half, and my daughter Martha Senter the other half.
Fifth. I will that my Executors shall pay to the heirs of my daughter Cintha Ann Staley, dec'd, the following amounts to Edward Staley, I will and bequeath the sum of five dollars, to Robert Staley I will and
bequeath the sum of five dollars, to George Staley I will and bequeath the sum of five dollars, to William Henry Staley I will and bequeath fifty dollars, To Osker Staley I will and bequeath fifty dollars and to Fannie, the daughter of Cintha Ann Staley, I will and bequeath fifty dollars. It is my will that the above mentioned heirs of Cintha Ann Staley have the amounts named and that they shall have no more of my estate.
Sixth. It is my will and I request that should my wife Amanda survive me that my son J. T. Key and my daughter Martha Senter take care of her during her life.
Seventh. It is my will that after my Executors carries out the foregoing of this my will, if there should be any part of my estate not disposed of that the same be equally divided between my daughter Martha Senter and the heirs of my daughter Sallie Long, so that the heirs of Sallie Long will get one half, and my daughter Martha Senter get the other half, it being my intention in this will to give to the heirs of Sallie Long what she would have been entitled if alive.
It is my will that should any of the heirs or legatees try to break or set aside this will that they shall not have the value of one cent of my estate. I herein nominate and appoint my son J. T. Key and my son-in-law J. T. Senter my Executors and neither one of them shall be required to give bond or pay any interest on any money that may come into their hands as Executors either to the heirs or Guardians of the same. This Aug 9th 1888. W. B. Key
John W. Black
R. A. Durham
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court Nov. Term Nov. 9th 1888?
A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of William B. Key deceased was this day produced in open Court for probate and duly proven by the oaths of J. W. Black and R. A. Durham subscribing witnesses thereto when it is received by the Court and ordered filed and recorded as the last Will and Testament of the said William B. Key deceased.
A True Copy - Attest - Harris Brown, Clerk
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