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
I, Wm. L. Harper of Sumner County, Tennessee being of sound mind and memory do make, publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament, to wit:
First of all. I give, devise and bequeath my homestead of about 8 1/2 acres, eight and one half acres of land to my two daughters, Ella B. Harper and Dora A. Harper during their maidenhood, because they have been very attentive in taking care of me and their mother during our sickness. After they have married, if they ever do, then the place to be sold and the proceeds to be equally divided among our seven children.
Second. I will that my just debts and burial expenses of myself and my wife be paid. My debts are as follows: I owe my daughter Dora Harper seventy eight dollars and sixty five cents borrowed money and Dr. Jim Bowman, two dollars and ninety five cents, balance on account.
I will that all my personal property be sold; also my will lot, a tract of about two acres of land, that I bought from Edward Green, see deed; a lot of about one acre at Cottontown that I bought of the School directors of that district; and a tract of about ten acres at the ridge that I bought from J. W. McCormac (babe?) to raise money to pay the debts and burial expenses, and after they are paid, the remainder of said amount to be equally divided among our other five children, that is I. S. Harper, V. P. Hunter, A. L. Harper, F. F. Flowers and Jesse L. Harper.
I nominate and appoint my son I. S. Harper to be the Executor of this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have thereunto set my hand and seal. This Dec. 1st 1892. Wm. L. Harper (Seal)
S. E. Cummings
J. E. Cummings
County Court Sumner County June Term, June 10th 1893.
A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Wm. L. Harper deceased, was this day produced in open Court for probate, and duly proven by the oaths of S. E. Cummings and J. E. Cummings subscribing witnesses thereto
when the same was ordered recorded as said last Will and Testament of Wm. L. Harper dec'd.
A true copy - Harris Brown, Clerk
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