TSL&A Microfilm - Roll #92
Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)
Wills Vol. 6 - 9; Nov. 1905 - Oct. 1942
County Court Clerk's Office
Will Book - Vol. VI
Nov. 1905 - Nov. 1915
I, W. R. 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 my funeral expenses be paid.
Second, I give, devise and bequeath all of my estate both personal and real to my beloved wife Bettie Harper to have and to hold to her life time and then if there be anything real or personal left to be equal divided between my heirs, that is to say that there is a mortgage of about Five Hundred Dollars to D. P. & S. H. Baley on said land and my said wife is here empowered to sell any part or all of the land now owned by me and pay all said mortgage and deed said and attend all of my business just as I myself so that if she be not satisfied to stay on said land that she have the privilege to buy elsewhere, and after my family be all provided for as necessary for their support if there be any thing left the same will be complied with.
I also make my said wife Bettie Harper my Executor to enforce this my last will and wind up all my business without bond.
This the 18th day of August 1906. W. R. Harper.
J. W. Parkhurst
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court Oct. Term, Oct 15th 1906.
A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of W. R. Harper dec'd was this day produced in open Court for probate, where the same was duly proven by the oaths of J. W. Parkhurst and Henry Harper dec'd, where it was ordered recorded as said last will and testament of W. R. Harper dec'd. And Bettie Harper named in said will as the Executrix thereof without bond appeared in open Court, accepted the trust and was duly qualified and letters of testamentary ordered issued to her.
A true copy - Harris Brown, Clerk