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W. W. Durham, 1852

Transcribed by Linda Carpenter 

Source:  Sumner County Microfilm
Roll #5173 – Will #686

I W. W. Durham, by the grace of God, being of sound mind but feeble health, do hereby make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all the wills by me at any time. Made in form and manner as follows:

1st. I desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of the first money that may come into the hands of my executor.

2nd. I bequeath all my books to my brother R. W. Durham.

3rd. I bequeath to my niece Frances E. Senter my bed & 1 stead & bed clothes.

4th. I bequeath to my Mother my press tager? chest & bed stead after reserving for Frances E. Senter as above directed.

5th. And lastly I bequeath to my Mother, R. B. Durham, E. M. Durham, R. W. Durham, and my niece Frances E. Senter all the balance of my property, both real and personal after giving ten dollars to Nancy S. Durham and one dollar to Louisa M. Taylor.

I hereby nominate E. M. Durham my executer of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof, I hereunto set my hand and seal this 10th day of July one thousand eight hundred and fifty two. W. W. Durham (Seal)

The hand writing of W. W. Durham was proven in open court by:

M. C. McGaughy

James N. Malone

Robert S. Spradlin

The last will and testament of W. W. Durham was this day produced in open court for probate and was duly proved as to his hand writing by the oaths of M. C. McGaughy, James N. Malone, & Robert S. Spradlin which is ordered by the court to be recorded. Test, John L. Bugg, Clerk


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