Last Will and Testament of 
James Davis

Copy of last Will and Testament of James Davis Dec'd

 

I, James Davis Make this my last will and testament being in sound mind I hereby dispose of my property as follows.

First: I hereby will to my Granddaughter Nora Brady, my grand Son John Brady 40 acres of land in 5th Civil Dist. and bought of James Russ. [Note: Braddy\Brady is spelled both ways]


Second. I hereby Will to my Daughter Savannah Smith all the land west of Harrison and Georgetown Road bought of James Allen and also 1/3 and south part of 160 acres of land bought of Swill Davis and line running East and west with line of the land bought of James Allen afore said land being all South part of my land west of said road.


Third: I hereby will to my son Harris Davis all the land bought of James Allen East of Road and also all the land bought of Jim Elder only being the line with Jim Elder and leaving Barn on north side of the Bob Elder land and with its wire fence to Jim Smith line also 1/3 of 160 acres bought of Swill Davis line running East and West.


Fourth: I hereby will to my sons Warner Davis and Owen Davis all the land bought of Bob Elder only as afore said including all the building in which we were and including bam and Joining Harve Davis line and running to Jim Smith line and also 1/3 of 160 acres bought of Swill Davis and line running

East and west and all of my household and kitchen furniture Farming tools and one mule each and all cattle and hogs I may have on hand at my death.


Fifth: I hereby will to My daughter Dallis Dugan and Gwen Biggs all the land bought of Thomas Davis.


Sixth. I hereby bequeath to my sons Harvy Davis, Warner Davis and Owen Davis all the ridge land not included in the above.


Seventh: I hereby appoint Harvey Davis, Guardian for the minors Warner and Owen Davis, without bond


Eight: I request all the moneys I may have on hand at my Death to my sons Harvey Davis[,] Warner Davis, and Owen Davis, and require them to pay all my Debts that I may owe at my death and to pay my funeral expences.


Ninth: I hereby appoint Harvey Davis Executor of this my last will and testament without bond


Tenth: If any of the heirs that I have signed their notes as security fail to pay same and my estate have same to pay the amount shall be taken out of their of the estate All the bequeats are according to my wish.

Attest - This July 26th 1910

James X Davis

his mark


James M. Lewis

G.R. Lewis


State of Tenn}

James County}


I, S. L. Lovell County Court Clerk of said county certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the will of James Davis dec'd as the same appears of record in the County Clerk Office of said County. Witness my Signature and official Seal on the 4th day of Oct 1911.

S. L. Lovell

County Court Clerk

 

James County Will Book Page 34