Last Will and Testament of Hiram Pendergrass
1891

Submitted by Carolyn Condray-Merritt
Carol24343@aol.com


I, Hiram Pendergrass, of Sale Creek in the County of Hamilton , and State of Tennessee , being of sound mind and memory, do make, publish, and declare this to be my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.

            And as to my worldly estate and all the property, real personal or mixed, of which I shall die seized and possessed, or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease, I devise, bequeath and dispose thereof in the manner following to wit

            My will is, that all my just debts and funeral expenses shall by my Executors herein after named be paid out of my estate as soon after my decease as shall by them be found convenient.

            I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Pendergrass, all my household furniture and also one hundred dollars in money to be paid her by my executors herein after named within six months after my decease To have and to hold the same to her and her executors administrators and assigns forever.

            All the rest and residue of my estate, real, personal and mixed of which I shall die seized and possessed, or to which I shall be entitled at my decease I give devise and bequeath After my Executors herein after named shall have sold all my real, personal and mixed property, that the money be equally divided between or amongst my children.

            And lastly I do nominate and appoint William Griffiths and William M Beene to be the Executors of this my last will and testament.

            In witness whereof I the said Hiram Pendergrass have to this my last Will and Testament, consisting of one sheet of paper, subscribed my name this the 26th day of February in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and ninety one.

H Pendergrass (Seal)

 

Signed, published as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto

Peter Bolton

David R Griffiths