The Last Will and Testament of Reason Shepherd
Transcribed by Dennis C. Wilson

 

            I Reason Shepherd of the County of Hamilton, State of Tennessee do make this my last will and testament in the following form and manner to wit It is my will and design that my property of which I may be possessed at my death be divided equally between my surviving heirs. I direct that the Executor of this will shall first pay out of the Estate all expenses connected with my last sickness and funeral and shall also erect on my lot in Forest Hill Cemetery such a monument as my heirs may deem suitable. Also shall pay to my daughter Cora W. Shepherd the sum of $600.00 to be sent by her to the Boards of Home and Foreign Missions of the Pres. Church of North America as the bequests of her mother and myself to said Boards.
    I direct that the Executor of this will shall give to my daughter Cora W Shepherd, all my books and furniture; shall collect all moneys due my estate, and shall pay all just claims against my estate and after having done so shall divide equally the remainder of my Estate, after the afore said bequests are paid, between my sons Edwin A. Shepherd, Frank C Shepherd and my daughter Cora W Shepherd being my only surviving children at the time of making this will, or their legal heirs.
    I hereby appoint as the Executor of this my last will and testament my son Frank C Shepherd.
    In witness where of I Reason Shepherd to this my last Will and Testament do here unto set my hand and seal this 30th day of October 1891

                                                                                     Reason Shepherd            Seal

 

Signed by said Reason Shepherd as his last Will and Testament in our presence and subscribed by us as witness in his presence and at his request.

A.    Cora Powell
Frank M Powell

 

Filed and probated Jan 10th 1894
J H Messick Clerk

 

Hamilton County Tennessee Will Book 3, Page 1
Transcribed by Dennis C. Wilson