Last Will and Testament of Nathan Davis


Transcribed and submitted by
Donna Barnes


Last Will and Testament of Nathan Davis

I, Nathan Davis, of Chattanooga, Tenn do make and publish this as my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and making void all other Wills by me at any time made.

First: I direct that my funeral expenses and all my just debts be paid as soon as possible after my death out of any money I may have at my death or which may first come to the hands of my Executrix.

Secondly: I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Mary E. Davis, all my property, real, personal and mixed of any and every kind and description and wherever situated, it being my will and desire that she take and hold absolutely and free from the control of any future husband, all property of which I may die seized and possessed or to which I may be in any way entitled or to which I would have been entitles if I had lived.

Lastly: I do hereby nominate and appoint said Mary E. Davis, my Executrix with full power over my estate and to execute this my last Will and I hereby relive and release her from the execution of any bonds required by law of an executor.

In witness whereof I hereto subscribe my name and seal at Chattanooga, Tennessee.

This 15th day of May 1882

Nathan Davis {seal}

Signed, sealed and published in our presence and we have subscribed our names hereto in the presence and at the request of the Testator. This 15th day of May 1882

                        J. A. Caldwell

                        James B. Ingram


Hamilton Co., TN Will Book 1, pg 369