Last Will and Testament of Samuel Martin

Transcribed and submitted by Donna Barnes


  Last Will of Samuel Martin


Chattanooga Tenn Nov. 26. 1887

  It is my will that portions of my lot lying with in what is called the center apple tree about 16 feet north to tenth street be given to Samuel Martin my grandson his life time and also Thomas Martin my grandson, also my wife Elizabeth Martin and my sister Hannah Henry  to hold their life time, and at their death the same is to go to the

estate of Samuel Martin.


2nd and all of the lot lying south of what is known as the center apple tree be in charge of Margaret Gorman (could also be Gonnan) about 150 ft south of what is known as center apple tree. 


She is to collect all the rents and the rents must be used in keeping up the taxs.


                                                            Signed  (his mark X)

                                                            Samuel Martin


signed before me this the 26th day of Nov. 1887


                                                            J. W. White J. P.



                                                            Julas Gibson (his mark)

                                                            M. H. Holder


Hamilton County, TN Will Book Vol. 1., pg 282

Note: There was a John Gorman who married a A. M. Martin 8/3/1887 in Hamilton County