Monday, June 29, 2009

Probate Will of Andrew Jackson Smith Jr.

December Term of Court 1935
Be it remembered, that on this the 6th day of November 1935. Before Hon. N. A. Link, County Judge of Stewart County of Stewart County, W. A. Baggett produced in open court a paper writing, purporting to be the last will of Andrew Smith, signed thereto, and being subscribed by Alex Dougherty and Mary Bee Stacker, as attesting witnesses, and moved the court that the same be admitted to probate, and record as the last will of Andrew Smith, deceased, and it appearing from the testimony of Ales Soughtery and Mary Bee Stacker, as attesting witnesses and that said instrument was executed by the said Andrew Smith on the day it bares date as and memory, and was more than 21 years of age, and it further appearing that the said Andrew Smith, lately died in Stewart County Tennessee, and his usual place of residence at the time of his death was in said count. It is so ajudged.
And it is adjudged and declared by the court that said instrument is the true, whole and last will and testement of said Andrew Smith, deceased, and the same is hereby admitted to probate as such, and the clerk is directed to file and record the same.

It appearing in the court that Andrew Smith late citizen of Stewart County, Tennessee, departed this life testate in which he hath appointed W. A. Baggett, as executor and he having appeared in open court and given bond, the sum of Thirty Five Hundred (3500) with the surities thereon: W. H. Baggett, Mrs. Bertha Ballard, Mrs. Irene Gray, Miss Angeline Smith, Mrs. Albert Hightower, Mrs Grace Burns, Mrs Lillian Hollis, and Mrs. Ethel Smith, it was ordered by the court, that he be clothed with all power and charged with all duties and that letters of executors issue.

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