Will of Flem Dunivan
In the matter of the last will and
Testament of Flem Dunivan * filed
March 6, 1916 and approved Mar. 6
1916 and recorded mar. 6, 1916.
J. R. Menzies, Clerk
In the name of God, I Flem Dunivan of the county of Dyer and State of Tennessee
being of sound and disposing mind and memory do hereby make, publish and declare
this to be my last will and testament.
First: I direct all my just debts to be paid, as soon as possible after my decease.
Second: I give and bequeath all my personal property of all kind and description that I die
seized and possessed of that is left after my debts are paid, to my wife Catherine Dunivan.
Third: I give devise my real estate, being about fifty acres of land that I bought from
Mulherin and being in seventh civil district of Dyer County and partly lying on Lewis Creek
to my wife Catherine Dunivan, absolute, for her natural life.
Fourth: After the death of my wife, I will and devise said real estate to my lawful heirs, to be
divided equal between them.
Fifth: I nominate, appoint and constitute for my execotro (sic) Van Prichart of this my last
will and testament, and that he shall act without bond.
Sixth: I direct my said executor to sell enough of my personal property privately or publicly
to pay my just debts and burrial (sic) expenses.
In testamony (sic) whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal by making my mark, this
the 9 day of November 1915.
Flem (his X Mark) Dunivan
Witness W. H. Reynolds
Signed, sealed and published and declared by Flem Dunivan the testator as for his last will
and testaor (sic) in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the
presence of each other have here unto subscribed our names as witnesses.
This the 9 day of November 1915
Notes from contributor: Dunivan is not the usual spelling of the name. Various versions are: Dunavant,
Dunevant, Dunivant, Dunnavant, Dunnevant and Dunnivant
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