Will of W. L. Scott
Last will and Testament of|
W. L. SCOTT dec'd
Probated Dec. term /85
Recorded Feby. 9/1886
Z. G. WATKINS clk.
Know all men by these presents, that I, W. L. SCOTT of the County of Dyer and State of Tennessee do hereby ordain and publish this my last will and testament - First - I will all of my personal property, except what the law allows my wife, be sold and all of my debts be paid -
2nd - I will to my wife during her widowhood and my son LEMUEL two hundred acres of land, being the same on which I formerly lived in the 8th Civil District of Gibson County Tennessee, but in the event my wife marries again she is to have a homestead during her life in said land, or if she prefers she may have one half of s'd land during her life - and my son LEMUEL the remainder - the division to be made according to quality & quantity.
Third - I will the one hundred and thirty five acres of land that fell to me in the division between myself & Bro. R. H. SCOTT after the death of our sister SALLIE L. LOCKE to N. R. A. McCORKLE in trust, authorizing and empowering him to sell said land at his own option and make deed without _____ or hindrance - and use any or all of the proceeds if needs be in paying my debts and educating my son LEMUEL, after my other personal effects have been exhausted and pay any balance that may be in his hands to my son LEMUEL when he arrives at the age of twenty one - but if he dies without bodily issue it is to be distributed as hereafter set forth -
4th Should my son die without bodily issue before my wife, she is to have a life estate in the two hundred acres of land described above and at her death it shall go, one half to my Bro. R. H. SCOTT and the other half to my niece LULA MOODY during her natural life - for her sole use benefit free from the controll of any husband she has or may hereafter have and at her death to her bodily heirs or children if she die without children or issue to R. H. SCOTT.
5th - If there is any of effects of the sale of said land remaining in my Trustees hands after the foregoing requirements have been complied with it shall be divided equally between R. H. SCOTT & LULA WOODS.
6th - I hereby appoint JOHN E. McCORKLE, Executor of this my last will and testament of whom no bond shall be required and he is to have a liberal compensation for the services.
Witness my hand and seal this the 12th day of August 1885
W. L. SCOTT
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