Will of Daniel Riggle
[Will Book 1, pages 100-101 (transcribed by Pam Collier)]
I Daniel Riggle being of sound mind and disposing memory and in view of the uncertainty of life
and the certainty of death do make and publish this, my last will and testament.
Item 1st. It is my will and desire that first of all my funeral expenses and all my just debts
Item 2. In consideration of the love and afection [sic] which I have towards my beloved brother
Calvin Riggle and towards my beloved Nephew C. C. Anderson who has lived with me all his life,
it is my will and desire that in the event my said brother Calvin shall survive me, he shall
take, hold, use and enjoy all my estate, both real, personal and mixed that I may die seized
and possessed of during the term of his natural life and at his death it is my will and desire
that the remainder shall vest absolutely in my beloved Nephew C. C. Anderson and his heirs. In
the event that I survive my brother Calvin, then in that event it is my will and desire that at
my death all my estate of whatever kind both real personal and mixed, shall descend absolutely
to my beloved Nephew C. C. Anderson and his heirs. All the property which I now own is jointly
owned with my brother Calvin and we both reside on the real estate which is situated in the 13th
Civil District of Marion County, Tennessee, and we are equal partners in all our [?businesses].
The real estate which I now own, and which I desire shall at my death if my said brother survives
me, descend to him for life remainder to my said Nephew C. C. Anderson and his heirs in fee, or
in the event that I survive my said brother, then at my death to vest absolutely in my said
nephew C. C. Anderson and his heirs, is jointly vested in my bother Calvin Riggle and myself and
known as parts of the Hoge and Stubblefield Lands, the deeds to which are all of record in the
Registers office of Marion Co, and for a fuller description of the real estate I refer to the
deeds of record.
Item 3. It is my will and desire that David R Rankin act as executor of this my last will and
In testimony whereof I subscribe my name hereunto on this the 9th day of August 1894.
Attest: Dan Hale, William Lay, W. R. Rankin
The interlineations below the 18th and 26th lines were made before my signature was affixed
W. R. Rankin
State of Tennessee Marion County
Personally appeared before me, James S. Deakins Clerk of County Court of said County, the within
named D Riggle the bargainer, with whom I am personally acquainted and who acknowledged that he
executed the within instrument for the purposes therein contained.
Witness my hand, at office this 13 day of August 1894
J. S. Deakins Clerk
State of Tennessee,
County of Marion.
Registrar’s Office August 13th 1894
I W. H. Pryor, Register of said County do hereby certify that the foregoing
will and certificate are registered in said office and in book A.A. pages 578, that they were
received August 15th 1894 at 10 o’clock a.m., and entered in Note Book H. page 187
W. H. Pryor Register
Filed for record August 15th 1894 at 10 a.m.
W. H. Pryor Reg.