Will of Estelle Eugenia Bennett
[Will Book 1, pages 228-229 (transcribed by Beverly Burton Culbreth)]
I Estelle Eugenia Bennett being of sound mind and acting according to my own will hereby make this
division of my property.
My home place consist of (49 1/2) forty nine and one half acres and house situated near Sequatchee Tenn
to be sold within six months after my death and to be vacated within one month after my death and the
proceeds to be equally divided between my three children, Attye Hall Snow, Verda Bennett, and Bryon
Bennett, nothing to be disturbed or moved out of the house until my daughter Attye takes charge of the
house hold and kitchen furniture. Attye Hall Snow will divide all those things equally between herself,
Verda Bennett and Byron Bennett
As the organ belongs to Attye it will still be hers. I bequeath my silver cup, ring and broach to Attye
Hall Snow and my glasses to Verda Bennett and my knife to Bryon Bennett. Whatever money is left at my
death to be divided equally between my three children Attye, verda and Bryon with the exception of ($1.00)
one dollar which is to be given to James Standifer Bennett. My wearing apparel to be divided as my mother
Mrs. E. J Alexander and my daughter Attye deems best. I will appoint as my executor my brother Mr. S. H.
Alexander without bond, also the guardian of my two children that are not of age.
Estelle E. Bennett
Mrs. E. J. Alexander
Dora C Hale
Codicil to my Will
I Estelle E. Bennett of Marion County Tennessee, having heretofore having made my will and testament,
which bears date of Feb 7th 1902, do make and declare this codicil thereto to-wit
As the home place and forth-nine acres of land referred to in my will, was given to me by my mother, Mrs.
E. J. Alexander, it is my desire that this property revert back to her to do as she pleases with, instead
of being sold and divided.
It is my desire that this codicil be attached, and become part of my last will to all intents and purposes.
witness my hand this 23rd day of April 1916
Estelle E. Bennett
Mrs. S. H. Alexander
S. H. Alexander
[Additional notes by David Johnson: Estelle Eugenia was the daughter of Dr. Isham P. Alexander (Sept. 5,
1827- May 6, 1882, bur: Little White Church Cem, Jasper, TN) and Eliza J. Pryor (daughter of Green Pryor
and Liza Holloway). Estelle married first to Unknown Hall in abt. 1878-1879 and second to James Standifer
Bennett on Dec. 13, 1885 in Marion Co., TN. Attye Hall (May 13, 1879- Oct., 2, 1966 L.A., Ca, w/o Euclid
Snow) was the daughter of the first marriage (Hall), and Estelle's other two children were by the second
marriage. Mrs. E. J. Alexander (Jan. 29, 1835- Jan. 29, 1924) was buried in Pryor Cemetery].