Will of L. D. Smith
[Will Book 1, page 280 (transcribed by Beverly Burton Culbreth)]
I, L. D. Smith, of Marion County, Tennessee, do make and publish this my last will and testament: hereby
revoking all other will by me any time made.
1st. I direct that all my just debts be paid out of my estate, by my executor.
2nd. I give, devise, will and bequeath, unto my two sisters, Mary Smith and Catherine Smith and my brother
Burrell Smith, all the property of every kind, personal. real and mixed, of which I may die seized and
possessed, in equal parts, unto each a one third interest therein.
3rd. In case either of my sisters Mary or Catherine or my brother Burrell Smith should die before I do,
then in that event, it is my desire and I so direct, that all my property of every kind, of which I may
die siezed [sic] and possessed be divided equally between the other two that may be living at my death;
or if any two of the above mentioned sisters and brothers should die before I do, there I will and direct
that all my property of every kind, of which I may die seized and possessed shall go wholy and absoutly
[sic] to the one surviving.
4th I hereby appoint Burrell Smith Executor of this my last will and testament.
Witness my hand, this the 25th day of Jany, 1912
L. D. Smith
Signed by the said L. D. Smith as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, the
undersigned, who, at his request and in his sight and presence, have subscribed our names hereto as
attesting witnesses the day and date above written.
D. F. Holloway
N. B. Moon