Will of Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Clay
[Will Book 1, page 281 (transcribed by Beverly Burton Culbreth)]
Last will and testament of Mrs Elizabeth Jane Clay of South Pittsburg, Marion County, Tennessee
I, Elizabeth Jane Clay, do make and publish this as my last will and testament.
First, I direct my funeral expenses and all of my just debts be paid as soon after my death as possible,
out of my funds that I may die possessed of or may come first into the hands of my executor.
Secondly, I give and bequeath to my beloved nephew John Gaddis of Rockfield Ky and to the beloved niece
of my late husband John H. Clay and my niece by marriage, Mattie Dixon of South Pittsburg Tenn to be
equally divided between my said niece and nephew, all of the property both real and personal that I may
die possessed of, and it my desire that each of then use same in just such way and manner as will best
serve their needs and comforts. I hereby vest them with full and equal power of conveyence [sic].
Lastly, I nominate and appoint R. A. Hudson of South Pittsburg Tenn as my sole executor, who shall serve
In witness whereof I do to this, my will, set my hand this the thirteenth day of September, nineteen
hundred and twenty (1920)
Elizabeth Jane Clay
Signed and published in our presence, and we have subscribed our names hereto as witnesses in the
presence of the testatrix and at her request and in the presence of each other.
Witness our hands, this 13th day of September, nineteen hundred and twenty. (1920)
A. A. Cook
H. A. Griffith