Will of Catherine Smith
[Will Book 1, page 286 (transcribed by Beverly Burton Culbreth)]
Last Will and Testament.
I, Catherine Smith, of Marion County, Tennessee, do made [sic] and publish this my last Will and
Testament; hereby revoking all other Wills by me at any time made.
FIRST,- I direct that all my just debts be paid out of my estate, by my executor.
SECOND,- I give, devise, will and bequeath, unto my sister Mary Smith and my two brothers, L. D. and
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.
THIRD,- In case my sister Mary, or either of my brothers, L. D. or 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 seized and possessed, be divided equally between the other two that may be living at my death: or if
any two of the above mentioned sister and brothers should die before I do, then I will and direct that
all my property of every kind, of which I may die seized or possessed, shall go wholy [sic] and absoutely
to the one surviving.
FOURTH,- I hereby appoint Burrell Smith Executor of this my last Will and Testament.
Witness my hand, this the 25 day of Jany. 1912.
Catherine Smith (her mark)
T. L. Stewart
Signed by the said Catherine Smith, as and for her last will and testament, in the presence of us, the
undersigned, who, at her request, and in her presence, have subscribed our names hereto as attesting
witnesses, the day and date above written.
D. F. Holoway
N. B. Moore