Will of L. B. Sartain, Sr.
[Will Book 1, pages 338-339 (transcribed by Pam Collier)]
[In the interest of ease of reading, I have given a new paragraph to each item #, although this
was not done in the original document - Pam]
The Last Will and Testament of L.B. Sartain, So. Pittsburg, Tennessee.
I – L.B. Sartain, of So. Pittsburg, Marion County, Tennessee, being of sound mind and disposing
memory, do hereby make, publish and declare the following as and for my last will and testament.
1 – I direct that all my just debts be paid as soon after my death as can conveniently be done.
2 – Mother now deceased 5/25/27 [sic? or 5/25/21? see date of will].
3 – I give and bequeath to my wife Mrs Helen K Sartain, for and during the term of her natural
life, my residence, or home place, in So. Pittsburg, Tennessee, together with the furnishings
therein and the remainder interest therein, I give and bequeath to my three Sons, L. B. Sartain
Jr, Dennis Sartain and Joseph Sartain, equally, share and share alike.
4 – All the rest residue and remainder of my estate, real, personal and mixed, whiver [sic]
situated, including the life insurance payable to my estate, I give and bequeath to the trustees
hereinafter named in trust, to be held and used and managed by them for and during the duration
of the trust, as hereinafter set out, for the benefit and support and maintenance of my wife,
Mrs Helen K Sartain, during her life, and my children and the education of my children and for
these purposes The Trustees may use all or such part of the income from this trust estate as may
be necessary. Or if in the judgement [sic] of the Trustees, it should be necessary or desirable
to use any part of the body of the trust estate for such purposes, they shall have the right to
do so. The Trustees shall have the right absolutely, to sell, transfer and convey any or all of
the trust estate, or to convert the same into other property, and to hold and manage the same
as they may deem to be the best interest of the trust estate.
5 – I hereby name my wife, Mrs Helen K Sartain, my Son L. B. Sartain Jr. and A. A. Cook of So.
Pittsburg, as Trustees, to take and hold the trust estate, as above provided, and the action of a
majority of the Trustees will determine in all questions.
6 – The said trust will cease and determine on upon the death of my wife Mrs Helen K Sartain,
unless my youngest Son Joseph Sartain, shall not then have attained the age of 21 years, in
which event, it will continue until he shall become 21 years of age, when it will cease and
determine, and the balance of the said trust estate then remaining, I give and bequeath equally
and share and share alike, to my three Sons, or their heirs and representatives, L.B. Sartain Jr,
Dennis Sartain and Joseph Sartain.
7 – I hereby nominate and appoint my Son L.B. Sartain Jr as executor of this my last will and
testament, and excuse him, as well as the Trustees hereinbefore named, from giving any bond as
such. In witness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name in the presence of Alan S. Kelly
and S.T. Anderson, whom I have requested to become subscribing witnesses hereto, this the 8th
day of January, 1923, at So. Pittsburg, Tennessee.
The foregoing instrument was signed, executed and declared by L.B. Sartain – as and for his
last will and testament, in our presence and we, at the same time, in his presence, in the
presence of each other and at his request, hereunto subscribe our names as subscribing witnesses
Alan S. Kelly
A Barger County Court Clerk
Transferred to new will book pg 32-33-34