John W M Short Will
Marshall County, Tennessee
Wills, Vol. C, page 231
transcribed by Barbara Collin and donated to the TNGENWEB for Marshall County Free Genealogy
In the name of God Amen}
I John W. M. Short of the County of Marshall State of Tennessee being of sound mind and memory and considering the
uncertainty of this frail and transitory life do make ordain publish and declare this to be my last will and testament
that is to say first after my funeral expenses be paid and all my just debts are paid and discharged the Residue of my
estate Real and Personal I give and bequeath and dispose as follows.
First to my beloved wife Malinda P. Short all my personal effects and all my lands on which I now reside and the
Second In the event that my personal effects are not suficient to pay all my liabilities then I direct that a sufucient
quantity of my lands lying on the West end of my land be sold on a credit of Twelve months credit to pay the remainder of my
debts and that my Executor have full power to sell and make a good title to the same. I likewise make and constitute and
appoint Z. Haislip to be my Executor of my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills at any time by me made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my name and afixed my seal. This January the 15 day 1871.
John W. M. Short (seal)
his X mark
The above written instrument was subscribed to by the said John W. M. Short in our presence
and acknowledged by him to each of us and he at the same time published and acknowledged the
above instrument so subscribed to be his last will and testament and we at the testator's
request in his presence have subscribed our names as witnesses hereunto.
Joel Dodd (seal)
George Dodd (seal)
his X mark
At the request of the testator J. W. M. Short
Testator of this Will
I became a subscribing witness. This October the 4th 1888.
Test -- T. W. Short Jurat 10-2-93
State of Tennessee}
This day came Joel Dodd & T. W. Short the two subscribing witnesses
to the foregoing Will who after being first duly sworn proved the due
execution of the same by the testator upon the day and date therein
named. Whereupon the Court ordered the same certified, and the Will recorded.
Witness my hand at office. This October 2, 1903.
W. L. Wallace, Clerk
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