WILL OF GREEN LEE HENDRIX, DECEASED
STATE OF TENNESSEE
Know all men by these presents that I, G.L. Hendrix, Sr..,
being of sound mind and disposing memory do hereby make and
publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking and
making void all other instruments of the same kind at any time
First, I direct that my funeral expenses and all my debts be
paid as soon as possible after my death out of my moneys that
I may die possessed of or that may first come into the hands
of my executor.
Secondly, I desire that the 160 acres of land upon which I now
live shall be run off by a survoyor employed by my executor as
follows, "viz" run off into 8 tracts or block of the width of
20 poles each reaching from the south boundary line of the
Moris tract of the north boundary line of same and after said
blocks or tracts are thus run off I desire that they shall
each be numbered and the numbers placed in a hat, and after
they are thoroughly shaken up that each of the following named
children shall proceed to draw out of said hat a number, Nicy
Ann Dixon, wife of J.M. Dixon, Cyrena Smith, wife of Jeff
Smith, the heirs of George Hendrix, deceased, G.L. Hendrix,
Jr., Margaret Stein, wife of Thomas Stein, Rebecca L. Hawkins,
wife of J.T. Hawkins, Tempy E. Eaker, wife of C.C. Eaker,
Robert L. Hendrix, and that each child of their legal
representatives shall be entitled to the lot of tract
corresponding to the number drawn and my executor is hereby
authorized to make each of said children or their legal
representatives a deed to the tract drawn respectively.
Thirdly, I desire that my executor shall take charge of all my
personal property and sell the same to the highest bidder for
cash and after all expenses, debts and legal demands shall
have been fully satisfied that whatever may be left in the
hands of said executor shall divid among the 8 children named
above share and share alike, equally without regard to what I
may have done for any of said children heretofore.
Lastly, I do hereby appoint J.M. Guess to be my executor in
witness whereof I do this day set my hand and seal this the
10th day of November 1887.
Green Lee Hendrix
STATE OF TENNESSEE
This day the last will and testament of Green Lee Hendrix
deceased was presented in open court and at same time came J.T.
Barnhill one of the subscribing witnesses, and after being
sworn proved the same in common form of law.
Witness my hand this 1st July 1889
John B. Jopling
Courtesy of Vicki Burress Roach