Will of Henry R. Sharp
I, Henry R. Sharp, of the State of Tennessee and county of
McNairy do make and publish this my last will and testament
hereby revoking and making void all other wills by me made at
any time: 1st, I direct that funeral expenses and all debts
that I owe by paid out of any money that I may died possessed
of or that may first come unto the hands of my executor.
2nd, I direct that all debts owing to me be collected as soon
as practical and the sum of $200.00 each be given to my son,
Danid H. Sharp and to my daughter Sarah E. Sharp in the soom(?)
of a horse saddle and c. to make them equal with my other
3rd, I direct that the sum of $1500.00 each be paid to my
daughter Nancy now the wife of J.E. Fulghum and to my daughter
Mary W. now the wife of T.J. Hurley as soon as practical to
make them equal with my other children in the soom(?) of
lands, I direct-that my wif(sic) Mary Sharp remain on and have
a support off of the place where I now reside and at her death
the place be equally divided between my son David H. Sharp and
Sarah E. Sharp my daughter.
4th, I direct the tract of land I bought known as the Ezell
land be paid for and a deed taken in the name of Samuel Sharp
as my executor to be disposed of as my other lands.
5th, I direct that my other lands not herein mentioned both in
Tennessee and Mississippi be sold by my executor at such time
and on such terms as he make think proper and to the best
interest of my heirs, so that he can make settlement in three
years after my death.
4th (sic), I direct that such personal property as my wife
Mary Sharp desires to retain be retained by her and the
balance if any be sold at public sale to highest bidder on
credit of twelve months with note and good security.
6th, After the above disposition of my property shall been
made I direct that the balance of the money if any remain be
divided equally between all my children so that no one shall
have more than another; my wife Mary Sharp to have her portion
of the personal effects of my estate.
7th I appoint Samuel Sharp my executor.
This 15th of May 1874
H.R. Sharp (seal)
This will was presented in open court and proven in common
form of law by the subscribing witness this 7th June 1875.
J.G.(?) Gooch, Chairman
Courtesy of Vicki Roach