Sunday, August 04, 2019
George W. Gibson's will written April 2nd 1887
George W. Gibson was a resident of Rutherford County's 25th District but his will was recorded in the Bedford Co TN Will books. I think this happens more than we realize for an assortment of reasons. The following is my attempt at transcribing the will. Several of the male descendants of George W Gibson marry cousins from my Jakes/Frizzell and Jakes/Morrow lines.
George W Gibson's Will
In the name of God amen.
I George W Gibson of the 25th District of Rutherford County Tenn. being of sound mind and knowing the uncertainty of life, do make this my last will and testament.
1st I will and desire that all of my just debts be paid
2nd I desire and will that my executors who will hereafter be named, at my death will take possession of all my property that I may be seized and possessed of and that they sell all my property real estate and all other kinds for cash or on a credit publicly or privately as they may think best and I hereby empower my executor to deed away and convey my real estate to the purchase or purchasers as I would myself were I living. I will that one half of an acre of ground including and around the grave yard be set apart and keep as a family grave yard and that it is reserved out of the sale of my land. I will that out of the proceeds of the sale of my real estate and other property that I may have at my death that my executors pay to the heirs of my daughter Rachel Shelton dec'd, wife of Harvey Shelton and to the heirs of my son John Gibson and to the heirs of my daughter Manerva Gibson, wife of Wm F Gibson and to the heirs of my daughter Parmelia Crosslin dec'd wife of Andy Crosslin, the sum of one dollar and I will that the heirs of the above named children receive no more of my property than the one dollar. And I will that the remainder of my estate be equally divided between my children here named and now living or to their heirs and that they share and share alike. Henry Gibson, Joe F Gibson, Ed T. Gibson, Mary Eaton, wife of Harvey Eaton, Nancy Thornberry, wife of Steven Thornberry and Jennie Hoover, wife of John H Hoover and Jessie Eaton wife of James Eaton and I will that each of the above named children shall share alike. I hereby appoint and nominate Henry & Ed T Gibson as executors of this my last will
this April 2nd 1887
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- G W Gibson
Jno H. White
S. J. Mankin
Attest--A true copy---Wm L. Fierson Deputy Clerk
Bedford County, Tennessee, Will Book 1: 622, Will of George W Gibson, 2 April 1887; imaged in "Tennessee, Wills and Probate Records, 1779-2008," Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com ; accessed 4 August 2019) > Bedford > Wills Vol 1-2, 1861-1922 > image 344 of 832.