Mrs. S. M. Bower

Last Will and Testament of 
Mrs. S. M. Bower



I, S. M. Bower of the county of James and State of Tennessee Being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make publish and declare this to be my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me at anytime made. As to all of my personal property of which I Shall die Seized and possessed or to which I Shall be entitled at the time of my decease. I desire bequeath and dispose thereof in the manner following to wit. My will is that all my Just debts and furneral [sic] expence shall by my Executor herein after name be paid out of my estate so soon after my decease as shall by him be found convient. I give desire and bequeath to my daughter Mattie Bower all my personal and Kitchen furniture. Also all of my live stock and my automobile and all money and notes and all other personal property that I shall be entitled to at the time of my decease and Lastly I do nominate and appoint my Son James Bower to be the executor of this my last will and testament. And do authorize him to Execute this will without entering into bond as required by law and desire that the court do not require said Executor to enter into bond. In witness whereof I the said S. M. Bower have to this my last Will and testament Subscribed my name this the 14th day of February 1916.

S. M.     X     Bower

       Her mark


J. M. Gass


A.B. Brown


Subscribed published and declared by the said S. M. Bower as and for her for her last will and testament in the presence of us who at her request and in the presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses.

Witnesses: J. M. Gas - Birchwood, Tenn

A. B. Brown - Birchwood, Tenn


State of Tennessee}

James County}


I Jno. A. Hall County Clerk in and the county and State afore said do certify that the above one page of the foregoing Will of S. M. Bower is a true and true copy of the original will as it appears in Will Book No. 1 Pages 32 & 33.

Witness my hand at office in Ooltewah on the 7th day of May 1917.

Jno. A. Hall

County Court Clerk



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