Will of Isaac Williams
Robertson County Court
I Isaac Williams, Colored, being in good
health and of sound and disposing mind, but knowing the
certainty of life and the certainty of death, do hereby make
and publish and declare this writing to be my last will and
First—After my demise, I desire that my
just debts be first fully paid.
Second—I will and bequeath to my beloved
wife Nancy Williams, all my estate of whatever kind or
nature, to have and to be held by and unto my said wife
Nancy Williams, during her lifetime.
Third After my death of my said wife,
Nancy Williams, I will and bequeath my said estate in fee
and absolutely to my stepdaughter Lettie Mayberry.
Fourth __ I hereby designate and appoint my
said wife Nancy Williams, Execetrix of this my will and ask
that she be permitted to qualify as such without bond.
In testimony whereof, I have unto
Subscribed my name, this December 3, 1915, and in the
presence of the undersigned
Throckmorton Isaac Williams
Campbell Cleaver Mark
We, the undersigned Witness to the signature
of Issac Williams, colored, to the above will saw him sign
his name to the foregoing instrument of writing and he
signed the same in our presence of each other, this 3rd
day of December 1915.
County of Robertson, Sct.
I John T. Brown, Clerk of the
county Court for the County and State aforesaid do hereby
certify that the foregoing instrument of writing purporting
to be the last will and testament of Isaac Williams,
deceased, was on the 20th day of January 1919,
produced in court, and read and proven by the oath of Samuel
Throckmorton attesting witness thereto and the order of
probating said will continued wit March 12th,
1919 on account of the absence of Campbell Cleaver the other
attesting witness thereto and again on March 12th
said will was read and proven by the sworn testimony of
Campbell Cleaver thereupon said instrument of writing was
probated and ordered to be recorded as and for the last will
and testament of Isaac Williams, deceased, whereupon the
same together with this certificate has been duly recorded.
Witness my hand this 12th day
of March 1918
John T. Brown, Clerk