Note: According to the
family research of this web site owner, her full name was Mary Angeline
(Thompson) DEBUSK. If you are researching
this family line, please contact Vanessa Slea at Timevessel@aol.com
From Dickson County Wills page 332:
IN THE COUNTY COURT OF DICKSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE :
IN THE MATTER : Will of Mrs. Mary A. DEBUSK, deceased, Dickson County,
ORDER OF PROBATE
BE IT REMEMBERED that on this the 17th day of
July, 1958, before the Honorable James A. Weems, County Judge, came Leroy
DEBUSK, bearing a paper writing dated February 28, 1930, purporting to be
the last will and testament of Mrs. Mary A. DEBUSK, deceased (July 11,
1958), and moved the Court that the same be admitted to probate and record
as such; and
IT APPEARING TO THE COURT from the testimony of
LOYS BALTHROPE and Leroy DEBUSK that the signatures of J. J. SPRINGER and
W. T. MCGEE (attesting witnesses to said instrument and being now
deceased) and the signature of Mary A. DEBUSK, with which they were
familiar, were true signatures and in their own handwriting; that Mary A.
DEBUSK was a resident of Dickson County at the time of her death; that she
was of sound mind at the time of the execution of said will; that she died
in Vanleer, Tennessee on July 11, 1958;
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED by
the Court that said instrument is the true, whole, and last will and
testament of Mary A. DEBUSK, deceased, and the same is admitted to probate
and record as such.
THE Clerk will issue letters testamentary to Mr.
Leroy DEBUSK, Executor named in said will, he to serve as such without
bond in accordance with the wishes and directions of the Testatrix.
This the 17th day of July, 1958.
(signature of James A. Weems, County Judge)
I, Mrs. Mary A. DEBUSK, of the 11th, dist. of Dickson County, Tenn. do
make and publish this as my last will and testement, hereby revoking and
making void any will heretofore made by me.
FIRST. It is my Will that all my just debts and funeral expenses be
paid as soon after my death as possible.
Second. I will devise and bequeath to my children namly, Jim, Leroy,
Ted, Ada, Lila, and Irma, one seventh of my estate each, and to my
grandchildren namly Richard and Morris BUCKNER, and Woodrow HARDISTER
being children of my daughter Bonnie, I give one seventh of my estate to
be devided between them equaly. It is my will that if me property
can not be divided satisfactory that it be advertised and sold to the
highest bidder and the proceeds divided as set out above. I give the
exector of this my last will and full authority to sell and make tital to
the purchaser the same as I could do if living.
THIRD: I nominate and appoint my son Leroy DEBUSK as sole Executor of this
my last will and testament, and request that he be permitted to qualify
and act as such with out bond being required of him.
This Feb. 28, 1930.
(signature of Mary A. DEBUSK)
The forgoing will and testament was signed by the testator in our
presence, and we attested the same in her presence and at her request.
This Feb. 28, 1930.
(signature of W. T. MCGEE)
(signature of J. J. SPRINGER)