Source: Sumner County Tennessee, Will Book Vol. 5, page 70
I, J.B. Kearley of the County of Sumner, State of Tennessee, being of sound mind and disposing memory, do hereby make and publish this as my last will and testament, hereby revoking any others heretofore at any time made by me.
Item 1. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Endora Kearley all the personal property of every kind and description, including notes and accounts and other evidences of debt and moneys and providers, which I may own and possess at the date of my death, to be hers absolutely, and to her sole and separate use.
And I do further give, bequeath and devise unto my beloved wife, the said Endora Kearley for and during her natural life, my home place in the second civil district of Sumner County Tennessee, containing about 250 acres be the same more or less, and bounded as follows - on the North by J.B. Alexander, on the West by Mrs. Anna Patterson, on the South by the Hartsville turn-pike road, and on the East by B.C. Barry's heirs.
Witness my hand, this the 25th day of June 1890.
J. B. Kearley
Signed in our presence by the testator, J.B. Kearley as his last will and testament, and at his request we have witnessed the same in his presence and in the presence of each other.
This June 25th 1890
State of Tennessee
Sumner County Court December Term Dec. 18th 1893.
A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of J.B. Kearley deceased, was this day produced in open Court for probate when the same was duly proven by the oaths of W.C. Patterson and Jas.W. Blackmore the subscribing witnesses thereto when the same was admitted to probate and ordered recorded as the said last Will and Testament of J.B. Kearley deceased.
A copy test.
Harris Brown Clerk