Source: Sumner County Tennessee, Will Book Vol. 4
page 224 I Samuel McKain of the County of Sumner Tenn do make and publish this as my last will and testament here by revoking and making void all other wills by me at any time maid(sic).
First, I direct that my beriel(sic) expenses and all of any debetes(sic) be paid as soon after my death as possible out of any moneys(sic) that I may die possessed of or may first come into the hands of my Executeres(sic).
Second, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife the land and home that I now liv(sic) on containing about seventy nine acres with all the apartements theiron(sic) durin(sic) her natural life and after her death to be sold on a credit of one and two years. I want and bequeath to John F. Hamilton five hundred dollars (then comes an entire line which is obliterated - O H Foster clerk) and (here is another erasure) the money the land may bring (another erasure)(pg 225) to be equally divided between Samuel H. McKain son of Honston McKain an Iredell McKain three Daughters or their children to witt(sic), Louiza Elizabeth or Heir(sic) children, Melissed Jain if liven if ded(sic) to hear(sic) children Margret(sic) Tennessee if livin(sic) if dead to hear(sic) children.
I give and bequeath to Honston McKain a track(sic) or parcel of land Dyer Conty(sic) Tenn whear(sic) on he now livs(sic) containing seventy four acires(sic) more or less.
I give and bequeath to Minne Latimer on(sic) hundred dollers(sic). I wish it put in sme(sic) sife(sic) hands to be kept.
I appoint my Executors Robert H. Latimer and Jain (sic) McKain without securites(sic) in
whereof I do this my will set my hand and seal this 15 day of may 1880.
(signed) Samuel McKain
State of Tennessee
Sumner County Court December Term 1881.
A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Samuel McKain was this day presented in open Court by Robt. H. Latimer and it was proven by the oath of John Clendening, that paper writing was found after the death of Samuel McKain, among the valuable papers of said Samuel McKain. And John Clendening, Samuel Taylor, James K. Taylor, John F. Latimer, and Jane McKain, credible witnesses, who being duly sworn, proved that the handwriting of Samuel McKain was generally known among his acquaintances, and said witnesses made oath, that they verily believed said paper writing and every part of the same was in the handwriting of Samuel McKain. And it was ordered by the Court that: Said Will and Testament be recorded. And Jane McKain, one of the Executors, named in said Will appeared in open Court and renounced the execution of said Will. Robert H. Latimer the other Executor named in said Will appeared in (pg 226) open Court, and took the oath of Executor as prescribed by law, no security being required in said Will. And the widow Jane Mckain, appeared in open Court, and dissented from the Will of her husband the said Samuel McKain.
Copy Test. (signed) O. H. Foster Clerk