Will of Martha E. Denton

Images Copied From Microfilm by: Susan Langheld, Transcribed by: Cathy Hall
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Bradley County, TN
Martha E. Denton
Probate, February 29, 1904
It appearing to the court that
Martha E. Denton, late of Bradley County, Tennessee, departed this life testate Feb. 19, 1904, in said county and State and came into open court S. V. Bates, brother of said decedent, and the person named as the Executor thereof, and presented to the court a paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of the said Martha E. Denton, deceased, and asked that the same be admitted to probabte and recored as the Inst will and testament of the said Martha E. Denton, deceased; and came along with him H. Hambright one of the attesting witnesses to said paper wiritng, Mary Ratcliff, the attesting witness, who has since the execution of said paper writing departed this life, and her testimony therefore cannot be had, and the said H. Hambright being first duly sworn deposed and siat that she was present with the other attesting witness when the said Martha E. Denton signed said paper writing as and for her last will and testament; that she signed the name in her presence, and that both the attesting witnesses signed the name in the presence of the testatrix and at her request and in the presence of each other as attesting witnesses, and that the testatrix was at the time of sound mind and memory. It is therefore ordered by the court that said paper writing is as it purports to be, the last will and testament of the said Martha E Denton, deceased, and the Clerk is ordered to enter the name of record in the will book of this court, together, with this probate.