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1914 LW&T of William Riley Long of Winston Co AL

Data found at the Alabama GenWeb site for Winston County
as submitted by: Louise Birchfield


THE STATE OF ALABAMA,
WINSTON COUNTY.

I, William R. Long, a resident of Lynn, County of Winston, and State of Alabama, and over the age of twenty-one years of age, being of sound mind and disposing memory, do hereby make and publish this my last will and testament:

1. I will that all my debts and funeral expenses shall be paid by my executor as soon after my decease as practicable.

2. I will, devise and bequeath to my beloved daughter, Rosanna Crow and my beloved son John C. Long ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1000.00) each in cash to be paid them respectively by my executor as soon after my decease as practicable, which said amount shall be their full share respectively in my estate.

3. I will and bequeath and devise to my beloved grandchildren, viz., Albert Long, Annie Rose, Riley Long and Carrie Long, children of my son Alonzo Long, now deceased, the sum of ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1000.00) in cash to be equally divided among said grandchildren and to be paid to them as herein provided.

4. I will, devise and bequeath to my beloved grandchildren, viz., David Dodd, Cecil Dodd, and Riley Dodd, children of my daughter, Luella Dodd, now deceased, the sum of ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1000.00) in cash to be equally divided among said grandchildren and to be paid to them by my executor as herein provided.

5. I will, devise and bequeath to my beloved grandchildren, viz., Belle Vickery, Mattie Taylor and Ida Taylor, children of my beloved daughter Docia Taylor, now deceased, the sum of ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1000.00) in cash to be equally divided among said children and to be paid by my executor as herein provided.

6. After the provisions of all the preceding sections of this my last will and testament have been complied with, I will, devise and bequeath all the remaining property of which I may die seized and possessed, both real and personal or mixed to my two beloved sons David H. Long and Wallace R. Long to be divided between them equally and to be paid and delivered over to them by my executor as soon after my decease as practicable, to have and to hold unto the said David H. Long and Wallace R. Long said property absolutelly (sic) and in fee simple.

7. It is my will and I hereby direct that my executor pay and deliver to all the beneficiaries named in this my last will and testament who are over twenty-one years of age the amount due each beneficiary so over twenty-one years of age as soon after my decease as practicable.

8. It is my will and desire and I hereby direct that my executor hereinafter named shall not pay or deliver to any beneficiary named in this will and testament any money or property until said beneficiary shall become twenty-one years of age; provided, however, he is hereby directed to pay each minor such an amount as may be necessary for the education, clothing and maintainance (sic) such amount and necessities to be in the discretion of the executor of this my last will and testament.

9. It is my will and desire, and I hereby express my wish, and also direct the beneficiaries under this my last will and testament to accept the provisions herein which I hereby declare to be just, equitable and equal, and that there be no litigation over my estate by the said beneficiaries after my decease.

10. I hereby nominate and appoint my good son, David H. Long as executor of this my last will and testament, and declare that he shall not be required to give any bond for the performance of his duties arising hereunder; nor shall he be required to make any inventory of the property coming into his hands as such executor nor make any report to any Court of his proceedings hereunder.

Witness my hand this 14th day of March, 1914.
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William X R. Long
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Signed and declared to be his last will and testament by William R. Long, in our presence, and we in his presence and in the presence of each other, and at his request, have hereunto set our names as witnesses on the day the same bears date.

/sig/ F. W. Harris
/sig/ Norman Gunn

The State of Alabama
Winston County
PROBATE COURT

The will of William R. Long of said County having been duly admitted to record, in said County, LETTERS TESTAMENTARY are hereby granted to David H. Long the Executor named in said Will, who has complied with the requisitions of the law, and is authorized to take upon himself the execution of said Will.

Date this 22 day of June 1914.
/s/ John W. Curtis
Judge of Probate

 


THE STATE OF ALABAMA
IN THE PROBATE COURT OF SAID COUNTY
WINSTON COUNTY.
MAY 25th 1914

ESTATE OF WILLIAM R. LONG, DECEASED

In the matter of the petition of David H. Long to probate the last will and testament of said decedent, this day came David H. Long and filed in this Court his petition, in writing and under oath, praying the court to admit to probate and record in this court, as and for the last will and testament of said William R. Long, deceased, an instrument in writing purporting to be his last will and testament. Said petition is as follows:

THE STATE OF ALABAMA
IN THE PROBATE COURT OF SAID COUNTY
WINSTON COUNTY

In the matter of the estate of William R. Long, deceased.

To the Hon. John S. Curtis, Judge of Probate:

Your petitioner, David H. Long, who is a resident of Lynn, in the County of Winston and State of Alabama, and who is over the age of twenty-one years, respectfully represents unto your Honor:

That on the 27th day of April,1914, William R. Long departed this life in the town of Lynn, in the County of Winston, State of Alabama, leaving a last will and testament, wherein and whereby your petitioner was bequeathed a portion of the estate of said decedent; that said will was attested by Dr. F. W. Harris, who resides in the City of Birmingham, in the State of Alabama, and Norman Gunn, who resides in the City of Jasper, State of Alabama, and your petitioner herewith produces to your Honor and propounds for probate and record in this Court the said last will and testament of said decendent (sic), and petitioner verily believes that he is named in said will as the soul (sic) executor.

That said decedent was unmarried a the time of his death, but that the next of kin, so far as known to your petitioner, are as follows, to-wit:

Rosanna Crow, a daughter, married, who resides in Winston County, Alabama, and is over the age of twenty-one years.

John C. Long, a son, married, who resides in Winston County, Alabama, and is over the age of twenty-one years.

David H. Long, a son, married, who resides in Winston County, Alabama, and is over the age of twenty-one years.

Wallace R. Long, a son, married, who resides in Winston County, Alabama, and is over the age of twenty-one years.

Albert Long, married, a grandson, who resides in Winston County, Alabama, and is over the age of twenty-one years.

Annie Rose, a grand-daughter, married, who resides in Winston County, Alabama, and is over the age of twenty-one years.

Riley Long, a grandson, unmarried, who resides in Winston County, Alabama, and is under twenty-one years of age and over fourteen years of age.

Carrie Long, a grand-daughter, who resides in Winston County, Alabama, and is under twenty-one years of age and over fourteen years of age.

David Dodd, a grandson, who resides at or near Kansas, in Walker County, Alabama, and is over twenty-one years of age.

Cecil Dodd, a grandson, who resides at Kansas, Walker County, Alabama, who resides in Winston County, Alabama, and is under twenty-one years of age and over fourteen years of age.

Riley Dodd, a grandson, who resides in Winston County, Alabama, and who is under the age of fourteen years.

Belle Vickery, a grand-daughter, married, who resides in the City of Birmingham, Alabama, and who is over the age of twenty-one years.

Mattie Taylor, a grand-daughter, unmarried, who resides in Fayette County, Alabama, and who is under the age of twenty-one years and over the age of fourteen years.

Ida Taylor, a grand-daughter, unmarried, who resides in Fayette County, Alabama, and who is under the age of twenty-one years and over the age of fourteen.

The premises considered, petitioner prays that a day be set for the hearing of this petition, and that due notice, as required by law, be given to the next of kin of said decedent, and that such other proceedings, orders and decrees may be had and made in the premises as may be requisite and proper to effect the due probate and recording of said will according to law.

/s/ D. H. Long
Petitioner

Sworn to and subscribed before me on this the 27th day of May, 1914.
/s/ John S. Curtis
Judge of Probate

It is therefore ordered by the Court that the 22 day of June, 1914, be, and the same is hereby, appointed for the hearing of said petition, above copied, and that the notice of the filing of the said petition and of the day appointed for hearing the same be given to the heirs at law of said William R. Long, deceased, named in said petition, viz., Rosanna Crow, John C. Long, David H. Long, Wallace R. Long, Albert Long, Annie Rose, Riley Long, Carrie Long, and Riley Dodd, all of whom reside in the County of Winston, State of Alabama; and also David Dodd, Cecil Dodd, who reside in Walker County, Alabama; also Belle Vickery, who resides in Jefferson County, Alabama; and also Mattie Taylor and Ida Taylor who reside in Fayette County, Alabama.

And it appearing to the Court that Riley Long, and Carrie Long are each under the age of twenty-one years and reside with their mother, Emma J. Long, and that said mother has no interest adverse to such infants, it is ordered that in addition to the notices hereinbefore provided that notices of the filing of the said petition and of the day appointed for hearing the same be served on Emma J. Long, the mother of the said Riley and Carrie Long.

And it further appearing in the Court that Cecil Dodd and Riley Dodd are minors under the age of twenty-one years and that their father P. J. Dodd, has no interest adverse to such infants, and it is ordered that the notice of the filing of the said petition and of the day appointed for hearing the same be served on the said P. J. Dodd, for the said Cecil Dodd and Riley Dodd, minors.

And it further appearing to the Court that the said Mattie Taylor and Ida Taylor are under the age of twenty-one years and that their father W. D. Taylor is living and that the said father has no interest in this matter adverse to said infants, it is therefore ordered that notice of the filing of said petition and of the day appointed for hearing the same be served on the said W. D. Taylor, for the said Mattie Taylor and Ida Taylor.

It is further ordered that notice of the filing of the said petition and of the said appointed for hearing the same be served upon the parties and in the manner as prescribed in this decree.

It is further ordered that a guardian ad litem be appointed for Riley Long, Carrie Long, Cecil Dodd, Riley Dodd, Mattie Taylor and Ida Taylor.

John S. Curtis
Judge of Probate.

The State of Alabama
Winston County
PROBATE COURT

The will of William R. Long of said County having been duly admitted to record, in said County, LETTERS TESTAMENTARY are hereby granted to David H. Long the Executor named in said Will, who has complied with the requisitions of the law, and is authorized to take upon himself the execution of said Will.

Date this 22 day of June 1914.
/s/ John W. Curtis
Judge of Probate