McCarthy being of sound and disposing mind and memory having in mind the
uncertainty of life and the certainty of death do hereby make publish
and declare this my last will and testament.
It is my will desire that my body be buried in a Christian like manner
usual to persons in my finantial condition.
It is my will and desire that as soon as practicable after my death that
all my just debts be paid by my Executor hereinafter named.
I remember my daughter Fannie Bryant who is dead and her children. My
daughter Celia McCormick who is dead and her children but it is not my
desire that the children of said Fannie Bryant and Celia McCormick shall
participate in any manner in the property I shall leave.
I will devise and bequeath all my property both real and personal of
whatever kind to my children as follows John T. McCarthy Dave McCarthy
Mattie Alexander Joseph McCarthy Young McCarthy Ollie Long and Emma
Ballard and if they should die before I do their children if any to
stand in place of the parent and to be integrated into my estate per
Stirpe and not per Capita and if any of my said children should die
before I do leaving no children then my estate to be divided among the
other legatees herein named.
I hereby appoint my son Young McCarthy as the Executor of this my last
will and testament and it is my will and desire that he be not required
to give any bond or to make any inventory or appraisement of my estate
but shall only be required to probate this will. He shall not be
required to make any return of his actings and doings to the Court and
in the event it becomes necessary in his judgment to sell the property
of which I may die seized and possessed in order either to make payment
of my debts or to divide among the legatees in accordance with this will
he may sell at public or private sale for cash or on terms as he may
deem advisable without being required to procure any order authorizing
such sale from the Ordinary. This the 17th day of August
McCarthy (seal) (his mark)
sealed declared and published by Claburn McCarthy as his last will and
testament in the presence of the undersigned as Witnesses he first
signing in our presence and we then at his special instance and request
signing in his presence and in the presence of each other. This August
J. P. Horne