I, John W.
Byers of said State and County being of sound and disposing mind and
memory do make this my last will and testament hereby revoking all will
heretofore made by me.
I wish my Executor and Executrix as soon as possible after my death to
pay my debts and for that purpose I authorize them to sell any of my
property either at public or private sales as they may see fit.
I give to my beloved wife Mrs. Francis M. Byers the following property
to wit: Sixty acres of land more or less described as following
commencing at the original North-East corner of lot of land number (105)
one hundred and five in the (12th) Twelfth district of said
County and running South on the original land line half the width of
said lot to a point equal distant between the North East Corner and the
South East corner of said lot then running South West across the field
to a point Sixty feet South of my barn, thence running west to a point
sixty yards west thence running due North back to the original lot line
on which is now located my residence barn and other house. Also a horse
or mule and buggy one cow and calf and all the household goods of every
kind and nature. Also all the crops raised on said lot of land number
105 during the year that I may die.
I give to all my other heirs to wit: Mrs. Julia Roberts, Mrs. Emma
Field, Walter Byers, the children of Ramond Byers deceased, Mrs. Minnie
Williford, Marion Byers and Hershal Byers the remainder of lot of land
number (105) one hundred and five, to share equally, share and share
alike and I desire that the same be de divided equally between them, and
for that purpose I hereby authorize my Executor and Executrix to sell
the same either at public or private sale.
I do hereby appoint my wife Mrs. Francis M. Byers My Executrix and my
friend L.G. Gibbs Executor to act jointly and carry out the provisions
of this will in conformity to law. In Witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand this 3rd day of April 1913.
Byers (his mark)
presence and Witness by
published by John W. Byers as his last will and testament in the
presence of the undersigned who subscribe our names hereto as Witnesses
at the instance and request of said testator and in his presence and in
the presence of each other this the 3rd day of April 1913.