|Jemima (Carter) Gum|
April 17, 1900
In the name of God, Amen!
I, Jemima Gum, of the age of 83 years & 7 months, being of sound mind and
memory, do make publish and declare this my last will and testament, to wit:
1st. I desire that all of my just debts and funeral expenses shall be fully
2nd. I desire, bequeath and give to my beloved son, Charles D. Gum all of my
Real and Personal estate of whatsoever kind or nature, to have and to hold to
him and his heirs forever, except one note of $500.00 that I hold against my
beloved son, George C. Gum, which note is disposed of in the manner herein
after set forth.
3rd. It is my will that my said son, Charles D. Gum, shall take all of my
Real and Personal estate, including all notes due me or that may hereafter be
due me, and all accounts due me, and all notes c__? in action, and all
personal property of whatsoever kind or nature that I now have, except said
promissory note of $500.00 above mentioned in clause two of this will, and
hodl the same forever.
4th. I desire that my said son, Charles D. Gum, shall within two years after
my death, pay the following legacies, to wit:
To each one of the children of my deceased son, John B. Gum, the sum of one
To William C. Gum, my son, the sum of five hundred dollars.
To George F. Gum, the son of my deceased son Robert Gum, the sum of five
hundred and fifty dollars.
To John Updyke, the sum of one hundred dollars.
To Mary E. Wiggs, the sum of two hundred dollars.
To George C. Gum, my son, the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars.
5th. As I have, heretofore, given to Ellen Murphy, formerly Ellen Updyke,
the sum of five hundred dollars, it is my will that she shall receive nothing
more from my estate.
6th. It is my will, that, my Executor hereinafter named, shall on the day my
estate is finally settled by the Probate Court of this County, cancel and
deliver to my said son, George C. Gum, the said promissory note of $500.00
herein before mentioned, and said George C. Gum shall receive said note, duly
canceled, in addition to the bequest of $250.00 made to him in clause four
(4) of this will.
7th. It is my desire and my will that none of my heirs or legatees shall
contest this will, and if any of my heirs, or any legatee shall contest this
will in any court of competent jurisdiction or shall take any steps
whatsoever to have this will set aside, then and in that case, such heir or
legatee shall not receive anything from my said son, Charles D. Gum, as
provided for in clause four (4) of this will.
8th. I hereby, revoke all former wills by me made.
9th. I, hereby, appoint my beloved son, Charles D. Gum, Executor of this my
last will and testament, and reposing full confidence in his honor and
integrity, I specially request that he need not be required to give any bond
as such Executor. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal
this 12th day of April AD 1900.
Jemima     X     Gum     [Seal]
Submitted by: Bertha Sigler Emmett