April 17, 1900
In the name of God, Amen!
1st. I desire that all of my just debts and funeral expenses shall be fully paid.
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:
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.