Last Will and Testament of William Riley Long
Submitted by: Louise Birchfield
THE STATE OF ALABAMA,
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.
William X R. Long
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
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