"Shoeless Joe" Jackson (1888 - 1951)
"Shoeless Joe" Jackson was one of the greatest-hitting, major league baseball players of his time. He was one of eight players banned from baseball for life for his alleged involvement in the Black Sox scandal. For more information about "Shoeless Joe" Jackson, please see his biography in Wikipedia.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF GREENVILLE
IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN:
I, Joe Jackson, of the County and state aforesaid, being of sound and disposeing mind and memory, do make, publish and declare this as and for my last will and testament, hereby revokeing all letters or instruments of a testamentary character by me heretofore executed.
ITEM ONE: It is my will that as soon after my death as possable my Executor, hereinafter named, shall pay all my just debts and expences of burial.
ITEM TWO: I give, devise and bequeath all of my property of which I die possessed, both real and personal, wheresoever it may be, unto my beloved wife, Katie Jackson, for her to have and to use as she may see fit for her best interest.
ITEM THREE: I hereby nominate, constitute and apoint my wife Katie Jackson as Executor of this my last will and testament,
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 23rd day of March 1951 A.D.
/s/ Joe Jackson
Signed, sealed, published and declared as and for his last will and testament, by Joe Jackson in the presence of us, present at the same time, who, at his request, in his presence and in the presence and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses the day and year last above set forth.
/s/ W.A. Turner ADDRESS 411 Ansel St.
/s/ W. Eugene Ertes [sic] ADDRESS 148 Pleasant Ridge Ave.
/s/ Mrs. Gene A. Sine ADDRESS 216 Frank St.
Ref: Last Will and Testament of Joe Jackson.