2020 Tennessee Code
Title 32 - Wills
Chapter 1 - Execution of Wills
Part 1 - Execution Generally
§ 32-1-110. Requisites of Holographic Will Executed on or Before February 15, 1941

Universal Citation: TN Code § 32-1-110 (2020)

A paper writing, written on or before February 15, 1941, appearing to be the will of a deceased person, written by the deceased person, having the deceased person's name subscribed to it, or inserted in some part of it, and found, after the deceased person's death, among the deceased person's valuable papers, or lodged in the hands of another for safekeeping, shall be good and sufficient to give and convey lands, if the handwriting is generally known by the deceased person's acquaintances, and it is proved by at least three (3) credible witnesses that they verily believe the writing, and every part of it, to be in the deceased person's hand.

Code 1858, § 2163 (deriv. Acts 1784 (Oct.), ch. 10, § 5); Shan., § 3896; Code 1932, § 8090; modified; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 32-110.

Textbooks. Pritchard on Wills and Administration of Estates (4th ed., Phillips and Robinson), §§ 8, 210, 217, 222, 319.

Tennessee Jurisprudence, 25 Tenn. Juris., Wills, §§ 15, 17.

Law Reviews.

Effects of the Enactment of the 1941 Wills Act, 17 Tenn. L. Rev. 447 (1943).

Holographic Wills, 17 Tenn. L. Rev. 440 (1943).

Holographic Wills — “Valuable Papers” as Place of Deposit, 16 Tenn. L. Rev. 754 (1940).

Some Suggested Legislation in the Field of Wills (W. Raymond Blackard), 14 Tenn. L. Rev. 381 (1937).

Wills — Proving a Holographic Will, 19 Tenn. L. Rev. 856 (1947).

Wills — Requirements for Holographic Wills, 15 Tenn. L. Rev. 256 (1939).

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