Section 35-4-303

Execution of power by surviving or acting executors; presumption that power not personal.

Where lands are devised to one or more executors, or a naked power given by the will to sell, the survivor or survivors, where there are more than one named in the will, and the acting executor or executors, when any one or more of them dies, resigns, refuses to act, or is removed by a court of competent authority, and also an administrator with the will annexed has the same interest in and power over such lands for the purpose of making sale thereof as the executors named in such will might have had. Unless the contrary clearly appears by the terms of the will, it shall be presumed that the power or trust imposed is not a personal trust or confidence.

(Code 1852, §1339; Code 1867, §1609; Code 1876, §2218; Code 1886, §1864; Code 1896, §1060; Code 1907, §3437; Code 1923, §6942; Code 1940, T. 47, §90.)