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Will of William Jackson, Carter County, Tennessee

IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN. I, William Jackson of the County of Carter and State of Tennessee being sick and weak in body but of sound mind and disposing memory for which I thank God and caulling to mind the uncertainty of human life and being desirous to dispose of all such wordley estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with, I give and becoth the same in the manner following:

Item   I leave and becoth to my beloved wife Bersheba all the household furniture and also all the stock of every kind for the suport of her and my children she had by me and to dispose of the same as she pleases at her death.  Likewise, her giving of it the same care as I during (?) her life or widdowhood and the plantation at her marrag or death to be devided between my four sons to wit: John, Joseph, Stephen and David equely.

And to each of my other children, I leave and becoth twenty shillings each to be paid in property or such as she did not spend of the plantation or stock and I do hereby constitute and make this my last Will and Testament this eighth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight and six.

Signed sealed published and declared
as and for the last will and testament
of the above named William Jackson
in presents of us.

Alex Doran....             /s/ William Jackson
Reubin J. Thornton....  


I William Jackson of Carter County and State of Tennessee wish Alexander Doran Esquire to act as executor of the within Will and ______ appoint him for that purpose.  Given herein under my hand and seal this 5th of June 1810.
                                                                           test.                  /s/ William Jackson

Reubin J. Thornton
Wm Wigate(?) (Wyat or Wyath?)
David W. Bamberg(?) (Ramley?)



Transcription by Janie Kimble with help from Darrell Jackson.

JPG file of original Will contributed by Paula Mellor and used with her permission.

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