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September Term 1859, Gibson County, Tennessee

I, John White, do make and publish this last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all other wills by me at any time.

Made first – I direct that my funeral expenses and all my debts be paid as soon after my death as possible. Out of any moneys that I may produce or may first come into the hands of my executor – secondly, I give and bequeath to Sarah P. White, my wife, my tract of land that she may live on and house hold and kitchen furniture and my negro girl Catherine to have and to hold her natural life time or ____ her widowhood and thus I desire that she have my bay mare and one cow and calf…. One ____ and eight Shoate and all sheep and all the present crop of corn and fodden and all the crop of wheat ….and all the present crop of potatoes, two plows and one ____ of ____ and at the death of my wife, Sarah P. White, my land to be equally divided among all of my children and if my girl Catherine should out live, my wife Sarah P. White, to be divided equally among the children. And I desire that John, my son, have the bay colt and saddle and bridle and I desire that my three daughters, Mary A. White, Nancy L. White and Sarah F. White, keep their saddles and lastly I do whereby nominate and appoint William Rufus White, my executor, in witness whereof, I do this my will. Set my hand and seal this the 20th day of June 1859.

Signed and sealed in our presence and we have subscribed our names hereto in the presence of the testator, this the 20th day of June 1859.

J. D. Layton
James S. Haynes
(County, Gibson, Roll No. 65, Book F Nov. 1856 - Dec. 1962) Page 311, Probate record)

Wm R. White Executor Bond (for John White’s Will)
State of Tennessee, Gibson County, TN. W.R. White, Job Hicks and James M. Armstrong are bonded to the State of Tennessee in the penalty of one thousand dollars, witnessing our hand and seals this 5th day of September 1859. The condition of this obligation is such that whereas the above bonded, William R. White has been appointed executor of the goods and chattels, rights and ____, of John White, deceased, now if the said duties as such executors this obligation shall be void otherwide to remain in full force ____.

W. R. White, seal
Jobe Hicks, seal
James M. Armstrong,seal