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Christian Humber JARRETT was born to John HUMBER and Elizabeth CHRISTIAN at their home "Air Hill," in Goochland County, Virginia. She married Devereux JARRETT. After his death, she migrated west to Tennessee with her grown children.  Her will was filed in Fayette County, Tennessee.

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I, Christian JARRETT, of the County of Fayette and the State of Tennessee, do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me at any time heretofore made And first I desire that my body be decently entered in a manner suitable to my condition in life. And as to such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to entrust me I dispose of the same as follows:

First: I desire that all my debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon after my decease as possible out of any moneys that I may die possessed of or may first come into the hands of my executors from any portion of my estate real or personal.

Secondly: I give and bequeath to my son David P. JARRETT the tract of land which I own in the State of Virginia and likewise one equal third part of my estate to him and his heirs forever.

Thirdly: I give and bequeath to my daughter Catherine M. MAY one equal third part of my estate to her and her heirs forever.

Fourthly: I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Elizabeth C. DAVID the balance of my estate to her and her heirs forever.

Fifthly: I do hereby make, ordain and appoint William M. MAY and William DAVID executors of this my last will and testament. In Witness whereof, I, Christian JARRETT the said testatrix, have to this sheet of paper, set my hand and seal this eighteenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four.

Christian JARRETT

**her mark**

Signed, sealed and published in the presence of us who have subscribed in the presence of the testatrix and of each other -

Samuel MORGAN

James SMITH

Thomas I. SIMMONS

Be it remembered, that at a court of Please and Quarter sessions for the County of Fayette on Monday the 12th day of February, 1836, the following appears of record.

Court met according to adjournment. Present the Worshipful Leton HUDSPETH, John BLACKWELL, Jesse ALLEN, Benjamin COCKE, Benjamin BRANCH, William GARRANT, David BARRETT, William HAYS, Owen GRIFFIN, James G. CAMPBELL, Young MONTAGUE, Jonathan BINFORD, Newton WALL, Dubart D. BOURLAND, Joseph SHUMPECK, R. A. PARKER and John M. PARKER, Esqrs., Justices of the Peace for the County of Fayette.

The last will and testament of Christian JARRETT was this day produced in open Court by the Executor and Samuel MORGAN, James SMITH and Thomas I. SIMMONS sub. as being witness to said will and testament being duly sworn in due form of law to answer questions, depose and say that they saw the Testatrix sign seal execute and acknowledge the said paper to be her last will and testament and in their presence for the purposes therein expressed.

Ordered by the Court that the same be admitted to record and thereupon came William M. MAY the Executor in said will and entered into bond with Daniel JOHNSON and Samuel MORGAN his securities, condition at the law directs and took the Oath prescribed by law.

State of Tennessee

Fayette County

I, Jarmon KOONCE, Clerk of the County Court for said County do hereby certify that the foregoing will and transcript thereon as a true copy of the proceedings about said will as appears on record of my office.

In testimony whereof I, Jarmon KOONCE, Clerk of said Courthouse hereunto set my hand and affixed seal of said Court at Office in Somerville this 1st day of October, 1836.

Jarmon KOONCE, Clerk

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