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