Last Will and Testament of 
Sarah Moore

  I Sarah Moore, do make and publish this as my last will and Testament hearby revoking and making void all other wills by me at any time made.
  1st  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 die possessed of, or may first come into my Executors.
  2nd I give and bequeath to my daughter Malinda Moore two cows two hogs and two bedsteads, two Feather beds, and necessary bed clothing for Same, and one little bureau and table, and a reasonable amount of other  usefuls and furniture about the house, then she Malinda Moore, have a right to live and hold possession of the house where I now live and to have a reasonable amount of the incomes of my farm for to keep and support her, during her natural life time, unless She Should marry; then the lands all to be sold and she Malinda Moore have an equal share of all my estate, according to the foregoing apportionment.
  3rd Polly Standifer my daughter have one hundred dollars of my estate and no more.
  4th All the rest of my children have equal Shares according to my directions, in this my Will.  My deceased daughter Susan Hansens Childrens proportions to be laid out in land, to be selected by my executors, and they received the income yearly, during their natural life time.
  My deceased daughter Obedience Howards Children have their proportion, as they became of age except two hundred dollars, which she received in her lifetime.
  My daughter Sarah Chitwoods Children to receive their mothers proportion as they become of age, with a deduction of two hundred dollars, which she had received.
  My deceased Sons Edward H. (?) Moore Children have their proportion as they became of age.
  My deceased James M. Moore Son John received ?? proportion at twenty one years of age.
  My son Richard J. Moore have his proportion.
  My son Frederic J. Moore, have his proportion.
  My son Peter P. Moore have his proportion.
  I further desire that all my personal property be sold as soon after my death as possible, that is not otherwise appropriated, and the farm kept up and cultivated and all the Surplus funds put at interest, until disposed of according to this will.
  Lastly, I do hereby nominate and appoint, Peter P. Moore, and C. E. Shelton my Executors.
  In witness whereof I do to this my will, Set my hand and seal this 13th day of May One thousand eight hundred and Sixty Seven.
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    Sarah  x Moore  {seal}
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Test. L. C. Moreland
          James J. Davidson
 
Probated August 3rd 1868
  R. ???? Clerk

Hamilton Co., Tn. Will Book 1, Page 35

Transcribed and submitted by
Donna Barnes
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