Will of John Watson

Will of John Watson

     In the name of God Amen, I John Watson of Hardin County and State of Tennessee considering that I am mortal, do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in the manner following viz.  And first I commend my Soul into the hands of God who gave it, and my Body to be entered in a Christian manner at the discretion of my Executors.  2nd I allow my funeral expenses and all my honest debts to be Settled out of my personal Estate.  3rd I allow my Executors to sell or keep out of my personal Estate so much as will raise twenty five Dollars a peace (sic) for each of my sons in law viz.  Rossemon P. Scott John Scott Elisha Smith Martin Forehand Thomas L. Pain.  4th I allow my son James L. Watson to have my land or plantation where on I now live:  I allow Samuel Watson and James L. Watson to have my mill, and sawmill fixings; Also my Smith tools Equally between them.  I allow James L. Watson to have Alfred and Jerry until they come of age to be liberated; and then to give unto Each of them two suits of clothes.  I allow Mary to live on the place with James or go and live with her brother and Sister.  I allow her what she has of her own and if she goes one cow and calf and a sow and pigs.  

     I allow my son James L. Watson to have my large Bible and hymn book.  The rest of my books I allow to be equally Divided Amongst all my Legatees that is my sons and sons in law - and Lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint my two sons Samuel Watson and James L. Watson to Execute this my last will and Testament.  In witness whereof I do hereby set my hand and seal this twenty first day of August 1837. 

                                                                                    John Watson (Seal)

Signed Sealed & Acknowledged

In the presence of 


R. A. Randolph}

Thomas J. Owen}

N. G. Murphey}

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Hardin County Schools - Teachers - 1935


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                                            Silas and Amanda Hughes  

And then there was Uncle Jack!

Uncle Jack - the Outlaw and Lawman

       Reenactment of the Shooting of Jack Watson

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Saltillo Community Fair Book - 1941


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