Will of John H. Griffith

Submitted by:  Bradford Griffith

State of Tennessee )
I John H. Griffith of the Bradley County )
County of Bradley and State of Tennessee
being of sound mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life do therefore make ordain and declare this to be my last Will and Testament. That is to say First after all my lawful debts are paid and discharged the residue of my estate real and personal I give to my wife! [sic] The land situated in Bradley County in the 13th Civil District -- one hundred and twenty acres and appertenances [sic] situated thereon bounded on the North by the land of P.L. Carden and Airheart on the West by Airhearts South by the Officer farm East by Jack Millions to have and to hold during her natural life and after her decease to be divided among my legal heirs equally except Uriah Griffith whom I disinherit until he pays me the sum of forty five dollars money which he borrowed from me. If my wife at any time after my death wishes it best to sell said property she is justify able to dispose of it in that way and any right she may make shall be as valid as if I had made the same. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal the twenty second day of January in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy eight
John H. Griffith (seal)
Signed sealed and published and declared in the presence of the testator the said John H. Griffith signed the above in our presence on this the 3rd day of July 1878.
he having prepared the same in his own hand.
W.J. Hughes Creed Bates subscribing witnesses