Signed: Andrew Pickett
Signed, sealed in our Presence and we have subscribed our names here to in the presence of the testator.
Tennessee DeKalb Co. David Griffith (seal)
Tennessee DeKalb Co. James Vanatta (seal)
Tennessee DeKalb Co. A.B. Hicks (seal)
Court being duly organized with Alf Bane, Chairman J.B. Atwell and Jos. T. Trapp, Esgn.
When on a motion a paper purporting to be a last will and testament of Andrew Pickett a citizen of DeKalb County, Diost was presented in open court for probate and was duly proven by the oaths of David Griffith, James Vannatta and A. B. Hicks, subscribing witness to said will or paper writing who being first duly sworn in open court deposes and says they were acquainted with Andrew Pickett, the testator of said will or paper writing that the said testator acknowledged the same in their presence to be his last will and testament and that he requested them the said witnesses, Griffith, Vannatta and Hicks, to subscribe their names to the same and that they did so at his request and in his presence and the presence of each other the day the same purports to bear the date (17th Feb., 1861) and that said testator was of sound mind and disposing memory at the time of said signing and that he has since died in DeKalb County, Tenn. Ordered that said will or paperwriting be admitted to record. It further appearing from said will that the testator appointed James E. Pickett and O.B. Wright Executors of said will where upon the said James E. Pickett and O.B. Wright appeared in open court and Entered into Bond in the sum of five hundred Dollars with James Vannatta and J.J. Ford their securities Condition as the Law directs which Bond was duly acknowledged in open Court and approved. Where upon the said Wright and Pickett was duly sworn in open court. Ordered that Letter testamentary with a copy of this Will issue to them which is done First day of April, 1861.
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