Submitted by Debra Reed
I STOGNER BRAY of Hancock County State of Tennessee considering the uncertiney of this mortil life and being of sound mind and memry do make and publish this my last will and testament in manor and form following, revoking all former wills by me made on this the 3oth day of June, 1886. First, after death I will that my body be decently burrid and my funeral expences by paid out of my property I futher will that all of my just debts be paid out of my property I want my Executor her after named to sell a nuff of my property in the manor he may think best to pay off my funeral expencis and pay off all my just debts and to manage and controal all of my matter and act as Guardian for the children until the youngest one that is CHARLEY B. BRAY, becomes 21 years of age and when he becomes 21 years of age then I want my property that is left both real and personally property to be equally divided between my children, namely POLLY GREENE ABIGA WILLIAM HENRY MARTHA JAMES BENGAMON GEORGE & CHARLEY BRAYS with the exseption of my last named 4 children namely JAMES BENGAMIN GEORGE and CHARLEY I want them as the become 21 years of age to have one colt or valuation 40 dollars each out of my property to be paid to them by my executors am as the same directs my daughter MARTHA I want her to have when she marries orleaves the famley one cow, one bed stid, bed and equipments or necessary bed covering for one bed to be give to her by my executor out of my property the rest of my property that is left when the youngest one that is CHARLEY BRAY of my children become twenty one years of age to be equally divided between all of my children above named. I mean to say both real & personalty property. I want my son ABIGA BRAY to be my Executor and he is not to be requird to give any bond.
JOHN CLARK STOGNER (his X mark) BRAY
State of Tennessee, Hancock County} I, R.D. GREENE, Clerk of the County Court for said County do hereby certify the foregoing is a true full and perfect copy of STOGNER BRAYS decd, will as appears of Record and on file in my office. In testimony whereof I herunto set my hand and seal of office at office in Sneedville, upon this the 1st day of November, 1886.
R.D. GREENE, Clk.