Will of Chrisley Everhart

Will Book __, Page 169
May 28, 1842

In the Name of God, Amen. I, Chrisley Everhart have this day published this my last Will and Testament in manner and form as follows, to wit:

First. My will and desire is as soon after my decease as practicable, I desire that all my household and kitchen furniture of every kind, all my farming tools that belong to the farm of every kind, all of my stock of each and every kind except that which I will hereafter mention be sold, and out of the proceeds thereof all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid.

Second. I give and bequeath to my wife Lizzy Everhart my cupboard and furniture that belongs to the cupboard. I give to her one cow, and my flax wheel.

Secondly. I give to my three sons all my tract of land (Viz) John Everhart, William Everhart and Samuel Everhart, to be equally divided between them. I also give to my son William my wagon and the gearing that belong to it and no more.

Third. I give to my son Jacob one dollar of my Estate and no more.

Fourth. I give to my son James one dollar of my Estate and no more.

Fifth. I desire that after all my property is sold and all my just debts are collected and expenses paid, then the balance of the proceeds be equally divided between my three daughters, Elizabeth Spears and her heirs, Sarah Stewart and daughter Polly Everhart and my grand daughter Anny Smith.

Sixth. My will is that my wife Lizzy have free privilege to live in my house where she now lives during her life if she chooses, and then to be supported by my three sons that I gave my land to, Viz: John, William and Samuel, and after my wife’s death, the property I willed her be equally divided between her said daughters that are living at the time of my wife’s decease.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal, on the 28th day of May, Eighteen hundred and fifty two.

Chrisley [X] Everhart (seal)

Attest: (his mark) Jim Arnott
David Reynolds


This Hawkins County Will was transcribed by one of the following volunteers:  Audrae Mathis; Gary Fletcher; Betty Mize; Diana Arney; Karen Negron, Kathey Welder.

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