FARIS, James (1815)

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In the name of God Amen

I James Faris of the State of Tennessee and County of Maury being very weak sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God Calling into mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men have and to die so make and ordain this my last [will] and testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hand of almig[h]ty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to [be] buried nothing doubting that at the Great Resurrection day I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to help me in this life I give bequeath and dispose of the same in the following manner and form

First I give to my beloved daughter Polly a bed and furniture and a horse, [illegible] Such as will be equal to what the rest of my children have got

Second I give and bequeath to Mary my dearly beloved wife all my Estate both real and personal during her lifetime at her death the land to be given to my sons Lindsey and Robert the rest of my property to be divided amongst my children as she thinks proper

thirdly I do appoint James Files and Moses Robison to be Executors of this my last will and testament in the witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 16 day of August 1815

James Fairis Seal

Signed Sealed and delivered by the said James Fairis as his last will and testament in presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names

Moses Robison, Jurat

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Thomas Williams, Jurat

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contributed by Susan Hurt
Volunteer for Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness


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