Transcribed from a photocopy of the will of John R. Collins, Montgomery County, Tennessee for the July term of 1825 as follows:
In the name of God, amen, I john R. Collins of the County of Montgomery being sick & weak, but of perfect mind & memory, thanks be to God for the same, calling into mind the mortality of my body & knowing that it is appointed for
all men once to die, do make & ordain this my last will and Testament.
First I give & recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that
give it, and my body, I
recommend to the Earth to burial in a Christian manner. And as touching
my worldly Estate where with it has pleased God to help me with in
this life, I give and dispose of same in the following manner. I give to my Brother Robert Collins in trust all my money note & account and property of every discription to be disposed of by him as he shall think proper to assist in the support of my parents. First of all I wish all my just debts paid & I do appoint my Brother Robert Collins my Executor to this my last Will & Testament.
In Witness I herein set my hand
& seal this 6th day of May one thousand
eight hundred & twenty five.
John R. Collins (seal)
Signed in presence of us
Edw. S. Walton
Henry Y. Collins Rendered at July Term 1825
Submitted by Joanne Galvin Jokagal@aol.com