“Was proven in open court at March Session 1840 and was ordered to be recorded and is as follows to wit: State of Tennessee. In the name of God Amen, I JOHN ABLE of Rhea County do by these presents and publish this my last will and Testament in form following to wit:
First I desire that all my debts be paid and satisfied- Secondly I give and bequeath to my sister CHRISTIANNA JOHNSON widow of JOSPEH JOHNSON deceased and to her five children to wit, JOHN JOHNSON, ISABELLY JOHNSON, MARY ANN JOHNSON, WILLIAM JOHNSON, and PATSY JANE JOHNSON all and singular my estate property and rights and whatever real or personal to be equally divided among and between them and their heirs and assigns for even at them sole and absolute disposal hereby revoking all or any other former will and Testament by me made and in this will I constitute and appoint the above named CHRISTIANNA JOHNSON my sole Executrix. In Testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal in the presence of the subsacribing witnesses this eighteenth day of February one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two.
JOHN ABLE (seal)
JAMES BERRY, JOHN DAY, D. HAWLINGS
Submitted by: Laura Horton