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25 May 1801
Jefferson Co., TN
In the name of God, Amen.
I, James Walker, of Jefferson County and State of Tennessee, being weak in body; but of sound judgement and good understanding (blessed be God) Do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following Viz.
I give and bequeath unto by beloved wife whatever and all stock now belonging to me, together with the house furniture (not otherwise disposed of in this will) to be a her disposal. I further give to my dear wife, Fanny Walker, during her natural life this house in which I now dwell, and plantation, and tract of land on which I now live and give abd bequeath unto my son Thomas Walker this tract of land on which I now live to be his at the decease of my dear wife, allowing the Executors of this my last will and testament, to casue the said tract of land to be valued by three disinterested men, the intent of which is that my sons, John Walker, James Walker, Jeremiah Walker and William Cannon Walker one fifth part of the appraisement value, after reducting therefrom his expenses and trouble for securing a title for said land.
I give and bequeath unto my daughters; Frankey Walker, Susannah Walker, Elizabeth Walker and Patsey Cannon Walker one feather bed and spinning wheel each to be paid to them as they come of age.
I further give and bequeath unto my son John Walker all that part of my father's Estate left me by his last will and testament made in Goochland County (VA) the tenth day of May 1794 and I do herby make and ordain my dear wife, Fanny Walker, and Thomas Cannon Executors of this my last Will and Testament, In withness where of I, the said James Walker have to this my last Will and Testament set my seal this twenty fifth day of May one thousand eight hundred and one.
Signed, sealed and published
by James Walker and the testators as his last will and testament in the presense of
X his mark
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25 May 1801