Joseph Haston's Will
In the name of God, Amen, I Joseph Haston, of the County of White and State of Tennessee, being weak of body but of sound mind and disposing memory for which I thank God and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life, and being desirous to dispose of all such worldly substance as it has pleased God to bless me with after resigning my soul to God and my body to be buried. I do give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Sarah, all my worldly substance with real and personal, to make use of as she thinks proper for the use of the family and the raising of my small children. So long as she may remain a widow and if she should marry my will and desire is that after my wife taking one third part of all my estate the balance to be equally divided amongst my children to be enjoyed by them and their heirs forever, hereby revoking all other wills, testaments by me herefore made. I witness of I have here unto set my hand and seal this 23rd July 1827. Joseph Haston (seal) Signed, sealed, published and delivered to be my last will and Testament in the present of William Denny, John S. Parker, Isham Bradley State of Tennessee, White Co., October Sessions A.D. 1835, p. 192
This day was produced in open court he within writing purposing to be the last will and testament of Joseph Haston Deceased, late of the County of White, and the due execution and publication thereof proven in open court by the oaths of William Denny and John S. Parker two of the Subscribing witnesses thereto for the purposes and things therein mentioned and that the said Joseph Haston was at the date of the execution and publication thereof of sound and disposing mind and memory and that Said will is the last will and testament of the Said Joseph Haston deceased which is ordered to be recorded.
Given at office 12th October A. D. 1835.
Recorded and examined 26 October 1835 ,Test- Jacob A. Lane Clerk of White County Court.
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