Whereas, I Rebecca Pickering of Green County and State of Tennessee, being in good health & of sound mind and understanding, thanks be to the author of my existence for it, - and calling to mind that all are appointed once to die. I do make & constitute this to be my Last Will & Testament ...
Secondly, I give & bequeath unto my Son Jonathan thirty acres of my land situate lying & being in the Southeast corner of my one hundred & forty acre tract. to wit,
- Beginning at the Southeast corner of my said tract, of land running north to a stake,
- then Due west dividing my apple orchard equal, giving one half thereof unto said Jonathan,
- continuing west to a stake for compliment land
- then running South to the original line of my said ?
- to the beginning
Including said thirty acres with my present Dwelling house, out houses, Barn, one half of my said apple orchard Joining next to my said buildings,...
Thirdly, I give will & bequeath the remainder of all my lands with all & singular the privileges & advantages thereunto belonging unto my five sons namely Samuel, Ellis, Enos, Benjamin, and John. to be divided equal in value between them by appraisement or otherwise as my Executors may think best, on conditions herein after named.
Fourth, I will give & allow my son John to have his Dwelling house & out houses & spring, where he now lives ...
Fifthly, I give & bequeath one third part of all my house hold & kitchen furniture & wearing apparel unto my four grand Daughters namely, Mary, Heta, Rachel, & Elizabeth Neal daughters of my daughter Rebeckah Neal, Deceased who was wife of Henry Neal, to be divided equal between them by appraisement or otherwise as my Executors may think proper
and the other remaining in two thirds of said furniture & wearing apparel, I will & give unto my other two daughters namely Mary Johnson & Elizabeth Johnson to be Divided equal between them as my Executor may think Just & equal.
sixthly, the remainder of my moveable estate, I will and allow to be divided equal between my above named six sons. to wit; Samuel, Ellis, Enos, Benjamin, Jonathan & John as my Executors shall Direct
Seventhly, I direct & its my will that my six sons above named be and pay each an equal part of my said Just debts, funeral charges & expenses of attending on me in sickness or extreme bodily infirmities.
Lastly, I conclude constitute make & appoint my two sons, to wit; Samuel & Jonathan my sole & absolute Executors of this my last will & Testament...
In witness, whereof. I have hereunto Set my hand & affixed my seal, this fifth day of the fifth month, in the year of one thousand eight hundred & twenty four.
Signed, Sealed & pronounced by me Rebeckah Pickering this to be my last will and Testament
In the presence of