Will of Spencer Beavers
as recorded in Giles Co. TN

I Spencer Beavers do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all other wills by me at any time made

First= I direct that my funeral expenses and all my debts be paid as soon after my death as possible out of any moneys I may be possessed of if sufficient if not by the sale of such property as my Executor may think can be best spared.

Secondly=I will and bequeath unto my dear wife Martha all of my real Estate also my Negro girl and all of my personal property and effects of every description during her natural life. Thirdly=I will and direct at her natural death that everything be sold and equally divided between my lawful heirs or children. Fourthly=and lastly=I hereby nominate and appoint George Rice ---as my Executor-In witness where of I do to this my (will (?) set my hand and seal This the 20th day of June 1849--


Signed sealed and published
In our presents and we have
signed our names here to in the
presents of the Testator This 20th
June 1849--
S. G. Buchanan Surat
George Rice Surat

Spencer Beavers died in June of this year 1849. Martha went to MS to live with a daughter, she died 17 Apr 1867 in DeSoto Co. MS.

Submitted by Bobbie Ross