Last Will and Testament of
Joseph Brown

Giles County Tennessee Oct. 3, 1866.

In the name of God amen.
I Joseph Brown of the state and county aforesaid, being in my ninety-fifth year but of sound, and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life, do make and ordain and publish this as my last will and testament, renouncing all other wills.

Item #1. I wish after my decease that my remains be taken to my old graveyard in Maury County Tennessee and be buried under the direction of my Executor.

Item #2. I will that all of my estate both real and personal property be sold on inside of one year with interest from day of ( unreadable ).

Item # 3. I wish that after all just debts are paid that Joseph Lindsay and Joseph Brown ( sons of John ( ? ) Brown each receive one hundred dollars and furthermore, I will to Richard White the sum of one hundred dollars for the purpose of educating his son Joseph Brown ( unreadable ) he being named for me.

Item #3. Whereas I hold a note on the Rev, Samuel Baker farm ______ Will that my executor does not collect the interest on the same.

Item # 4. I will and bequeath that the remainder be equally divided between my daughter A.A. Lindsay and the Richland Presbyterians the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Item # 5. I hereby appoint J.J. Lindsay as my executor of this my last will and testament.

Signed- Joseph Brown.

Witnesses. A.H. Brown and J. ( F. ? ) Smith.

Submitted by: Mary Hulsey
Kilgore, Texas