Will of Elizabeth Jordan


I Elizabeth Jordan, do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and making void all other wills made by me at any time.

First, I direct that my funeral expenses and all my debts be paid as soon as possible out of any money that I may die possessed of or may first come into the hands of my executors.

Secondly, My will is that my property, household and kitchen furniture of all descriptions, and my stock of all descriptions, and my land that I now live on lying and being situated in Giles County, or Bradshaw Creek District Number 10, containing 15 Acres and 75 Poles, more or less to be sold on 12 months credit.

Thirdly, I give and bequeath to the heirs of my son, JOHN JORDAN, Decd., One Dollar.

Fourthly, I give and bequeath to my daughter, MARY DICKEY, one dollar.

Fifthly, I give and bequeath to my Grandson, PLEASANT HARVY JORDAN, one dollar.

Sixthly, I give and bequeath to my Grandson (Possibly Son), ARCHIBALD MOORE JORDAN, one dollar.

Seventhly, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Nancy Gibson, two thirds of my estate after the distribution herein named or made.

Eightly, I give and bequeath unto my son, WILLIAM JORDAN the remainder of my estate after the above named distribution is made.

Lastly, I do hereby nominate and appoint Daniel Goodrum, and A. R. Moore my executors. In witness whereof I do to this my set my hand and seal this 14th day of march 1844.

Elizabeth Jordan (Her Mark X) (Seal)

William Orr, Attest
Sign, Sealed and Published in our presence and we have subscribed our names hereto in the presence of the testators this 14th day of March 1844.
Wm. D. Orr, (Seal)
G. L. Quarls, (Seal)
Edward Ragain, (Seal)

Records of Giles County, Tenn., Misc. wills, 1814-1860 These records were copied from the original records in the early nineteen thirties by the WPA. I found it in a book of some JORDAN notes at the Clayton Library in Houston.

Submitted by: Carey D. Jordan