Campbell County Wills

Will of Christopher Murray


Contributed by Kyle Hutson

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 December 6, 1956
Campbell County, Tennessee Wills, Bonds & Inventories Vol. 6, 
p 137
State of Tennessee
Campbell County.     May the 30th 1823

Be it remembered that I, CHRISTOPHER MURRAY, of the County and State aforesaid, being this day and date above in  my right mind and having my proper senses, and knowing myself to be in a low state of health and not knowing the day of my death, or the time of my departure this life and having a mind to make my will, thanks be God for this priviledge.  Thereford I do hereby certify that the instrument of writting contains in substance the full amount of my last will and testament, respecting my estate and effects as follows to wit:

In the first place it is my will that all my just debts shall be paid out of my Estate with my burial and funeral expenses if any-------
Secondly I will and bequeath my brother Thomas Murray and Shadrack Murray one dollar each out of my effects, after the above is satisfied. Thirdly, I will and bequeath unto my true and beloved wife Martha my land and estate in full of every discription whatsoever, containing my horses, cattle, hogs and sheep with all my household  furniture, with every article too tedious to mention during her life time, or during the time of her widowhood, but in case she marry it is my will and desire that my brother Thomas Murray have all except her right of Dower agreeable to law, and be it further remembered that I do hereby appointe and anominate my wife Martha and my relation William King as Executor and executrix to see that this last will wne testament is
faithfully executed.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal
this 30th day of May A. D. 1823, afore mentioned.
         his           CHRISTOPHER MURRAY (SEAL)
State of Tennessee, Campbell County.
A true copy           Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
                            14th dune 1824
Test; Jo Hart. Clerk.

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