Will of J. A. Hargis
[Will Book 1, page 15 (transcribed by David Johnson)]

Know all men by these Presents I Johnathan A. Hargis of the county of Marion and state of Tennessee being on a Bed of affliction and in my Rite mind wishing to make some arrangements as to my Property not being in debt Except two notes a note to Chastity Hargis and one to Syrena Hargis being non Residents of the state said notes being Two hundred and Twenty five dollars Each when given I wish these notes paid out of my Personal Property on hand as as[sic] soon as Possible

Not wishing an Administration on my Estate I therefore direct and empower Sarah Hargis my wife as my agent to take full control of my estate and to collect and Pay all my Debts

Whereof I this 30th day of April 1875 in the Presents of these witnesses affix my seal

J. A. Hargis

J. B. Kelly
E. H. Hudson