Will of Cathrine Ellis
[Will Book 1, page 19 (transcribed by David Johnson)]

I Cathrine Ellis in the county of Marion state of Tennessee being of Sound mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life do therefore give to my sister Nancy Ellis and my brother Jacob Ellis all of my rights and Interest in all of the lands that I am seized and possessed of at my death

And also all of my personal effects this the 4th day of May 1879

Cathrine Ellis

Robert Smith
Silas M McNabb [his mark]

Personally appeared before me W F Lewis Deputy clerk of the court of said county Robert Smith and Silas McNab Subscribing witnesses to the attached will who being first duly sworn depose and say that they are personally acquainted with the within named Cathrine Ellis the bargainor and that she acknowledged the same in their presence to be her act and deed for the purpose therein contained

Witness my hand at office this 29th day of May 1879

W F Lewis Deputy Clerk