Transcribed from photocopy of original will:
I William Trigg being of sound mind, but being in ill health & knowing the uncertainty of life, do make and appoint this my last Will & Testament.
I give and bequeath to my wife
nancy during her natural life and widowhood all my Estate real and
personal, for the use of her and our Children, requesting of her to give
to each child as they mary or come of age, what she can spare
from the support and parts of the rest. But if my wife Nancy should marry it is my will that my Estate real & personal be divided agreeable to the laws of this State. And if she die before the Children are educated, it is my will that a provision may be made for the education of those of our Children , who have not been educated independent of their equal portion. And I do appoint my aforesaid wife Nancy & my son James Trigg when he arrives at the age of Twenty one years old my Executrix and Executor, with full power to dispose of my perishable property as far as she may think it is for the benefit of the
Estate, and also to sell any slaves she may find unmanageable and to lay out the money in purchase of others or appropriate it as she may think proper.
In Testimony whereof I have
herein affixed my hand and seal this 17th day of July
Henry Y. Collins
Rendered at July Term 1825
Submitted by Joanne Galvin Jokagal@aol.com