In the Name of God, Amen:
I, Godfrey Carriger, Senior, of the County of Carter, in the State of Tennessee, being weak and frail of body, but of perfect and sound mind and memory, do make, publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say:
First: I give and bequeath to my son, Nicholas Carriger, the plantation whereon he now lives on Stoney Creek, for which I have heretofore executed to him a deed of conveyance; also give and bequeath to my said son, Nicholas, one negro wench named Sall and her child "Will" and the increase of the said Sall. I also give and bequeath to my said son, Nicholas, the sum of two thousand and thirty-three dollars and thirty-three cents to him and his forever.
Secondly: I give and bequeath unto Godfrey Carriger, Polly Carriger, Anny Carriger and Betsy Carriger, heirs and heiresses of Michael Carriger, deceased, the sum of two thousand five hundred and sixty-six dollars and sixty-six cents.
Thirdly: I give and bequeath to my son, Godfrey Carriger, the plantation whereon he now lives for which I have heretofore executed him a deed of gift. I also give and bequeathto my said son, Godfrey, the sum of one thousand nine hundred and five dollars and thirty-three cents, to him and to his heirs forever.
Fourthly: I give and bequeath to my son-in-law, John Nave, the plantation whereon he used to live, for which I have heretofore made to him a deed of conveyance. I also give and bequeath to my said son-in-law, John Nave, one negro girl named Berry. I also give and bequeath to my said son-in-law, John Nave, the sum of one thousand nine hundred and eighty-three dollars and sixty-six cents to him and his heirs forever.
Fifthly: I give and bequeath to my son John Carriger one tract of land containing two hundred and fifty acres, known By the name of the Sugar Hollow tract; also one other tract of land containing six hundred and forty acres, known by the name of the Blue Spring tract; also one other tract of land lying and situated on the south side of Wataugau river below and adjoining Isaac Lincoln's which land I bought from William Cocks. I also give and bequeath unto my said son, John Carriger, the sum of one thousand and three hundred and twenty dollars to him and his heirs forever, for the two aforesaid tracts of land of eight hundred and ninety acres, I have heretofore executed a deed of gift to the said John Carriger.
Sixthly: I give and bequeath to my son, Christian Carriger the plantation whereon I now live including all the improvements thereon. I also give and bequeath unto my said son, Christian Carriger, one other tract of land known by the name of Linchas place to him and his heirs forever. I also give and bequeath to my said son, Christian, an entry of claim of land which I have to an iland in Wataugau including a fish Trap in a sluice of said river to him and his heirs forever.
My further will is that all the rest and residue of my estate, as well real as personal, of which I may be possessed at the time of my death (after paying and satisfying all and every of the foregoing legatees and bequeaths) be sold and the money arriving from such sales be divided among the legatees hereinbefore mentioned, share and share alike, except that the heirs of Michael Carriger have but one share, to be divided among them.
Lastly, I hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my sons, Godfrey Carriger and Christian Carriger executors of this last will and testament whereof I, Godfrey Carriger, Senior, have hereunto set my seal the sixteenth day of January, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and eight. _
Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and declared by the said Godfrey Carriger, senior, to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who, in the presence of the testator, and in the presence of each other, hereunto
signed our names as witnesses.
Geo Duffield, Jurat
William Campbell Seal
William Bridges, Jurat Godifried
Robert Crow Kercher