I John Waters being in a low state of health, and my proper mind, and knowing that man has to die, after recommending my spirit to God that gave my being. I desire to make some distrubutions of my earthly concerns as follows--
First - I give and bequeath unto my son Richad H. Waters one Dollar, and my son William Waters one Dollar, and my son James Waters one Dollar, and my daughter Mary Waters Jackson Davis one Dollar.
And to my son Thomas J. Waters one saddle and one bed and furniture, one cow, one horse.
My son Hillard J. Waters one saddle and one bed and furniture, one cow and one sorrel colt.
My son Moses Waters , one saddle, and one bed and furniture , one cow and one horse.
And to my daughter Lusey Harrison Waters and Thomas J. Waters and Hillard J. Waters and Moses Waters they are to have all of my lands that I possess. But them lands wheereon my sisters lived, my stock and what I have is to belong to the last four children after my just debts is paid. And my daughter Lusey Harrison Waters 2 beds and furniture, and one cow, one Bay Mare. And I John Waters do appoint my 2 sons Richard H. Waters and William J. Waters my executors to carry out and execute my last will and testament, whereunto I set my hand and Seal
John Welchel J.P.
We John Whelchel and William Pass do solemnly swear that we saw John Waters sign and seal the annexed writing as his last Will and Testament, that at the time thereof he was of sound disposing mind and memory, so far as we know or believe, and sis the same of his free will and choisce. Also that we subscribe the same as the witnesses, and saw Arron Whelchel subscribe the same as witness also
Sworn and subscribed in open court of Ordinary this 5th day of November 1844
E.M. Johnson C.C.O.
We Richard H. Waters and William Waters do solemnly swear that this writing contains the true last will of the within named John Waterss decd.