In the name of God Amen:
I John Withers of the county of Sumner and State of Tennessee . . . declare this my last will and testament.
1st I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Catherine Withers my negro boy William and negro girl Trudy together with one third part of all my household furniture and stock during her natural life. 2ndly I will the track of land on which I now live to be sold by my Executors . . . 3rdly I give and bequeath to Ambrose Porter put in trust for my eldest daughter Bettie Easley . . . 1/2 of land lying in Caldwell Co. Kentucky which land I purchased of William Holland . . . to a line agreed on between Josiah Easley and John Phillips also my will and desire is that her husband Josiah Easley shall not have it in his power to sell . . . after the death of my daughter Bettie Easley the above described tract of land belongs to and be divided between my grandsons equally viz. William Easley, Wildon Easley and Albert Easley. 4thly I will and bequeath to my second daughter Nancy Phillips . . . I release all debts done _? from her husband John Phillips. 5thly I give and bequeath to my daughter Sally Withers a feather bed . . . 6thly I give and bequeath to my son Enoch Withers . . . 7thly I give and bequeath to my son John Withers . . . Item Eight I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Patsy Withers . . . Item 9th I will and bequeath at the death of my wife Catherine . . . my estate . . . be divided . . . equally between my daughter Sally Withers, Hugh Withers, Thomas Withers (this section unreadable on my copy) . . . my granddaughter Patsy Withers . . . sealed, published and declared this eleventh day of September in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and sixteen in the presence of us witnesses said the Testors
Will Trigg Jr.
George A. Lucas
State of Tennessee
Sumner County Court November Term 1816
The last will and testament of John Withers dec'd was exhibited in Court of probate . . .