George W. Johnson of the county of Russell do hereby make my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say.
I desire all my debts and funeral expenses to be paid out of my money. After the payment of my debts I give to my wife Elizabeth all my real and personal estate and all the household and kitchen furniture during her natural life and after her decease I give the same to my children herein mentioned. I give to my sons Thos. S and Benjamin E. all my mountain lands and my two daughters Frances and Susan I give two hundred dollars to each and to my daughter Eliza one dollar. I desire at my wifes death that all my slaves my money my property be divided equally among my sons T. S. and B. E. and my daughters Frances and Susan and lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my friend Jesse Browning my executor of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 20th day of December 1858.
George W. Johnson (Seal)
David C. Ferguson
At a court held for Russell County on the 4th day of January 1859.
The last will and testament of George W. Johnson deceased was produced in court and proved by the oaths of David C. Ferguson and John Grace the two subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Jesse Browning the executor therein named who took the oath of an executor prescribed by law and entered into and acknowledged his bond in the sum of five thousand dollars wth Aaron S. Hendricks and Vincent Jessee as his security conditioned as the law directs, a certificate is therefore granted him for obtaining probate of the said will in due form.
R. H. Lynch C. C.