In the name of God Amen. I James Bush being very sick and weak but of perfect memory and sound judgement do make this my last will and testament. First, I recemmend my soul to the mercy of Almighty God, my body I desire to be decently buried and do dispose of my worldly goods in manner following,
(After my just debts being paid,) I do give to my wife Mary Bush my possession where I now live to support her during life and to to be managed by my son Austin Bush.
Item. I give to my son Drury Bush 1 dollar.
Item. I give to my son Austin Bush the land whereon William Noble lives, being part of the tract Austin Bush lives on. I leave the land whereon Thomas McDaniel to him the said McDaniel for six years from the time of his first setting the same ___ ___, then said land to return to my estate.
Item. I give all my lands save that given to my son Austin to be equally divided between my three children or their heirs, namely, Ann Neass dec'd, Austin Bush and Mary Turner, also all my stock of every kind and household furniture and plantation utensials with all my estate of every kind to be equally divided among my above named children or their legal representatives to be divided at the death of my above named wife.
Lastly, I appoint my son Austin executor of this my last will and testament.
Signed sealed and published this 20th of June 1801
James X Bush
Signed sealed and published
in the presence of
At a court held for Russell county the 2nd day of August 1808.
This instrument of writing was exhibited in court as and for the last will and testament of James Bush dec'd & proven by the oaths of Charles Bickley and John Marshall witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
James P. Carrell D. C.