Missy`s first name is not mentioned DEKALB COUNTY, TN - WILLS - William Childress - 1838 ----¤¤¤----
LAST WILL & TESTAMENT OF WILLIAM CHILDRESS:
P. 13WILLIAM CHILDRESS WILL In the name of God Amen.I William Childress of the county of White and State of Tennessee being low in health but sound in mind and knowing uncertainty of life and the certainty of death and that according the cause of nature I cannot expect long to remain in the land of the living being desiring to have my earthly record desposed of in the manner herein named now in the sixty-ninth year of my age do hereby constitute this my last will and testament.
Item Its my decease I bequeath my body to the grave and my soul to Almighty God and it is my wish to have my body decently buried.
Item I Give to my wife Chanty Childress the full and fore use and benefit of the land we now live on during here lifetime and at her death it is my Will that the land and all the right title claim and interest I have there unto shall decend to my son Heraim (Hiram) Childress,
Item It is my Will and desire that my executors pay to my two Grandsons Ammon and Polly Dildine Children of James Dildine five dollars each in cash
Item I give to my daughter Betsy Given, Sally Thomas and Susan Robinson all the remaining property that I may die present of, only my Wife is to have the entire use of all until her death if she should be the longest lives (that is longer than myself) and last of I do hereby nennate constated and appoint James Davis and Isaac Taylor executor to the my last will and testament.
In testimony whereofI have set my hand and seal this the 6th day March 1838. his WilliamxChildress (seal) mark Wit. William Robinson William Davis