In the name of God, Amen. Whereas I Nathan Morris of the state of
Tennessee and county of Montgomery being in a low state of health of
body but well enough in mind (as I think) do make my last will and
testament [and?] do it in the following (naming to wit):
1st. I will that my two sorrel filleys and bay horse be sold and that the money arising thereby to be equally divided between Elizabeth Allen, Nancy Morris, Mary Horn and Sally Pearce to belong to them and their heirs forever.
2nd. I will that Charlotte, Mary, and Sterling my servants be sold and that the money arising therefrom (after my just debts are paid) [be?] equally divided between Elizabeth Allen, Jesse Morris, William Morris, Charles B. Morris, Nancy Morris, Mary Horn, Sally Pearce, James Morris, Catherine Collier, and Lucy Horn to them and their heirs forever.
3rd. I will that my beloved wife Michal Morris shall have all the rest of my effects together with the plantation wherein I now live to be at her command during her natural life or widowhood or until my youngest son Nathan Morris comes to the age of twenty-one years and then to be equally divided between Thomas Morris, John Morris, Ross Morris and Rebecca Wren Morris and Nathan Morris. My will also is that if my wife Michal Morris should marry again that my servants Jacob and Betty be sold and the money be equally divided between the five last children named.
Lastly, it is my will that my beloved friends William Morris and Henry Horn be the whole and sole executors to this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty-eighth of Feb 1830.
/s/ Nathan Morris
Acknowledged and signed in presence of Curtis Gray, Col. H. Horn. Rendrd April Term 1830.