|Last Will and testament of
J. H. YANCEY dec'd
Probated December Term /78
Recorded December 12/78
ZACH WATKINS Clk.
I, JAMES H. YANCEY do make and publish this as my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all other wills by me at any other time made.
First - I direct that my funeral expenses and all my debts be paid as soon after my death as possible out of any moneys I may die possessed of or may first come into the hands of my Executrix.
Secondly; I give and bequeath to my three children ELVY GREEN HOWELL, wife of A. W. HOWELL, JOHN HARTWELL YANCEY and THOMAS JOSHUA YANCEY five dollars each.
Thirdly; I give and bequeath to SARAH ANN ELIZABETH YANCEY, my wife, all the remainder of my effects, moneys, notes, accounts, judgments, goods and chattels, lands and tenements and if there be at my death any other effects of which I might be the rightful owner I give and bequeath it as above to my wife SARAH ANN ELIZABETH YANCEY.
Lastly I nominate and appoint SARAH ANN ELIZABETH YANCEY, my Executrix.
In witness whereof I do to this my last will set my hand and deal this the 18th day of October 1878
JAMES HARTWELL YANCEY (seal)