Will Book 7, Smith County, Tennessee.
WB 178 Phareby Brassill
State of Tennessee)
In the name of God Amen I Phereby Brassell being old and infirm of health and badly strenth(?) but of sound mind disposing memory and calling to mind the uncertainity of life and the certainty of death I do therefore make and publish this as my last will and testament here in after named, to wit, First I do give and bequeath unto my daughter Mornin Sadler and her lawful heirs all the right and title I have in and to a negro girl Evaline and her increase if any there be which said Evaline was given me by my father Sherwood Evans after the death of Appy Brassell. I do declare this to be my will and last testament to which I set my hand and seal this the 8 of November 1849.
Signed sealed and published Phareby (her X mark) Brassell
Subscribed and manus herewith in the presence of the Testator John S. Carter
Thos. W. Wootten
Smith County) County Court March Term 1852
This the last will and testament of Phareby Brassell was produced in open court for probate and the execution thereof duly proved in open court by the oaths of John S. Carter and Thomas W. Wootten Subscribing Witnesses thereto Whereon said last will and testament was ordered to be filed and recorded.
/s/ W. P. Hollam Clk
Recorded 10th March 1852
file dated 1852