Will of John Manire

In the name of God, Amen, I, John Manire of the county of Garrard and State of Kentucky, being in perfect sense and memory, but calling to mind the mortality of man, that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, disanuling all other wills heretofore by me made. First and principatlly give and bequeath my soul unto the hands of Almighty God who gave it to me, and my body to the earth to be buried in Christian manner at the direction of my Executors hereafter named and all my worldly goods it hath pleased God to bless me with I give, devise and dispose of in manner and form following:
Imprimus: After my just debts and funeral expenses are paid I give and bequeath the remainder of my estate unto my beloved wife, to be disposed of at her descretion, to her and her heirs forever.

Lastly: I appoint, constitute and ordain my loving wife, Betty Manire, and my son-in-law, Daniel Hubbard to be the executrix of this my last will and testament.

In whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 30th day of April, 1808. Signed, published and declared in presence of Achilles Finnell, James finnell, John Hubbard.

Returned Feb. Session Feb. 1812
Williamson County, Tenn. County Court
I hereby certify that I have removed and settled myself in williamson County, in the State of Tennessee, and do not see cause to alter this my last will and testament given under my hand and seal this 9th day of Dec. 1809, in witness of us: Thomas Wilson, James Ridley, John Walker. John Manire {SEAL}

The foregoing recited will and testament was duly proven in open court Oct. Session, 1812 by the oaths of Thomas wilson and John Walker to be the act and deed of John Manire for the use and purposes therein expressed and the same was ordered to be recorded.