In the name of God Amen. I Job Siddle of the County of Robertson and State of Tennessee being weak of body but of sound mind and memory do make and ordain this as my last will in the words following to wit,
First I leave unto my beloved wife Lydia Siddle during her natural life or widowhood fifty acres of land being part of the hundred acre tract on which I now live to include the dwelling house and other improvements as my executor hereafter named shall think best. Also one negro girl named Tilda and one brown man called Dominac??. Also two cows and six hogs first choice of my stock four sheep and one bed furniture? to be for her maintenance so long as she remains my widow and on her death or marriage the above named property to be sold and equally divided among my children which will be named hereafter.
Item I give unto my son Job Siddle one brown stud colt called Darby also my saddle (can't make out the one or two words).
Item I give to my three daughters Betsy, Sally, and Nancy my three other beds and furniture to be equally divided among them also twenty dollars cash in money.
Item My will and desire is that my executor should (or shall--unsure) purchase out of the proceeds of my estate a bed and furniture for my daughter Patsey of equal value to one of those above named and also twenty dollars in money.
Item I give unto my three sons Joshua, Samuel & Job all my wheel right (wheelwright) tools to be equally divided amongst them.
Item My will and desire is that all of my estate that is not above named both real and personal shall be sold at public auction and after the payment of my just debts and the donations? before named in money that the net? proceeds be equally divided among all my children to wit, Joshua Siddle, Esther Alexander, Judith Alexander, Samuel Siddle, Betsey Siddle, Sally Siddle, Job Siddle (and struck through) Nancy Siddle, and Patsey Siddle.
Lastly I nominate and appoint my trusty friend James Guinn (I believe correct) the whole and sole executor of this my last will and testament. In (--) whereof I do hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty sixth day of October eighteen hundren and twenty.
test Paton Williams (his mark Xed) (Signed by) Job Siddall (SEAL)
Robertson County Court November Term 1820
The last will and testament of Job Siddall was proven in open court by the oath of James Guinn and Payton Williams subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
Test Wm Seal (unsure) C Clk (JFA NOTE: Court Clerk, but I'm unsure that C Clk was what was written.)