† THE WILL OF ABRAHAM BLANTON OF DUPLIN CO NC SON OF JOSHUA SR WILL BOOK 4 PAGE 90 I, Abraham BLANTON of the County of Duplin State of North Carolina being of sound mind and memory but considering the uncertainty of my earthly existence do make and declare this my last will and testament in memory and form as follows Viz: I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Mary Jane BLANTON forty acres of land to include the dwelling house and the old house field in lieu of his tenure of the premises on which I now live. I also give to the same, all of my personal property all of the above for the term of her natural life, then to be the property of my body heirs. In witness whereof I the said Abraham BLANTON have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 19th day October 1870. Abraham X BLANTON Mark Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said Abraham BLANTON to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence do subscribe our names as witnessís thereunto. Test: W. J. BONEY J. W. CARRS G. I. BONEY To the Probate Judge of the County of Duplin The petition of the undersigned Respectfully sets forth: I. That Abram BLANTON late of the state of North Carolina and County of Duplin died on the 10th day of August 1874 leaving a will but in executor absentee. II That the widow and next of kin of said deceased have announced their rights of administration on the Estate of said deceased, and that the undersigned has the largest credit of the deceased is entitled to the administration thereof. III. That the estate of the said deceased consists of real estate by the value of Four Hundred and fifty dollars And personal property consisting of stock provisions, household and kitchen furniture, farming utensils and etc to the amount of two hundred dollars. IV. That Mary J. BLANTON widow of said deceased and Moses BLANTON, David BLANTON, Thomas BLANTON, Abram BLANTON, Jacob O. BLANTON and wife Catherine of the County of Duplin, children of the deceased. The heirs of Enoch BLANTON deceased, consisting of his widow, Nancy BLANTON and her minor children to wit, Solomon BLANTON and Isabella BLANTON of the County of Duplin and the heirs of Rebecca J. BLANTON former wife of Timothy BLANTON consisting of said Timothy BLANTON and the surviving children of said Rebecca J. BLANTON, to wit: John A. BLANTON, Jane BLANTON and Francis BLANTON minors and without guardian, and Jack Smith and wife Mary, -----STROUD and wife Susan all of the county of New Hanover, are the heirs at law of said estate. The undersigned therefore prays to the appointed Administration with the will annexed on the estate of the said Abram BLANTON, decd. October 31, 1874 I also seek for the same account that the will of the said deceased be admitted to Probate. V. A. SEWELL Sworn to and Published Before me November 9, 1874 J.D. SOUTHERLAND Probate Judge ----------------------------------------------- North Carolina IN THE PROBATE COURT Duplin County November 9, 1874 The foregoing paper writing purporting to the last will and testament of Abram BLANTON, deceased, in this day exhibited in open court for probate by V.A. SEWELL an executor having been named in said paper writing. And now am execution of the said paper writing by the said Abram BLANTON is proven by her oath and examination of J. W. BONEY and W.J. BONEY being of the subscribing witnesses thereby who being duly sworn say that they saw said Abram BLANTON sign said paper writing declaring it to be his last will and testament that they attested it in his presence of the said Abram BLANTON and at his request and at the time of the execution of said paper writing by the said Abram BLANTON, they believe he was of sound and disposing mind and memory . It is therefore considered by the court that the said paper writing and every part and line thereof is the last will and testament of Abram BLANTON, deceased and the same ordered to be recorded and filed. On a motion V.N. SEWELL is appointed Administrator with the will annexed of said Abram BLANTON, deceased, upon his entering into hand in the sum of thirteen hundred dollars with Frances BRYCE and Jim K.M. ARTHURS as sureties, said bond.
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