Will of Catherine Taylor ~ 1800

Transcribed by Joan S Dunn

  In the name of God Amen, I Catherine Taylor of the County of Duplin and state of North Carolina, widow, being of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed by God, but calling to mind the uncertianty of man and being diserious to settle my affairs, I do make and ordain this to be my last will and Testament First, I commit my soul to God who gave it me and my body to the dust to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter to be named, as for my worldly goods I dispose of them as follows; I give and bequeath to my two grandsons William Rhods and Tayor Rhods each of them a feather bed, bedstead and furniture, two large pewter dishes and five quart baisins to be as equallly divided between them as may be without sullining and my riding beast, two iron pots and a frying pan. I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Catherine Barfield, one large feather bed, beadstead and furniture, a bufet with what it contains a table and chest, one small pewter dish and two large basins and also all the residue and remainder of my property of every kind not especially above mentioned And lastly I hereby constitute and appoint my trusty friend John Rhods and Louis Barfield to Execute this my last will and Testament and do hereby vest them with fulll power to pay all my lawful and just debts and to see that my largases be disposed of accordingly and I hereby revoke and disavow all former and other wills and declaring this to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 18th day of February 1800. Signed, Sealed Published Catherine Taylor (seal) and declared by the said Catherine Taylor as her last Will and Testament in presence of Frank Oliver Jas Oliver State of No. Carolina July Ten 1801 Duplin County This was the written will proved in open court by the oath of Frances Oliver one of the subscribing witnesses thereto. and as the same time John Rhods and Louis Barfield the Executers named in the said will came before the court and qualified as executors thereto according to law. Ordered that letter issue accordingly. Wm Dickson, C.C. Above recorded in Deed Book 3 of Sampson Co. NC, page 465, 466 (CR.035.801.11/A-465)

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