Will of Lott Green ~ 1829

Transcribed by Joan S Dunn

  In the name of God amen, I Lott Green being in a low state of health but of sound mind and memory call to mind that man was born to die, have made this my last will and Testament. That is to say first, recommend my soul to God who gave it and my body to be buried at the discretion of my friends. Then I give and bequest to my beloved wife Sarah Green my house and plantation with all the land that I tend and the necessary timber around it also all my household furniture and all my Stock of every kind except such as I have given to my children. Also all my crop of every kind all of which I give to her during her natural life and after her death all that is left of what I gave her with all my lands I give unto my beloved son James Green my will is that my son James Green will take possession of my tar kill and the lands not given to his mother at my death and pay all my just debts. Then I give unto my beloved son Samuel Green one cow and calf. I then give unto my beloved daughter Ann Williams our two year old stear. It will be understood that I have given my daughters Martha Rebeckah and Elizabeth all that I intend for them. Then I hereby constitute and approve my friends Benjamin Fussell and Stephen Williams my Executors to this my last will and testament. In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this 29th day of January 1829. Witness S Williams. Benjamin Fussell. His Lott X Green Seal Mark State of N Carolina Count of Pleas 2nd quarter session Duplin County ___ May term 1829. There was the within will proved in open court by the within will proved in open court by the both of Davis Williams and Benj Fussell the subscribing witness thereto & at the same time Benjamin Fussell qualified as Executor thereto ordered that letters issue. Test. Jas. Pearsall, CLK

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