Will of Samuel Herring ~ 1809

Transcribed by Joan S Dunn

  Will of Samuel Herring Will Book A, p. 209. In the name of God amen. I Samuel Herring of Duplin County and State of North Carolina being of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be God do this fifth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nine make and publish this my last will and testament, in manner following that is to say First I give and bequeath my body to the dust from whence it sprang and my soul to the Father of spirits. Secondly I give and bequeath to my loving and beloved wife Rachel Herring two cows, two sows and sixteen pigs one bed and furniture, my black mare, six hundred lot of bacon, fifteen barrels of corn and Fluke plough, one rettis ... hoe one axe one linin wheel one woolen wheel one small pot and three chairs and one saddle. Thirdly I give and bequeath to my son William Herring one bed and furniture and one gun. Fourthly I give to my son Frederick Herring one bed and furntiture and one gun. Fifthly I give to my daughter Polly one bed which she is to make out of new feathers now in my house and the saddle that was called Sylvias. Sixth I give to my son Drury one bed and furniture. Seventh I give to my daughter Ally money sufficient to buy her a bed if any shall be left after my just debts shall be paid. Eighth I leave the rest of my property to be sold at twelve months credit to the highest bidder and the money arrising from the sale and the collection of my debts to equally divided between my wife and all my children afore named after my just debts shall be paid. And I herby make and ordain my friend John Eliot Executor of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I the said Samuel Herring have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal the day & year first written and annexed. Signed, sealed, published and declared by the sd Samuel Herring the testater as his last will and testament in the presence of us who were present at the time of signing and sealing thereof. Levi Barden Soloman (X) Rouse Lewis Rouse Samuel Herring SEAL State of No Carolina Duplin County January Term 1809 There was the within will proved in court in due form of law by the oath of Levi Barden one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and at the same time John Elliot the Exicutor named in the said will came before the court and qualified as such according to law. Ordered that letters issue accordingly. Test Wm Dickson CC

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