Wednesday, October 29, 2008

John Wilkerson will for 1815

In the name of God amen.
I John Wilkerson of Person County North Carolina being of of sound mind but weak in body and knowing that all men must die do constitute here my last will and testament in the following do wit:
After my just debts is paid my will is that my wife Sarah shall peaceable possess all my estate both real and personal as long as she remains my widow, my will further is that my wife shall give to my children here in after named at their marriage as she may think best for them such things as they may need to be accounted for when a division shall take place among them at her death or marriage. That is David, William, James, John, Sarah are the children I wish to have an equal share of my estate at their mother's death.
My will is further is that my daughter Margret Dixon have five pounds at my wife death.
I do appoint my wife Sarah and my son William and James Wilkerson executors to this my last will and testament as witnessed my hand and seal this 26 November 1815.

Currie Barnett Signed John Wilkerson
Thos Halliburton

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