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Jacob Barnes Will 1781
Posted by: Marta Patterson Date: January 15, 2001 at 19:55:35
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In the name of God, Amen, the 25th day of January, in the year of our Lord, one thousand, seven hundred and eighty. I JACOB BARNES of Nash County, State of North Carolina, being of perfect mind and sound memory, but calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, principally and first of all I recommend my soul unto the hands of God, that gave it me, and as to my body, I recommend to the earth to be buried in a christian and decent manner at the discrection of my executors, and as touching my worldly estate I give and bequeath in manner and form following to wit:

Item: I will that my just debts and funeral charges be paid.

Item: I give and bequeath to my loving son JOHN BARNES, twenty shillings lawful money of this state to him and his heirs.

Item: I give and bequeath to my geloved son JACOB BARNES, the land and plantation whereon I now live, lying on the north side of Tar river in said county containing, one hundred acres be the same more or less to him and his heirs forever. Likewise, one cow to him and his heirs.

Item: I give and bequeath to my loving son WILLIAM BARNES, one negroe boy named DICK to him and his heirs forever, likewise twenty shillings of lawful money to him and his heirs.

Item: I give and bequeath to my beloved son JAMES BARNES, three head of sheep to his heirs.

Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter SALLY JOINER, twenty shillings lawful money of this state to her and her heirs.

Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter ANN JONES, twenty shillings current money to her and her heirs.

Item: I give and bequeath to my grandson JONAS BARNES WHITLEY, twenty shillings current money to him and his heirs.

Item: I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife ELIZABET, one feather bed and furniture, I likewise lend her the use of all the remainder part of my estate real and personal (not before bequeathed by this will) during her life or widowhood and at her death to my son BENJAMIN.

Item: My will is that my beloved son BENJAMIN BARNES take possession of that part of my estate lent to my beloved wife (during her life or widowhood) to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I do herby constitute and appoint my beloved wife ELIZABETH and loving son BENJAMIN, executors of this my last will and testament, revoking and do disannul all former wills by me heretofore by me made publishing this and no other to be my last will and testament. Signed, sealed, published and pronounced in the presence of
DUN LAMON, ARCH LAMON, JOHN GORDON

Nash County, October court 1781.

The within will was duly proved by the oaths of DUN LAMON and JOHN GORDIN and ordered to be recorded.

Item #23, Page 21, 22
Nash County, North Carolina
Record of Wills, Book I
1776-1872, LDS#0419419


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