This my last will and testament in the name of God Amen. I JOHN GREEN of Nash County and State of North Carolina being weak in body but of sound mind and disposing memory thanks be to God for the same do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following viz:
First: I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved wife SALLY GREEN, two feather beds and furniture, one painted chest and table, during her life and at her death, I give and bequeath the said property to my daughter ANN GREEN, to her and her heirs and assigns forever.
Then after paying all my just debts of every kind, my will and desire is that my said wife shall have the use of my plantation with my negro man ISAAC, and everything else of stock, crop, plantation tools, household and kitchen furniture, that thereunto belong after paying said debts during her natural life, if it can be kept together, without wasting of said property. If this cannot be done, then my will and desire is that all my property of every kind shall be sold and equally divided between my wife Sally Green and six children namely, ARTHUR GREEN, THOMAS GREEN, HARDY GREEN, JOSEPH GREEN, TABITHA POWELL and ANN GREEN, to them their heirs and assigns forever.
My further will and desire is that my daughter Tabitha Powell shall remain in possession of the house and field where she now lives with the privilege of cutting fire wood off of my other land during said time. After revoking all other wills of every kind whatsoever, I herby constitute and appoint my firend Carter Arrington my executor to this my last will and testament this 29th day of January, 1823.
Signed and acknowledged in presents of Jos. Arrington, Jr., John Dozier, Jr.
State of North Carolina, Nash County court of ? session August Term 1824.
The foregoing paper writing purporting to be and contains the last will and testement of John Green deceased was exhibited in open court by Carter Arrington the executor therein named and duly proven as such by the oaths of Joseph Arrington Jr. and John Dozier Jr., subscribing witnesses thereto and on motion ordered to be recorded.
Attest H. Blount, C.C.C.
And is recorded H. Blount, C.C.C.
Nash County, North Carolina
Record of Wills, Book 1
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