In the Name of God Amen: I ELIZABETH WELLS of the county of Nash and State of North Carolina being of sound and perfect mind and memory, blessed be God, do this the 27th day of November, one thousand eight hundred and nine.
Item: I give and bequeath to my son JEREMIAH WELLS my sorrell colt that belongs now with the mare. Likewise it is my will and desire for him to have all my cattle and hogs and sheep and corn.
Item: Its my will and desire for all my cotten to be equally divided between my son JEREMIAH WELLS and my daughter MARTHA DAUGHTRIDGE and I hereby make and ordain my worthy son JEREMIAH WELLS executor of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof, I the said ELIZABETH WELLS, have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal, the day and year above written.
Signed, sealed and published and declared by the said ELIZABETH WELLS the testator as her last will and testament in the presence of us, who were present at the time of signing and sealing thereof.
SAMUEL L. LAMKIN
The foregoing will was duly proven in open court by the oath of SAMUEL L. LAMKIN a subscribing witness thereto and on motion ordered to be recorded and is registered in obedience to the above order.
Attest WILLIAM HALL C.C.
Nash County, North Carolina
Record of Wills, Book 1
1776 - 1872
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