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Will of Joseph Stancil, June 12, 1889, Johnston Co., NC
Posted by: Carla Townsend (ID *****0505) Date: May 01, 2005 at 13:51:18
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State of North Carolina
Johnston County


In the name of God amen. I Joseph Stancil of the County of Johnston and State of North Carolina being in weak health of body but of sound mind, memory and understanding praise be God for this I am. Do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following.

I give devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife Sarah E. Stancil during her natural life or widowhood all my property real personal and mixed of what nature or kind so ever and wheresoever the same shall be at the time of my death. And at the death or widowhood of the said Sarah E. Stancil all of this said property then on hand shall be equally divided among my children L.F. Stancil, Mary C. Stancil, A.M. Stancil. And further my will and desire is that my beloved wife Sarah E. Stancil shall settle up all outstanding debts at my death without making any public sale of any said property. That if need be that she may sell any of the personal property privately to satisfy said indebtedness.

And I do nominate constitute and appoint my said wife sole executrix of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all and every other will or wills at any time heretofore made by me and do declare this to be my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I the said Joseph Stancil have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 12th day of June 1889. Signed declared and Joseph Stancil {seal} by the above.

Named Joseph Stancil as an for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence here subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.

Alexander Ryals
Junius Morgan

Certificate of Probate dated August 1, 1889

(I have a photocopy of will and probate certificate. I'm happy to share. Carla Stancil Townsend,

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