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ISAAC BEESON

 (1739 - 1811)

 

I Isaac Beeson of Randolph County and State of North Carolina being in good state of mind and Memory blest be the Lord for the same; but calling to mind that it is appointed for all men once to die do make this my last will and testament, viz. First my just debts and funeral charges to be paid by my Executors Hereafter to be named it is my will that my beloved wife Mary shall have the home during her widowhood, that I now live in with the garden adjoining thereunto with five acres of land at the discretion of the executors with half the meadow if needed with as much fruit out of the orchards as will be necessary also fire wood and water, I also give one young sorrel mare on cow and calf which she choosea with one feather bed and furniture during her widowhood and her wearing apparel with the remains of the property which she brought with her to be at her disposal at the end of her time; The rest of cow kind and two colts and some of the rest of the property as they shall think best to be sold at public sale by my Executor. I give to my son William the tract of land I now live on execept my wifes part & that too at the end of her widowhood the Waggon with the tools and gears of husbandry to be kept on the place for the use of said farm and are to be William my wearing apparel is to be divided equal in value between my sons Benjamin, Isaac, Samuel, Seth & William. Whatof my household furniture remains at the end of my wifes widowhood I give to my Daughters Hannah, Elizabeth, Isabell & Dinah, children to have an equal share with my other daughters only some Restrictions hereafter to be mentioned: My land lying in Randolph and Moore Counties at the end of my wifes widowhood I give to my five sons above named to be equally divided in value under some restrictions that they shall equally help support my wife while she remains my widow if the above mentioned not be sufficient the land on the little river to be sold first if needed this 24th of the 6th month 1811 and to my son Benjamin I bequeath if there is any remaining after her death to the sum of 15 dollars My Executors is my wife and my sone Benjamin and Seth Beeson.

signed in the presence of us and acknowledged to be his last will and testament.

Isaac Beeson (seal)

Wm. Beeson
Wm. X Powel (his mark)
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