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Last Will & Testament of David Banks 4 August 1785 , Chatham County, North Carolina

Chatham County Record of Estates 1782-1799 Vol. 1, pg. 25 NC State Archives film # C.022.50001

Will of David Banks - 4 Aug. 1785 In the name of god Amen I David Banks of Chatham county State North carolina being in a low state of health but of sound mend and memory do make and ordain this my Last will and Testament in manner & form following first- I recommend my soul to god who gave it an my Body to be decently buried in Christian manner at the discretion of my executors hereafter named.

Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Gunter one feather Bed Bedstead and firnature

Item I give unto my sons James Banks, John Banks, Revers Banks, and my Daughter Keziah Gunter and Martha Bratcher Twenty shillings Each to be raised out of my Estate

Item I give unto Sarah Jones one Heifer Earling (yearling)

Item I lend unto my beloved wife Elizabeth the Bed Bedstead and firnature during her life with fifteen bushells of corn and the Hogs her Choice 

Item the rest and remainder of my Estate of what kind soever to my son Drewry (Drury) Banks with the Bed & after death of his Mother

Item I have my son Drewry and Matthew Jones Executors to this my last Will and Testament revoking all other Wills heretofore made by me In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 4th day of August 1785.

Sign'd seal'd and delivered in presence of Sarah Petty (her mark X)) Doratha Dillard (her mark X) Signed David Banks ( his mark "D") A Copy Test John Ramsey C. C.