Will of Jacob Boon
LAST WILL OF JACOB BOON,
made by Jacob Boon, dated January 17, 1795
(Book A, Page 25, February Court 1796, Guilford County, North Carolina.)
The will reads as follows:
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. I Jacob Boon of the County of Guilford and State of
North Carolina, being in sound and perfect mind and memory and calling to
mind that it is appointed for all men once to die have made ordained and
acknowledged this to be my last Will and Testament in form and manner
following and first I recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it &
my body to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors and as for
such worldly goods which God has been pleased to bless me with I do give &
bequeath in the following manner.
And first I order all my just debts to be paid.
And then I do give and Bequeath unto Adam Whitesell, my son in law one Tract
of land containing fifty acres adjoining the lands of Andrew Gibson and Michael Charles.
And likesays I do give and bequeath unto my daughter Margaret Whitesell my
bed & furniture & c and all belonging thereto.
And I do likeways give and bequeath unto Anne Boon, my grand daughter, Jacob
Boon & John Boon, my grand sons, the sum of ninety pounds in gold && silver to
be equally divided between them the said Anne, Jacob and John, thirty pounds
each to be paid when they come of age.
And I do give & bequeath unto John Boon, son of Martin Boon deceased, the sum
of Twenty-five pounds Hard money providing he shall give his brothers and
sisters an Equal part of the Land left by his father when he come of age & if
not I leave him five shillings only.
And I give and bequeath unto Daniel Boon, Martin Boon, & Catherine Boon,
Children of Martin Boon dec'd -- Twenty five pounds each to be paid them as
they come of age & also they are to have the above mentioned twenty five
pounds aforesaid to be equally divided between them providing he doth not
give them their equal part of the land left by his father but if he doth it
then to have his equal part.
And whereas Adam Whitesell, my son in law, hath got one Hundred pounds of my
estate already in his hands I order that he shall not have any more until the
children of Martin Boon dec. have got their hundred pounds & then the
remainder of my estate to be sold & equally divided between my daughter and
my grandsons & grand daughter.
& I do appoint Adam Whitesell and John Boon Sener my Executors. And have
hereunto set my hand & Seal this 17th of January 1795.
Jacob Boon ( Seal)
Wm. Rainey, John Boon
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