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William CLEMENT (d. 1760) of Amelia County, Virginia - A Study of His Descendants


 
Will of William OWEN, dated 23 Nov 1800
Wilkes County, NC, Will Book 2, 1800-1812,
pp. 37-38
Transcript by Marna L. Clemons, 29 October 2002

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In the name of God Amen
I William Owen of Wilkes County being in weake and low condition in body but blessed by God of a sound mind and disposing Judgment do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form as follows.
To wit, I recommend my soul to almighty God that gave it, and my body to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors. And as to what worldly estate God hath been pleased to bless me with I give and bequeath in the following manner.
1. First I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Edy Owen the use and benefit of the plantation whereon I now live together with half the profitts of the Mill and likewise the whole of my houshold furniture farming utensils Negroes and stock of every kind of which I die possessed except such as shall be hereafter mentioned for her to hold & enjoy during the term of her natural life or her Widowhood or untill my two youngest sons Obed Woodson Owen and Thomas Tabb Owen arrive at the age of twenty one years which ever shall first happen. But in case my wife should be a live and a widow at the time of my two youngest sons coming of the age of twenty one years Then they are to receive such a share of my personal estate as my Executors shall think fit to share and in proportion to what they are to receive as will be hereafter mentioned.
2. Next I give and bequeath to my son John Holland Owen the sum of ten shillings currency and no more
3. I also give and bequeath to my daughter Sally Adkins the sum of ten shillings and no more
4. I give and bequeath to my son Hezekiah Pig Owen that part of my land lying on the North side of the wagon road beginning at Hamptons line and running as the road runs to Stephens path, then with that path to Lawses peach orchard Likewise give to the said Hezekiah Pig Owen a negro boy named Jack
5. I also give and bequeath to my son David Owen all that part of the land that lyeth on the South side of Moravian creek and a negro boy named Ned together with two Cows
6. I also give and bequeath to my daugter Nancy a Negro girl named Agy together with what will purchase her a [?????] and saddle
7. I also will and require that my two youngest sons Obediah Woodson Owen and Thomas Tabb Owen shall have the balance of my land that is not bequeathed and an equal share with the rest of the children in the personal property, that is, with Hezekiah David and Nancy, But the two youngest boys to be schooled out of the estate
8. I do hereby Will and allow that the whole of my estate that is to be in the hand of my wife as is heretofore mentioned shall be under the care management and direction of my son Hezekiah Pig Owen untill my two youngest sons Obediah Woodson Owen and Thomas Tabb Owen shall arrive at the age of twenty one years.
9. I also nominate and appont John Brown and Hezekiah Pig Owen to be the Executors of this my last will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my and and affixed my seal this twenty third day of November 1800.

Sealed and pronounced }
his
in presence of                }
William  X  Owen
Dan Bates
mark
William Mitchell  
             his  
Reuben  x  Hampton  
           mark  
John Montgomery  

May Tern 1801
The foregoing Will was proved in open Court by the oaths of William Mitchell, Reuben Hampton and John Montgomery

  Test Wm B Lenour



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