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The Last Will and Testament of Sarah McMasters Hinshaw


Last will and testament of Sarah McMasters Hinshaw
North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Manuscripts; Original Wills, Randolph County; microfilm #1578528 in the LDS FHL.

In the name of God Amen ...
I Sarah Hinshaw of the ...
of Randolph and State of N...
Carolina being of sound m...
disposing memory but consid...
the uncertainness of my earthly ...
existance do make publish ...
=clare this my last Will and ...
in manner and form following ...
is to say:   First That my Execu...
(hereinafter named) shall provide ...
my body a decent burial ...
=able to the wishes of my relations and ...
and pay all funeral expenses ...
[-unclear-] my just debts [-unclear-]soever ...
whomsoever owing out of the mon...
that may first come to [-unclear-] ...
part or parcel of my estate ...
(Second) I give and [-unclear-] ...
Daughter Hannah wife of L...
Harlin the sum of one dollar ...
give and bequeath to my Daughter ...
the sum of one dollar   fourth ...
and bequeath to my Son Ezra ...
of one dollar   fifth I give and be...
to my Son Jonathan the sum of one ...
(Sixth) I give and bequeath to my ...
John the sum of one dollar
(Seventh) I give and bequeath ...
three Daughters jointly and [-unclear-] ...
who now live with me Viz: Rebecca ...
and Polly Hinshaw The Plantation ...
now live on containing one hundred ...
sixteen acres more or less adjoin...

lands of Hiram Curtis William
...masters and other, together with my
... tools my stock of horses, cattle,
... sheep, all my money which
... on hand at my death all my
...old and kitchen furniture also
... and provisions which may be
... Death, to Hold jointly and in
... with each other forever
... I do hereby constitute and appoint
...rusty friend John [-unclear-] my lawful
... to execute and carry out this my
... Will and Testament according to the
... intent and meaning thereof
... revoking and declaring utterly
... [-unclear-] other Wills and Testaments by
...tofore made.   In witness whereof
... said Sarah Hinshaw do hereunto
... my hand and seal this 26th day of
... A.D. 1852

Sarah Hinshaw
seal

... sealed published and declared
... said Sarah Hinshaw to be her last
... and Testament in presence of us who
... [-unclear-] in her presence and in the
... of each other do subscribe our
... as witnesses thereto
W R McMasters
Polly McMasters


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