In the name of God amen I John Southall of Cumberland County nowing [sic] the uncertainty of my mortal state do make this my last will and testament.
Item I give my Son Turner Southall the Land he now live [sic] on containing one hundred and twenty fore [sic] acres more or less to him and his heirs forever.
Item I give to my Son Cary Southall the Land I now live on Containing two hundred and fore [sic] acres more or less on his paying his brother Turner one hundred dollars to him and his heirs forever
Item I give my daughter Nancy Southall fifty acres of land it being the land where my son Cary now lives and at her death it is my will that the said fifty acres of land be equally divided amongst the rest of my children & their heirs.
All the balance of my Estate my desire is to be divided among my children in the following manner to be laid of__ in five hole [sic] lotts [sic] and one half a lott [sic].
Item I give my Son Turner Southall one Lott [sic] to him & his heirs forever.
Item I give my Son Cary Southall one lott [sic] to him & his heirs forever.
Item I give to my Son James Southall children one lott [sic] to them and their heirs forever.
Item I give to my Son Turner Southall children one half of a lott [sic] it being half a__ much as I give the rest of my children to them and their heirs forever.
It. I give my Daughter Nancy Southall one lott [sic] to her and her heirs forever.
Item I lend to my Daughter Elizabeth Martin one lott [sic] during her life time and at her death I desire it may be equally divided between all her children them [sic] she had before and and [sic] after marriage if either of my children dies without an heir then it is my desire their part of my my [sic] Estate be equally divided among the rest of my children and their heirs. Lastly I nominate and appoint my two Sons Turner Southall, and Cary Southall Exors to this my Last will and testament witness my hand & seal this ninth day of February 1821.
John [his mark] Southall (seal)
At a Court held for Cumberland County the 22nd day of September 1828. This last will and testament of John Southall Dec'd was presented in Court & proved by the oaths of John Hatcher and Henry Hatcher two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Cary Southall one of the Executors in said will n[amed] who made oath according to law and upon his entering into bond with Edward Walton, Federick [sic] Hatcher and John Flippin his securities in the penalty of Five Thousand dollars with such condition as the law required a certificate is granted him for obtaining a probat [sic] thereof in due form.
[M] Woodson C C
A Copy -- Teste:
Betty R [Walton], Deputy Clerk
Circuit Court of Cumberland
Submitter: I don't know who transcribed this document. I believe this was submitted to me by Virginia Roberts, if I find I'm wrong, I'll sorry & I'll correct this page to reflect the correct submitter. Online transcription 5 Apr 2002 by Susan Shields Sasek, not yet proof read. As with all genealogical material, please verify information with the original document or source whenever possible.
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