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Edgecombe County, NC - Wills - Trevathan, Robert-1824

 

Last Will & Testament of Robert Trevathan

 

In the name of God Amend I Robert TREVATHAN of the County of Edgecomb & State of N. Carolina being of sound & perfect mind & memory (blessed be God) do this second day of March in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred & Twenty Four make & Publish this my last Will & Testament in manner following: First. I desire my Just debts to be paid. Item. I lend the use of all my property, real & of every kind to my wife Grace TREVATHAN during her natural life. Item (after the decease of my wife) I give to my two sons Jonas TREVATHAN & Dempsey TREVATHAN all my Lands of which I am possess'd to be Equally divided between them also I give to my son Jonas TREVATHAN one Feather bed & Furniture. Item. I also give to my son Dempsey TREVATHAN one year old filly and a sow & pigs also one Feather bed & Furniture. Item I give to my son Robert TREVATHAN one Feather bed & furniture. Item I give to my daughter Elizabeth TREVATHAN forty five dollars & bed furniture. Item I give to my son John TREVATHAN on Feather bed & furniture one black man one cow & calf & those sheep already in possession valued at forty three dollars exclusive of the bed not valued. Item I give to my daughter Sally ROSE one feather bed & furniture one cow & yearling valued at ten dollars the bed not valued. Item I give to my daughter Catherine TREVATHAN one Feather bed & furniture one cow & calf. Item I give to Robert TREVATHAN Elizabeth TREVATHAN John TREVATHAN Sally ROSE & Catherine TREVATHAN (after the death of my wife Grace) the remaining part of my property to be equally divided among them. And I hereby make & ordain my Friends Henry BRYAN and Richmond DOZIER Exes. of of this my last Will & Testament. In Witness whereof I the said Robert TREVATHAN have to this my last will & testament set my hand & seal the day and year above written. Signed sealed delivered & published by the said Robert TREVATHAN the Testator as his last will & Testament in the presence of use who were present at the time of signing and sealing thereof. His Robert x TREVATHAN Mark His Test. Henry x TREVATHAN Mark Test. Eli TREVATHAN Edgecombe County} August Court 1824} The within last will & Testament of Robert TREVATHAN dec'd was exhibited in open Court for Probate & was proven by the oath of Henry TREVATHAN one of the subscribing witnesses thereto who swore that Eli TREVATHAN the other subscribing witness signed the said will as a witness in his presence. And Richmond DOZIER one of the Executors named in the said will at the same time qualified thereto. Ordered that the same be certified and the will recorded. Test. Mich. HEARN CC