THE WILL OF JAMES SPRADLING
ca 1740-FEB. 7, 1805
30 Sep 1805 Wilkes Co, NC Will Bk. 2 p169-170
In the name of God Amen. I James Spradling of Co. of Wilkes being of sound & perfect mind and memory, blessed be God for it, do this 30 day of September in the year of our Lord 1805 make & publish this my last will & testament in manner following that is to say first I give & bequeath unto my daughter Fanney Robnet my bed & furniture. Secondly I give unto my son John Spraddlin & Fanny Robnet the whole of my property to be equally divided between after our desis. John Spradlin is to hold the property & take care of his mother as long as she lives & I make & ordain my worthy sons John Spradlin & James Robnet executors of this my last will & testament in witness whereof I the same James Spradlin have to this my last will & testament sit my hand & seal the day & year above written
signed sealed published & declared by the said James Spradlin, the testator, as his last will & testament in the presents of us who was present at the time of signing & sealing thereof.
James (his mark) Spradlin.
Test, Gilbert Buie (or Basie?), Sarah (her mark) Buie (or Davy Basie?), Saly (her mark) Spradlin.
The within will was duly proven Feb. term 1805 Wilkes Co, NC in open court by oath of Gilbert Buie.