Will of Christopher Horlacher - 1800
Cabarrus County, NC - Will of Christopher Horlacher, 1800
Will of Christopher Horlacher
Will Book A, Pg. 83
Original wording with some interpretation in ( )
In the name of God, Amen. I, Christopher Horlacher, of the county of Cabarrus and State of North Carolina, being of perfect mind and memory but known that it is for all men to die, do make and order this my last will and testament and tuching such worldly eastate (estate) as I am blest with, I give, demise and dispose of the same in the following manner.
First I give and bequite (bequesth) to my wife, Anne Mary Horlacher the possessing in my dwelling we are I now live as long as she bears my name and the following artickels without any deduction viz - two cows and calfe, one hoars (horse) with her saddil and bridle, two beds and bedstids, har (her) chist (chest) and spinning wheel and kicking dresser with such of the furnetur (furniture) on it as she woants and iron potts and voding (watering) vessels as she coase to keep and halfe of the garding (gardening) and as much other ground as she wants to plant cuckree (cookery) and flax, ground not to exceed halfe an acre and ploud (plowed) and soad (sowed) in good order and one note of hand of one hundrid dollers due by JohnMelker (is this John Melchor?), all the aforesaid I give as a gift, and then to receve an eaquil shear with my children in the parsonly (personal) eastate after all my just dues and demands are paid with funerl and other expenses.
Seckently - I give and bequeat to my son, Christin Horlacher and to him his
ears (heirs) and assigns forever my hole plantation whearon I now live contenting
(containing) by one old grant of one hondrid and five acres and a stats grant
goining (joining) contening (containing) two hondrid acres, and for the same
he is to fornish yearly for the soport of my wife ten bushels of good sound
wheat and ten bushels of sound ingin (Indian) coarn, the wheat to be delivered
in August and the coarn
in November yearly and one hondrid whett (weight) of coarn feed poark (pork) and fifty whett of good beef, one bushel of allim onion, garlic, chive, leek and shallot, soalt, and sofishing (sufficient) of food for the cows and hoars creater and the said to have the same prevelidge on the plantation as my creaters alvease (always) had in my lifetime and fiarwood fit for use and the useal please to har use.
Third - my son Christin Horlacher is to pay to each of his sisters in lue (lieu)
of there part of my plantation ten pounds of lawful money of North Car. to be
paid yearly to each, forty shillings, till the said daters (daughters) of mine
have receved the said ten pounds, viz - my dauter, Elizabeth, John Melkers wife,
ten pounds, and Rosena, John Hartsils wife, ten pounds and Barbery, John Lippards
wife ten pounds and Mary, Conrad Lydekers wife ten pounds and Ceateren (Catherine),
John Plasters wife, ten pounds - and an equal part of the remender of the parsonly eastate that is left after all my just demands and exspences are paid and eaquel destrubet to be maid of all mony and nots (notes) ____ that is to my wife Anna Mary and son Christin and five dauters as _____ _____ ______ __ their husbands and ears (heirs) and assigns. And likewise constitute and appoint my true and trusted friend Daniel Jarrett (marked out and Jacob Miller written above in a different handwriting) and Goerge Misenheimer my lawful executors of this my last will and testament and I do otherly disenoll and revoake
and diseneal every other former will legetees testamentary and excuters in any vise afore named by me wiled and retifyed but only conforming this to be my last will and testament in witness whearof I have hearunto set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty fifth day of March, one thousint seving (seven) hondrid and ninety five.
Signed, sealed and pronounced and declared by the said Christopher Horlacher as his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presince and in the presince of each other have herto subscribed our names.
Christopher Horlacher seal
Probated July session 1800