|Will of W J Long, 1923
Submitted by Dr Jerome Smith
Columbus County, NC
| State of North Carolina
County of Columbus
I, W J Long, of the County and State above mentioned do declare this to be my last will and testament, after the payment of my just debts including my funeral expenses. I dispose of my estate as follows:
I bequeath my body to the earth from whence if came and my soul to the God who gave it hoping for a happy immortality through the atoning merit of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world.
I bequeath to my oldest son John C Long our certain tract of land for which I have made him a deed and also made a part of this will, also our bed which is in the possession my wife E A Long.
I bequeath to my next son William E Long our certain tract of land for which I have made him a deed and which is referred to and made a part of this will, also our bed which he now has.
I bequeath to my oldest daughter Mary F Ray our certain tract of land for which I have made her a deed and which is also made a part of this will, also our bed which is now in her possession.
I bequeath to my next daughter Francis V Gore two certain tracts of land for which I have made her two deeds and also made a part of this will, also our bed which is now in her possession.
I bequeath to my daughter Dora Long our certain tract of land for I have made her in deed and which is referred to and made a part of this will, also our bed which now is in the possession of my wife E A Long.
I bequeath to my daughter Emmer Long our certain tract of land for which I have made her a deed and which is referred to and made a part of this will, also our bed which is now in the possession of my wife E A Long.
I bequeath to my youngest son H F Long our certain tract of land for which I have made him a deed, also a mule and all my livestock that I may own at my death, also all of my farming tools, including our farm cart, wagon, buggy, plows, hoes, harrows and all farm tools of every kind, also our double bbl shotgun.
I bequeath to my wife Eliza A Long our certain tract of land lying and being in the State and County aforesaid and in Williams Township bounded as V D.
Beginning at a Black Gum corner in an cart path, a corner of W E Long and runs there about south to a stake there about west with H F Longs line to Emmer Longs corner, there with the said Emmer Longs line to M L Hardees line, there with said M L Hardees line to the beginning and containing about twenty acres more or less, also all my household and kitchen furniture that are not mentioned or described singular or otherwise in this my last will together with all moneys belonging to me in banks or due me from other creditors at the time of my death. And in swore fully testimony
hereof I do hereby declare my lawful wife E A Long to be the Executrix of this my last will.
I bequeath to Sweet Home Baptist Church Five Thousand Feet of Timber which I have verbally excepted to be selected by some one appointed by the Deacons of said Church.
In Testimony whereof I have this my signed this with my own hand as my voluntary act paged, sealed and delivered this the 16th day of August in the year of our Lord one Thousand Nine Hundred and Twenty three.
W J Long (seal)
John B Long Sr
J B Long, Jr
State of North Carolina SS In The Superior Court
A paper writing purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of W J Long deceased is exhibited before me, the undersigned Clerk of the Superior Court for said county by Mrs E A Long the executrix therein mentioned and the due execution thereof by the said W J Long by the oath and examination of John B Long, Sr and J B Long Jr the subscribing witnesses thereto who having duly sworn oath depose and say and each for himself deposit and saith that he is a subscribing witness to the paper writing now shown him purporting to be the last Will and Testament of W J Long, that the said W J Long in the presence of this department subscribed his name at the end of said paper writing which is now shown at aforesaid and which bears date of the 16th day of August 1923.
And this department function such that the said W J Long the testator aforesaid did at the same time of subscribing his name as aforesaid declare the said paper writing so subscribed by him and exhibited to be his Last Will and Testament and this department did thereupon subscribe his name at the end of said Will as an attesting witness thereto and at the request and in the presence of said testator. And this department function saith that at the same time where the said testator subscribed his name to said Last Will as aforesaid and at the time of the departments subscribing his name as attesting witness thereto as afresaid the said W J Long was of sound
mind and memory of full age to execute a a Will and was not under any restraint to the knowledge ... or belief of this department And function these departments say not.
John B Long Sr
J B Long Jr
Severally sworn and subscribed this 26th day of October 1923 before me
J L Memory
Clerk Superior Court
North Carolina SS in the Superior Court
It is therefore considered and adjudged by the Court that the said paper writing and every part thereof is the last Will and Testament of W J Long, deceased.
Let said Will together with the probate be recorded and filed this 26th day of October, 1923.
J L Memory
Clerk Superior Court