1802 WILL of BENJAMIN WADE
( Submitted by
Patricia Henderson London
In the Name of God Amen,
I Benjamin Wade of North Carolina, Wake county being weak in body but of sound
mind and memory calling to mind my later end to make and ordain this my last
will and testament as follows.
That is I lend to my beloved wife Abigale her dower in all my lands during her
I give to my son Mark one feather bed and furniture when convenient for his
mother to furnish it.
I give to my son William my young horse, one cow and calf, one feather bed and
furniture when convenient for his mother to furnish it.
I give to my sons Mark and William all my lands to be equally divided between
them to them and their heirs forever.
I give to my beloved wife said Abigal all the remainder of my estate. This I do
acknowledge to be my last will and testament and do revoke all others that may
have been by me made this the only one where unto I set my hand and seal in
presence of November 22, 1802. (seal)
I appoint my wife Abigal and his my son Mark my whole and sole executors.
Benjamin Wade (mark)
Rebekah Goodin (mark)
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