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Abraham Baum
Sept. 18, 1729; April 7, 1730
Hayes Collection #324, Southern Historical Collection,
University of North Carolina Library, Chapel Hill
(It was through the diligent research of R. S. Spencer, Jr.,
a descendant of Thomas Baum of the Hyde County branch of the family,
that the will of Abraham Baum was discovered in this unusual location).

In the name of God amen I Abraham BAUM of the precinct of Corrotuck in The province of North Carolina Being sick & weak of Body but of perfect and Sound mind and Memory thanks be to God for it Calling to mind the mortalaty of my Body & Knowing it is appointed for all men once to Dye Do make ordain Constitute and appoint this to be my last will and Testament in Manner & form following principally and first of all I Recomend my soul into the hands of almighty God who gave it me & my Body to the Earth to be Decently Buried at the Discretion of my Executrix hereafter named and as for my worldly Goods I Give and Bequeath the plantation & Land Belonging to it which I now Live on and the Land I Bought of Jonathan JARVIS, to be Equally to my two Sons Peter and Maurice BAUMS, the Plantation to Remain in my son Peters possession and my Son Maurice to have his priviledge to Build & Settle on Rest of the Sd. Land Except where the Plantation now is and the said Land to be Equaly Between my two Sons Afsd., and the heirs of their Bodys Lawfully Begotten forever and if Either of my Sd. Sons Peter or Maurice should die without Lawfull Issue as Aforsd. the part of the land Belonging to Him that Shall So Decease to fall and be to the next [?] Sons in age and their heirs as aforsd. Item I Give and Bequeath to my two Sons John & Adam BAUMS The Plantation and Land Belonging to me on the Sandy Banks to them and the heirs of their Bodys Lawfully Begotten forever in the same Manner & form as the other Land Given to my other two Sons Peter and Maurice Item I Give and Bequeath to my Sons Peter Murice John & Adam BAUM To of them one heifer and [?] as to them & their heirs forever Item I Give to my Daughter Mary BAUM one two year old heifer & her Increase to her and her heirs forever I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter SARAH Baum one Cow Calf to be out of my Stock the first that shall fall after the Date period of her increase to her & her Heirs forever Item I Give & Bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth BAUM one Cow Called Good luck and her future Increase to her and her heirs forever Item I Give & Bequeath to my Loving Appolonia BAUM all the Remaining part of my Estate Both Real & personal after my just Debts are paid & Satisfied to her & her heirs forever I also appoint my Loving wife Appolonia my whole and Sole Executrix of this my Last will & Testament Revoking all other wills or Testaments by me heretofore made and this to be my last will and Testament afsd. witness my hand & Seal this 18th day of September in the year of our Lord Christ 1729

Signed Sealed & Delivered
In presence of
    Peter LUTER                                              Abraham BAUM
    Jno MARTYN


The foregoing will was by Appolonia BAUM Executrix therewith named exhibitted in Court this seventh day of April anno Domini 1730 and was proved in Lawful Manner and at the Request of said Executrix was ordered to be Recorded and was accordingly Recorded in [?] of Currituck
                              By Jno MARTYN

This Instrument of writing is a True Copy from off the Records of Currituck County [?] the 17th day of [?] Anno Dom 1795

[Note: The condition of the paper on which the copy was written made some words or phrases illegible; the question marks indicate the illegible places in the script.]

This will was contributed by Elizabeth Baum Hanbury. No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes. However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research. If you find anything in these records that pertains to your families, it is strongly suggested that you look at the original record on your own to check for errors or possibly other additional and helpful information. Thank you!

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