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Solomon Bright
April 9, 1815; May 30, 1815
Currituck Co. Will Book 3, p. 57

In the name of God, Amen. I Solomon BRIGHT of the County of Currituck and State of N. Carolina being very sick in body, but in my perfect senses, and memory thanks be to God, do make, constitute and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following.

Item. I give the use of all property within doors and out of doors to my beloved Wife, during her widowhood.

Item. I give the use of my house, land and plantation to my Wife Peggy BRIGHT during her widowhood.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my Wife Peggy BRIGHT one bed and furniture to her and her heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my Son Joseph BRIGHT after the death or marriage of my Wife, the land and plantation whereon I now live to him and his heirs forever. Also my gun, powder hor (sic) and shot bags etc.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mabel BRIGHT one bed and furniture.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Susana BRIGHT two beds and furniture,

Item. It is my will that the negro Daniel that I hired of the estate of DAILY, be hired out to the highest bidder, or at private sale to the best advantage for my estate.

Item. It is my will that my negro woman Faner be sold after the first day of January next, and the money arising from the sale of her to be equally divided between my two Daughters Mabel and Susana BRIGHT, to them and their heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mabel BRIGHT one hundred and fifty dollars in cash.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Susana BRIGHT two hundred dollars cash.

Item. It is my will after the death or marriage of my Wife, that all the remainder of my property not yet given shall be sold by my executor and the money arising from such sale, after paying all my just debts, to be equally divided between my two Daughters, Mabel BRIGHT and Susana BRIGHT, to them and their heirs forever. Lastly I nominate and appoint Josiah JOLLIFF to be my whole, sole executor to this my Last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this ninth day of April 1815.
    /s/ Solomon BRIGHT     seal

Signed, sealed and acknowledged in presence of
    Daniel MORRIS     jurat
    Josiah JOLLIFF


Recorded and examined the (blank) day of (blank)

[Note: Probate date is from Currituck Co. Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions].

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