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Jesse Caffee
Dec. 9, 1824 - August Term 1825
Currituck Co. Will Book 3, p. 197-198

In the name of God Amen. I Jesse CAFFEE now in health do make this my Last Will and Testament.

First Commit my Soul to God and my body to my Executors to be bured in a criston manor.

Item. I lend to my beloved Wife during her natral life or widowhood all of the property that I persess in this life only what I have left to be sold at my decest and the use of all the money that it fetches free of interest untill my oldest son arives to twenty one years old then if she is amoint she can give to my Son Solomon W. CAFFEE one negro boy by the name of Jack and one bed and furniture

Itim I give to my Son John T. CAFFEE one negro boy by the name Joshua and one bed and furniture,

Itom I give to my Son Jesse M. CAFFEE one negro boy by the name of Isaac and on fether bead and furniture

Itom I give to my Daughter Mary Ann I. CAFFEE one negro girl by the name of Haley and one fether bead and furniture and it is my wish that if either of the above name negroes dies before the heirs receives them that they shall have two hundred dollors in the place of such dect. To make eaqual with the others.

Itom. I leave Rachel my negro woman to be sold at six twelve and eighteen months payments also one negro girl by the name of Judy and one by the name of Devenah at the above named  payments at the discretion of my excretor also all other property that my executor thinks proper either in door or out doors and for she my executor to have all the use of said money after paying my lawful debts agreeable to the above named term and lastly I leave my well beloved Wife Mary CAFFEE my only trew and lawful Executor free and cleare of giving any sunty(?) as witness my hand seal this December 9th 1824.

Witnesseth

    /s/ Jesse CAFFEE       seal

Recorded and Examined February 10th 1826.

The above recorded will of Jesse CAFFEE was proved as to the original in the County Court of Currituck by the oaths of Jno. B. JONES, Dennis SIMMONS, and Capt. PATRIDGE Esquires and ordered by the court to be recorded when the executrix came into open court & qualified in due form of law & ordered that letters testamentary issue.
    Spence HALL CLK
    James G. HALL DCLK

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