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Elijah Cason
Feb. 2, 1813 - June 1, 1813
Currituck Co. Will Book 3, pp. 25-26

In the name of God Amen.

I Elijah CASON of the County of Currituck State of North Carolina, being sick and very weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to allmighty God for it calling in mind the certainty of death uncertainty of life think proper to make this my Last Will and Testament. And first of all I give and recommend unto almighty God both soul and body to the disposal of his own good will and pleasure in hopes of a joyful resurrection at the last day.

I give in the following manner. I lend unto my dear beloved Wife my land and plantation for five years to her own disposal, to raise my children on, not to give nor sell timber. It is also my desire that my claired land the whole of it should be equally divided between my two Sons John CASON and Moses CASON, the division line to begin at the river and run across parallel with my lane to the road, John CASON to have the north side, if the said John CASON should die without heir lawfully begotten of his own body the said piece of land to return to my Son Moses CASONMoses CASON to have the south side of my land, and if he should die without heir lawfully begotten of his body to return to my Son John CASON. I also give and bequeath unto my two Sons my woodland, to be equally divided between said John CASON and Moses CASON, and if John CASON should die without heir lawfully begotten of his body to return to Moses CASON, and if Moses CASON should die without heir lawfully begotten of his body to return to said John CASON.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Son John CASON one hand mill to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give bequeath unto my Son Moses CASON one negro man named Peter to him and his heirs forever.

I lend unto dear beloved Wife one negro woman named Betty her life and at her decd I give the said negro woman and her increase and one negro boy named Charles to my Daughter Anny CASON her and heirs forever.

Item: I give to my Wife two feather beds and three cows and calves, ten head of hogs, one horse and chair and cart, one spinning wheel six setting chairs and one loom, three pots and dutch oven, one blue chest, all of the dunghill stock, all the earthen ware, the money that is now due, I give to my Wife to finish the buildings with and five head of sheep, one pair of flat irons, slays and gears.

Item: I give to my Daughter Anney CASON one walnut bofat, and one feather bed and spinning wheel.

It is my desire that all that is not given away to be sold in doors and out doors and the money to be equally divided among my three children, and it is my desire that they should have their parts of money at eighteen years of age.

Ratifying and confirming this to be my Last Will and Testament. I also appoint my dear beloved Wife and friend David MORRIS whole and sole executors of this my Last Will and Testament this the second of February eighteen hundred and thirteen.
    /s/ Elijah CASON     seal

Test.
    Arthur MORSE
    John GRIGGS
     jurat
    Charlotte
[her x mark] GRIGS     jurat

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

[Note: Probate date is from Currituck County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions minutes. Also in court minutes, Elijah Cason's widow, Abia CASON, relinquishes her right as executrix in favor of John SHIPP].

This will was contributed by Judy Merrell Brickhouse. 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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