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Josiah Cherry
March 19, 1805 - June 12, 1805
Currituck Co. Will Book 2, p. 271

In the name of God, Amen, I Josiah CHERRY of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina being sick of body, but a sound disposing mind and memory, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form that is to say, after just debts are paid the rest of my estate I leave to my beloved Wife Lydia CHERRY during the term of her natural life, and also to cut and dispose of timber as she shall think fit, now it is my desire that after the death of my beloved Wife, Lydia CHERRY, that all my estate shall be sold for six months credit, and the mony equally divided between my two Daughters Miriam IVES and Abia POWERS.

Finally I constitute and appoint my beloved Wife Lydia CHERRY and my trusty friend Aaron BRIGHT Esquire, to be the sole executors, of this my Last Will and Testament, and hereby revoak and disannul wills hereto fore by me made, and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, in witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this nineteenth day of March in the year of our Lord, Anno Domini 1805
    /s/ Josiah [his x mark] CHERRY     seal

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of test.
    James FISKE     jurat
[her mark] POWERS

Recorded and examined the 12th of June Anno. Dom. 1805

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