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Thomas Cox, Sr.
Aug. 12, 1840 - Aug. Term 1840
Currituck Co. Will Book 4; pg. 77-78
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The last Will and Testament of Thomas COX SENIOR deceased was exhibited in open court at August term 1840 and proved by the oaths of Thomas L. SANDERSON and Jonathen B. LINDSEY subscribing evidences there to in due form of Law ordered Recorded.
In the name of God Amen I Thomas COX SENIOR of the County of Currituck State of North Carolina blessed be God being of sound mind and perfect memory but in a low state of helth and knowing that it is appointed unto man once to die do make and publish this to be my last will and testament in manner as follows to wit.
First I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas COX one small piece of land lying and being in the State of Virginia and adjoining the lands on which my son Thomas COX now lives and also I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas COX a piece of swamp land called the bear Garden? Swamp and also another piece of swap land called the Sikes Swamp and also one negro man by the name of Isaac who is now run away.
2 Secondly I give and bequeath unto my son William COX the tract of land on which I now live adjoining the BOWREN Tract begining at a Black Gum tree and thence runing a strait line southeastardly to the lane containing one Hundred acres of land.
3 Thirdly I give and bequeath unto my son Brickhouse COX the tract of land called the NICHOLS tract containing Seventy five acres of land runing a southardly course down the canel ditch to HAYMANs line.
4 Fourthly I give and bequeath unto my son James COX one piece or parcel of land called the BALLENTINE tract of land containing about thirty acres of land and also one piece or tract of land in the light swamp containing about Fifty acres of land.
5 Fifthly I give and bequeath unto my Son Alexander COX the tract of land called the COTTER tract beginning at HAMANs lane and runing eastardly course to the canel ditch and thence down the canel ditch to a pine stump thence a southardly course to the main road thence across the main to the back line by a line of marked trees thence an eastardly course to the corner tree.
6 Sixthly I give and bequeath unto my David COX the tract of land called the BOWREN tract containing fifty acres of land more or less
7 Seventhly I give and bequeath unto my daughter Jaines? GRAY one negro girl by the name of Fanny about thirteen years old and also one negro woman by the name of Rose and one negro boy named Peter and one negro girl named Betsey.
8 Eightly I give and bequeath unto my Son James COX one negro fellow called black Jo about nineteen year old and negro boy named John about sixteen years old.
9 Ninthly I give and bequeath unto my Son David COX one negro girl named Lowis about five years old and negro boy named Dempsey about nine years old.
10 Tenthly I leave all the Balance of my property which is not given off such as stock of all kinds and negroes and crop and every kind both in doors and out doors to be sold to pay all my just debts and should there be a residue after paying all my just debts my will and desire is that it may be equally divided between my five sons namely William, Brickhouse, James, Alexander and David and lastly I make and ordain my worthy friend Jonathen B. LINDSEY to be my executor to this my Last will and Testament in witness where of I have there unto set my hand and seal this August 12, 1840.
/s/ THOMAS COX seal
Signed in the presence of us
Thomas L. SANDERSON jurat
Jonathen B. LINDSEY jurat
Recorded the 8th day of Septer. 1840
B.T. SIMMONS, CCC
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