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In the name of God Amen, I Peter DAUGE, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament. In the first place do give my soul to God in hope of mercy through Jesus Christ. As to my worldly estate I give and bequeath in the following manner Viz.
Inpris I give all my land and tennements Viz unt(sic) Isaac, Etheridge, Philip and Samuel DAUGE to be equally divided between my said three Sons according to quantity and quality.
Secondly I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Sally Penny and Charity a negro girl named Ede and her child named Pegg they and their increase to be equally divided amongst them forever.
Thirdly I give unto my two Sons Philip and Samuel a negro boy March to them and their heirs forever.
Fourthly I give unto my loving Wife Cloey one negro man named Landon to her forever and one sorrel mare to her and her heirs forever and four cows and calves for ever.
All the rest of property not given away my will is that it be equally divided amongst all my children Viz. Isaac, Etheridge, Philip, Samuel, Elizabeth, Salley, Penny, and Charity I further will that a negro man named Johnston and a negro girl named Hannah be both sold.
I do also appoint and ordain as my executor to this my Last Will Samuel FEREBEE. In witness whereof I set my hand and affixed my seal this 7th day of July 1799
/s/ Peter [his mark] DAUGE seal
signed sealed andpronounced in presence of us
Recorded and examined this 13th day of September 1799
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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