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Abi Doxey
Dec. 13, 1834; Feb Term 1835
Currituck Co. Will Book 4 ; pg. 4-5
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The Last Will and Testament of Aby DOXEY deceased Exhibited at February Term 1835 and Proven by the oath of John GRAY witness thereto & ordered Recorded.

In the name of God amen I Aby DOXEY being sick but of sound disposing mind and memory thanks be to God for the same and calling to mind the mortality of the body and that it is appointed for all the living to die do on this 13th day of December 1834 make constitute and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form Following.

First I comit my soul to God who gave it and my body to be buried in a christain manner by Exetors herein after named and as touching such worldly good as it has pleased God to bless me with I give as follows viz.

I give my beloved son  John L. DOXEY the land and plantation on the main road adjoining the land of David WILSON and others to him and his heirs forever.

I give my son John L. DOXEY one negro woman by name of Winer also one negro boy by name of Jack also one negro girl by name of Edith also I give my part of negro boy Nead with the above named  negroes to John L. DOXEY and his heirs forever.

I give my son John L. DOXEY three beads three steads and furnature to him and his heirs forever.

Item I give to my Beloved son William M. DOXEY the land and plantation whereon I now live to him and his heirs forever.

I give to my son William M. DOXEY one negro man by name of Jack Alpheus also I give to William M. DOXEY one negro man Lamb also I give my part of negro girl Eliza with the above named negroes to my son William DOXEY and his heirs forever. I give to my beloved son William M. DOXEY Fifty barrels of corn One thousand pounds of pork also one sorrel mare also Fifty pounds of lard and Three feather beds Three bead steads and furnature to him and his heirs forever.

I give all my stock of horned cattle sheep and hogs with all the poultry of every description to be equally divided between my two sons John L. DOXEY and William M. DOXEY to them and their heirs forever and I desire that John MORSE and Tully HALSTED make the division of the stock.

Item I give all the ballance of my pork bacon and lard and all the ballance of my corn not already given away to be equally divided between my Two sons John L. DOXEY and William M. DOXEY also I give one oats stack first choice to be equally divided between my Two sons John L. DOXEY and William M. DOXEY to them & their heirs forever Division to be made by John MORSE and Tully HALSTED.

Item I give all the ballance of my bead clothes not already given away to be equally divided between my two sons John L. DOXEY and William M. DOXEY with all of Table cloths and towels to be equally divided between my two sons John L. DOXEY and William M. DOXEY to them and their heirs forever and my desire is that Sally BRAY and Mary BRAY make the division of same.

Item I give to John L. DOXEY one large pot first choice to him and his heirs forever.

Item I give to William M. DOXEY one large iron pot second choice to him and his heirs forever.

Item I give one stear cart to be used or divided between my two sons John L. DOXEY and William M. DOXEY and their heirs forever.

Item I give my son John L. DOXEY the sum of Four hundred dollars to be raised out of my estate the difference in their lands to him and his heirs forever.

Item I give to my nice a set of Enseclopeda and Two dictionaryes to be sold for the benefit of said Abi Francis MATHIAS & her heirs forever.

Item I lend unto my Nice Abi Frances MATHIAS one negro woman by name of Jermima also one negro boy by name of Alexander and one desk during her natural life and after her death to her children lawfully begotten on her body and if the said Abi Francis MATHIAS dies without issue lawfully begotten or if her issue dies before they arrive to lawful age or has issues lawfully begotten then I give the above named negros and there increase to my two sons John L. DOXEY and William M. DOXEY and their heirs forever.

Item all the residue of my estate within and without dores I leave to be sold and after paying my just debts I give to my Two sones John L. DOXEY and William M. DOXEY and their heirs forever after paying the Gift of the Four Hundred dollars to John L. DOXEY.

Item My will is that my son William M. DOXEY receive his property at my death and that my friend Isaac BAXTER be his counsel or Testamentry Guardian.

Item I leave my son John L. DOXEY and Isaac BAXTER as my hole and sole ExecutorS of this my last will and testament revoking all others wills whatever In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the day and date above.

    /s/ Abi [her x mark] DOXEY    seal

Signed sealed and delivered in presents of
John GRAY jurat
Nancey GRAY  

State of N.Carolina Currituck Recorded & examined by S. HALL  CCC March 5th 1835

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