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Thomas B. Jarves/Jarvis
Jan. 27, 1838 - Aug. Term 1839
Currituck Co. Will Book 4 ; pg. 65-66
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The Last Will and Testament of Thomas B. JARVES deced. Was exhibited in open court and proved by oaths of Solomon ASHBEE, Nathen POYNER and William JARVES and Banister H. JARVES one of the Executors there to quallified at August Term 1839.

   In the name of God Amen I Thomas B. JARVES of Currituck County and State of N. Carolina being in sound mind and memory blessed be God and calling to mind my worldly affairs do make and publish this to be my last will and Testament as follows.

   Item I lend unto my wife Barbara JARVES all my land that I bought of Thomas GRIGGS and Phillip DOZIER and wife, together with that I bought of George GRIGGS sale and of others by her keeping my child Polly B. JARVES clear of charges and expence until she shall come to age and at her age or marriage to be equally divided between Sally [should say Polly] and her Mother and at the death of my wife Barbara all the above mentioned land to go to Sally [should say Polly] and her heirs except Barbara should be in a state pregnence at this time and should she be for that which is not born to be equally benefited with Sally [should say Polly] in all the gifts that shall be made to her that is to say equally divided between the two children. I lend unto my wife Barbara three beds and furniture two cows and calves, two sows & two shoats and five head of sheep her choice of the above mentioned.

   I lend unto my wife her choice of horses and horse cart, one mahagona table six chairs two chests and one desk bofat and furniture. I give unto my wife provesions to serve her one year to be laid off with out order of court by three men that is to say Caleb T. CHAPLAIN, Jonathan B. LINDSEY and William JARVES. I also leave my wife privilege in Dusquarter Island and at her death all the above mentioned to be equally divided the two mentioned and if not two to Sally [should say Polly].

   I give my wife Fifty dollars toward finishing house to be paid by my executor. I give to my Son Banister H. JARVES the land that I bought of Zachariah BRAY and all my Black Smith tools an my gun and one half of a small canoe owned now between us. I leave all the rest of my property to be sold at six months credit by my executor and with what promisory notes I have on hand my just debts to be paid.

   I give my land on Dews Quarter equally between my children by Banister giving up ten acres that I have given him a deed for. I leave my Bank land to be a privilege to them without being divided.

   I also make and appoint my wife Barbara JARVES & Banister H. JARVES, executors to this my Last Will and Testament I leave Rachel to remain with Barbara. As witness my hand and [seal] January 27, 1838.

        /s/ Thomas B. JARVES seal

Recorded and examined

NOTE: In this will Polly and Sally appear to be the same person not 2 separate children.  Mary "Polly" Jarvis married Elijah Evans in Currituck Co. on Jan. 6, 1858 and they are both buried in the Owens-Berry Cemetery in Jarvisburg.

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