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Jeremiah
Mercer, Sr.
Sept. 10, 1814 - Feb. 29, 1815
Currituck Co. Will Book 3, pp. 44-45

In the name of God Amen.

I Jeremiah MERCER SEN. of the County of Currituck, being of sound and perfect mind and memory, blessed be God, do this tenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in manner following Viz.

First. I give and bequeath to my Son Jeremiah MERCER one silver dollar, to be raised out of my estate, to him and his heirs forever.

Item. I lend to my Daughter Mary MERCER during her life a certain piece of land, bounded as follows, beginning at a pine stump Jo. FEREBEE and Anthony SIMMONS corner, runing north westwardly to a large persimon tree in the plantation, and so on straight to a ditch, and thence with said ditch south eastwardly to an other ditch, thence eastwardly straight to the first station, for her to live on during her natural life, and at her heath, I give the same to William G. MERCER and her heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath to my Son William G. MERCER all my land the lyeth north of the string of juniper rail fence, straight each way, as the juniper fence now stands to him and his heirs forever, which will cover the land I lent M. MERCER.

Item. I give and bequeath to my Son Cornelius MERCER, all my land, lying on the south side of the juniper fence, which I bounded W. G. MERCER, which will cover the buildings whereon I now live to him and his heirs forever, also, I give to said Cornelius MERCER one negro woman named Comfort, and one negro woman named Peg, and one negro boy named Forten, and negro girl Edy, together with all the rest of my property, within doors and without, after paying my just debts to him and his heirs forever.

And I hereby make and ordain my friend M. SIMMONS executor, of this my Last Will and Testament. I witness whereof I the said Jeremiah MERCER SEN. have to this my Last Will and Testament, set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
    /s/ Jeremiah MERCER     seal

Signed, sealed, published and declared, by the said J. MERCER the Testator as his Last Will in the presence of us
Test.
    Willis SIMMONS
    Nancy SIMMONS
    M. SIMMONS
     jurat

Recorded and examined the (blank) day of (blank)

[Note: Probate date is from Currituck County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. Also in court minutes, executor is Mitchel Simmons].

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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