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John D. L. Powers
Dec. 29, 1824 - May Term 1825
Currituck Co. Will Book 3, p. 189-190

In the name of God Amen or bit-rembred that I John L.D. POWERS of the State of NCarolina Currituck County being weake in boody but of sound mind and mery blessed be God for the same I do make this day this my Last Will and Testement in maner and form foling that is to say .

First I give and bequith unto my beloved Wife Keseiah POWEARS all the provisians belonging to me at my dethe consisting of corn, pork, beef, petators and poltrey of all sorts one my dungil and fish also all my stock of sheeap also on horse by the name of Bobe and on mare by the name of Blasť also one bead first chayes also all my beese allso all my kitchen finetur consisting of pots plates dishes spoons tubs pigins and all neceserys also my chist also all my hogs. I also give one part of my land next at the mane rode beginning at a chicekepen poust along the fence next to the back swamp runing to the end of a ditch thence down sad ditch straight to the land that I bought of Jopnathan McCOY also one half of my stock of cattle the first choyes also one hand mill the single cheare and harnes also I give and bequith unto my Son Moses B. POWERS one part of my land beginning at a black gumed in the eadge of the sypres swamp running streight to the end of a ditch that is now in my opining thence down that ditch streight to the land that I bought of Jonathan McCOY thence down that line to the mane road also one fether bead that he has now in posision also one horse and cart by the name of Joch.

I also give unto my Son D.J. David POWERS one peas of land beginning at a black gume in the eadge of the sypress swamp thence running streight to a marked apple tree thence down the apel tree now to the mane roade thence strate to William MATTHIAS line so as to give D. J. David POWERS one hundred and three acres also two bead and one mear by the name of Gin and two cowes and calves [the word "uncertain" is over the word calves but no arrow to point where this word should be put] also I give and bequith to my Daughter Mary L. CALF a mared woman three dollars in kash to be pad out of my estat. I also give and bequeath unto my Granson Jorge Washington POWERS one pease of land beginning at a chinhipen poust near my gate in the edge of the ditch(?) thence to Wilim MATTHESE back line thence down said MATHIAS line to Matthiase ETHERIDGE's line thence along his line to David SPENCE's corner mapil thence along sad SPENCE's line to Edward GARRET's corner mapil thence along sad GARRAT's line to the mane road thence along the man road to the first station poust also one cow by the name of Comfort also I give and bequith unto my Grandson John Al. POWERS the other part of land wheare I now live one also on heffer by the name of Pleasur also I give and bequith unto my Grandson Newton H. POWERS the part of land that my Son Moses B. POWERS now lives on and one heffer by the name of Plantey.

If thear is any other thing left out that is not rembred I give last of all the remander to my loveing Wife Kesiah POWEARS. Last I apoint my worthy friend Mathias ETHERIDGE my lawful exetor to this my Last Will and Testament to his act revoking all other wills by me made to the present date.

In witness whearof I have set my hand and seal this 29th of December 1824.
    /s/ J. L. D. POWERS   seal

Attest.
    Dos. BRIGHT
    Aldred RITTER
    Saml
[His H mark] BALANCE

Recorded and examined this July 7th 1825
    S. HALL CLK per JAMES G. HALL DCLK

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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