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In the name of God amen I Lemuel SANDERSON of the County and State above ______ Being weak in Body But of a sound Dispousing mind and Memory calling to mind that it is appinted for all men to die Do make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testatment first recomending my soul to the Allmighty God that hast Give it to me and as to my worldly goods with which it hath pleased God to Bless me with I do Give and bequeth as is here after menshed
Item. I Give Unto my wife Nancy SANDERSON one negro wench by the Name of Fanny and her two children Kouseatta(?) and And(?) to her and her heirs for ever.
Item. I Give Unto my mother Marrey SANDERSON my house(?) & all my Cattle and all my horses and sheep (?) all my housen fernetur of all kind to her and her ________ _________.
Item. _______ and bequeth Unto my Brother Jesper PICKET [see note] one Negro _______ Jack to him and his heirs forever.
Item. _______ and Bequeath Unto my sister Sally SANDERSON fifty ______ of land Beginning at a hickory out near the main __________ westwardly Joining Danl LLINDSEYs Lands running _________ _ack as will take in my hous and also my Belongings ___________ to the _________ to her and her heirs also to __________ ___ter Saley(?) one negro man Charels(?) to her and ________ heirs forever.
Item. I give Unto my sister Kessiah __hiteh_ll [WHITEHALL?] f_____ _ckers of land Laying Back on the west ______ joining(?) said Lindsey Land to her and _________ for ever.
Item. _______ Unto my Brother Jesse SANDERSON forty ackers land laying __ the west side of the main ________ binding the land I gave to Kessiah to him and his Heirs.
It_. I give Unto ________ Darkes SANDERSON forty ackers of Land ___ the Land that _________ to Jesse to her and her heirs for_____.
____ I give Unto m___ ____ter Mairry SANDERSON forty _______ join___ land that I give to Darkes to her and ______ _____ ________.
_________ I give Unto my Brother Caleb(?) SANDER___(?) _______ SANDERSON all the land that I have not all ready ______ ________ and the one half of Grandy’s Iland to him and his heirs forever, allso I Give all the money that is now Du me to pay my Jest debts all so I dow anomenate and apint my Brother Jesper PICKET for my hole and soul Exetor to this my last will and testment in witness whairof I have hir unto set my hand and sell this March the 22nd 1808.
/s/ L. Sanderson (seal)
Signed and Seld and acknoledged in the presents of
Daniel LINDSEY (Jurat)
[The name of the first brother is very unclear, but my best guess is that it is Jesper Picket. The tiny bits of letters which remain match with the name Jesper Picket which appears later on the page. As a whole, this will is in bad condition–faded, smudged and torn. An inventory of the estate of Lemuel Sanderson was presented at May Court 1808. Probate, from Currituck County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, was May 30, 1808].
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