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Caleb Sears
October 6, 1826; Feb. Term 1828
Currituck Co. Will Book 3; pg. 235

Caleb SEARS of the county Currituck and State of Carolina being of sound and disposing mind memory but sick in body to make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form as followeth.

Item. I give and bequath unto my Wife Abigail SEARS one negro girl named Vilet to her and her heirs forever. I also lent the use of two negro boys Jordan and Arther during of her natural life also I give my Wife three beds in Moyock and one where I now live to her and her heirs and all the household and kitchen furnature that I have in Moyock to her and her heir also two lining wheels and one wooling wheel and all the cattle which I left in Moyock to her and her heirs. I also give her six hogs to fatten and seven shoates and twenty five barrels of corn one mare named Jenny to her and her heirs also one riding chair and chest and five or six sitting chairs to her and her heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequath to divide among the heirs of my Son Charles SEARS Deceased one negro woman named Tildy and children all she haves now or will have to be equally divided between them and their heirs for ever.

Item. I give and bequath to my Son Thomas SEARS one negro man Sam to him and his heirs also one negro woman Ally and her child Dempsey and all her increase here after also one hundred dollars in cash or notes to him and his heirs forever.

Item I give and bequath to my Son William SEARS all the land and plantation whereon I now live to him and his heirs forever also negro boy Jeffrey to him and his heirs forever. I give to my Son William SEARS negro Mack.

After paying all my debts out of the estate that has not been given above I give to my two Sons Thomas SEARS and William SEARS all the residue of my estate between them to be divided equally to them and their heirs forever.

I nominate constitute and appoint my two Sons Thomas SEARS and William SEARS my sole executors to this my Last Will and Testament the sixth day of Oct. one thousand and eight and twenty six.
    /s/ Caleb SEARS     seal

Signed sealed and acknowledged in presence of who was present
    J.A. BELL jurat
    Tully DAUGE jurat

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