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In the name of God Amen, I Sarah SLAUGHTER of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina, being of sound mind though sick in body, do make this my Last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills.
Imprimis I order my just debts and funeral expences to be paid.
2 I give and bequeath to my daughter Sukey BRUNT the tract of land I purchased of James BRUNT to her and her heirs begotten in lawfull wedlock but in case the said Sukey should die without such heir I give the said land after her death to my Son Thomas BRUNT and his heirs forever.
3 I give to my Daughter Sukey one bed and furniture, one small spinning wheel, 1 table, 1 beaufeth and two cows and calves
4 I give to my Son Thomas one bed and furniture with the low beadstead also one bay horse and two cows and calves, and one hand mill and it is my desire that all of them except the bed and furniture should be sold for the benefit of my said Son.
5 I give to my said Son Thomas the nursery of apple trees I had planted on the land belonging to Richard BRUNT.
6 All the rest of my property within and without doors I order to be sold and the amount after deducting necessary charges to be divided between my Son Thomas BRUNT and my Daughter Nancy SLAUGHTER.
Lastly I hereby appoint my Brother Joel KINYON executor of this my Last Will and Testament hereby declaring and publishing it so to be and in witness where of have here unto set my hand and seal this 26th day of November in the year of our Lord 1800.
/s/ Sarah [her mark] SLAUGHTER seal
signed sealed published and declared to be the Last Will and Testament of the testator in presents of us
James BRUNT jurat
Betsy [her mark] KINYON
Recorded and examined this 10th day of March 1801
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© 2002 Marty Holland