Will of John Johnson- 1829
John Johnson, 22 Mar 1829
[Franklin Co., NC Will Book, copy from Betty Gilmer Lenz]
[transcribed by Mark
Murphy , 16 Mar 2001]
In the name of God Amen, this the 22nd March 1829
I John Johnson of Franklin County and State of No. Carolina
being of sound mind and memmory bleSsed be god do this day
make constitute and order this my last will and testament in
manner and form following that is to say
I give and bequeath To my son Julius Johnson one negro man
named James to him and his heirs for ever.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Hollon Murphey one Negro
woman named Judy and her youngest child Priscilla to her and
her heirs for ever.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Harper one Negro
woman name Mary and her two children Dianes and Jeffrey to
her and her her[sic] lifetime and them to the lawful heirs of her
boddy for ever.
To my son John Johnson I give Ten Dollars to him and his heirs for ever.
To my son Joshua Johnson I give Ten dollars To him and his heirs for ever.
To my daughter Nancy Carr I give Ten dollars to her and her heirs for ever.
To my daughter Rebecah Johnson I give Five dollars to her and her heirs for
The balance of my property I want sold and and[sic] after paying my just
debts if any beleft my will and desire is that it be equally divided between
my son Julius Johnson my daughter Hollon Murphey and my daughter
Mary Harper. I also appoint my frien[sic] Allen Bowden my executor to
see this my last will and Testament performed in witneSs where of I have
hereunto set my hand and seal the day and date above written.
Benjamin Lame Jurat John (his [Px?] mark) Johnson (Seal)
B.B. Bowden Jurat
Franklin County- June SeSsions 1829
I hereby Certify that the [innamed?] will was exhibited in open court and
[innamed?] witneSs duly provin by the oaths of Bejamin Lame and B.B.
Bowden the subscribing witneSses hereto and was in [motion?] as [dived?]
to be Recorded [ofibid?]
S. Patterson Clk
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