Franklin County Wills:

Will of James Mayho -1785

Franklin County, Wills, Inventories, 1785-1797, Vol. A, Pg. 1

In the name of God amen, I JAMES MAYHO of Franklin County & State of North Carolina being sick & weak in body but of sound mind & memory do make & publish this last Will & Testament in manner & form following-
Viz, first of all I commit my soul to god who gave it me & unto Jesus Christ my Redeemer in hope of Eternal Life in the Kingdom of heaven; - and as to my worldly estate real & personal after my lawfull & Just debts are payd I give & bequeath to my Daughter BETSEY OSBAND which I had & own by SALLY OSBAND & this is my will & desire that my sister MARY ANN MAYHO should keep & raise my child as long as she remains Single & after as may be convenient & if any difficulty should arise that my sister cannot keep my child I desire my Br. WILLIAM MAYHO should take & raise my child & send her to school & be sure that she is taken good care of; as Witness my hand and seal this fourth day of July one Thousand Seven Hundred & Eighty five.

JAMES MAYHO ("X" his mark)

BETTY BLANCHARD ("X" her mark)

An Inventory of the Estate of JAMES MAYHO, Dec'd. 1785. One Horse, two Saddles, & a Bridle, & some Land, one Bell, one Bottle, one Wheel one Stock buckell, one pair horse basketts one Curry Comb & Brush, 19th Apl.

Sale of James Mayho, Dec'd Estate by Ro. Hight.

1 Bell to Benjamin Mayho -               -.9.--
1 Curry comb to Littlebury Mayho     - -3.--
1 Bottle Thomas Mayho -                   -.2.--
1 Saddle Ditto -                               1.15.6
1 Brush William Mayho -                    -.1.--
1 Wheel Judah Mayho -                     -12.6
1 Pr. knee Bucketts Jones Nichols -    -.8.--
1 Stock Ditto Reuben Mayho -         1.--.--
1 Bridle Ditto -                                   -.4.2
1 Saddle John King -                       2.17.4
1 Horse Ditto -                              27.13.--
Returned to June term 1786 -      35.5.6