Franklin County Wills:


Will of Arthur Murphy-1803

[Franklin Co. NC Wills]
[provided by John H. Goebel,]


Last Will and Testament of Arthur Murphey
In the name of God Amen. I, Arthur Murphey, of the County of Franklin, State of North Carolina, being weak in body but sound and perfect mind and memory, blessed be almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my last will and testament, in manner and form following.

First: I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Charity Murphey, all the lands whereon I now live during her natural life and after her decease to Martin Murphy, my grandson, and his heirs forever.

I also give and bequeath to my wife, Charity Murphey, one bed and clothing, also one mare by the name of Dangle and sadie.

I also give and bequeath unto my son, Arthur Murphey, the sum of one pound, all the rest of my property is to be sold at public sale and the money to be put out upon interests and the interest thereof to be given to my wife, Charity Murphey during her natural life, for her maintenance and if the said _________ of the money above mentioned is not enough to keep her from suffering, the money or interests to be given her and after her death the money or interest (if there is any) is to be divided equal among my six children and one grandson, viz: Sarah Wood(?), Mary Masters(?), Maria Edwards Molly Do???, Parker Murphey, William Bird Murphey and __________ Barnard, grandson.

I hereby appoint Parker Murphey and William Clumps? my Executors to this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixteenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred ______________

Is/Arthur Murphey (seal)

Signed, Sealed, Published and delivered in presence of John ??

Probated Franklin County NC 1803

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submitted by Mark Murphy