Franklin County Wills:
Will of Benjamin Williams-1794
Will Book B, Page 19
In the name of God Amen I Benjamin Williams of Franklin County No. Carolinia being in perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this my last Will and testament Viz my soul I give unto the hands of God my body I Recommend to the earth, my living Estate I give devise, Bequeath, and dispose of in the following manner--
First It is my will that
all Just demands against my estate be duly paid
3rd I give to my daughter Peggy Williams a Negro boy called Reddick, I give to my son William Williams a Negro boy called Bob, I give to my daughter Patsy Williams a Negro boy called Tom, to each of them as above given their heirs and assigns for ever.
4th I give all the remaner of my Estate (not before given) to all my children (Viz) Peggy, William, Patsy, & John Williams to be equally divided among them. Lastly I constitute and appoint my brother John Williams and Joseph Williams Executors of this my last Will, and hereby make void any former will & do ratify and confirm this to be my last Will & Testament.
In Witness wherof I have hereunto set
my hand & seal this Nineteenth day of
Signed, Sealed, published pronounced & Declared in presence
of us John Williams (Jurat) Francis Linum (Jurat) John Norwood