|In the name of God; Amen: I Jeremiah Bailey of the County of
Granville and State of North Carolina being low state of health but
of sound mind and memory blessed Be God do make this twenty three
day of July in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and
thirty make and publish this my last will and testament in manner
following, that is to say
First I desire all my just debts should be paid out of my estate and that my said Executor hereafter named sell any part of my estate that they deem necessary or not useful to my estate.
Item. I leave to my beloved wife Marthy Bailey the balance of my estate real and personal, during her natural life or widowhood to raise four children on.
Item my will and desire is that as fast as my children become of age that my wife and Executor should give them such part of my estate as they think necessary and at the death or marriage of my wife I desire my estate to be equally divided between my seven children, Jones Bailey, John Bailey, Nancy Bailey, Catherine Bailey, Mary Bailey, Peleg Bailey, Elizabeth Bailey and I should make and ordain John Bailey my father and William Bailey Executors of this my last will and testament in witness whereof the said Jeremiah Bailey have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal this day and year above written.
Signed sealed published and delivered by the said Jeremiah Bailey the testator on his Last will and testament in the presence of us who were present at the time of sealing and delivery thereof.
Jeremiah Bailey SEAL.
J.M. Harris, Jr.
The execution of the foregoing last will and testament of Jeremiah Bailey deceased was was duly proven in open court by John M. Harris and Claborn J. Cooke the two subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. At this time came forward John Bailey who is named as one of the executors in said will and duly qualified as such.
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Jeremiah Bailey Will
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