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Will of Robert Sandford, Jr.
Made Oct 18, 1858
NC Dept, of Archives Wills - Box CR 078.508.59
Contributed by
Betty Poole Rose

In the name of God Amen. The 18 of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty eight I, Robert Sanford of the county of Granville State of North Carolina, being of sound mind and memory, but yet mindful of the uncertainty of life do make and ordain this my last will and testament. That is to say, I give, bequeath and dispose of it in the manner following.

Viz, First I give to my beloved wife Martha the control and management of all my lands and negros together with my live stock of every discription likewise my house hold and kitchen furniture and plantation tools of every sort to have and to hold for her own and her childrens benefit during her natural life or widowhood, or so long as they may make a handsome support, but otherwise to be sold and the proceeds the aforesaid property to be equally divid (sic) among my children, but allowing her to retain enough for her own support.

Secondly, I will that my lands and money be equally divided among my children each to have his or her equitable part as they marry or become of lawful age and in the event that any one of them should die with out heirs, his or her proportion of said lands or money to be equally divided among the surviving children.

Item I will and desire my friends Reuben M. Royster and James L. Sanford, shall execute this will but in the event of noncompliance, or incapacity so to do, the execution is left with the county court and succesors in office of the county of Granville and State of North Carolina.

Item in conclusion I will my debts all paid, my soul to God who gave it and my body to the dust from whence it came.

Robert Sanford (his mark)

Signed sealed and executed this the 18th of october in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and fifty eight, and in the presence of us

R. D. Jones and R. M. Royster


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