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Will of Charles Allen -1808

Warren County Will Book 14, Page 175

Contributed by Gail S. Tomlinson

Warren County, North Carolina
State of North Carolina
County of Warren

 

I, Charles Allen, of the County of Warren and the State of North Carolina being of sound mind and memory do make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament, (viz.)
 

First, is my will and desire that all my just debts be paid.  Then it is my will and desire that my beloved wife Ann Allen should have the use of my land and plantation whereon I now live and my five negros namely, Sel, Peter, Matthew, Neley, and Pink during the term of her natural life and at her (my said wife's) death I give and bequeath the afore said land and
plantation to my son James Allen to him his heirs and assigns forever.

 

Item:  I give and bequeath unto my son John Allen at the death of my Wife the above named Negro man Peter to him his Heirs and assigns forever.
 

Item:  I give and bequeath unto my son Vincent Allen my negro man named Stephen which he has not in his possession to him his heirs and assigns forever.
 

Item:  I give and bequeath unto my son George Allen my negro man namely Merridy which he has now in his possession to him his heirs and assigns forever.
 

Item:  I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann Huff my negro boy named Solomon during the term of her natural life and at her death to be equally divided between all her children to them their heirs and assigns forever.
 

Item:  I give and bequeath unto my son Charles Allen my negro man named Lewis to him and his assigns forever.

Item:  It is my Will and Desire that my daughter Rebecca Pierce after the death of my Wife should have the use of the above named negroes, Nelcey and Pinke and their future increase during the term of her natural life, and at her death to be equally divided between all her children.
 

Item:  It is my Will and desire that after the death of my Wife that the afore said named Negroes Sol, and Matthew be sold by my Executors and the money arising from such sale be equally divided between my son Wm. Allen and my daughter Sally Hugg and my daughter Elizabeth Wren to them their heirs and assigns forever.
 

It is my will and desire that all the rest of my property not otherwise given away should be sold and out of the proceeds to pay all my just debts and the overplus, if any, remains to equally divide between all my children and
 

Lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my three sons, Vincent Allen, George Allen, and James Allen Executors to this last Will and Testament.
 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Twenty eighth day of December in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight Hundred and Seven.
 

     Charles Allen (seal)
 
Signed sealed and acknowledged in the presence of
Charles Marshall
Nathan Turner
Warren County-February Court 1808
                       M. Duke Johnson CSC

 
North Carolina - Warren County
I hereby certify that the above is true and correct from the records on
copy in this office.
Witness my hand and official seal of Court this the 20th day of
September, 1940.
           _________________________
           Clerk Superior Court
Seal


 

(Charles Allen died between December 28, 1807 and February 1808.)

 


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