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Will: Alfred Alston, 1846, Warren Co., NC


Warren Co., NC, Will Book 41, p. 127 (Copy received from North Carolina State Archives)

In the name of God Amen. I Alfred Alston of the County of Warren and State of North Carolina being of sound mind and memory, do make, ordain and establish this to be my last will and Testament in manner and form following.

Item All the money and Negroes and their increase that I have put in possession of my daughter Lucy Davis I [illegible] and intend for her, and in addition to what she has received I give her Negro man Doctor, Negro [illegible] Adaline and her three children Susan, Helen [?] and Eliza, also fifteen hundred dollars in money.

Item I have advanced my son Kemp P. Alston five [?] thousand dollars which of course I intend he shall have, I also give him all my interest in the Store House and Lot in Warrenton at this time occupied by Alston & Montgomery.

Item I give to my son Alfred Alston the land purchased of Samuel Perry and John L. [?] Davis lying in the counties of Franklin & Warren on both sides of little Shocco Creek. I also give him Negro boy George the son of Sally and twenty five hundred dollars in money.

Item I give to my daughter Martha J. Alston five thousand dollars, Negro boy Anthony and girl Frances, children of Sally.

Item I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife Mary A. Alston during her widowhood the tract of land on which I reside, but in case she marries or after her death it is my wish that it should be sold and the proceeds of the sale be equally divided between my children. I also give to my wife during her widowhood all of my Negroes not before given away to my children in a previous clause of this my will, but in the event of her marrying it is my wish that she should have only one fifth part of them and the remaining four fifths it is my wish should be equally divided between my children if however my wife should not marry it is my wish and desire that she should have all of the Negroes alluded to in this clause of my will to give to our children as she may think fit. I furthermore give to my wife all of my property of every description not before given already in this my will, including whatever money may be left after paying the monied [?] legacies I have given away to my c! hildren and my just debts, with this request however that she will furnish our son Alfred with one hundred and fifty dollars annually until he arrives at twenty one years old, which added to the interest of the money I have given him will I trust be sufficient to educate him.

I nominate, constitute and appoint my brother Edward Alston, Dr. Henry [?] L. Plummer [?], William Plummer, my son in law John L. [?] Davis and my son Kemp P. Alston Executors to this my last will and Testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 25th day of June in year of our Lord 1846.

Alfred Alston {seal}

Thomas A. Montgomery
Thos G. [?] Plummer [?]

Warren County Feb Court 1851 The execution of this will was duly proved in open court by the oaths of Thos. A Montgomery & Thos G [?] Plummer [?] the subscribing witnesses thereto & on motion the same was ordered to be recorded whereupon K. P. Alston & Jno L. [?] Davis two of the Executors therein named came into Court and qualified as such in due form of Law.

Jno W. White Clk

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