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Will: Philip Alston, 1812, Warren Co., NC Warren Co., NC,


Will Book 16, p. 311-312
[copy received from North Carolina State Archives] 

In the name of God Amen. I Phillip Alston of the county of Warren & state of North Carolina being of sound mind & memory do this third day of Augustin the year eighteen hundred & twelve make & ordain this instrument of writing to be my last will & Testament revoking all others. 

I give to my daughter Polly a little Negro girl named Ellen the daughter of Cherry. 

I lend to my beloved wife Elizabeth during her natural life the tract of land whereon I now live & all my household & kitchen furniture which I want sold after her death & the proceeds thereof equally divided between my children. I also give her my wife an equal share of the balance of my Negroes (meaning a child's part) the young bay horse, the blaze face mare, the two mules Robbin & Spinage, a yoke of steers and ox cart, five cows & calves, four sows & pigs,t welve head of sheep, fifty barrels of corn, ten bushel of wheat, two thousand weight of pork and, a saddle and bridle. 

The balance of my Negroes I wish hired out as my Executors may think proper until my children come of age or marry at which time they are to take an equal share. It is also my will & desire that the Land which I purchased of Duke should be sold as my Executors may think would be of most advantage to the children and the money arising from the sale be divided and given to them as the Negroes are. 

Out of the money arising from the sale of the balance of my stock &c (which must be sold as my Executors may think proper) and the money that is due now I want my debts paid & the over plus to be equally divided between my children. It is my will & desire that the child or children that my wife is now pregnant with should have an equal share of the property given to the children and stand in the same situation in every respect whatever. 

I constitute & appoint to this my last will & Testament my three Brothers, Whitmell, Thomas & Samuel Alston, my wife's two Brothers William & Alexander Johnston, my three Friends William Williams, William K. Kearney & Joseph Hawkins, Executors who I am hopes will do for my wife & children what they would wish me to do for theirs. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this day above written. 

Philip Alston {seal} 

Philip Alston signed, sealed & acknowledged this to be his last will & Testament in presence of us

Hon. Powell
Benj. Powell Jurat
Thos. Mayfield Jurat

Warren County August Court 1812The Last Will and Testament of Philip Alston, was exhibited in open court for probate and proven by the oaths of Benjamin Powell and Thomas Mayfield subscribing witnesses thereto and on motion it was ordered to be recorded, whereupon Joseph Hawkins and William Williams Executors named in said Will, took upon themselves the burden of the same and qualified according to law.

Test  William Green CCC 

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