Bourdeaux, of the county of New Hanover and State of North Carolina
being of sound mind and memory blessed by God, do make in this life my
Last Will and Testament.
I direct that my body be decently interred and that my funeral be
conducted in a manner corresponding with my estate and situation in
life and as to such wordly estate as it has pleased God to intrust and
bestow. I despose of as follows: First, I direct that all my just debts
be paid by my executor as soon after my decease as can be done. I give
and bequeath to my son Anthony D. Bordeaux all my land in the above
named State and County, I also give to him my old negro woman - Dolly
to be taken care of by him so long as she lives. It is my will that my
executor sell all of my property of every description except my
negroes, including my rail road stock, to pay my debts, and after my
debts is paid I wish that balance together with my negroes to be
divided between my three daughters Thankful A. Mathis, Margaret P.
Bunting, and Hannah A. Hansley Have two hundred dollars more than my
other two daughters in order to make their sahre equal with the other
two daughters - Thankful and Margaret as I have advanced two hundred
dollars to each of them the share of property I leave to my two
daughters Margaet P. Bunting and Hannah A. Hansely I leave to them and
the lawful heirs of their body.
I leave my friend Aaron M. Lamb my executor of this my last will and
testament. In there of I Daniel Bordeaux hath here unto put my hand and
seal, this 19th. October 1856.
Signed, sealed in the presence of us who subscribe as witness on
request of testation:
N C Collins
Daniel J Bordeaux
Daniel Bordeaux (Seal)
New Hanover County Record of Wills, 1747-1868, Vol C page 624