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Will of Levin D. Whealton

Oct. 2, 1796 / Dec. 10, 1801
[Transcribed by Donita Hamilton]

State of North Carolina 
Craven County Court

In the name of God, Amen.  This twenty second day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety six, I Levin Whealton, being sick and weak in body but of perfect sense and memory do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament in manor and form following.  In the first place,  I leave my soul to God that gave it and my body to be buried at the discretion of my executor   I promise my will is that all my just debts and funeral charges be paid and satisfied and as to my worldly goods which God has blessed me with in this life, I give and bequeath of in the following manor and form.  Items I give and bequeath to my son Levin Whealton, all my ______  to him and his hires forever.

Items I give to my said son Levin, my mare and colt..

Items it is my will that are the remaining part of my estate shall be my wife’s possessions to raise my children on during her widowhood and not to be a_ic_is? had for any other use but for the necessities of my said wife and children under age and if my wife should marry my desire is that all my estate consisting of household goods and stock be equally divided amongst my wife and children.  Levin Excepted.  Items my will is that my son Levin shall have a reasonable portion of schooling to be paid out of my estate and lastly I do ordain and __ ____ my friends Thomas Williams, York and John Ives whole and sole executors to this my last will and testament in witness where of this said Levin Whealton hast _____ to set my Hand and seal this day and year ____ written.
    /s/ Levin D. [his x mark] Whealton

Signed sealed published & dictated to be his last will and testament in the presence of us  the subscribers.
    John Caruthers 
    Patsy Caruthers

North Carolina
Craven County      December Tenth 1801

Where as the above will proved in open court by the oath of John Caruthers one of the subscribing witnesses there to and ______ to be recorded.
    Attest Samuel Chapman C.C.

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