WILL OF JOHN C. EVERETT  - 1899-1902
Transcribed from a photocopy of the original by Ruth Duncan of Tujunga, CA
February 3, 2011   Contact Myrtle Bridges

State of North Carolina
Richmond County
Jan 5th 1871

In the name of Almighty God, and with a desire to do justice to all my heirs, and being of sound mind and memory, I hereby make this 
my last will and testament.
First I will that all my just debts be paid before any division is made.
Second.  I will that one year's supply of provisions be allotted to the members of my family now living with me. I desire that a competent 
support be allowed to my beloved companion Sarah Everett during her natural life.  I further desire that there shall be no division of the 
estate until after her death.

In this my last will and testament I hereby confirm the gift of land by and made to my daughters Ann H. Martha and Eliza Jane to be held 
by them in common consisting of one hundred and ninty six acres which embraces the homstead also that parcel of land of eighty four acres, 
sold to them formerly owned by Dr C. C. Covington and conveyed to them in common, by deed.
I will and bequeath to my Grand son Elijah Hamer one hundred dollars.
I will and bequeath to each of my daughters Ann H. Martha & Eliza Jane one bedstead and bed with furniture complete and one cow & calf each.
I further desire that the cow and calf sold to my daughter Obedience Hamer and yet in my possession be delivered to her.
The remainder of my property I will and bequeath to all my children viz: Clementine Baldwin, Sarah Ussery. Harriet Crowson, Elijah C. Everett, 
Ann H. Everett, Martha Everett, Obedience C. Hamer, Esther Covington and Eliza Jane Everett in equal shares.
Should any of my children above named die without children of their bodies, then that portion of my property bequeathed to them in this my 
last will and testament shall revert to the rest of my living children or their heirs and be equally divided between them.

I hereby request and appoint Elijah C. Everett Walter K. Covington and Ann H. Everett as Executors to this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and date above written.
Attest					John C. Everett  (seal)
Thomas W. Guthrie
W. I. Everett
C. A. Everett

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