Shared by Lydia Sides -- January 11, 2002

In the name of God Amen.  I George Stanback of Richmond County and State of North Carolina, being weak in 
body, but a sound and perfect mind and memory, considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being 
of a sound mind and blessed be Almighty God for the same do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament 
in manner and form following (that is to say).
First I lend unto my beloved wife Elizabeth Stanback the whole of my Estate until my eldest son Presley, 
arrives to the age of twenty one years old to rase (sic) the children or except she should marry  then 
in that case she shall only have the third part of my land including the dwelling house where I live her 
natrial (sic) life.
I give and bequeath the other two thirds of my lands to my two sons Presley and Thomas Francis, only they 
shall at the division of my property which will be my desire not to take place until my son Presley is 
twenty one years old then they shall pay one third of the value of the lands left to them to their sisters 
Jane, Winney and Charlotte in money or other property by the time my son Thomas Francis becomes of age all 
the rest of my property I desire to be equally divided among my five children Jane, Presley, Winney, 
Charlotte & Thomas Francis when my son Presley arrives at the age of twenty one years old as before 
I also give and bequeath that part of my land lent to my wife her life after her death to my two sons 
Presley & Thomas Francis in the same manner as the other.  I also desire if either of my two sons should 
die without lawful issue the land should go the survivor of the two sons.  If any of my children should 
marry before the division, it is my will and desire that my Executors hereafter mentioned should lend 
such property as they may think proper untill the devision.
It is also my will and desire that whatever is coming to me from my fathers estate either real or personal 
property should be divided among my five children in the same manner as my other estate.
It is also my will and desire, that whatever income of my property should arise by my farm over and above 
raising and schooling of my children, should be put out to the use of my children to the best advantage 
and benefit at the discretion of my executors and hereafter mentioned.
I also appoint my beloved wife Elizabeth Stanback, Jeremiah Ingram & David Stanback my Executors of this 
my last will and testament, in witness where of I set my hand and seal this 11th day of March in the year 
of our Lord 1818.

Geo. Stanback (seal)

Jas. Ingram Sr.
Lemuel Ingram
Dempsey Massey

State of North Carolina, Richmond County.  December Term 1818
The within will was proven by Dempsey Massey a subscribing witness thereto ordered to be Recorded.

M.D. Cranford C.C.C.
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