WILL OF JOHN BUCHANAN - 1866
Transcribed from a copy of the original by Catherine McNeill
Posted September 24, 2005 by Myrtle Bridges
I John Buchanan being of sound mind and disposing memory do make and publish this my last will
and Testament in manner and form following to wit:
Item first, I direct that my Executor hereinafter named to pay all my just debts.
Item sec. Having heretofore given my son Malcolm Buchanan his share of my estate and having provided
for my daughter Elizabeth McNeill I give and bequeath Will and Devise unto my grand children John B.
Buchanan Jas. C. Buchanan, William Buchanan, Alexander Buchanan (if alive) Edwin Buchanan Effie Jane
Buchanan, Flora Buchanan and Catherine Buchanan all my lands Negroes, Stock and other property of
whatever kind or description,with the exception hereinafter made, and to the survivor or survivors
of them and their heirs.
Item 3d. I give and bequeath to my grandson Jas. C. Buchanan and his heirs, four hundred and fifty
acres of my land being on the West Side of Gum Swamp, formerly the property of my father William
Item 4th I do hereby constitute and appoint my son William Buchanan Executor of this my last Will
and Testament-given under my hand and seal this 13th day of July AD 1862 Signed Sealed and Published
in the presense of
JG Blue John Buchanan
State of North Carolina Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
Richmond County January Term AD 1867
The foregoing purporting to be and contain the last will and testament of John Buchanan is exibited
for probate in open court by John B. Buchanan and the due execution thereof by the said John Buchanan
is proved in open court by the oath and examination of John G. Blue one of the subscribing witnesses
thereto. It is therefore considered by the court that the said paper writing and every part thereof
is the last will of the said John Buchanan decd. and the same is ordered to be recorded and filed
Frank Sandford CCC
"His tombstone says d.14 Aug 1866 age 96.
Note that the son named Ex. is not named in the will" Catherine
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