Will of Randol Haley - 1803
Contributed by Charles R. Hailey
May 31, 2002

This document was transcribed as close to accurate as possible from a poor copy of the handwritten original. Words and phrases that I could not decypher will be indicated by [?]. I have added paragraph breaks for ease of reading. Charles

In the name of God Amen. I Randol Haley of the County of Richmond and State of North Carolina being 
through the [abund?] and mercy and goodnefs of God in sound and perfect mind & memory do constitute this 
my last will and testament and I desire it my be received as such. 

First I most humbly bequeath my soul to God my maker beseeching his most gracious acceptance of it through 
the all sufficient merits and meditation of our most compassionate redeemer Jesus Christ. I give my body to 
the earth from whence it was taken in full assurance of its resurrection at the last day. As for my burial 
I desire it may be done decently without pomp or state at the direction of my executors hereafter named who 
I doubt not will manage it with all requiste. As to my worldy estate I wish divided as follows - 

Item I give & bequeath to George Hailey son of my brother Silas Haley all my real estate which is one hundred 
& forty five acres land I bought of William Moorman. Also five hundred dollars in money which is due me from 
Jefse & Reuben Cole payable in December 1804. It is also my exprefs will & desire that the profits of the 
land together with the interest of said money be applied to the schooling of said George Hailey until he 
arrives to the age of twenty one years then for him to enjoy the whole. I also give said George Hailey one 
horse colt one bed and furniture one watch to him his heirs forever. 

Itwm I give & bequeath my brother Silas Haley one bay mare also all my stock of cattle and hogs also one note 
on Herman Holloman for ninty five dollars to him & his heirs forever. 

Item I give & bequeath to Aggy Haley daughter of Silas Haley one feather bed one tea kettle to ther and her 
heirs forever. 

I further direct my Executors to pay all my just debts out of four & hundred eighty dollars thats due me 
from Jefse & reuben Cole payable this ensuing Christmas. 

Lastly, I cxonstitute and appoint John Snead & Silas Haley and his son George Haley Executors to this my 
last will and testament. 

In witnefs whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty fourth day October in the year of our 
Lord one thousand eight hundred & three. Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of 
James Cole}
William Cole}
Peter M Cole}

Randol Healey {Seal}

Richmond County June Sefsion 1806
the written will was proven by James & P M Cole ordered to be recorded
Wm P Leak Clk

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