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Will of
Benjamin HUMPHREY, 1833

Contributed to Robeson County NCGenWeb by Lynn Prettyman, Oct 2000

The Last Will and Testament Benjamin Humphrey

In the Name of God Amen

I, Benjamin Humphry, being unwell in body, but of sound mind and memory do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in the manner Following: Viz

Item 1st I will that all my lawful debts be paid.

2nd I give unto my son John one dollar besides what I have heretofore given him.

3rd I give unto my daughter Rebecca one dollar besides what I have heretofore given her.

4th I give to my son, James, 150 acres of land including the plantation on which he now lives for which he has a deed from me, also a bay Mare and two cows and calves which he now has in possession and my cloak besides what I have given him heretofore.

5th I give unto my son, William, 350 acres of land, including the plantation whereon I now live, also my sorrel Colt and shotgun.

6th I further will that the balance of my property of every description be equally divided between my daughters Mary, Sarah, Susan, Avy, Edy and Ely with the exception that thirty-three dollars be taken from Mary's part for property which I have given her heretofore. Viz Two cows and calves and one featherbed and furniture and be equally divided between my other five daughters last mentioned.

Lastly, I appoint my beloved brother, James Humphry and my son, James Humphry, executors to this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal, this the 3rd day of July A. D. 1833.
Benjamin (his mark) Humphry (Seal)

Signed and sealed
in presence of
D. Brown (his mark)
John A. Little (his mark)

Robeson County, August term, 1833

Then was this will duly proven in open Court by the oaths of Duncan Brown and John H. Little and ordered to be recorded.

James Humphry qualified as Executor

Recorded in Will Book at pp. 283 and 284

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