CONTRIBUTED TO THE ROBESON COUNTY, NC SITE
BY MELANIE KELLEY, Copyright 1998
NOTE FROM MELANIE: Where you see a blank space or a question mark, I was
unsure of what the original said.
WILL OF JAMES COPELAND
I, James Copeland in the name of God Amen, sick of body but in perfect
judgement and memory blessed be God for his and knowing that
death is natural to all doth make and publish this my last will and
testament and do give and bequeath my worldly property in the follow
manner. I will that my dear and loving wife Sara Copeland have my
plantation whereon I now live till all my children is owed to the
age of twenty one years if they should all live to that age otherwise
till the youngest surviving arrives to that age then to dispose of the
plantation at her discretion, then I will that my said wife have all
my perishable property including one mare one cow nine head of hogs
inclusive of four fattening hog together with all my household furniture.
Then I will that my daughter Susanna Melvin have five shillings.
Then I will that my daughter Roberta Bush have five shillings.
I do hereby appoint make and publish my worthy friends James Humphry
and Wendal Parnell and my Wife Sara Copeland executors and execution
to this my last will. Witness what unto I have herento set my name
and seal this 24th Novembe 1816 signed sealed in presence of us who
were present at the time of uncutting said will.
Duncan Campbell James X Copeland
Susanna X Hollclaus his mark
Robeson county November term 1817. This will was proved in open court
by the oath of Duncan Campbell and ordered to be reported. R.G. Bunting
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