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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 JOHN COPELAND







In the name of God Amen I John Copeland of Robeson County and State of

North Carolina being of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be

God do this 28th day of September in the year of our Lord 1799 do make

and publish this my last will and testament in manner following that

is to say first I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Mary

Copeland all my property of lands and moveable estate within doors and

without to her during her widowhood and then to my son James Copeland

douly(?) the following legacies gifted I give to my daughter Elizabeth

six and ten shillings special(?) to her and her heirs forever.  Also I

give to my daughter Christin Colvin ten shillings special(?) to her

and her heirs forever also I give to my daughter Anna Upton ten

shillings special(?) to her and her heirs forever also I give to my

daughter Abigail Holmes ten shillings special(?) to her and her heirs

forever also I give to my daughter Ruth Watson ten shilings special(?)

to her and her heirs forever also I give to my daughter Mourning

Wiggins ten shillings special(?) to her and her heirs forever also I

give to my daughter Rachel Humphries ten shillings special(?) to her

and her heirs forever finish.  And I do make and ordain my worthy

friend  James Biggs and my well beloved son James Copeland executors

of this my last will and testament in witness where of I the said John

Copeland have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal

the day and year above written signed sealed published and declared by

the said John Copeland the testator as his last will and testament in

the presence of us who were present at the time of signing and sealing

thereof.





James Biggs                                             John Copeland (seal)

Suzannah Thomas  (seal)

Elias Collome(?)  (his mark)











Transcribed by Melanie Kelley on September 4, 1998. 




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