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 WILLIAM BAXLY
In the name of God Amen I William Baxly of the County of Robeson and
State of North Carolina being of sound and perfect mind and memory
(blessed be God) do this 21st day of July in the year of our Lord
1828 make and publish this my last will and testament in manner
following that it to say, first I give and bequeath to my beloved
wife Mary Baxly the use of the following property during her life or
widowhood to be under the direction of my executor, I give her the
use of all my land and mills, one half of all the stock of cows, sheep
and hogs which I have a home. Also I give her one hore and the plantation
tools as many of them will be needed, also I give her Bob, mary and Sam and
if Mary shall have any children after this they must stay with their mother,
I also give her one half of the money that I shall leave and all the
furniture belonging to the house except two beds and furniture and one
chest, and after her death or marriage the whole of the property thus
left is to be sold and equally divided among my children now living.
And after my death all the balance of my property to be sold and the
money arising on said sales to be divided in manner following, to my
daughter Olive Jackson's children I give twenty five dollars, to be
divided between them, to my son Stephen's children I give twenty five dollar
to be divided in like manner, to my daughter Nelly's children I give
twenty five dollars to be divided equally among them, to my son
Redding's daughter Nancy twenty five dollars, to my granddaughter
Phereby Parnell twenty five dollars, to James West I give one half
of the stock of cattle that he has in his possession, the other half
to be sold with the balance of my property and all divided equally
between Aaron Baxly, James Baxly, Caleb Baxly and Willis Baxly,
Susanna Jenkins, Celia West and Sarah Garner all to have an equal share.
One half of Sarah Garner's part must go to her children which she had by
Copeland each one to have an equal share and those that are indebted to
me their notes to stand good against them in the division of my estate.
Those legacies to my grand children are not to be paid them till the
last division of my estate. I also give full power to my executor to
sell all my property and to make good and lawful titles to the same.
And I hereby make and ordain my worthy friend Absalom Davis executor
of this my last will and testament, in witness whereof I the said
William Baxly have to this my last will and testament set my hand
and seal the day and year above written.
William W Baxly (seal)
Signed sealed published and declared by the said William Baxly the
testator as his last will and testament in the presence of us who
were present at the time of signing and sealing thereof.
John N. Little
Robeson County Term 1831. It appearing to the of
the court that the last will and testament of William Baxly,
deceiced in of court of this County thus
will with the certificate of probate is ordered to be recorded.
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