State of North Carolina
Book 2 Page 154
Dated 22 July 1840
In the name of God Amen: I Richard Spruill of the County of Tyrrell and Citizen of North Carolina, being of sound mind do make ordain and declare this instrument of writing to be my last will and testament, revoking all others.
Item 1 - My desire is that my excutors sell such property as can best be spared to satisfy all my just debts.
Item 2 - The balance of my property I lend unto my beloved wife Emila Sprull during her life or widowhood and at her death to be disposed of as follows ---
Item 3 - I give and bequeath at the decease of my wife Emily Sprll to my daughter Permela Tweedy one bead and furniture & stead now in her possession to she her heirs forever ---
Item 4 - I give and bequeath to my daughter Lovis Caroon at the decease of my wife, one bead & furniture & stead to her and her heirs forever ---
Item 5 - It is my desire that at the death of my wife Emily for the whole of my estate not heretofore disposed of to be equally divided my heirs the names of them is as follows. Abigail Tarkenton, Nancy Cahoon, Samuel Sprill, Permela Tweedy, Jno. Spruill & Lois Caroon.
Lastly - I nominate and appoint my wife Emily Sprll and my son Jno. Sprull my excutors to this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have set my hand & seal 22 July 1840 ---
Richd. Sprill (Seal)
Test Samul Leigh
County Court Jany Term 1841
This will was exhibited in open court & proved by the oath of Samul Leigh the subscribing witness thereto - ordrd to be recorded at the same time came Emily Sprull one of the excutrs named and qualified.
Test Jos. Halsy Clk.
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