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Vance County Wills, Part 3

Last Will & Testament of WILLIAM BRAME-1882
Vance County, NC, Will Book A, Page 14

 
I, WILLIAM L. BRAME, being of sound mind and full possession of all my mental faculties, do make this my last will and testament. I want all my property to remain together as it now is until my oldest son JOSEPH become twenty one years old and none of my real estate sold or disposed of in any way but rent for my wife and children's benefit.
When my son JOSEPH becomes of age then my property may be equally divided between my wife and children. I want my wife and my son JOSEPH to execute this my will.
In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand & seal this 1st January 1879.

WILLIAM BRAME

Witness
W. W. YOUNG
JAMES A. BRAME


Vance County
In Probate Court

In matter of the Adm. of the Estate of WM. BRAME, Dec'd
Before J. R. YOUNG, P.J.

SARAH E. BRAME being sworn doth say: That WILLIAM BRAME late of said county, is dead leaving a Will & testament her exhibited and that SARAH E. BRAME is the person entitled to Letters of Administration in the Estate of the said WM. BRAME. Further that the value of the said Estate, so far as can be ascertained at the date of this offer, is about $1500 and that SARAH E. BRAME, JOSEPH M. BRAME, CHARLES A. BRAME, & KATE O. BRAME, are entitled as heirs and distributees thereof.

SARAH E. BRAME

Sworn & subscribed before me the 28th day March 1882.
J. R. YOUNG
Probate Judge

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Last Will & Testament of EMANUEL BREEDLOVE -1882
Vance County, NC, Will Book A, Page 16

 
I, EMANUEL BREEDLOVE, of the County of Granville and State of North Carolina, being of sound mind and disposing memory, and wishing to make a proper distribution of my estate do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament in manner and form as follows, hereby revoking and declaring utterly void every will heretofore made by me.
Item the First- I wish my honest debts paid out of my estate and burial expenses the first thing.
Item the Second- I leave to my wife during her lifetime, to be controlled by her, to have the income and rents from the same, all of my land, also I will her a years allowance out of my personal property, provisions &c also half a dozen chairs, her choice, two beds and furniture, as many cooking utensils as she may want, one milch cow, stable mare and the wagon and one work horse- a sow and pigs.
Item the Third- My daughter LOUISA C. BREEDLOVE has a bend and furniture I gave her. It is hers and I wish her to keep it. My son N. H. BREEDLOVE, BENNETT BREEDLOVE ISAIAH BREEDLOVE, WILLIAM BREEDLOVE, and DAVID BREEDLOVE, have had their beds and furniture for the same. But I give to WM. BREEDLOVE and to DAVID BREEDLOVE a bed quilt each to make them equal with the others.
Item the Fourth- I wish my grandson CHARLES WALTER BREEDLOVE, WILLIAM BREEDLOVE's son, to share equally with my own children in the final distribution of my estate.
Item the Fifth- I wish my land after the death of my wife, to be sold by my Executors hereinafter named, and the proceeds of the sale to be equally divided between all of my children, my son [sic] CHARLES WALTER BREEDLOVE name in Item the fourth of this will to share equally with them in a distribution of or division of the same.
Lastly- I hereby appoint and constitute RICHARD W. HARRIS my Executor to carry into effect this my last will and testament. If from death or any other cause the said R. W. HARRIS should fail to qualify, I hereby will that GEO. B. HARRIS qualify and carry into effect this my will as executor.
I wish my grandson CHARLES W. BREEDLOVE to have a bed, two quilts and a pair of sheets for the bed. In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this the 12th day of Dec'r A.D. 1877.

EMANUEL BREEDLOVE

Witness
HENRY W. HARRIS
R. W. HARRIS

I. E. BREEDLOVE hereby add this codicil to this my last will and testament as follows, Item the second I hereby revoke with the provision added that if I leave a widow at my death she only be allowed what the law would give or a dower just as if there was no will. Dec'r 10 1881
E. BREEDLOVE


Witness
R. W. HARRIS
GEORGE B. HARRIS



In Re Estate of E. BREEDLOVE
In Probate Court
Dec'r 8th 1882

A paper writing purporting to be the last will & testament of EMANUEL BREEDLOVE, Deceased, is exhibited for probate by the Executors named therein and the due execution thereof by EMANUEL BREEDLOVE dec'd is duly proved by the oath & examination of H. W. HARRIS & R. W. HARRIS & GEO. B. HARRIS the subscribing witnesses thereto. It is therefore considered by the Court that said form is sufficient & that said paper is the last will & testament of said EMANUEL BREEDLOVE Dec'd & on motion it is ordered that said will be admitted to probate & recorded in the Book of Wills of Vance County as such & filed as provided by law.

J. R. YOUNG,
P. Judge
 

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Last Will and Testament of WILLIAM A. HARRIS-1883
Vance County, NC - Will Book A, Page 23

 
To all men to whom these presents may come know ye, that I WILLIAM A. HARRIS, of the County of Vance and State of North Carolina, being of sound mind and disposing memory, do make set up, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills and testaments by me made set up, published and declared, as follows; to wit:
Item 1st- I will and bequeath to my wife AMANDA M. HARRIS five thousand dollars to be paid her in cash money by my Executors herein after named, to her and her heirs absolutely and forever.
Item 2nd- I will and bequeath to my wife AMANDA M. HARRIS, during the time of her natural life, the whole of the lot of land lying in the town of Henderson on the north side of Garnett Street, on which we now live, and adjoining the lands of J. R. YOUNG, MR. JOHN WYCHE, W. H. YOUNG, D. Y. COOPER and others, containing about five acres, together with all my household and kitchen furniture of every description, without specially naming the same by schedule (not embracing the household and kitchen furniture now in the possession of MARY W. HARRIS), also all my live stock, riding vehicles, garden & farming utensils of every kind.
Item 3rd- I will and bequeath to my grandson WM. F. HARRIS, the house and lot in the town of Henderson in and upon which his mother now lives, together with all the household and kitchen furniture belonging to me now in her possession, to him my grandson WILLIAM F. HARRIS and his heirs forever.
Item 4th- I will and bequeath to my daughter MARTHA F. YOUNG, wife of ROBT. E. YOUNG, my storehouse and lot in the town of Henderson on Garnett Street, and one half of all my real and personal estate of every kind and description not hereinbefore disposed of.
Item 5th- I will and bequeath to my brother JOHN F. HARRIS in trust for the use and benefit of my son WALTER C. HARRIS the other half of all my property not hereinbefore disposed of and it is my will and desire that J. F. HARRIS, Trustee for W. C. HARRIS shall be free to use his own discretion in disposing of the same to WALTER C. HARRIS.
Item 6th- I hereby constitute and appoint my trusty friend and brother JOHN F. HARRIS, sole executor of this my last will and testament.
Signed & sealed this 23rd day of June A.D. One thousand Eight hundred and Eighty two.

WM. A. HARRIS

In presence of Witnesses
T. T. HICKS
F. R. HARRIS


In Re
Estate of WM. A. HARRIS, dec'd
In Probate Court
Jany 2nd, 1883

A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of WILLIAM A. HARRIS dec'd. is exhibited in open Court for Probate by JOHN F. HARRIS the Executor named therein, and the due execution thereof by the said WM. A. HARRIS dec'd is duly proven by the oath and examination of T. T. HICKS and F. R. HARRIS the subscribing witnesses thereto.
It is therefore considered and adjudged by the Court that said proof is sufficient and according to law and that said paper writing is and contains the last will & testament of said WILLIAM A. HARRIS dec'd.
And on motion it is ordered that said will be admitted to probate and recorded in the Book of Wills of Vance County and as such filed as provided by law in the office of Clerk of the Superior Court of said County.
 

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Will of SAMUEL S. HICKS-1882
Vance County, NC, Will Book A, Page 10

 
North Carolina
Vance County

I, SAMUEL SIMPSON HICKS, of the County of Granville and State of North Carolina being of sound disposing mind and memory, and not knowing how soon our heavenly Father, who has kindly for served me thus far, may remove me from time to eternity, and wishing to dispose of my Estate in my own way before I am called away, do make and ordain & declare this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following.
Item the first. My will is that all of my Estate both real and personal, at my death, go into the hands of my wife, NANCY ELLEN HICKS, to be controlled by her for her own use and benefit, during her natural and at her death to be divided as follows:
Item the 2nd: My will is that after the death of my wife NANCY ELLEN HICKS and four fifths of all of my personal Estate going to the hands of my nephew MARCELLUS WILSON HICKS in fee simple forever; and I hereby will & bequeath the same to him. I also will to my niece ELIZA FRANCES HICKS, two hundred dollars in money and one fifth of all of my personal estate to be hers absolutely.
I hereby constitute & appoint my brother BENJ. W. HICKS, my Executor to carry into effect the provisions of this my last will & testament.
In witness whereof I do and have hereunto signed my hand and affixed my seal this the 30th day July A.D. one thousand Eight hundred & seventy nine.

SAML. S. HICKS

Witness
GEORGE B. HARRIS
RICHARD W. HARRIS

In matter of the Estate of S. S. HICKS, Dec'd
In Probate Court
Jany 12th 1882

In the above matter personally appeared BENJ. W. HICKS who exhibited a paper purporting to be the last Will & testament of S. S. HICKS. BENJ. W. HICKS, deceased, late of said County, and that he is the Executor named therein.
Personally appeared GEORGE B. HARRIS & RICHARD W. HARRIS who being duly sworn say that the said S. S. HICKS this his last will and testament in their presence and that he was of sound mind.
The proof being in due form & deemed sufficient it was ordered that the will be admitted to Probate & spread on the Book of Wills and the original paper filed as provided by statute.

J.R. YOUNG
Probate Judge
 

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Last Will & Testament of THOMAS MOSS-1883
Vance County, NC - Will Book A, Page 28

 
This I declare to be my last will & Testament, being in good health and sound mind
I first give my soul to God whom it belongs
I leave at my death to my two sisters BETTIE and JULIA 5 acres of land in the Northeast corner joining E. A. POWELL on the east and on the North their lifetime and then I give it to my grandchildren & then I loan the balance of my land to my daughter LUEVINIA FRANCIS her lifetime and at her death I give it to her Children.
And all my personal property is to be sold and all my debts and burial expenses are to be paid and if there is not money enough to pay all my debts my land is to be rented out and proceeds applied to debts untill all are paid and if there is a surplus over paying off my debts the money is to be divided as follows. My two sisters one half and my daughter LUEVINIA FRANCIS the other half, the cows are not mine only the oxen and I herewith appoint and make E. A. POWELL my lawful Executor to all intents and purposes to execute this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I the said THOMAS MOSS do herewith set my hand and seal this Jan.3d 1883.

THOMAS MOSS ("X" his mark)

Signed, Sealed, published & declared by the said THOMAS MOSS to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in presence do subscribe our names as witnesses thereto
THOMAS H. MURRAY
JOSEPH BECKHAM

(No Probate entry included)
 

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Last Will and Testament of LEWIS REAVIS -1883
Vance County, NC - Will Book A, Page 26

 
In the name of God Amen. I, LEWIS REAVIS, of the County of Granville, NC being aware of the shortness and uncertainty of human life, and being of sound mind and disposing memory do hereby make, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament.
Item 1st- I give my body to the dust of the earth and my soul into the hands of God who gave it.
Item 2d- I give to my beloved wife MARY all of my personal property of every description for her use during her life to use and dispose of as she may deem proper and after the death of my wife to be equally divided between all my children or their heirs.
Item 3d- It is my will and desire that the notes which I hold dated 17th Dec'r 1875 for $350.00 each given by my sons THOMAS, SAMUEL, JOHN, and by my daughters LUCY, ADELLA, ARCELLA and MARY shall be returned to them as part of their shares of my estate and if any part of any of the said notes have been collected by me or for my benefity during my life then in that case enough of same notes shall be collected so as to make each ones share able.
Item 4th- I hereby nominate and appoint my friend S. P. HARRIS to be my Executor to carry out the meaning and intent of this will.
Given under my hand and seal this the 17th day of February 1876.

LEWIS REAVIS


Witnesses
THOS S. ROYSTER
S. P. HARRIS


In Re
Estate of LEWIS REAVIS, Dec'd
In Probate Court
Jan'y 8th 1883

A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of LEWIS REAVIS Dec'd is exhibited in open court for Probate by S. P. J. HARRIS, the Executor named therein; and the due execution of thereof by the said LEWIS REAVIS, Dec'd is duly proven by the oath and examination of S. P. J. HARRIS & THOMAS S. ROYSTER, the subscribing witnesses thereto.
It is therefore considered and adjudged by the Court that said paper writing is and contains the last will and testament of said LEWIS REAVIS dec'd. And on motion it is ordered that said will be admitted to Probate and recorded in the Book of Wills of Vance County and such files as provided by law in the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court of said County.
 

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Last Will and Testament of EUGENE SCANLAN-1881
Vance County, NC, Will Book A, Page 9

 
I the undersigned do hereby will all of my property-both Personal and Real Estate, to my wife MARGARET SCANLAN, to be dealt with, by her as she may please. Dated this the 1st November 1881.
(signed) EUGENE SCANLAN

Witnessed by
SEBASTIAN WAGNER
GEORGE WELTZER


Personally appeared before this Court MARGARET SCANLAN, the devisee under a will of said EUGENE SCANLAN, deceased & late of said County, who exhibited said Will and which was duly proven by the oath & examination of SEBASTIAN WAGNER & GEORGE WELTZER, the subscribing witnesses thereto. Said proof being deemed sufficient & worthy of audit, it was ordered that the said will be admitted to probate & with said proof be enrolled on Book of Wills & Original Papers filed according to statutes in such cases made & provided.

J. R. YOUNG
Probate Judge
 

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Last Will and Testament of E. W. WATKINS, SR.-1882
Vance County, NC - Will Book A, Page 19

 
I. EDMUND W. WATKINS, of the County of Warren, and State of North Carolina, being of sound mind and disposing memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made:
First- I give and devise to my beloved wife MINERVA WATKINS, during her widowhood a tract or parcel of land including my dwelling-house & bounded as follows, to wit, beginning at a corner between WILLIAM A. BURWELL & myself near a clump of bay vine trees thence a south east course striking the old road about one third of the distance between the corner at the beginning of the old road near PARKER BULLOCK and the corner between J. H. FLEMMING and myself near the old road, thence along my line to the beginning.
Second- I give and bequeath to my said wife during her widowhood, the sum of one thousand dollars, also all of my household & kitchen furniture, two horses, two milch cows, & calves, two sows & pigs, a yoke of oxen, an oxcart & yoke, four ewes & lambs, all these to be chosen by herself, also my buggy & harness and plow gear for two horses, also a years support for her and our children that may live with her, of bacon, corn, flour & lard, also corn fodder oats & shucks sufficient to supply them for one year.
Third- After the death or marriage of my said wife I give the land and other property, hereinbefore described and specified to my children by second marriage to be equally divided between them, but with respect to those portions of the Estate given my wife, which are commonly called perishable property and are consumed in the use my mind and will is that they shall not be obliged to be sold, and that my wife shall not be accountable to those in remainder for any part thereof, but those which she may not consume or actually sell it being my intention that the remainder thereof limited as aforesaid shall include only such property as may remain specifically at my wife's death or marriage and the unexpended produce of any part or parts thereof sold by her.
Fourth- I give and bequeath all the residue of my estate, real, personal & mixed to all my children, both by my first & second marriage, to them and their heirs forever, to be equally divided between them share & share alike.. In the division of my estate however, it is my desire and I do hereby direct that my son E. W. WATKINS JR. is to have the privilege of taking at valuation and as part of his share,, the residue of the tract on which I reside, being that tract in a part of which I have given my wife an estate during her widowhood, and I do further desire that at the death or marriage of my wife my said son E. W. WATKINS JR. shall have the privilege of taking at valuation, that part of said tract which I have herein divised to my said wife during her widowhood.
Fifth- As to that part of my estate which is to be received by my daughter MARY E. KIMBALL, widow of JAMES A. KIMBALL, I give her an estate therein during her lifetime and after her death, I give the same to her children and their heirs forever.
Sixth- I do hereby direct that all sums of money which may be due to me at the time of my death by bond, note or account, from any of my children or their husbands, are to be accounted for as advancements in the supplement of my estate with intent at Eight percent per annum therein from the time when they become due, but that nothing also whatever is to be accounted for as an advancement.
Seventh- It is my will and desire that my daughters ROSA, ANNA and SALLIE have the privilege of selecting the tract of land called the "Henderson tract" containing four hundred and twenty six acres to be take at valuation. And it is also my purpose to give my son FRANK M. S. WATKINS a liberal education, and if I shall die without having done so, I hereby bequeath to him the sum of three hundred dollars to be expended in educating him.
Lastly- I do hereby nominate and appoint my son E.W. WATKINS JR. and my friend W. H. BURWELL, Executors of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 9th day of December A.D. 1880.

E. W. WATKINS SR.

Witnesses
SOL. FLEMMING
A. A. WATKINS


In Re
Estate of E. W. WATKINS SR., Dec'd
In Probate Court
Dec'r 20th 1882

A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of E. W. WATKINS SR. dec'd is exhibited in Court for Probate by E. W. WATKINS JR. & W. H. BURWELL, the Executors named therein; and the due execution thereof by E. W. WATKINS dec'd is duly proved by the oaths and examination of SOL FLEMMING and A. A. WATKINS the subscribing witnesses thereto.
It is therefore considered and adjudged by the Court that such proof is sufficient and according to law, and that said paper writing is and contains the last will and testament of said E. W. WATKINS, dec'd. And on motion it is ordered that said will be admitted to Probate and recorded in the Book of Wills of Vance County & as such filed as provided by law in the office of Clerk of Superior Court of said County.

R. YOUNG
P. Judge
 

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Last Will & Testament of MARY E. WHITE- 1882
Vance County, NC, Will Book A, Pages 12-13

 
Know all men by these presents that I MARY E. WHITE, of the County of Granville, State of North Carolina, being of sound and disposing mind & memory, do make and publish this my last Will & Testament:
First I desire and will that all my property both real and personal, situate in the county of Granville, state of North Carolina, be converted into money at public sale or private sale as my executors hereinafter mentioned may deem best.
Second That two thousand dollars of the proceeds of the sale of said property be inverted in real property for the benefit of MARY E. WHITE, and SUSAN A. WHITE to be holden by them as joint tenants.
Third That three thousand dollars of the sale aforementioned, I give and bequeath to my son JAMES B. WHITE to hold in trust for the benefit of his wife and children, the same to be invested in real estate.
Fourth- The residue of the proceeds of said sale I give and bequeath to my son JAMES B. WHITE to be holden as trustee for the benefit of his wife and children to be invested as he may seem best for the interest of the wife and children aforesaid.
Fifth for and in consideration of the fact that my beloved children Dr. I. A. WHITE, SARAH EDNER BAILEY and VIRGINIA M. FULLER are already amply provided for I give, devise, and bequeath to my son JAMES B. WHITE all my property in manner and form afore mentioned.
Sixth I ordain and appoint my sons I. A. WHITE and and JAMES B. WHITE as executor of this my last will and testament.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal and publish and declare this to be my last will and testament in the presence of the witnesses named below, this 26th day of November A.D. 1874.

MARY E. WHITE

Signed sealed by the said MARY E. WHITE as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us, who at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto. The above erasures and interlineations were made at the request of said MARY E. WHITE and in presence the day & date above written.
Witnesses
SAML J. SKINNER
JAMES R. DAVIS


Estate of MARY E. WHITE, dec'd
In Probate Court, March 1st, 1882

Personally appeared before the Court, J. B. WHITE, who exhibited a paper, purporting to be the last will and testament of MARY E. WYCHE [sic], deceased, late of said County and stated that he was one of the Executors named therein. SAMUEL J. SKINNER, & JAS. R. DAVIS the subscribing witnesses being duly sworn say: That the paper exhibited was signed in their presence by MARY E. WHITE as her last Will & Testament and that she was of sound mind & memory.
On motion the paper was admitted to probate and ordered to be recorded in the Book of wills as the last will and testament of MARY E. WHITE, as by statute in such cases made and provided.

J. R. YOUNG
Probate Judge
 

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Will of POLLY WOODLIFF- 1881
Vance County, NC, Will Book A, Pages 5-8

 
North Carolina
Vance County
In Probate Court
Before J.R. Young, Probate Judge

In matter of the Estate of POLLY WOODLIFF dec'd

I. E. WOODLIFF being duly sworn doth say:
I. That POLLEY WOODLIFF late of said County, is dead, leaving a last Will & Testament, herewith presented to be probated:
II. That he is the Executor named in said Will.
III. That the said POLLY WOODLIFF died seized of the following property to wit: One tract of land lying on Red Buffalo Creek in said County- contains about 83 acres on worth about (600$) Six hundred dollars and personal property worth about One hundred twenty five dollars.
IV. That the following persons are her legal heirs to wit; four sons I. E. WOODLIFF. J. B. WOODLIFF, N. H. WOODLIFF, E. S. WOODLIFF and three daughters, MARGARET M. DAVIS, SARAH S.HEGPETH, MARY F. HEGPETH - All in said except MARGARET M. DAVIS, who lives in Wake County in said State and N. H. WOODLIFF who lives in Granville County in said State.
Said I. E. WOODLIFF further says that the above & their children constitute the heirs & devisees of the said POLLY WOODLIFF deceased.

IRVING E. WOODLIFF

Sworn & subscribed before me this 30th day Sept 1881
J.R. YOUNG
Probate Judge


State of North Carolina
Vance County
SS In the Probate Court

A paper purporting to be the last Will & testament of POLLY WOODLIFF deceased is exhibited before me, the undersigned Judge of Probate for said County, in I. E. WOODLIFF the Executor therein mentioned, and the due exception thereof by the said POLLY WOODLIFF by the oath & examination of W. E. HIGHT & A. F. STANTON the subscribing witnesses thereto who being duly sworn, doth depose and say, and each for himself deposeth and saith that he is a subscribing witness to the paper writing now shown him, purporting to be the last Will & testament of POLLIE WOODLIFF that the said POLLY WOODLIFF in the presence of this deponent his name at the end of said paper writing, which is now shown as aforesaid, & which has date of the Eight day of September 1881.
And the deponent further saith, that the said POLLY WOODLIFF the testator aforesaid, did at the time of subscribing his name as aforesaid, declare the said paper writing & subscribed by her and exhibited to be his last will & testament, and this deponent did thereupon subscribe his name at the end of said Will, as an attesting Witness thereto, and at the request & in the presence of said testator.
And this deponent further saith that at the time of the deponents subscribing his name as an attesting witness thereto, as aforesaid, the said POLLY WOODLIFF was of sound mind and memory, of full age to execute a will, and was not under any restraint to the knowledge, information or belief of this deponent. And further the deponent say not.

A. F. STANTON
W. E. HIGHT


Severally sworn & subscribed this the 30th day Sept. 1881.
J. R. YOUNG
Probate Judge

The Last Will & Testament of POLLY WOODLIFF

Know all men by these presents that I POLLY WOODLIFF of the County of Vance and State of North Carolina being of sound mind and disposing mind do hereby make constitute & ordain & publish this my last will and testament, thereby rendering null & void all former testaments made preceeding the date hereof.
I want my property disposed of in the following manner after paying of all my just debts that is to say (viz) Item I give and devise to my youngest son BENJ. H. WOODCLIFF all my land whereon I now live from a poplar on my spring branch (formerly known as Lemon's Spring branch) line running due south to BENJ. SMITH's line with all the land including all buildings east of said line from Poplar to have and to hold to him & his heirs forever.
I give and devise to my three sons J. E. WOODLIFF, J. B. WOODLIFF and N. A. WOODLIFF all my land west of the aforesaid line from Poplar to said SMITH's line with the exception, which is my wish that ZINY O. WOODLIFF and LUCETTY A. WOODCLIFF, son & daughter of I. E. WOODLIFF and FANNIE K. WOODLIFF, daughter of J. B. WOODLIFF be forever band from holding any right title to the above land - which I wish that they the three named boys will equally divide the same between themselves to have and to hold to them and their heirs forever.
I give and bequeath to my oldest daughter MARGARET M. DAVIS, wife of DEMPE DAVIS one dollar & fifty cents- and one walnut folding table to have & to hold in fee simple forever.
I give & bequeath to my youngest daughter MARY F. HEGPETH, wife of JOHN F. HEGPETH one dollar & fifty cents to have & to hold in fee simple forever.

I give and bequeath to my youngest son BENJ. WOODCLIFF, his heirs and assigns forever all my property not specified in the above- real, personal & mixed of what nature or kind soever, and wheresoever the same shall be at the time of my death.
And Lastly it is my wish that my four sons I. E. WOODLIFF, J. B. WOODLIFF and N. H. WOODLIFF & B. A. WOODLIFF pay up all my debts &c and expenses at my decease.  And I hereby constitute & appoint my oldest son I. E. WOODLIFF, my lawful executor to all intents & purposes to execute this my last will and testament according to the true intent & meaning of the same and every part & clause thereof Hereby making and ordaining utterly void all other wills & testaments by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I the said POLLIE WOODLIFF do hereunto set my hand & seal this the 8th day September 1881.

POLLY WOODLIFF ("X" her mark)

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said POLLY WOODLIFF to be her last Will & Testament in the presence of us who at her request and in her presence, subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.

W. E. HIGHT
A. F. STANTON
 
 

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