Will of Asa Harrison

Submitted by Connie Padgett

January 30, 1883

Wills, Washington County, NC
pages 101-102

I Asa H. HARRISON of the County of Washington and State of North Carolina being of sound mind and memory but considering the uncertainty of my earthly existence do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form as following that is to say then I give to my wife Julia A. HARRISON all my land to the …. of the east end of cotton patch with privlege to get fine wood and rail timber for her use on any part of my land during her widowhood but if the said Julia A. HARRISON my wife should have a child ruing the year 83 and said child should live to be twenty one years old then said land that I possess shall to by child if his mother marries or not. Then if the said child should die before it is twenty one years old all said land shall go to Mary … SAWYERs children except the said Julia A. HARRISON remains a widow then the above name tract to the east end of the cotton patch remains hers. Then I give to my beloved wife all of my chatel property in trust for her child if any if not to her but then bids what I … in the house and kitchen and nothing else then Julia A. HARRISON two hundred dollars which I have already paid to her. Then I give to my wife Julia A. HARRISON two hundred lbs bacon ten … of corn delivered one cow and calf all of the poultry and four of the best hogs. Then I give to Mary V. SAWYERs three children Sally SAWYER, Annie D. SAWYER & Asa N. SAWYER one bull apiece. Then the … … and pork costs … fodder and all farming tools to remain as now to carry on the crop and at the end of the year all that left of old crop and … sold … hogs costs and everything and all the money put on interest for the benefit of Julia A. HARRISON’s child if living if no to Mary V. SAWYERs children then all my notes mortgages and money to be put on in trust and the proceeds to be paid said child if living if not to Mary V. SAWYERs children Rebecca, Henry, Sally, Annie, and Asa SAWYER. In witness whereof I the said Asa H. HARRISON do herewith set my hand and seal this 30th day of January 1883.

Asa H. HARRISON (Seal)

Signed sealed and published in presence of us who at his request and in his presence do Subscribe our names as Witnesses thereto: