Will of William N. Spruill

Submitted by Teresa Kelley

March 15, 1848

State of North Carolina
Washington County

In the name of God Amen. I William N. Spruill of sound and disposing mind but of infirm health with the view of disposing of my property of which I am now possessed do give unto my mother Nancy SPRUILL my negro boy Joseph & all my farming utensils & at her death do devise that the said boy Joseph be equally divided between my sister Mary & my brothers James & Franklin.

It is also my will that my brother James pay my just debts with the money he intended paying for the hire of the said boy Joseph for the year 1848. I also appoint my brother James Executor & my mother Executrix of this my last will & testament.
May 15, 1848

(signed) W N Spruill

Executed in presense of