Will of JESSE WALKER
Son of Col. John Walker
Note: Whoever copied the will wrote "I Jesse Walker of ..." on the first line, then crossed it out and put Joseph Walker in their own hand writing. I will copy it as Joseph. [A note from Bill Franklin on Mar. 11, 2017, stated that the original hand written will which he reviewed is the will of Jesse Walker. I have corrected this copy to show the correct originator of the will. Click here to view a copy of the Jesse Walker 1784 will.]
Taken from the Will Book A, B, C, D, E & F -- Page 6
April Court 1784
In the name of God, Amen. the Eleventh day of February A. D. 1784, I (,) JESSE WALKER of Rutherford County and the State of North Carolina, being very sick and weak in Body but of perfect mind & memory, thanks be to Almighty God for the same knowing that it is appointed once for all men to Die do make and Ordain, this my last Will & Testament.
First I give & recommend my soal into the hands of God that gave it me and for my Body I recommend to the Earth to be Buried in a Christian Manner at the Discreation of my executors, & as touching such Worldly Estate Wherewith it hath pleased God to Bless me. I give Devise and Dispose of in the manner and form following, that is to say I give & Bequeath to my Well beloved Children to witt, SARAH WALKER, JANE WALKER, ANN WALKER, RHODA WALKER, WILLIAM WALKER & ELISABETH WALKER all my Estate both Real & personal to be Equally Divided among them & all and Singular My lands & tenaments or Claims of land to be Settled & Divided Equally Among my Children at the discreation of my executors & I do hereby appoint Thomas Rowland, Jonathan Hampton, Executors of this my last Will & Testament and do utterly disallow revoke & Disanull all other former all other testaments Wills & legacies by me in any ways before this time Named Willed & bequeathed Ratifying and Confirming this to be my last will & Testament, & no other. In Witness whereof I have hereto sett my hand & seal the day & year above written.
Signed & Sealed & Delivered by the said
JESSE WALKER in the presence of --
Benjamin Hider Jesse
Submitted by: WalkerEng@aol.com
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