WILL OF JAMES WALKER

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29 DECEMBER 1791

Orange Co NC Will Book B pp229-230

[p229]

In the name of God Amen I JAMES WALKER of the County of Orange & State of North Carolina, being of perfect sense and memory but weak in body do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following. first I bequeath my Soul to Almighty God hoping to receive forgiveness of all my Sins through the merits and meditations of my Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ, and my body I bequeath to the Earth from whence it came to be decently buried at the discretion of my executors hereafter named and my worldly estate which it hath pleased God to bestow on me I give and bequeath as followeth. I give to my loving wife ELISABETH all my land that I am possessed of during my wifes natural life
and after my wifes decease I give my land to my Son JAMES WALKER to him and his heirs forever. I give to my Son JAMES WALKER on the day of his marriage my Negroe Woman PHEBE and her increase to him and his heirs forever. I give to my wife ELISABETH during her natural life my Negroes ISAAC, DAVID, TOM & PHILIP, and my Will is that after my wifes decease the value of the above said Negroes shall be equally divided betweeen my five children that I had by my first Wife (Viz) ANNE CIMBOL, SANDERS WALKER, LYDIA WRIGHT, JEREMIAH WALKER and WILLIAM WALKER. I give to my three Children That I had by my second Wife SARAH COLBERT, ELISABETH HORTON, JAMES WALKER, one Dollar to each, and after my
Debts are paid I give to my loving Wife all the rest of my moveable estate, to her & her heirs forever.
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[p230]

I constitute and Ordain my Wife ELISABETH WALKER & my Son JAMES WALKER, my whole and Sole executors of this my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal this twenty ninth day of December 1791

Signed Sealed & delivered
In presence of us
JAMES WALKER [LS]
THOMAS ?LATTA?
SAMUEL GARRARD

State of North Carolina
Orange County February Term 1792

The execution of the above last Will and Testament of JAMES WALKER deceased was duly proved in open court by the Oaths of THOMAS LAT-- & SAMUEL GARRARD the two subscribing Witnesses thereto and Ordered to be Recorded.
ABNER B. BRUCE, CC


Transcribed by Lin Van Buren

 

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