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EBENEZER NEWTON

WILL

APRIL 29, 1811

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
WILL BOOK
PAGE 266

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN, I EBENEZER NEWTON OF THE STATE OF
NORTH CAROLINA AND COUNTY OF RUTHERFORD BEING IN AN ADVANCED
PERIOD OF LIFE AND IN A WEAK AND LOW CONDITION AND AS IT IS
APPOINTED FOR ALL MEN TO DIE HATH CONSTITUTED AND ORDAINED THIS
MY LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT AND AFTER MY DECEACE I DESIRE THAT
MY BODY MAY BE INTERED IN A CHRISTIAN AND DECENT MANNER.

ITEM 1ST:

I WILL AND BEQUEATH UNTO MY BELOVED WIFE ELIZABETH NEWTON ALL
THE WHOLE OF MY PERSONAL ESTATE SHOULD SHE SURVIVE ME AND I
LEAVE HER TO HER OWN CHOICE TO WHICH OF HER CHILDREN SHE WILL
LIVE WHICH PROPERTY SHALL BE TO HER SUPPORT AND ALSO ONE HUNDRED
ACRES OF LAND I REQUIRE MY EXECUTOR TO MAKE SALE OF AND A PART 
FOR TO DEFRAY FUNERAL EXPENCES AN A PART TO PAY THE LEGETEES THE
REMAINING PART SHALL GO TO MY WIDOW.

ITEM 2ND:

AND AS FOR MY BELOVED CHILDREN VIZ BENJAMIN NEWTON, WILLIAM NEWTON,
JOHN NEWTON, MARTHA BUCHANAN, EBENEZER NEWTON, THOMAS NEWTON, AND
GEORGE NEWTON I WILL AND BEQUETH THE SUM OF ONE DOLLAR TO EACH OF
THEM WHICH I CONSIDER AS SUFFICIENT TO DISCHARGE ME FROM ANY FURTHER
DUTY OR OBILGATION TO THEM.

ITEM 3RD:

AS FOR MY SUIT BY ATTACHMENT NOW IN LAW, SHOULD THE SAME BE RECEIVED,
I WILL AND BEQUEATH THE RECOVERED SUM UNTO MY SON EBENEZER NEWTONS
TWO CHILDREN VIZ JOHN NEWTON AND BETSEY NEWTON TO BE EQUALLY DIVIDED
BETWEEN THEM AND I DO HEREBY CONSTITUTE AND ORDAIN MY SON WILLIAM
NEWTON MY LAWFULLY EZECUTOR AS WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL THE 29TH
DAY OF APRIL 1811.

WITNESSED BY:
ISAAC WHITE
MARTHA NEWTON




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