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CAPTAIN BENJAMIN NEWTON

WILL

JULY 20, 1843

CLEVELAND COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

SON OF EBENEZER NEWTON

CLEVELAND COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
WILL BOOK

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN, I BENJAMIN NEWTON BEING IN A FRAIL
CONDITION BUT IN MY HEALTH AND SENSES FOR WHICH I THANK ALMIGHTY
GOD  FOR THIS MERCIES TO ME AN UNWORTHY SINNER FOR WHICH I EVEN
DESIRE TO PRAISE HIM THAT HAS BROUGHT ME THROUGH MANY ????? IN
LIFE UNTIL I AM IN MY EIGHTY SECOND YEAR  AND I DO THINK IT MY
DUTY TO SETTLE MY WORLDLY AFFAIRS WHILE I AM IN MY PROPER SENSES
AND FIRST I DESIRE MY BODY TO BE BURIED IN A DESENT CHRISTIAN 
MANER AND SECONDLY MY JUST DEBTS TO BE PAID AND THIRDLY I WILL
AND BEQUEATH TO MY BELOVED WIFE ALL MY HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE TOGETHER
WITH MY FARMING TOOLS AND LIKEWISE ON BLACK MARE NAMED FLY AND
LIKEWISE ALL WORKING TOOLS TO DISPOSE AS SHE MAY THINK FIT TO 
DISPOSE OF TO HER CHILDREN IF SHE OUT LIVES ME AND SHE IS TO HAVE
FULL POSESSION OF THE LAND I NOW LIVE ON AND AS TO MY CHILDREN
THAT ARE MARRIED AND GONE FROM ME  I WILL AND BEQUEATH TO EACH
ONE OF THEM ONE DOLLAR AS THEY HAVE GOT THEIR SHARE AND THERE IS
TO BE PAID TO THEM AFTER MY WIFES DEATH IF THERE IS ANY PROPERTY
LEFT AT MY WIFES DEATH AND MY DAUGHTER POLLY, I WILL AND BEQUEATH
ON COW AT HER MOTHERS DEATH IF THERE IS ANY LEFT AND LIKEWISE I
WILL AND BEQUEATH UNTO MY GRANDSON ELI HAMPTON ONE HORSE COLT
NAMED COB AND LIKEWISE I WILL AND BEQUEATH UNTO MY BELOVED WIFE
ALL MY CATTLE AND HOGS FOR HER TO DISPOSE OF AS SHE SHALL THINK
FIT AFTER DEATH  AND LIKEWISE I WILL AND BEQUEATH UNTO MY DAUGHTER
PINTHY THE LAND I NOW LIVE OAN WITHOUT ANYINTERRUPTION JOING GOTTS
AND ????? LEWIS, EBENEZER NEWTON AND GEORGE NEWTON AND JOHN NEWTON
BY ESTERMATION ONE HUNDRED ACRES BE THE SAME MORE OF LESS TO HAVE 
AND TO HOLD I WITH WITHOUT ANY DISTURANCE OF THE HEIRS.

THIS I DO DECLARED TO BE MY LAST WILL AND TEWSTAMENT GIVEN UNDER
MY HAND AND SEAL THIS 20TH DAY OF JULY 1843,

WITNESSED:
ROBERT WELL
WILLIAM SWOFFORD

RECORDED
AUGUST COURT, 1845



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