Rockingham County North Carolina

WILL OF JAMES MARTIN, 1804
(Submitted by Cathy Gowdy)


Rockingham Co., N.C. Will Book A
Page 2

JAMES MARTIN

In the name of God amen.  I James Martin in the County of Rockingham being very sick and weak in Body but of sound memory knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make this and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say first of all I give and recommend my soul to God that Gave it, and my Body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a decent manner at the discretion of my executors.  1st I will and bequeath to my dear beloved mother Rebecca Martin thirty two and a half acres of land    2nd I will and bequeath to my beloved brother David Martin thirty two and a half acres of land   3rd I will and bequeath to my beloved brother Enoch Martin thirty two and a half acres of land   4th I will and bequeath to my youngest sister Rebecca Martin one sorrel mare called Jewell and thirty two and a half acres of land   5th I will and bequeath to my beloved brother William Martin one grey filly named Warrick and likewise one shotgun   6th I will and bequeath to my beloved sister Nancy Winchester five shillings   7th I will and bequeath to my beloved sister Sary Rhodes five shillings.  and the residue of my estate to be sold ... my debts to be paid out of it and the balance to be equally divided between my mother Rebecca Martin and David Martin and Enoch Martin and my youngest sister Rebecca Martin.

March the 18th 1804
signed: James [his X mark] Martin
Witnesses: Burges Delay
       Delilah [her X mark] Delay

Proved in court May Session 1804
 

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