Orange County, North Carolina
 
Stephen Ward
 
 

I Stephen Ward of Orange County in the State of North Carolina do make this my last will and testament revoking all former wills by me made.

First it is my will that all my just debts be paid my executors.

Secondly, it is my will that my beloved wife shall have full possession of all the plantation I now live on with the mills and all the buildings thereon during hur natrel life. I also giv my wife one waggon and gear for two horses, one chear and harnes, two horses, two calfs, six sheep and six hogs. Like wise I giv my wife as many of my farming eutentials and as much of my household furniture as she and my executors shold think she will stand in need of. I also giv my wife my desk and my clock and one feather bed and furniture.

It is also my will that at the death of my widow the above plantation and all the other property above mentioned to be sold by my executors.

It is my will that all the other of my lands that I leav unsold at my death to be sold by my executors at the death of my wife.

It is also my will that all that my wife had when I mared her shall be given to hur to do with it as she pleased to will or be sel as she thinks best.

I like wise give and bequeathe to Stephen Ward son of William Ward fifty dollars. Likewise I give Stephen Pike son of William Pike fifty dollars. Likewise I give Stephen Elliott son of Abraham fifty dollars, like wise I give Stephen Wells, son of Nathan Wells fifty dollars. Likewise I give Stephen Moon son of James Moon twenty five dolllars. Likewise I give Leah Silar, wife of Jeremiah Silar one hundred dollars.

The above donations is to be paid out of the first money that is collected by my executors.

It is also my will that all the rest residue and remander of my estate wen sold and collected- I say all lands and all other movable property, notes, judgments, and amounts wen collected to be equally divided into seven equal parts,

one part to Susanah Pike's children, one part of William Ward's childring, one part of Ester Wells' childring, one part to Prisala Free one part of James Ward's childring; one part to Thomas Ward, one part of Anthony Ward.

Lastly, I constitute and appoint John Long and Benjamon Way executors of this my last will and testament in witness thereof I have set my hand and affixed my seale this third day of January in the year of our lord eighteen hundred and thirty three.

     Stephen Ward {seal}

Witness present
A. Shearer
C. Mendenhall

Be it remembered that on the 7th day of March 1837 at the request of the above signed Stephen Ward this name of John Long was erased from the above will and that of John Long inserted who is thereby constituted a co-executor with Benj. Way to this -- in the presence of the subscribing witnesess.

John Coble
executors qualified

[Submitted by Larry Wells]

 
 

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