Transcribed & Contributed by Patricia London
Posted October 8, 2012 by Myrtle Bridges

In the name of God Amen.
The 29th day of January One Thousand, Eight Hundred and Eighteen, I Francis Walker of Cumberland County 
and State of North Carolina, Being very sick and weak in body, but in perfect mind and memory. Therefore 
calling unto mind the Mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do 
make and ordain this my last will and testament: That is to say principally, and first of all I give my 
Soul into the hands of God who gave it, and for my body I recommend it to the Earth to be buried in a 
Christian like and decent manner at the discretion of my children nothing doubting but at the general 
resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God. And as touching such worldly 
Estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in 
the following manner, And first I devise all my Lawful debts to be discharged and payed out of my estate.

Item, I give devise and bequeath unto my son David Walker the one half of my stock of Cattle and to take 
his choice; and all my sheep except two apiece for my daughters Faithy and Dicey and two to my son Francis 

I also give to my Son David Walker all my stock of Hogs and one feather bed and furniture also after the 
death of his mother he is to have her bed and the rest of the household furniture. And for the remaining 
half of my Cattle they are to be equally divided between my two duaghters Faithy and Dicy and a feather 
bed and furniture to each.

And I do hearby utterly disannul revoke and disallow all and every other testament wills and Legacies 
bequeathed and Exectd. by me in any ways before this time named willed and bequeathed, ratifying and 
confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set 
my hand and seal the day and date above written.

Signed sealed published and pronounced in presence of
Daniel Smith                       Francis     X     Walker (Seal)
Daniel Kennedy                               his mark

[source: Cumberland Co., NC, original wills, North Carolina State Archives.]

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