(From Dept of Archives and History Cumberland County Wills 1757-1925 Unbound)

This will is shared by Virginia D. Blalock    Posted March 30th, 2001 by Myrtle Bridges.

In the name of God Amen— I Richard Blalock of the State of No Carolina and County of Cumberland Being low and weak in Body, tho of a Sound and disposing mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in the following form and manner—

Imprimer I give unto my Son-in-law David Smith, husband of my Daughter Anne for and during his Natural life, the following four Negroes named, Patience, Isam, Kersy, and Phillis and incase the said David Should dye before his present Wife Anne, I Desire She may keep the said Negroes during her Natural life and after the Decease of the said David and his sd. wife Anne, I Desire the four above named Negroes may be Equally divided between the said David and Anne's two Children, Nam'ly, Richard and Elizabeth Smith, I also give to the said David Smith and to his heirs and assigns forever Four Hundred and twenty acres of land lying in the State and County above said in the fork of Kinny Creek it being in two Surveys and one Containing three hundred and twenty acres and the Other one hundred whereon sd. David now dwells—

Item: I give unto my grandson Charles Blalock, son of my son William Blalock Decs'd. Ten pounds Specie, to be paid to him by my son Hardy Blalock—

Item: I give to my gran Daughter, Hannah Blalock, daughter of my son William Blalock Deceased, Thirty pounds Specie to be paid to her, sd' Hannah by my son Hardy Blalock in consideration of what I shall give to my son Hardy—

Item: I give to my granson William Blalock, son of my Son William Blalock, Deceas'd, and to his heirs and assigns forever One hundred acres of land on Kinny Creek, joining Wake County line I also give to said William Twenty pounds to be paid to him the said William by my above sd' son-in-law, David Smith in Consideration of what I have herein given him, said David—

Item: I give to Henry Partin, husband of my granDaughter, Sarah Partin, Daughter of my son William Blalock Deceased Fifteen pounds Specie to be paid to sd' Henry by my Son-in law, David Smith in consideration of the legacie I have herein give him the sd' David—

Item: I give to my Five grand Children the lawfull begotten Children of my son Charles Blalock, Deceased Named Elizabeth Trulove wife of Landon Trulove, Lurany Wooddis, wife of Barry wooddis Anne Blalock Richard Blalock and John Blalock Twenty Shillings to each of them to be paid to them by my son Hardy Blalock inconsideration of the legacie I herin give him it being in Bar of any further portion from me to my five said grand Children here in mentioned—

Item: I give to my son Richard Blalock Thirty pounds, to be paid him by my son Hardy Blalock inconsideration of the legacies I herein give him said Hardy.

Item: and after payment of all my Just Debts above said Legacies and Funeral Expenses I give all the remainder of whole Estate both real and personal to my Son Hardy Blalock and to his Heirs and assigns forever Consisting of Five hundred and Forty acres of land including the houses and plantation whereon I now Dwell A being in two surveys joining each Other and seven Negroes Namely Robin, Bob, Jerry, Isaac, Charlotte, Path and Starling and all my Stock of all kind, working tools and household furniture, And I do Nominate and appoint my Son Hardy Blalock, and my son-in-law David Smith my whole and sole executors of this my last Will and Testament, whom I Charge with the payment of all the above said legacies my Just debts and Funeral expenses As Witness I here unto se my had and seal this 21st day of February 1801. R B His mark

In presence of:
Sam'l Northington x his mark Jesse Jones and x his mark Laban Jones

State of North Carolina Cumberland County} July Term 1805
Then was the executors of the will proved in Open Court by the oath of Jesse Jones, And Laban Jones & admitted to record
Test: John E. Berk, Deputy to Robinson Mumford

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