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In the name of God Amen, the Eigth day of December One Thousand Seven Hundred Ninety Five, I, John Allison of the country of Orange and State of North Carolina being of Sound and perfect memory thanks be to God, therefore, do make, ordain and constitute this my last wil and Testament in the mnner and form following viz:
First I bequeath my Soul unto the hands of the Almighty God my maker Hoping to be Saved by the meritorious Death and Passion of Jesus Christ my only Savior and Redeemer and as for my Body to be buried in a Christian maner at the Discretion of my Executors hereafter named:
ITEM; I give to my Son Joseph Allison Twenty Shilings curent money of North Carolina.
ITEM; I give to my Son Jaes Allison 240 acres of land of the Entry joining David Allison’s tract
ITEM; I give to my Son John Allison 200 acres of land of the above mentioned track along the North Eand of said track; and the Remaining part of the above mentioned Tract to be divided Equaly between my Son Charles Allison and my Son Hamilton Allison
ITEM; I give to my Daughter Jennett wife of James Ray Twenty Shillings current money of N.C.
ITEM; I give to my Daughter Mary wife of Thomas Curtis Twenty Shillings like money;
ITEM; I give to my Daughter Martha wife of Samul Sarat Twenty Shillings like money;
ITEM; I give to my Daughter Grisel Allison one cow;
ITEM; I give to my Daughter Egnes one cow;
ITEM; I give to my Daughter Elizabeth two cows;
ITEM; I give to my beloved wife Martha Allson the Tract of Land whereon I now Live with the use of the Plantation and Stock and all the Household Furniter, a negro Boy named Tom to occupy and Enjoy the Hole above mentioned during the term of Hir natural life and at hir Deces the stock and Household Furniture to be at Hir disposal;
ITEM; I give tro my Son Charles Allison and my Son Hamelton Allison the tract of Land WHEREON I now live after the Deces of my Wife to be Equaly Divided by running north and south the above names Charels to have the South Side and the above named Hamelton the North end of the said Tract. I will that the Negro Boy Tom to be Sold at my wife’s deces and Equaly divided amongst my Sons Joseph Allison, James Allison, Charles Allison, John Allison and Hamelton Allison Shear and Shear alik…
I do hear by make and apoint my said wife Martha Allison and my son Joseph Allison Executors of this my Last Will and Testament and I do hearby Revoke al former Wills by me Maid from Time to Time and acknoledging this only to be my last Will and Testament; In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the day and year First above written:
Signed Sealed acknoledged
in the Presence of JOHN ALLISON Seal
John Ray )
Volume 1, Series 1 page 4
Martha Allison the widow qualified as Exec. to the within. Andrew McBroom) Jurat.
Recorded Feb 1796
Contributed by Eleanor L. Johnson