Timothy Hixon (Jr.)
25 October 1781
Book HIK, page 495
Pasquotank County, NC.
In the name of God Amen I Timothy Hixson of Pasquotank County & State of North Carolina being very sick but of sound & disposing mind & memory, and calling to mind the uncertainty of this mortal life, do make and ordain this to be my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following, That is to say——
I bequeath to my son John Hixson (after payment of my just debts & c) all my lands & tenements, goods & chattles Rights & Credits(?) of what nature or kind whatsoever If he should die without heir lawfully begotten in that case I bequeath my land to the son of Joshua McPherson four Negroes Jupiter, Ceaser, Tom & Rose to be equally divided amongst the daughters of the said Joshua McPherson, I bequeath to my Brother In Law John Swann two Negroes John & Tarliken & if he should die without heir lawfully begotten, then I Bequeath the said Negroes John & Tarliken to the heirs of the said Joshua McPherson to be equally divided amongst them, & I bequeath to the heirs of David Nichols deceased, Patience & Toney Negroes to be equally divided amongst his four children. Lastly I constitute and apoint my friends Jonathan Herring Esquire, my Brother In Law Joshua McPherson & my Brother In Law John Swann Executors of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 25th day of October 1781—
Timothy (X) Hixson Seal
Signed Sealed Published and declared by the above named Timothy Hixson to be & contain his Last Will & Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto set our names as witnesses in the Presents of the Testator and each other
Transcriber’s note: Timothy was the brother of Courtney Hixon who married Joshua McPherson. Joshua and Courtney McPherson were the parents of Lydia McPherson who married Isaac Stokely.
Contributed and transcribed by Bob Stokley
(Transcribed as written, including errors in spelling and grammar.)