GEORGE EASON, SR. (1774)

Will of

GEORGE EASON, SR.

1774

In the Name of God Amen. I George Eason, Senr of Perquimons County in the Province of North Carolina, being weak in body, of a sound & disposing mind and memory. Thanks be to God for the same. But Calling to mind the mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed once for all men to die, Do make, constitute and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following to wit

Impremis I give and bequeath to my beloved son Jesse Eason my grist mill with all the appurtanances thereunto belonging to him and his heirs forever I allso give my said son Jesse Eason four Negroes Towil, Legee, Lydda and Hannah to him and his heirs forever

Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Moses Eason the sum of Ten Shillings Prov. money which is all I desire he should have of my estate he having received his part already

Item I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son Abner Eason five Negroes to wit, Hagar, Arena, Rose, Robin, and Betty to him and his heirs forever

Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved son George Eason one Negro woman named Cherry to him and his heirs forever and five shillings Prov. money and shall be his full part of my estate by reason he has already received it

Item I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter in law Sarah Eason the use of my
Plantation lying on the south side of Basses Swamp during her natural life provided she doth not marry but if she marrieth then it is my will and disire that my grandson Seth Eason should take possession thereof. I also give my daughter in law Sarah Eason the use of two Negroes to wit, Chinea and Jack, during her natural life in case she doth not marry but if she marrys then it is my will and desire that my grandson Seth Eason Take Chinea and my grandson Moses take Jack

Item I give and bequeath unto my grandson Seth Eason my plantation lying on the
South side of Basses Swamp after the marriage or death of his mother Sarah Eason to him and his heirs forever I also give my said Grandson Seth Eason one Negroe
fellow called Chinea after the marriage or death of his mother Sarah Eason to him and his heirs forever

Item I give and bequeath unto my grandson Moses Eason one Negroe fellow called Jack after the marriage or death of his mother Sarah Eason to him and his heirs forever

Item I give and bequeath to my daughter in law Sarah Eason one of my best feather beds with all the furniture thereto belonging to her and her heirs forever

Item I give and bequeath unto my granddaughter Sarah Eason daughter of Moses Eason one Negroe girl named Pashance to her and her heirs forever

Item I give and bequeath unto my granddaughter Racheal Eason daughter of Moses
Eason one Negroe girl named Zilpah to her and her heirs forever

Item I give and bequeath to my grandson George Eason son of Abner Eason one negroe boy named Lewis to him and his heirs forever

Item I give and bequeath unto my Grandson Abraham Eason son of George Eason my riding horse to him and his heirs forever

Item I give and bequeath unto my Grand Daughter Sarah Eason daughter of George
Eason one negro woman called Judah to her and her heirs forever

Item I give and bequeath to my grandson Issac Eason son of George Eason one cow
and calf to him and his heirs forever

Item I give and bequeath unto my Granddaughter Betsey Eason daughter of George
Eason one sow and piggs to her and her heirs forever

Item I give and bequeath unto my Grand son John Eason son of George Eason two hives of bees to him and his heirs forever

Item I give and bequeath all the remainder and residue of my estate of every sum
and kind whatsoever to my two sons Jesse Eason and Abner Eason to be equally
divided between I say to them and their heirs forever

Item I nominate constitute and appoint my beloved sons Jesse Eason and Abner Eason joint Executors To this my last will and testament and to see the same fully accomplished and complies with Hereby revoking disamuling and utterly making void all other and form or wills by me made Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Affixed my seal this Twelfth day of May ammo domini 1774
                                                                                                (his mark) George Eason

Signed sealed and acknowledged in the presence if us
Wilr. King
Demsey Eason
Thos Small


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