RACHEL JORDAN WHITE JONES
In the name of God Amen, I Rachel Jones of the county of Perquimans and state of North Carolina, being at this time sick and weak of body but of sound and perfect mind and memory and being desirous of settleing and disposing of my Temporal Estate, do make and ordain this pressent wrighting for to be my last will and testament Revoking and making void all former wills by me heretofore made
First of all I do order that all my Just Debts be paid by my Excutrix hereafter made the same to be Raissd out of my Estate which I shall leave at my Decease
I give and Bequeath unto my grandchildren , the children of my son, Silas White, Deceased, one womans saddle, one large Iron pot to be equally divided among them to them and their heirs forever.
I give and Bequeath unto my grandchildren, the children of my daughter, Abigail Winslow, dec, two silver Dollars to be equally divided amongst them, to them and their heirs forever
I give and Bequeath unto my grandchildren the children of my son John White, Dec, one feather bed and furniture, one pine chest to be equally divided anongst them to them and their heirs forever.
I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter, Lydia Griffin, one heifer and one Sesin of wheat to her and her heirs forever.
I give and Bequeath unto my grandaughter, Elizabeth White, the daughter of my son JORDAN White, one book —history to her and her heirs forever.
I give and Bequeath unto my grandson John White, the son of my son, John White, one church Bible, One pewter dish and one pewter bason to him and his heirs forever.
I leave unto my Daughter-in-law, Christian White, the widow of my son Benjamin White, Decs., the use of one feather bed and furniture, one walnut table , one case of bottle and all the residual or Remainder part of my Estate of whatsoever nature or kind during her natural lifetime and at her death I give and Bequeath the same unto her two children, Senah White and Daniel White, My grandchildren unto them and their heirs forever.
Lastly I do nominate and appoint my daughter-in-law Christian White, Executrix to this my last will and testament, desiring her to see this same fully Executed and performed
In witness where of –
The said Rachel Jones has hereunto set my hand and seal
This 15th day of July 1797
Signed and Sealed in the presence of us
Rachel Jones (Seal) her mark
Perquimans County} November Term at Hertford 1797
The within will was exhibited unto open court and proved by the Oath of Benjamin Perry and Evidence this is at the same time appraised Christian White, Quallified as Executrix agreeable to same. Recorded this the 20h day of December 1797
test M. H.