North Carolina
Tyrrell County
Original Will at N. C. Archives
February 2, 1791

In the name of God Amen I John Caroon of the State of North Carolina and Tyrrel County being very sick and weake in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God for it calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hand of almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a Christian like manner at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate where with it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form - - - - - - - -

First I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Sary my manner plantation where on I now live likewise all the rest of my movable property with in and with of goods and chattles during her widowhood or life should she marry again that my movable property may be divided between my suceeding children - - - -

Item - I give to my son Thomas a certain parcel or track of land laying on Durins Island at the mouth of alligator containing five hundred and twenty acres to him and his heirs forever

Item - I give and bequeath unto my two sons William and Nevel the manner plantation where on I now live to be equally divided between them to them there heirs for ever likewise I constitute and appoint my two sons Joseph Caroon and John Caroon my only and sole executors of this my last will and testament and I do utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former testaments wills legacies bequests and executors by me in any ways before named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this second day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety one

John Caroon

Signed sealed published & pronounced
in presence of us

Samuel Mann
John Pain

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Charles W. Barnes