Beeson Wills

ISAAC BEESON

 (1729-1802)

 

"Know all men by these presents that I, Isaac Beeson, of Guilford County, North Carolina, being indisposed in body but of sound disposing mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in maner and form the following:

First - My will is that all the just debts that I shall owe to any person or persons at the time of my decease be well and truly paid and discharged in convenient time out of my personal estate.

Item - I give to my beloved wife Ph(o)ebe Beeson all my estate both real and personal during all her widowhood and in case she should marry my will is that she shall have only equal with one of my children.

Item - I give to my son Isaac Beeson all the land I now live with all the buildings and privileges thereto belonging at the decease or marriage of my wife - likewise one bed and furniture.

Item - I give unto my son Nathaniel Beeson the tract of land I own adjoining the land belonging to George Mendenhall.

Item - I give unto my four daughters, namely, Mary, Charity, Ph(o)ebe and Martha each of them five shillings.

I give unto my four sons, namely, Benjamin, Samuel, Edward, and William each of them five shillings.

At the decease of my wife my will is that all the remaining part of my estate of what name or nature not herein mentioned be equally divided among all my children now living not prefering one before another - also my will is that John Ades now living with me shall have a horse creature when he arrives to the age of twenty-one years.

and lastly I constitute, appoint and make my beloved wife Ph(o)ebe Beeson Executrix and my beloved son Isaac Beeson Executor jointly of this my last will and Testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this third day in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and two.

The words "now living" was interlined before this was signed and sealed.

Isaac Beeson

Signed, sealed, Pronounced and declared by the said Isaac Beeson to be his last will and Testament in the presence of us Hezekiah Starbuck, Joshua Haines, Benjamin Beeson.

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