Will of John Ogburn, 1846 North Carolina

Will of John Ogburn

of Johnson County, North Carolina

In the name of God Amen. I John Ogburn of the County of Johnson and state of North Carolina Being weak and low in Health of body but of sound mind and perfect sense and memory do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following, to wit

Imprimises, I wish all my Just Debts to be paid.

Itam I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Mary Ogburn one Negro woman named _essy & one Negro Boy named George in full

Itam I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Mary Ogburn Three feather Beds House Hold and Kitchen furniture one Bay mare named Pigeon Two cows and calves All my corn and fodder and working tools except one hand saw and all my stock of Hogs and Pork all my cider cask during her life time or widow hood

Itam I give to my well beloved Daughter Sarah Ogburn on Negro girl named Mariah one fether Bed and furniture one cow and calf

Itam give to my beloved Daughter Lucy Young one Negro girl named Evelinah
Itam I give to my beloved Daughter Charlotte Williams one Negro girl named Leanah
Itam I give to my Son Stephenson Ogburn one Negro Boy named Juleous
Item I give to my son Calvinn Ogburn one Negro Boy named Nathan one grind stone and one hand saw

All the property that I give to my wife Mary Ogburn except the negro woman Ussy & George to be equally divided among all my children at her death or widow

I leave one bay mare named Jewl and the balance of my stock of cattle to be sold and equally divided between all my children

Declaring this and this only to be my will in witness whareof I have here unto set my name and afixed my seal this 21st of December 1841

John (his mark) Ogburn

Signed sealed published and delivered in presence of
James (his + mark) Williams
Thomas Bayle_ _

[On outside of will]:
John Ogburns
May Term 1846
Recorded in Recd Book Letter M page 341 & 2
[Copy was received from NC State Archives. They say this will was filed in Johnston County, NC.]

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