Will: Elisha Stout Blacksher
Probated in Jones County, North Carolina - November Term 1810
Will of ELISHA STOUT BLACKSHER 1810
Transcribed by Tonie Hill Moody
ELISHA STOUT BLACKSHER WILL
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA,JONES COUNTY
I, Elisha S.Blacksher of the County and State aforesaid being rather infirm in body, but in perfect memory of mind, do make and ordain this to be my last will & testament in
manner and form following:
1st. Imprimis, I lend to my wife Susanna Blacksher (during her life or widowhood) my black Horse called Jack and all my household & kitchen furniture (except two beds & furniture) also one third of all my corn, meat and other provisions.
2nd. I will & bequeath to my sons Moses Blacksher & Jacob Blacksher all my wearing clothes only, they having had their proportionable part of my Estate.
3rd. My three daughters, Rebecca, Susanna & Agnes have received their proportionable of my Estate also.
4th.I give & bequeath to my daughter Nancy my negro man named Toney and my young horse called Ball, to her & her heirs and assigns for ever.
5th. I wll & bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth all my sheep.
6th. I will & bequeath to my grand daughter Susanna Huggins my black horse called Pal, and one bed & furniture.
7th. I will to my grand daughter Nancy Koonce one bed and furniture.
8th. I give to my three sons in law, James Huggins, Samuel Westbrook & Elijah Koonce all my carpenter & plantation tools.
9th. I give & bequeath to my daughter Temperance all my stock of cattle and hogs and the other two thirds of my crop and provision with all other articles of my property not
otherwise mentioned also all that I lent my wife at her decease, to her & her heirs and assigns for ever.
10th. I will & bequeath to my three daughters, Elizabeth, Nancy & Temperance to be equally divided between them after paying all my debts and necessary expenses all my
money in hand and all thats due me on notes or accounts.
And Last of all, I constitute make and ordain Benjamin Fordham Sen. & Samuel Westbrook my soul Executors to this my last Will and Testament, and uteraly disallow and revoke
all and every other will in any will before named. Ratifying and confirming this to be my last Will and Testament, in Witnes whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this
11th of December 1808.
ELISHA S. BLACKSHER (SEAL)
Signed & pronounced by the said Elisha S. Blacksher in presence of us who in his presence and in presence of each other hereunto set and subscribe our names.
Isaac Brown (SEAL)
Samuel Westbrook (SEAL)
Elijah Koonce (SEAL)
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA: COURT OF PLEAS & JONES COUNTY: QUARTER
NOVEMBER TERM 1810
Then was the aforegoing last will & Testament of Elisha S. Blacksher, dec., duly proven in open court by the oath of Isaac Brown & Elijah Koonce two of the subscribing
witnesses and ordered to be recorded at same time the executors therein named qualifying as such agreeable to law. Ordered that Letters Testamentary issue accordingly a true
copy from the original filed in the Clerks office of Jones County.
Atest:H. BRYAN CSC
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