Last Will & Testament
son of Robert & Crosia Cobb
b: 1729 Bruton Parish, York Co, VA
d: After 21 Jun 1797 Lincoln Co, NC
m: Sarah LNU, in 1749, Halifax Co, VA
In the name of God, Amen,
of Lincoln County and State of North Carolina,
being weak in body but yet of sound and perfect understanding and memory,
thanks be to God for the same,
and calling to mind the uncertainty of this life and knowing it is
appointed unto all men once to die, and being desirous to settle things
in order, I do make and constitute and appoint this and no other
to be my last will and testament in manner and form following:
That is to say first of all,
I principally give my soul to God, the giver of it, in hopes to receive
the same again at the joyful resurrection at the last day, with a full
and true pardon of all my sins and transgressions through the death
and mercies of my Blessed Saviour and Redeemer, Jesus Christ,
and my body to the earth from whence it came,
to be ordered a decent and Christian-like manner,
and as touching my worldly estate, as the Lord in His mercy hath
lent me, and my will and meaning is that the same be
employed and disposed of in the following manner:
that all my just and lawful debts and funeral expenses be first paid.
Then, I give unto my son,
Two Hundred (200) Acres of land on the lower end of the tract,
including the houses and plantation,
and also one feather bed and furniture.
Also, I give unto my son,
One Hundred and Fifty (150) Acres on the upper end of the tract,
including the improvement where he formerly lived,
also I give him one bed and furniture.
Then all the remainder of my property of every kind,
to be sold and the money equally divided between
THE REST OF MY LIVING CHILDREN,
save one, which is
whom I give Five (5) Shillings, and no more.
The above property mentioned
is not to be divided or possessed by the heirs
till after the decease of me and my wife,
I do appoint my two sons,
WILLIAM and JAMES COBB,
to be executioners of these presents.
Signed, sealed and delivered, in presence of
Robert Reed and John Rockett.
AMBROSE COBB (Seal)
June 21, 1797
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