Will of Sarah Ford

Contributed by Leighton Turner

Will of Sarah Ford



Sampson County, North Carolina, Will Book 1, Page 256 In the name of God Amen I Sarah Ford of the County of Sampson and State of North Carolina being of sound mind memory and understanding considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof and to the end that I may be the better prepared to leave this world I therefore make publish and declare this my last will and testament. I give bequeath and devise to my son John Turner Ford the following named negroes viz Serena, Rueben, Edith, Willis, John, Cindy? and Mathew and the increase of the female part thereof to him and his heirs forever. I also give bequeath and devise to my said son John one feather bed all my household & kitchen furniture together with my stock of cattle and hogs and all other property of which I may die seized and possessed. I do hereby nominate and appoint my son John Turner Ford my Executor of this my last will and testament. In Testimony whereof I have hereto inscribed my name and affixed my seal the eleventh day of May in the year of my Lord 1838. Signed Sealed published | & declared in the prescence | Sarah Ford Seal of Salmon Strong | John Sillers | State of North Carolina Sampson County court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions February Term 1842 Then was the foregoin Will duly proven in Open Court by the oath of John Sillers a subscribing witness & ordered to be Recorded Thomas I. Faison, Clk This will is not to be copied and posted on any other site!

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