Will of Soasbe Johnson

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Will of Soasbe Johnson

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In the Name of God Amen-I Soasbe Johnson of the County of Sampson in the State of North Carolina being weak in Body but of Sound Memory Calling to mind the Mortality of My Body and knowing that it is Appointed Unto men to Die do make and Ordain the following to be my last will and Testament_ (That is to say) first I give and Recommend my Soul to almighty God and my Body to the Earth to be Buried in a Christian manner-and as to Such Worldly Estate where with it has pleased the Lord to bless me in this life I Give the Same as follows. First I Give and Bequeath to my Beloved wife Sarah Johnson all my personal Estate(that is to Say) all my Stock of Cattle Horses Hogg(SIC) and Sheep during the time of her Natural life Except So much as will Make Each of My Childrens Shear(SIC) Equal with those that have already(SIC) had, and So much as will Discharge the Debts which I am Justly Oweing(SIC) also My Negroes to Remain in her possession During her Natural life, and after the Desseas(SIS) of My Beloved wife Sarah then the property which Remains to be Equally Divided Amongst My Heirs- And lastly I appoint my Son Soloman Johnson and E. Herring Executors of this my last Will and Testament and do Revoke all former Wills in witness Where of I Said Soasbe Johnson have hereunto Set My hand and Seal the 28th day of Augsut 1822 His Signed Sealed published and Soasbe X Johnson (SEAL) Mark Declared to be his will in Presence of us- E. Herring~ Wm. Millen? ~ This will is not to be copied and posted on any other site!

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