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Ashe county, North Carolina Will Book A, page 82

James Jackson's Will 1826

In the name of God amen, I, James Jackson of the County of Ashe & State of North Carolina, being, of health of body and of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God calling unto mind the immortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for me once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will & Testament that is to say principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hand of Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but at the great resurrection, I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God. And as touching such worldly estate where with it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give, devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.

First I give and bequeath to my dear beloved wife Abigill one hundred acres of land that I now live on. Beginning on John Brown's line running east. Also I observe the 100 acres of land that I give to my wife Abigill is for her to live on her lifetime, then it is to be John Jackson's with all appertainances. I also give to my wife Abigill all the stock & working tools of every sort with household furniture. I also give to my son James Jackson Two Dollars, having had his part of estate. Mary Jackson debtor ten dollars, Benjamin Jackson debtor 18 dollars, Ebenezer Jackson has had nothing, Daniel Jackson debtor forty dollars, Jesse Jackson debtor forty dollars, Isaac Jackson debtor $130.00, John Jackson debtor $60.00.

I shall observe that all my just debts is to be paid. I shall observe that all the rest of my property be sold at public sale and the money be equally divided. I also appoint my son Benjamin Jackson to be my Executor. Finis

February 25th 1826                                      James Jackson (seal)

Attest: David Miller Charles Pagan Jurat

North Carolina  )  Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, August Term 1826
Ashe County     )  I, Thos. Calloway, Clerk of the County Court of Ashe County, do hereby certify that the last will and testament of James Jackson , dec. was duly proven in open court by the oath of the subscribing witnesses and that a record is made of the same.

T. Calloway, CCC
by A. Mitchell, D.C.

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