Location: Edgecomb County, North Carolina
Surnames/tags: Cain edgecomb_county,_North_Carolina
In the Name of God Amen the twenty first day of December in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty four I Hardy Cain of Edgcombe County being very sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and Memmory thanks be given to God therefore calling to mind the mortallity of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to dye do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principly and first of all give and Recommend my soul into the hads of God that gave it and for my bodey I Recommend it to the Earth to be buried in a Christian Like and ?esant manner at the Descretion of my Executors Nothing Doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall Receive the same again by the Mighty power of God and afs[?] souehing such Worldly Estate where with it hath pleased God to Bless me in this Life I Give Devise and Dispose of the Same in the following Manner and form
Inpri?n?y I give and Bequeath unto my well beloved Daughter Isabell Cain the Plantation Whereon I Now Live with one hundred and fifty acres of land thereunto adjoining to be fully possessed with the same at the Marrag of her Mother and in case hir Mother should not Marry then to be possessed with [?] legacy at the Age of Eighteen years.
Itam[?] I give and bequeath an enty of land which I have in Johnson County to be Equally devided between my Daughter Peurity and the Child my wife now goes with if it is born alive and lives to posses the ?ame and in Case it should not live and possess the sd legacy as aforesaid then to be devided between my Daughter Peurity aforesaid and my Daughter Sarah to be possessed with the sd Legacy at the Age of Eighteen years
Itam I give and bequeath to my well beloved Daughter Sarah Cain one Negro man Named Peter and to be possesed with the proprity of the said Negro at the age of Eighteen years and untill that time I devise the work of the sd slave to my Wife for the benifit of Raseing my Children
Itam I Give and Devise to my Wife Rachel Cain for the Bennifit of Raseing my Children and paying my Just Debts all my Cattle and all my hoggs and Likewise all my household Goods to be freely Injoyed by hir for the uses aforesaid and likewise all my house devised. I likewise Constitute make and ordain my wellbeloved wife Rachel Cain and my loving Brother James Cain my only and sole [crease obscures] [?] of this my Last Will and Testament and I do hereby wh??ly disalow Revoke and Disan?l all and Evry other former Testaments wills legacyes and Executors by me in any ways before this time Named willed and bequeathed Ratyfying and Confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the day and year above written
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