Duplin Co., NC - 1799 Will of Edmund Duncan

1799 Will of Edmund Duncan

Will of Edmund Duncan

Duplin County, North Carolina
Will Book Vol. A, p. 108-109


In the name of God amen. I Edmond Duncan of the County of Duplin and State of No. Carolina being of sound mind and memory but calling to mind the mortality of the Body and certainty of death and being desirous that all my affairs should be settled to my mind do make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament in Manner and form following Viz: First I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Grace Duncan one Horse Bridle and saddle. Secondly I give unto my son William Duncan, Edmond Duncan and George Duncan, and my daughter Anna Reaves five Shillings each and no more. Likewise my Will is that my Grand Children the Ofspring of my daughter Sarah Reaves decd have no part of my estate. Also my carpenter and Turner Tools I will should be sold and the money arising therefrom to be applied to the payment of all my just debts and if any suply remains to be disposed of as hereafter to be mentioned The Residue and Remainder of my Estate consisting Horses, Cattle, Hogs and sheep. Household Goods of every kind and plantation tools I lend to my Wife during her natural life or widowhood and then to be equally divided between my Daughter Mary Brown, Grace Duncan and Catron Reaves have and share alike, and if any suply should remain from the of my tools above mentioned my will is that it should be divided between my three last mentioned Daughters. Lastly I constitute and appoint my son Edmund Duncan and George Duncan to Execute this my last will and testament. Revoking and disannulling all former or other wills and declaring this and no other to be my last will and testament. In Witness whereof I the Edmund Duncan have hereunto set my hand and seal this 13th day of September in the year of our Lord 1799. Signed sealed published and declared by the said Edmund Duncan to be his last will and Testament in the presence of :
Reubin R Werton                                                            Edmund Duncan
Zachariah A Harris

Proved October Term 1799

Note: The daughters of Edmund Duncan had married sons of William Reaves of Wayne County, North Carolina. Anna Duncan married Adam Reaves, Sr., Catherine or Catron married John Reaves and, although undocumented, daughter Sarah apparently married Jesse Reaves. Sarah appears to have been deceased prior to the writing of this will in 1799.


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