Will of Elizabeth Inman

In the name of God, Amen, I, Elizabeth Inman, of Robeson County and State of North Carolina being in a declining state of health of body but of reasonable sense and memory all laud and praise be given to God for it therefore do make order and constitute this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say first and principally and for above all worldly things and enjoyment, I commit my soul to God the Father of all miracles trusting and firmly believing that the merits of his Son my only Savior to receive fully pardon and remission of all my sins wherever this mortal life shall cease. Item. I commit my body to the earth from whence it was taken to be decently entered in a Christian manner and for what worldly goods it hath pleased God to help me, I will and positively order that all my debts be paid. Item. I give to my daughter, Mary Barfield, my horse bridle and saddle and my part of the crop and all my clothing of all kinds except our calico gound with long sleeves and one musling handkerchief and my will is that Elizabeth Flowers, daughter of William Flowers, shall have the calico gound and handkerchief. Item. I give to my son, William Flowers, one shot gun. Item. I to my grand (part missing) Susana Wishart five shillings sterling. Item. Moreover I give to my daughter, Mary Barfield, my large trunk and my large new dish and large bason and nine puter plates and one middle sised dish and one small bason. Item. Moreover I give to my son, William Flowers, two puter dishes and three plates and one little trunk and one bed and one bedstead and furniture and the third part of my cattle and hogs. Item. I give moreover to my daughter, Mary Barfield, the bed and bedstead whereon I lie as long as she remains a widdow and after her widdowhood to her youngest daughter, Mary Barfield, forever and the remainder part of my cattle and hogs to my daughter, Mary Barfield, have two parts and that my son, William Flowers, have the one part and also that Tener, my negroe woman do labor for my son, William Flowers, five weeks and that she do labor for my daughter, Mary Barfield, two weeks and so to continue and they to use said negroe well and keep her in good clothing and I desire for Mary Barfield, my daughter, to have two parts of my money and for my son,William Flowers, have the one part. Furthermore, I do ordain, constitute and appoint John Flowers, William Ashley and Wright Leggett to be my whole sole executors to see this my Last Will and Testament fully performed in witness of which I do hereunto set my hand and seal this thirtieth day of September, seven hundred and ninety nine signed sealed and delivered to be the Last Will and testament of the subscriber hereof.

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