In the name of God amen I, Charles Johnson, of Wilkes County and State of North Carolina, being of sound mind and memory, knowing the uncertainty of this mortal life and the certainty of death being desirous of settling temporal business do make this my last will and testament, revoking all other before...
First to my dear loving wife Hannah Johnson during her life or widowhood all my land and plantations whereon I now live, containing three hundred and sixty and a half acres, the same to be at her disposal in settling my sons Israel and Permanes when for the same at her marriage or decease aforesaid land I gave and bequeath to my above mentioned sons the aforesaid land
I gave to my son Israel fifty acres of land lying on the head of the long branch ajoining William Wilson's land. And I also give to my son Israel a small feather bed and such furniture as can be spared by his mother and one cow and calf or pig with calf.
And I gave to my daughter Elizabeth Jarvis five shillings. And I also gave to my daughter Jean Mize five shillings. And I also gave to my daughter Ann Ball five shillings. And I also gave to my daughter Lydia Sale five shillings. And I gave to my daughter Mary Stanley five shillings, and I also gave to my daughter Luce Ball five shillings, and I also gave to my daughter Hannah Howard five shillings.
I gave and bequeath to my son Charles Johnson five shillings, and I gave to my son Robert Johnson five shillings, and I gave to my son Joseph Johnson five shillings and my reason for so doing is because I gave them their share of my estate hereintofore when they left me
And the balance of my estate I lend to my dear loving wife Hannah Johnson during her life or widowhood and all the balance of my estate I gave to my son Permanes Johnson if he lives with his mother and takes care of her and his sister Alce and keeps them living together as well as he can. And if he should leave his mother and sister then I leave his mother to give him as much of my estate as I gave his brother if his mother can spare it without suffering. And if he goes away and will not live with her and and take care of her and his sister Alce and my desire is that he should live with them and if he will not then if any of his brothers or brothers-in-law will undertake to live with my dear wife and daughter Alce and take care of them and keep them from suffer and till the plantation and not waste the liven, then I gave them that my son Permanes was to have had after my dear wifes death.
And as for my daughter Alce I leave her mother to gave her as much of my living as I gave her sister and fifty dollars in trade at her mothers decease to be paid her by them that have the living after her mothers death.
And lastly I do hereby nominate my dear wife Hannah Johnson executor with my son Joseph Johnson and my executors of this my last will and testament revoking all others by me made in testimony hereof I, Charles Johnson, have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 9th day of December 1816.
Witnesses: Robert Cobinon and Charly Jarvis
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