Will of Lewis Mullican Jr, 1835, Davidson County, NC

In the name of God Amen, I Lewis Mullikin of the County of Davidson, State of North Carolina, being of old age but of sound mind and memory having called to mind that it is appointed for all men once to die, I do ordain and make this my last Will and Testament, in manner and form as follows to wit:

First, my will and desire is that all my just debts be paid and then my wife Susana to have all my personal estate, also my plantation whereon I now live, during her life time and after her death my will and desire is that my grandson Lewis Spencer Mullikin to have the said land with all the appurtenance there to belonging to be his own right and property to dispose of as he may deem proper and if the said Spencer Mullikin should die before my wife my will is after the death of my wife the widow and children of Spencer shall have the same interest in the said land, as they would have had, if the said Spencer had actually died leased and possessed of.

Secondly, my will and desire is that after my wife's decease that all of my personal property be sold at public sale and the money arising there from be divided as follows: That my son Humphrey Mullikin and grandaughter, Patsey Painter and the other two children of Humphrey's by his second wife -- each of them to have fifty cents of my estate and no more and the balance of the money arising from the said sale to be equally divided between my two children, Thomas Mullikin and Elizabeth Thompson, to share and share alike. I do hereby acknowledge this to be my last Will and Testament in the presence of witnesses here to subscribed this 13th day of August in the year of our Lord A. D. 1835."

(signed) Lewis Mullican

Subscribing Witnesses:
Stephen Douthit
Benton Douthit

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