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Will of Lawrence MCMANUS

In the name of God Amen I Larance McManous of the County of Chatham and State of North Carolina being of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be God do this 25th day of February in this year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirteen make and publish this my Last Will And Testament-------- ---------- -------

That is to say FIRST I surrender my Soul and Spirit to All Mighty God that gave it and my body to the burial at the discretion of my friends and as to my Worldly Estate where the Lord has been pleased to Bless me and I give and bequeth unto my dearly beloved wife Cattrel for her use during her life two beds and furniture and arm chair and two other chays chairs and the small dress table and the potware she_____and_____of______and 20 bushels of corn and 20 bushels of wheat and two good______and what new leather items is now tanned and Forty Dollars in cash and Arthur my negro fellow serving her life time and I give and bequeth unto my youngest son Larance Two Hundred Dollars to be levid out of the land I now live on said land to be sold and I also give Larance my wearing clothes or as many of them as he chooses to take and the balance of the price____ _____of said land to be equally divided between my other Four sons, Ely, Nathan, Aron and Jonathan and I also give and bequeth unto my daughters Anne Pains, Hannah Williams, Amy Pains and Cattrel Thomas the sum of One Hundred Dollars each to be levid out of my ______Estate and I also give and bequeth unto my daughters Mary Elkins and Ann Barber Fifty Dollars each to be levid out of my _______property all of which I wish to be sold_____For division and as to the property I have left to my wife I wish what_______of that if any_____to be sold and the balance after the above mentioned sums are paid to be equally divided among all of my children and I hereby make and ordain worthy sons Nathan and Aron McManous Executors of This My Last Will And Testament in Witness where of I the said Larance McManous have to this My Last Will And Testament set my hand and Seal the Day and Year above written Larance McManous_____

Signed Sealed Published And Declaired by the said Larance McManous The Testator on his Last Will And Testament in the presents of us who were present at the time of signing and sealing thereof.

Larnace McManous