Will of Robert Abernethy Jr
In the name of God, Amen, I, Robert Abernathy, Jr., of Lincoln County and State of North Carolina being weak in body yet of a sound and perfect understanding and memory thanks be to God for it and calling to mind the uncertainty of this life and knowing it is appointed unto all men once to die and being desirous to settle things in order, I do make and constitute and appoint this and no other to be my last Will and Testament in the manner and form following that is to say first and principally, I give my soul to God the giver thereof in hopes to receive the same again at the joyful Resurrection at the last day with a full and true pardon of all my sins and transgressions through the death and merits of my blessed Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ and my body to the earth whence it came to be ordered for a decent and Christian like manner and as touching my worldly estate as the Lord in his Mercy hath lent me and my Will and meaning is that the same be employed and disposed of in the following manner and first that all my just and Lawful debts and funeral charges be first paid, then I give unto my wife, Sarah Abernathy, my whole estate Each and Every part thereof to have and to hold during her life, then after her death, I give unto my children as follows, to Robert Abernathy 2nd, my son, I give five shillings, to William Abernathy I give five shillings, to Charles Abernathy, I give five shillings, to John Abernathy I give five shillings, to Miles Abernathy I also give five shillings, to my daughter Sarah Abernathy I give five shillings, to my daughter Amy I give five shillings, I also give unto my son, Smith Abernathy five shillings, I also give until my daughter Lucy Cox five shillings, then I give unto Nathan Abernathy the remainder of my property Each and Every part thereof which shall be then remaining. I do hereby appoint my wife Sarah Abernathy and son Nathan Abernathy executions of these presents.
Presents, sealed and delivered in presence of
Last Will and Testament of Robt. Abernathy- no date. Probated 1792.
Submitted by Virginia L. Keefer