LINCOLN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
Will Book 1
January Sessions 1837
In the name of God Amen. I John Endsley of the County of
Lincoln State of North Carolina who being very sick but of
sound and perfect mind & memory thanks be to God for his
Mercy toward me do this 21st day of October in the year of
our Lord one thousand eight hundred thirty one make & publish this my last will and testament in the manner following. That is to say:
1st I commend my Soul to God who gave it & my body to be
interred in a Christian like manner believing that it is
appointed for all men once to die hoping that I shall be
raised up at the last day with him who is Lord of Lord and
King of Kings.
2nd. I give and bequeath unto Eliza, Anna, Amy Wilson,
daughters of Sally Wilson the tract of land whereon I have
resided which outlies [? illegible] my improvements the rest
of my land and property collateral thereon I want to be sold
& disposed of as follows:
1st I want my Just debts to be paid.
2nd I give and bequeath unto Sally Wilson daughter of
Robert Wilson twenty five dollars.
3rd I give and bequeath unto my mother Deborah Endsley
twenty bushels of corn the remainder of the corn to be sold
with all my other property & equally divided amongst all my
brothers & sisters [? illegible], Jas Endsley, Sally Cochran, Polly McFarland [? illegible] Martha Endsley,
Betsy Carroll, William Endsley & Debra Endsley ___________
And I hereby appoint and ordain Christoper Carpenter, Jr &
Robert M. Wilson Exrs of my Last Will and Testament.
In the presence whereof I the said John Endsley have
hereinunder set my hand & seal the day and year above
Signed & also published & declared by the said John Endsley
testor as his last will & testament in the presence of
JOHN ENDSLEY [SEAL]
JACOB CONNER JURAT
CHRISTOPHER CARPENTER )
ROBERT M. WILSON )Executors
Note: Someone in a different handwriting penned in "Jr."
after this John Endsley's name on the will.
Doesn't appear that he ever married, much less went to
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