William Vaughan
Northampton, North Carolina
Submitted and researched by Jeanette Howell

In the name of God Amen.

I, William Vaughan of the County of Northampton and State of North
Carolina being sick and weak but in sound disposing mind and memory knowing that it is appointed for all men once(?) to die and the uncertainty
of the time thereof do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament
in manner and form following -

First I recomend my soul to Almighty God who gave it and my Body to
the Earth to be Buried at the descreshion of my Exetors hereafter mentioned - and touching such Worldly Estate as where with it has pleased God to bless
me with in this life - I give demise and dispose of the same in the manner
and form following Vizt over and above what I have heretofore given and delivered into possession of my Eight children namely
Mary Christenbery
Elisebeth Ralls
Thomas Vaughan
Miley Collier
William Vaughan
Nancy Patience
Cathern Raney
James Vaughan

Imprimis - My will and desire is that all my Just Debts be paid at the
descreshions of my Executors hereafter mentioned --

I lend unto my beloved wife Sarah Vaughan all my estate during her
natural life if she continues my widow for the training? and educating
the children that she has born me and the death or marriage of my
beloved wife Sarah Vaughan my will and desire is that all my said
estate be sold and the money arrising form such sale to be equally
devided amongst all my children born by my beloved wife Sarah
Vaughan and if any of my said children born by my beloved wife
Sarah Vaughan should die before such division and leave issue then
and in that case my will and desire is that the issue of such decendent
have one equal part with my surviving children born by my beloved
wife Sarah Vaughan --

Item I hereby nominate and appoint my loving son Jeriamiah Vaughan
and my beloved wife Sarah Vaughan to be whole and sole Executor & Executrix of this my last will and testament

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal
this fifteenth day of October in the Year of our Lord one thousand and
Seven Hundred and Ninty three --

Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us --

Peter Weaver   Jun.                                                         his
John Gary                                                        William WV Vaughan
Henry Weaver   Jun.                                                     mark

Probated Dec Court Northampton Co., NC 1794

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