Wednesday, April 30, 2008

* Abner Braswell, Edge. Co., NC 1807

, date of will 9 Apr 1807, Proved May Ct. 1807, "weake in body bot of sound mind and memory" my just debts- wife Nancy Braswell to have ½ all my estate real and personal during her natural life- to daughter Zilpha Braswell the other ½ of my estate to be managed by my executors and to be paid to her at her marriage or when she becomes of age. If daughter dies without heirs, her share to my wife for her natural life or widowhood, then to my brothers and sisters children. Executors James Southerland and Shadrack Collins. Sign. Abner Braswell (X). Wit. Lewis Fort, John Williams. (Abstracted from copy of original, NC Archives CR.037.801.4 , 6-24-01, by CTC.)