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The Will of Liles Abernathy

Submitted by Shirley Hargrove August 15, 2007

In the name of GOD amen I LILES ABERNATHY of MECKLENBURG COUNTY AND THE STATE OF VIRGINIA being in sound mind and memory do make and constitute this my last will and testaent revoking all others heretofore made by me in the manner and the following

I lend to my beloved WIFE BETSEY ABERNATHY during hrer natural life all the slaves that come to me from the estate OF JOHN TARPLEY....TOM...PHILLIS...LUCINDA..DRURY..NED..LISA..EPHRAIM..HARRIET.and SALLY two beds and furniture, two heads of horses..Parot and Paddyone third part of my stock of cattle, hogs and sheep and one third part of all my household and kitchen furniture and plantation utensils exclusive of the beds and furniture before disposed of. I also lend to MY WIFE BETSEY ABERNATHY the part of my land that the mansion house stands on bounded as follows..beeginning at the mouth of the creek then up the branch north to WILLIAM TOONES line then north at WILLIAM TOONES line to TUCKER'S ROAD ..with TUCKER'S ROAD TO TABBS ROAD thence with TABBS ROAD TO COX CREEK thence with COX CREEK to the beginning..during her natural life and at her death the land with such stock above listed to be sold and the money arising from such sale to be equally divided between MY SONS BURWELL AND WILLIAM AND THE CHILDREN OF MY DECEASED SON JESSEE ABERNATHY. It is my will and desire that my WIFE BETSEY ABERNATHY be furnished out of my estate sufficient quantity of meat and corn to serve herself and family for one year. I give to MY SON BURWELL ABERNATHY the following slaves ..DICK..STEPHEN..CATE..TOM SCOTT to him and his heirs forever. I give to MY SON WILLIAM ABERNATHY the following slaves ANNICA..SILLER..JACK..SILVEY AND BILLY o him and his heirs forever I give to the children of my DECEASED SON JESSEE ABERNATHY..LILES EDWARDS..WILLIAM DANIEL AND ELIZABETH the following slaves DANIEL..CLAREY..AND CLOE to them and their heirs forever I give to LILES E. ABERNATHY one horse called Ribbonto him and his heirs forever It is my desire that all my estate both real and personal not heretofore mentioned be sold and the money arising from such sale be equally divided among my SONS BURWELL AND WILLIAM and the three children of my DECEASED SON JESSEE ABERNATHY after paying all my just debts and funeral expenses and I do hereby appoint and constitute my SON BURWELL ABERNATHY THE SOLE EXECUTOR to this my last will and testament In witness wherof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal THIS NINETEENTH DAY OF DECEMBER ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND THIRTEEN.. signed and acknowledged in the presence of EDWARD DELANY...JOHN HUTCHESON..THOMAS E. ABERNATHY..WILLIAM BROWDER



SOURCE...Library of Virginia Mecklenburg Wills Bk #8 pg 33 -34 ( 1813 reel 25)