WILL & TESTAMENT OF HUGH BROWN - September 28, 1789
Source: North Carolina Archives - Robeson County Wills 1783-1935 - C.R. 083.801.2
Transcribed & posted by Myrtle Bridges January 20th, 2000.
I Hugh Brown of North Carolina Robeson County through the aboundant mercy and goodness of God, tho, weak in body, yet of a sound and perfect understanding and memory do make this my Last Will & Testament as follows
Item I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife the plantation i now live on and Negro Clo and the child that is now at her breast, the black horse, the bay mare and colt, and gray filley and the most part of the stock as long as she lives with Duncan my son and at her death the whole to be and remain my son Duncan's and all land joining the plantation in all four hundred acres.
Item I give and bequeath to my son Hugh a Negro boy named Lingo and two hundred acres of land above my son William's where he now lives.
Item I give and bequeath to my son William a Negro boy named Simon and fifty acres of land joining John.
Item I give to my son Neill Negro Sall and two hundred acres of land on Gilles Branch where Alexander Campbell now lives.
Item I give and bequeath to my son John one hundred acres of land on Rockfish Creek near John Stewart and Jonstones.
Item I give to my daughter Anna a Negro girl named Chaine.
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary one cow and calf in witness whereof have hereunto set my hand and seal September 28, 1789. (signed) Hugh Brown Witnesses: John Fort and Neill Brown
This will is recorded in Robeson County Will Book A page 19 July 1826
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