the william born 1765 in randolph co nc whose will is below:

WILLIAM CRANFORD'S WILL 1843

 

In the Name of God Amen. I, William Cranford of the state of North Carolina,
Montgomery County, knowing myself to be getting weaker in body and more
frail, but of sound mind and understanding do make my last will and
testament in manner and form as follows.

I give devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Agnes Cranford during her
widowhood all my money securities for money goods chattle estate and effects
of what nature or kind (?) to hold the same unto my said wife her executors
administrators and Assigns Excepth that I give and bequeath unto my daughter
Phebe Green Cranford one bed and furniture one Brood Sow and pigs one cow
and calf to have and to hold the same forever. I do also except for my
daughter Wealthy Adaline Cranford one bed and furniture one sow and pigs one
cow and calf to have and to hold the same forever. I do also except for my
son Ebenezer Hearne Cranford one horse and one bed and furniture cow and
calf to have and to hold the same forever and I do also except for my son
Wilson Cranford one horse one bed and furniture one cow and one calf to have
and to hold the same forever and I also except for my Son Josiah Reaves
Cranford
one bed and furniture and eight dollars and fifty cents. I also
except for my daughter Elizabeth Baily Hall one dollars. I also except for
my son Henry Cranford, one dollar and I also except for my son Baily
Cranford
one dollar. I also except for my daughter Melinda Cawltharp one
dollar and I also except for my daughter Rebekah Hall one dollar and I also
except for my daughter Jane Kimbrel one dollar and I also except for my son
Elias G. Cranford one dollar and I also except for my daughter Mary Bundy
one dollar and I also give unto my two sons all my land to be equally
divided between the two Ebenezer and Wilson by their taking care of their
mother their lifetime and their two sisters whle they remain with their
mother and I nominate Constitute and appoint my said wife sole executor of
this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all and
every other will or wills at any time by me heretofore made and do declare
this to be my last will and testament.

In witness whereof by the said William Cranford, hereunto, set my hand seal
this the 17th day of March in the year of our Lord, One Thousand, eight
hundred and forty three. Signed sealed declared and published by the above
named William Cranford as and for his last will and testament and in his
presence have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto here

} William (his X mark) Cranford

Nathan Cranford, Jno Lomax

Montgomery Court July Session 1843 This the foregoing will was proved in
open court by the oath of William Cranford and ordered to be recorded.

D.R. COCKRAN by P.W. Ward

 

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