JAMES BOON'S WILLWritten June 6, 1828
I James Boon of the County of Northampton and the State of North Carolina do make my last will and testament in manner and form following, to Wit;
First I lend to my wife Winny Boon during her natural life the following Negroes George that come from my brother Thomas Boon, Harrey that come by her Jonas Mary and three children Miah Lucy and Allen Charlot Jane also the sole use of the land where I now live also Lias Wimborns tract of land and the old place where I formerly lived also my riding chear and harness also the still and cider caste also two feather beds and furniture also two Horses Ponpy and Nancie also a yoake of seers and cart and wheels. Two sows and pigs first choice two cows and calves first choice two yews and lambs first choice also two axes and weeding hoes and grubing hoes and one pair of iron wedges all her own choice also one years support out of my crop and stock for her and family.
Second I give unto my son Henry Boon the tract of land I purchased of Sarah B. Bell also Jesse Lassiter tract where he now lives also Enoch Lassiter tract of land also three Negroes Jerry Betty and Chany with their increase with all the other propity I have given him his heirs and assigns forever.
Thirdly I give devise to my daughter Eloisabeth Goodson the following Negroes Beck Notic Isom and Ben son of Penny with their increase from the date hereof with all the other propity I have given her and her heirs forever.
Fourthly I give and devise to my daughter Sarah Benn Negroes Charles Ester and Benn, Amy daughter of Betty with their increase from the date hereof with all other propity I have given her and her heirs forever.
Fifthly I give and devise to my daughter Harrot Boon the following Negroes Big Harry Penny Sisey Davy Berry and Nedd also one feather bed and furniture with their increase from the date hereof to her hu--hurs forever.
Sixthly I give unto my son James Boon the land I bout of John T. Vaughan also Willie Hays tract also twenty acres of land I bought of Thomas Wiston Twenty acres it being a part his part that fell to his wife also all the lands I lent my Wife the dwelling house thereof also three Negroes Tom Willis and Ester with their increase from the date hereof also one filly colt called his own also one feather bed and furniture to him and his heirs forever.
Seventhly It is my will and desire that all the Negroes I lend my Wife be equally devided amoung my three daughters after the Dath of my Wife Eloisabeth Goodson Sarah Benn Harret Boon to them and their heirs and assigns forever.
Eighthly It is my further will and desire that all my propity not willed away of Negroes and such all kinds and my just dets and furnel expences be paid Out of it and the ballanc if any be Equally Devided among all my children and I do nominate and apoint Willie Futrell Executor of this my last will and testament with full confidenc that he will cary the same into execution and hereby acknowledg this above to be my last will and in witness Whereof I have hereunto sit my hand and affixed my seal this the Sixth June 1828.
James Boon (his mark)
Witness present: Ecrn E. Langford and Stephen Langford
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