BOON, NC, 1787

WILL OF RATLIFF BOON

I Ratliff Boon, being in perfect mind and sound memory do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament.

First, I give my body to the earth from whence it came to be buried in such manner as my executors hereafter named shall think proper, and as for this worlds goods which it hath pleased God to endow me with; give and bequeath in the manner and form following.

I give to my wife Ruth Boon one Negro named Ballar and one wench named Judge & one girl named Hannah together with all the personal estate I possess only what I shall give to my children hereafter named during her natural life.

I give to my daughter Rachel Gurly one dollar to her & heirs forever.

I give to my son Joseph Boon one Negro boy named Trial to him and his heirs forever.

I give to my son Thomas Boon one Negro boy named Crombel to him and his heirs forever.

I give to my daughter Charity Clark one Negro boy Abraham and ten pounds in money to be raised out of my land when sold by my executors to her and her heirs forever.

I give to my son Ratliff Boon one Negro fellow named Ned to him and his heirs forever.

I give to my daughter Hester Boon one Negro girl named Fellice and one feather bed and a ten pound horse to be raised out of the said land when it is sold to her and her heirs forever.

I give to my son James Boon one Negro fellow named Epin to him and his heirs forever.

I give to my daughter Mary Boon one Negro girl named Hager and one feather bed and one ten pound horse to be raised out of the sale of the above said land to her and her heirs forever.

I give to my son Daniel Boon one Negro girl named Vilate and one feather bed and one gray Colt which is called "prok" to him and his heirs forever.

My will and desire is that the land whereon I live should be sold after my decease and the money arise from such sail I give to my son Daniel only what I have will out of it to three of my daughters to him and his heirs forever.

My will and desire that all that I give to my wife during life that after her decease to be sold and equally divided between my daughter Charity, my son Ratliff, my son James, my daughters Hester and Mary and my son Daniel, except the girl Hannah which I give to my son Daniel more than the rest to them and their heirs forever. Revoking and disannulling all other wills heretofore made. This and no other to be my last will and testament; pronounce and declared, signed sealed in the presence of. I do constitute and appoint my son Ratliff to execute this my last will and testament.

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Robert Harris
Richard Hazelwood, Jurist
July the 10th day 1787

North Carolina Surry County, August term 1787. Richard Hazelwood one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last Will and Testament of Ratliff Boon, made oath that he saw the said Ratliff Boon sign, publish and declare the same to be his last Will and Testament, that he was of sound disposing mind and memory and at the same time he saw Robert Harris sign the same as witness. And ordered to be recorded. Recorded accordingly,

S. J. Williams,
C. C.

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