The Will of Marcus Bishop, May 25, 1831
Probated May 1833
Halifax Co., NC, Book H, Pages 97-98

Marcus Bishop died Bet. 1831 - 1833 in Halifax Co., NC. He married Priscilla.

In the name of God amen I Marcus Bishop of Halifax Co and state of NC being sick and weak but of sound mind and memory do this 25th May 1831 make and ordain this as my last will and testament in manner and form as follows.

... First I lend to my affectionate wife Priscilla Bishop during her life all the land I die seized and possessed of all my stock of horses cattle and hogs and the following negroes viz - Man Callous woman Venus woman Amy, man Lucus and woman Hannah - and two beds and furniture.

... 2nd I give to my granddaughter Lucenda Dawson after the death of her grandmother Priscilla Bishop one negro girl or two hundred and seventy five dollars in money as my executor hereafter named may choose.

... 3rd I give to my daughter Lucenda Atkinson negro girl Fanny and negro boy Deck. ... 5th I give to my son John Bishop one negro man named Willis.

... 6th I give to my son Asa Bishop one negro boy named Jacob and one bed and furniture and the tract of land I now live on after the death of my wife Priscilla.

... 7th I give to the above named son John Bishop the tract of land where he now lives after the death of his mother.

... 8th I give to my son Arthur Bishop the tract of land bought of Luves Brewer bounded by the lands of Wm. Rawls Turner Brewer and Robert F. Purrington and others to be his after the death of his mother.

... 9th The balance of my estate not named and that loaned to my wife with the exception of the land after all my just debts are paid I give to be equally divided between my sons Arthur Bishop, John Bishop, and Asa Bishop and daughter Lucena Atkinson.

... 10th I nominate and appoint my son Asa Bishop my only executor - In witness hereof I hereunto set my hand and seal the day and date first above written.

Signed sealed and acknowledged in the presence of us
John Smithy, Senr.
Marcus Bishop {seal}
R. F. Purrington

Asa Bishop qualified

State of North Carolina, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
Halifax County
May Term 1833

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