This is the
will of Drury ALLEN of Anson County, North Carolina, who died in 1823. Though
I have preserved the spelling & punctuation in this transcript, I have
broken it up into paragraphs for easier reading.
DRURY ALLEN'S WILL
Know all men by these presents that I Drury Allen
of the County of Anson being sick and weak in body but of sound and perfect
memory, do make, constitute and order this my last will and testament revoking
all former wills by me made.
Item - I leave all that I am posessed with
together till my just debts are honested paid and then giving my son William
Allen fifty acres of land beginning at William Brantley's corner on the big
branch and running down it till contains fifty acres to my own line and then
with my line to Brantley's line to the beginning.
Item - I leave one black colt, one cow and
yearling and a heifer with calf, one bed and furniture, bedstead and mat to be
sold and pay my just debts with.
Item- I leave my dear wife, Nelly Allen, all the
rest that I possess, except she marries, and if she marries then it is to be
divided amongst all my surviving children equally.
Lastly - I nominate and appoint John Allen and
Julius Allen to be executors of this my last will and testament to see to my
Witness whereof I set my hand and seal this 10th
day of March in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and
Drury Allen (Seal)
his (x) mark
Julia (her mar) Singly
A TRUE COPY
Clerk of Superior Court
by: Neele Harrington
Deputy Clerk Superior Court (Seal)