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Young, John

ALOB, Vol. X #3, pp. 89-27 & Vol. X #4, p. 89-36:
“p. 146.  11 March 1850.  I, John Young, being in my usual health but advanced in age.  I desire that my just debts be paid.  I will & devise to my beloved wife Roanna Young $300 in money, two beds & furniture to be disposed of as she choses.  I will & devise to my daughter Jane Porter & her heirs forever the tract of land on the North fork of Swannanoa River, containing 180 acres & being in three tracts, purchased from Francis Green, also one copper still now in possession of her husband Alexander Porter and after the death of my wife one negro girl named Angeline.  I will & devise to my daughter-in-law Rebecca Young Wilson wife of my son William during her life or widowhood the tract of land where she now lives containing about 207 acres purchased by me from Levi Merrell & at her death or marriage I devise the said land to be equally divided amongst, Rosanna, Sarah, Jane, Thomas, Martha, Alla, Malinda, Samuel & Mary Young the children of my son William Young to them forever.  I will to my grandson Samuel P. Young & his heirs one negro boy named George & small rifle gun.  I will & devise to my son Thomas L. Young & his heirs forever the tract of land on Swannanoa River where he now lives which I purchased from John Patton & one copper still now in his possession & a negro girl named Julia and all my carpenter tools, I also give to my son T.L. Young during the natural life of my wife Rosanna five negroes viz:  Lucy, Spencer, Lowry, Angeline & Charlotte all the stock of horses, hogs, sheep, waggon[sic], Geese & farming tools of every kind, with household kitchen furniture.  I give to my grandson Samuel M. Young a negro boy named Dick & my large rifle gun.  I give to my dtr. Mary M. Edmonston one half of the McCrary Tract of land and after the death of my wife one negro boy named Sammy.  I give to my grandchildren Willington Pettillo, John Pettillo & Samuel Pettillo the upper part of the McCrary tract of land, joining the part given to Mary Edmonston.  I give to my two granddaughters Rosanna & Martha Pettillo one negro girl named Louiza after the death of my wife.  I give to my granddaughter Martha Ann Edmonston one negro girl named Carolina after the death of my wife.  I give to my dtr. Mary M. Edmonston a negro woman named Lucy after the death of my wife.  I give to my dtr.-in-law Rebecca Young one negro girl named Charlotte until her death or marriage.  I desire that the remainder of my property be sold & all my debts paid the over plus to be divided into five equal parts, one part to Jane Porter, one part to the children of my son William decd., one part to my son Thomas L. & one part to Mary M. Edmonston & one part to the children of my dtr. Nancy Pettillo, decd.
 I appoint Joshua Roberts as my executor.
Wit; M. Patton, Jurret. & T.L. McRee..
Signed John Young..
Proved by the oath of M. Patton in open court this Dec. term 1850..  R.B. Vance..”

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