Bird, Francis A.

BOOK D: page 196
State of North Caroina
County of Buncombe
I, Francis A. Bird of the aforesaid County and State being of sound mind, bless be GOD. Considering the uncertainty of my earthly existence, do make and declare this my last will and testament. … to my beloved wife, Eliza Bird … purchased from Elizabeth Gudger and Jesse L. Gudger … to be divided equally among Sarah Matilda Patton, Martha E. Stephenson, Nancy J. Gudger, Mary Ann M. Bird (These are all my children) … my son, R. Wilson Bird … appoint my grandson, William F. Patton, my lawful executor
In witness whereof, I, the said Francis A. Bird do hereunto set my hand and seal this ?? Day of ?? 1895.
Signed: F.A. Bird
R. L. Shook
Robert M. Wells.
Severally sworn and subscribed this 1st day of December 1898, before me. Jas. L. Wagner, CSC.

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