Will of Thomas Tuten
Beaufort County, NC - Wills - Tuten, Thomas-1796
This Twenty of February on Thousand Seven hundred and Ninety Six, I Thomas
Tuten of Beaufort County in the state of North Carolina, Planter, being of
Sound mind and memory but for Sundry Causes me thereunto Moving I do make
and ordain this my Last Will and Testament that is to Say Principaly and
first of all I Give and Recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God
that gave it Nothing doubting but the General Resurection I shall Receive
the same again by the Mity power of God and my Body I Recomend to the Earth
to be buried in descent Christian Maner at the descretion of my Extor and
as touching such Worldly Estate wherewith it has please God to Bless me in
this Life. I Give Demise and dispose of the same in the following manner
and form. Impremis, I lend to Sarah Kennedy, my beloved wife all of my
Estate of Every Kind during her life or widowhood Except my Land on Blounts
Creek I Give my Son Amos and to have and to pay for it and after the death
or marriage of my wife Sarah all the rest to be Eaquel Divided among all my
children and I do constitute and appoint my son Absolum my Ex'r of this my
Last Will and Testament. I do utterly disalow disowne and Revoke all other
Will Testom. L'gcies By me in any wise maid Ratifying and Conf. I this and
No other to be my Last will and testament the day and year above written.
Thomas X Tuten (seal)
Signed sealed publishes decad and His
pronoun by the sd. Thomas Tuten
as his last will and Testament Mark
Presence of William Daw
Martha X Daw (her mark)
Recorded: Beaufort Co., N. Carolina, Old Will Book, Page 321.
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