John Abel Ware Will, 1883, North Carolina

Will of John Abel Ware (1809 - 1881)

Know all men by these presents, that I
John Abel Ware, of the County of Cleveland
State of North Carolina, considering
the uncertainty of this life, and being of
Sound mind and memory, do make,
declare and publish this my last will
and testament
     First.  I give and bequeath unto my
beloved wife, Mary Ann, the use, improvement
and income of my dwelling House, lands and 
and personal property their appurtenances, 
situate in the County of Cleveland State of 
North Carolina, to have and to hold the same 
to her, for and during her natural life.
     Second.  After the death of my beloved wife
Mary Ann, I give and bequeath to my
Son Crowder the dwelling house in
which I now live with all the out buildings
and one hundred acres of land, the
same to be laid of and Measured
by three discreet and disintereĀ¹d Men
provided that my said son Crowder
shall Keep and Maintain my deaf-mute
daughters and my deaf-mute son
Columbus.
     The remainder of my property
personal and real to be divided
between the remainder of my children
as may be determined by law.
     In testimony whereof, I have this day,
to this my last will and testament, set my
my hand and seal.  In the year of our
Lord One thousand, Eight hundred and
Eighty-one  2nd day of March.

                                         his

                               John A x Ware  {Seal}

                                         marke

Signed, sealed, declared and published by the
said John Abel Ware, as and for his last
will and testament, in presence of us, who, at his
request and in his presence, and in the
presence of each other, have subscribed our
names as witnesses hereto

     John Watterson

     J.W. Tracy

     North Carolina      }   Nov 8th 1883

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