Abernathy Document

Will of
S. Osburn Abernethy
11 Aug 1892

North Carolina ]
Catawba County ]

In the name of God Amen. I, S. Osburn Abernathy of the county and State aforesaid, being of sound mind and memory, do make, publish, and declare this to be my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former Wills by me at any time made, and as to my worldly estate and all my property, real and personal of which I shall die possed or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease, I devise bequeath and dispose of in the following to wit. My will is that all my just debts and my burial expenses shall by my Ececutors hereinafter named be paid out of my estate as soon after my decease as shall by them be found convenient.
I give, devise, and bequeath unto my beloved wife all my household and kitchen furniture during her natural life, and also one milch cow, and my buggy and 3 head of hogs and as to my real estate I will devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife my home tract of land including thereon all buldings +c. during her natural life, and after her death the personal property to be equally divided amount the lawful heirs of her body and the real estate to be equally divided between my two sons Oliver and Edgar and as to the remainder of my personal property if there is enough to pay my debts without selling real estate, I will that my daughter Jinna Eller, Ida Lavena, Lola Agnes, Lila May, Cora Blanch have twenty dollars each, but if there is not personal property enough to settle the debts and real property has to be sold, then each one of the above named daughters is to have two Dollars apeice
I will and bequeath unto my two sons, Oliver and Edgar, the remaining part of my real estate, the tract known as the Cathy tract to be equally divided between them the two sons to pay any debts that may be outstanding at my death.
And lastly I do nominate and appoint Oliver Abernethy and John Johnson to be Executors of this my last Will and Testament.
In witness whereof I, S. Osburn Abernethy, have to this my last Will and Testament consisting of one sheet of paper, subscribed my name and affixed my seal, This August the 11th day, 1892.
Signed sealed and delivered by S. Osburn Abernethy as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses.

          S. Osburn + Abernathy (seal)
Signature of Witnesses ]
C. O. Abernethy   ]
John Johnson     ]

Source: Catawba County Will Book 3, p. 133-4, transcription ©2007 Elizabeth Ferguson