Abernathy Document

Will of Robert Abernathy
Lincoln, County, NC
Probated Catawba Co., NC
8 April 1846

In the name of God, Amen: I, Robert Abernathy of the County of Lincoln and State of North Carolina, now being of sound and perfect mind and memory, do this day, the eighth of April in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty, do make and publish this my last Will and Testement in the following manner: that is to say - First, I give and bequeath unto my four sons, Buckner Abernathy, Samuel Abernathy, Frederick Abernathy and Robert Abernathy the whole of all the lands wheron I now live, to be divided equally between them, with all the buidings and improvements belonging to the aforesaid lands. I do give unto Buckner Abernathy, Samuel Abernathy, Frederick Abernathy and Robert Abernathy, my four sons, and Lucy Shelton, Susan Lee, and Frances (This is Bird or Boyd) my three daughters, all or the whole of my negroes, to be divided equally among them, and I also give my four sons and three daughters, their names already above mentioned, all my stock of every kind and all my household goods and furniture of every kind and farming utencils of every kind and all other property besides. Lastly, I do make and constitute my worthy friends or sons, Buckner Abernathy, Samuel Abernathy, Executors of this my last will and testement, in witness whereof, I, the said Robert Abernathy have to this, my last Will and Testement, set my hand and seal the day and year first above written signed, sealed published and declared by the said Robert Abernathy, the Testator, as his last will and testament.

In the presence of us - James Loften, Aram Sherrill, Edmond Loften
Note: This will was probated April, 1846 in Catawba County, albeit written in Lincoln.


Transcribed by Elizabeth Ferguson