Abernathy Document

Will of
Miles Abernathy
9 May 1868

In the name of God, Amen, I Miles Abernathy of the State of North Carolina and county of Catawba considering the uncertainty of this mortal life being of a sound and perfect disposing mind and memory blessed be Almight God for the same do make and publish this my last will and testament in the manner and form following. I give unto my son St O Abernathy all my lands and plantation lying on Mountain Creek in the county and state afforesaid. Next. I give unto my four daughters namely Sarah Polly Patsey & Eliza all my beding and clothing and the balance of my property is to be sold and the money to be divided between my eight sons and daughters equally. I do hereby Appoint A. J. Whitener and Philip Whisenhunt of this my last well and testament to be my Executors of this my last will and testament. Witness wereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 9th day of May 1868. Miles Abernathy  (Seal)
Signed sealed published and Delivered
by above named Miles Abernathy
to be his last will and testament
in presence of us who have hereto
subscribed our names as witnesses
in the presence of the testator
A. J. Whitener
Moses B. Whitener
W M Whisenhunt

Source: Catawba County Will Book 2, p. 63, transcription ©2007 Elizabeth Ferguson