State of North Carolina
I Valentine Winecoff, of the county and state aforesaid being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and declare this my last Will and Testament, in the manner and form following, that is to say –
Item 1st. I give and devise to my beloved wife Eliza Winecoff the Plantation on which I now live and with it – the Sheep Pasture which I now use said sheep pasture being in the bounds of the plantation on which my son Ross Davis Winecoff now lives. (being 184 acres know as the A. C. McRee Home place and the sheep pasture not yet surveyed, joining it.) I also will and devise to her the Rogers tract of 120 acres. And with these said lands I will and devise to my said wife Eliza Winecoff all of my personal property to have and to hold the same both Real Estate and Personal Property during her natural life or widowhood.
Item 2nd. I will and devise to my daughter Karen Keziah Walter the plantation on which she now lives containing 103 acres more or less to her and her bodily heirs forever.
Item 3rd. I will and devise to my son Ross Davis Winecoff the remainder of the plantation on which he now lives after the sheep pasture is surveyed off (paid pasture not to exceed 12 acres) to him and his bodily heirs forever.
(There is not an Item 4 in the document.)
Item 5. I will and devise to my son John Eugene Lee Winecoff as his portion of my estate ($1500) one thousand & five hundred dollars in cash to be paid to him as he needs it.
Item 6. I will and devise that the Plantation which I have given my son Caleb Mathias Winecoff shall be his entire portion of my estate. said Plantation joins Wilson Winecoff’s lands and contains (79) seventy nine acres more or less.
Item 7. I will and devise that the children of Mary Julianna Overcash (being my grandchildren) shall each be paid ($25) twenty five dollars in cash provided they are satisfied with that amount, otherwise they are to receive nothing.
Item 8th. Upon the death of my wife Eliza Winecoff I will devise and bequeath to my son Warner Jamison Winecoff The Plantation and Sheep Pasture mentioned in Item 1st of this will and (10) Ten acres of Bottom land off the upper end of the Rogers Place making in all about (206) Two hundred & six acres. I also will and devise that my daughter Lunett (sic) Isabella Winecoff shall have the remainder of the Rogers place being (110) one hundred & ten acres more or less to them and their bodily heirs forever.
Item 9th. I will and devise to my son Warner Jamison Winecoff the wagons yearing and all the tools in use on the Plantation provided he complys (sic)with the foregoing Items of this will said Plantation being the one on which I know live and two horses or mules his choice.
Item 10. I also will and devise that after the foregoing clauses are complyed (sic) with that all the live stock and any property not mentioned in this will shall be sold at Public sale and the money be equally divided amongst the children of my said wife Eliza Winecoff and that all surplus monies, if any be divided in the same way. And lastly I do here by constitute and appoint my son John Eugene Lee Winecoff my lawful executor to all intents and purposes to execute this my last will and Testament according to the true meaning and intent of the same and every part and clause thereof hereby revoking and declaring uterly (sic) void all other Wills and Testaments by me here to fore made. In witness where of I the said Valentine Winecoff do here unto set my hand and seal this 25th day of March 1885
signed sealed Published his
Valentine X Winecoff Seal
and declared in the presence of us
by the said V. W. to be his last will and Testament
and we at his request do
subscribe our names as witnesses there to
Harvey (illegible) Rogers
T(?) 6xR(?) C. M. Petree(?)
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