Iredell County NC
Will BK-2 Page 252
In the name of God Amen
I Elijah Marlow of the County of Iredell and State of North Carolina being of sound mind and memory blessed be God for the same do make this my last will and testament in manner and form as follows this is to say to be buried in a Christian like manner at the discretion of my executors and after paying my just debts what little worldly affairs I wish to dispose of as follows
I give unto my Son William Marlow one Negro boy named Martin
Notis: I give unto Daniel Casey one dollar and no more and to his two daughters Emeline and Patience three dollars a piece and no more
Notis: I give unto Mary Smith one Negro girl named Harriet to the heirs of her body
Notis: I give unto my Son Barton Marlow one hundred dollars in the hands of my executors to give unto him as he stands in need
Notis: I give unto my daughter Patsey Marlow one Negro girl named Louisa one chest one table one bed three plates and one dishware one basin one cow also my Negro woman Selah and her child to be sold among my children: William Marlow, Ranard Marlow, Mary Smith, and Patsy Marlow for the use of paying of Barton Marlow and all other just debts and the balance to be divided among those children mentioned heretofore: William Marlow, Ranard Marlow, Mary Smith, Patsy Marlow and I hereby make and ordain my worthy friends William Marlow & William Smith Executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I the said Elijah Marlow have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal this the Seventeenth Day of October One Thousand Eight Hundred and forty two.
Elijah x Marlow (Seal)
Signed and sealed and published by the said Elijah Marlow the said testator as his last will and testament in the presence of us who were present at the time of the signing and sealing thereof.
Recorded Nov Term 1842