1: 123 Rev. Thomas Cooper 4 Sept. 1829. Prob. Nov. 1829

One Note which I hold against Cornelius Dabney for $100.00 dated 8 Sept. 1820 and also another claim for a horse saddle and bridle with 9 years and 6 months interest are to be applied to the payment of my debts together with all money due me in this part of the country - and if this is insufficient then the part of my stock and crops that can be conveniently spared by my family is to be used. If that is not sufficient then some of the Negroes that beong to Wm. & rest of the children are to be hired out. The bill of sale of property that Jacob Douthit passed to me (the property now in the hands of William Douthet) I wish to be sold and money applied to pay the debt for which I am bound to Jacob Douthet for William Douthet. If the property cannot now be obtained & if the money has to be paid out of my estate then my Negro John (the Blacksmith) must be sold for payment of that debt with his tools. Wife Martha W. Cooper 1/3 of tract of land where I now live during her natural life. I likewise leave to my wife Martha all the Negroes coming from her fathers estate until son Alexander comes of age - and if John (the Blacksmith) is not sold, then Joh, Robert, Betsey and Susan are to remain here during her natural life or until Alexander comes of age. When Alexander come of age the named Negroes - with their increase - are to be divided among the following four children: Elizabeth C. Cooper, Alexander Cooper, Sarah A. N. Cooper and Thomas D. Cooper. All the property that may be found in the hands of my wife Martha Cooper after her death is to be divided among the above named children. I lend to my wife Martha all of my household and kitchen furniture (except that is hereafter named) to be disposed of to the children as she may deem espedient. In case of a second marriage & if the property is wasted by the said marriage then property is to be taken out of her hands and secured for the benefit of the children. To my son William W. Cooper the tract of land I now live on containing 300 acres, also to him the following Negroes: George, Lucy, Gelbert, Isaac, Kitty, and Garrett - also two beds and furniture (1 very large), 2 large trunks & a bureau. I wish my Negro boy Isaac to learn the Tanners trade until he has it perfectly. I wish my son William to be sent to school until he is qualified for ordinary business in the county & then to have him sent to some trade & I would prefer the Tanners trade - thinking that it would be best for him and Isaac to learn the same trade. Exec: Friends, N. L. Williams, Esq., H. Poindexter, Esq., both of Surry County or Michael Daub of Stokes County, NC Wit: Wm. Sturgis and Vachel Croft/Craft.

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