William Jarvis
Wilkes County, NC
Dated 1875/Probated 1876

July 26, 1875. In the name of God amen. I William Jarvis, being of sound and disposing mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of life, do make this my last will and testament, in manner and form following: I hereby give devise and bequeath to my wife Nancy Jarvis all of my estate and effects both real and personal during her life time or widder hood (sic), by here giving of to my heirs at home as I have to them that has left me after move or come of age. If she my wife Nancy marries, I want all of my property both real and personal to be equally divided between my children. I hereby constitute and appoint my son Ransom Jarvis executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all others. Witness my hand and seal this the twenty six day of July one thousand eight hundred and seventy five. (witnesses E.M. Felts, Linsey Jarvis), William (x) Jarvis.

A separate form completed by Linsay and for the probate stated: Linsay Jarvis, being sworn doth say: That William Jarvis, late of said County, is dead, having first made and published his last Will and Testament; and that Ransom Jarvis is the executor named therein. Further, that the property of the said William Jarvis consisting of land and personal property is worth about $1200 so far as can be ascertained at the date of this application; and that Nancy Jarvis widow of said decedant, Richard Jarvis, Lodemia Mitchel, Ransom Jarvis, Leander Jarvis, Joseph Jarvis, Sarah Ann Lunsford, Alonzo Jarvis, Thomas Jarvis, ---- Jarvis, Wiley Jarvis, Lindsay Jarvis, Ida Jarvis, Coon Jarvis, are the parties entitled under said will to the said property. Sworn and subscribed before me, this 25th day of February, 1876. (signed by A.H.Horton, Probate Judge, and Linsay Jarvis.

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