Will of John Jarvis
Wilkes County, NC
Dated 1848/Probated 1858

"I John Jarvis of the County of Wilkes and State of North Carolina being weak in body but of sound mind and memory being mindful that it is appointed for all men to die, I therefore make and appoint this my last will and Testament in the following manner and form viz. first of all I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Sarah Jarvis all my property during her natural life and widowhood land and plantation and stock of every kind given to her the power to dispose of my property among my children as she may see proper when they leave her or at her death or marriage I allow my property to be equally divided among them all after having them that is here at home that amount married have as much as them had that is married of my property Linza Jarvis, Wilie Jarvis, Levi Jarvis, Chambers Jarvis and then for every thing of my property to be equally divided among them all of my children and wife James Jarvis Nancy Kemp J N Jarvis Wm Jarvis Noah Jarvis Linza Jarvis Wilie Jarvis Levi Jarvis Chambers Jarvis I appoint my beloved wife and John N. Jarvis to be my executrix and executor of this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 24th of January 1847."

Witnesses were Wm Jarvis, Noah Jarvis, and Billy Chambers.

The will was entered into the book and the testators Billy Chambers and William Jarvis appeared before the clerk to prove the will in the February term of 1858.

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