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Will of Mildred Meredith - 1796 In the name of God Amen.

I Mildred Meredith of the County of Surry being in perf ect mind and memory blessed be God for his mercies do this second day of Februar y in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Six make and ord ain this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following that is t o say. First, I give my soul to God who gave it to me in hopes of a happy resurrection. Secondly, I give my body to be decently buried by my friends in a Christian man ner. Thirdly, I give my daughter Mary Burch two feather beds and furniture to he r and to the heirs of her body forever and likewise one looking glass, two iron pots, one dutch oven, one desk, and four plates, one hackle, one stone jug, two stays, one coffee pot, one pewter bason, one powdering tub, three knives and for ks, one iron pot rack, 1 flax wheel, 1 heifer, and all my wearing clothes (excep t my burial clothes). Item. I give and bequeath to my son Daniel Meredith one horse colt supposed to b e in possession of Edmond Holt together with the dam of said colt until the colt be able to work and then said mare to be given to my son James Meredith to the use of him and his heirs. Item. I give and bequeath to my sonWilliam Meredith my cow now in his possession and likewise my cotton wheel. And I hereby nominate and appoint my friends John Burch and John Shores my executors to this my last will and testament and I do revoke and make null and void all other wills by me made prior to the date of th ese presents in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this day and date wr itten. Signed by Mildred Meredith (who made a mark). Witnesses present: Wm. Cook Philip Cook