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WILL OF ANDREW McMILLAN - 1873

(Andrew McMillan was the brother of James McMillan,
who was the father of Fannie McMillan, wife of Ira Josiah Halsey)

ASHE COUNTY, NC - WILLS - Andrew McMillan, 13 Mar 1873

Will of Andrew McMillan

The following is the will of Andrew McMillan, s/o John McMillan and Marion McLymont McMillan.

Will of Andrew McMillan:

In the name of God Amen.

I Andrew McMillan of the County of Ashe and State of Northe Carolina being of sound and perfect mind and memory
thanks be to God for his goodness do this 13th day of March in the year of our Lord 1873 do make and publish this my last will and testament.

1st I give and bequesth to my beloved wife Ludema McMillan all the property that she brought me provided she out lives me. In addtion hereto I give her two choice cows, six choice hogs and two sheep and fifty dollars in money. I also give her as a dowry in my lands the following boundary begining on a white oak near the church house running east with my line to a stake in the county road then east with sd road to a stake in my line then north with my line to the road between the mill and Solomon Coxes then with a road on the mill to J. B. McMillans barn then with the main road to the begining to have and to hold and occupy during her natural life or as long as she continues my widow and no longer.

I also give Jesse McMillan the land named in dowry with the balance of the land on Nathans Creek, for which he is to pay one thousand dollars to F. J. McMillan Eveline Young, Polly Chambers, Marion Young, Peggy Senter heirs to be equally divided among them or their heirs. as the Nergoe property that I give my daughters in place of land that I give to my sons has been lost I give them 400 and twelve acres of land known as the Turner and Nettle cove lands to be equally divided between them or their heirs.

There is seventy acres of land known as the Copper Mine tract that is to be sold with all balance of my property and the money divided equally with all my heirs also all money on hand at my death and notes to be equally divided among all my heirs after they are collected. All notes that I hold against any of my children is to be accounted for both principle and interest.

All just debts to be paid that I may owe which at this time is nothing if I owe ten dollars in the world I do not recollect it -

I hereby appoint and constitute my sons F. J. McMillan an d Jesse McMillan coexecutors to this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have set my hand and seal day and date above written.

A. McMillan {seal}

Witnesses 13th March 1873

E. F. Foster
ateste Wm Sanders

P. S. The reason I have not named A. B. and A. N. McMillan in getting their part of the ____and Dollars to be paid by Jesse McMillan I have given them the Stidham land.

Will probated October 1st, 1877 before Judge Geo W. Roy, Ashe County, North Carolina
and sworn to on that date by E. F. Foster and William Sanders.

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