Another reblog from Black Wide Awake. There’s more good info in this post than most newspapers.
Last Will and Testament of Henry C. Rountree.
Know all men by these presents, that I, Henry C. Rountree, of Wilson in the County of Wilson and State of North Carolina, being of sound mind and memory does make and publish this my last will and testament revoking all former wills at any time before made.
And as to my worldly estate, and all property real, personal or mixed of which I shall die seized and possessed, or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease, I devise, bequeath and dispose of in the following manner:
First. My will is, that all of my just debts and funeral expense shall by my executor hereinafter named be paid as soon after my decease as shall by him be found convenient.
I give, devise and bequeath to my beloved wife, Emma Rountree, all my household furniture…
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