John Poythress, Beaufort, North Carolina 1813

Last Will and Testament

State of No Carolina
Town of Beaufort            In the name of
God Amen
I John Poythress being weak in body
but of sound mind do this day make & ordain
this my last Will & Testament in manner & form
following viz.
Imprs. My spirit I commit to the Superintend
=ance of him from whom I received life.
My Body I recommend to be decently in
=terred at the discretion of my Executrix here
in after named.
My effects, & debts, active & passive I
give to my beloved wife Polly Poythress, to
her, her heirs & assigns for ever.
Lastly I nominate & appoint by be
loved wife Polly my sole Executrix
Ratifying & confirming this my only true
Will & Testament & disannulling
all former wills by me made.
Sign’d Seal’d publish’d &     )     Octr. 23rd 1813
pronounced in presence of   )
Wm. Bell
John Poythress (Seal)
Jno. Hyson