(transcribed as written)
In the name of God Amen. I William Allred of the county of Randolph and State of North Carolina being of sound mind and memory do this the 14th day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty two do make and publish this my last will and testament in the manner following (viz).
First that all my just debts be paid and then I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Elizabeth Allred one third part of the tract of land I now live on including the dwelling house and out houses to be laid off for her use as convenient as possible the same for her to hold and peasibly possess during her natural life time or widowhood.
I also give to my wife Elizabeth her and her heirs for ever all the property she brought with her at her marriage also one horse creature valued at siscty dollars and two womans saddles. Two beds and furniture two cows and calves ten head of sheep and all the kichen and dresser furniture twelve head of hogs two spinning wheel dressers one chest one ovel table half dozin chairs one plow one use one washing tub two smoothy irons together with her person property and one years provisions out of the crops on hand.I William Allred also will and bequeath unto my two sons John and William Allred the two thirds or ballance the tract of land. I give to my wife to be divided in such in a manner that John is to have thirty acres more than William and each ones part to be equally encumbered with the widows dowre and at her marriage or death the whole to fall to John and William only that John gets thirty acres the most.
I also give unto my daughter Elizabeth one feather bed and furniture.
I also give to my daughter Nancey one bed and furniture
I further will by black man Kintire to my son John Allred
The ballance of my stock and ballance of all my property that is moveable property to be sold and equally divided among my sons and daughters.
I nomanate and appoint John and William Allred my Executors.
Signed and Sealed in the presence of William Allred
Elisha Coffin his mark
State of North Carolina
Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
May Term 1825
The Executor of this willof William Allred, Dec., was proven in open court Elisha Coffin and William Swafford the two subscribing therefore and ordained.
To be recorded
Jesse Harper CC
(Original Will on file in the Research Room of the NC State Archives, Raleigh, NC)