Will of Josiah Lewis


February 17, 1728 - June 11, 1820

31 March 1808
Book 2, Pg. 335
Bladen County Wills

In the name of God "Amen"

I, Josiah Lewis Sr. of Bladen County in the State of North Carolina, being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory blessed be God, calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die make and ordain this my last Will and Testament as follows that is to say principally and first of all I resign my soul into the hands of almighty God that gave it, my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors hoping through the merits of my blessed savior Jesus Christ to have a glorious resurrection at the last day.
And as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased Almighty God to bless me with in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.

Impremis:
It is my will and desire that all my just debts and funeral charges be paid.

Lastly - I do hereby appoint ordain and constitute my aforesaid grand son Aaron Lewis to be my true and lawful Executor of this my last will and Testament and no other revoking and disannulling all other wills by me made allowing and ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the thirty first day of March in year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eight.

JOSIAH LEWIS {SEAL}

Signed, sealed, published and
pronounced by the said Josiah
Lewis Sr. as his last will and
Testament in presence of

DOUGAL McMILLAN }
NEILL McMILLAN }
DUNCAN McMILLAN }

This will was provided by Butch Butler. His site has more information and can be found here.

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