The Last Will and Testament of John Walker of Rutherford County, North Carolina, 1820

Yesterday I posted a marriage bond from Rutherford County, North Carolina, for William Dycus and Usely Walker.  Today I am posting the will of the father of Usely/Urcilla/Ursula Walker, John Walker, who wrote his will on the 7 January 1820.  It names Ursula Dicus as one of his children.  Click on the image to enlarge it.

Walker, John, will 18200107
Here is the transcript of the will:
In the name of God Amen – I John Walker of the County of Rutherford state of North [Carolina]
being under the decay of nature but of sound mind and memory blessed be God for it
and Calling to mind the mortality of my body and that it is appointed to all men to die
do hereby constitute and ordain ths my last Will and testament in manner and
form following, Item I give and Bequeath to my son James Walker the tract of land
Whereon he now lives Containing twenty acres adjoining land of David Beam and my other
land patent bearing date November 23rd, 1805, to him and his heirs forever ———
Item.  My Will is that my Beloved Wife Ursula Walker be possessed With the Whole of my
Estate both real and personal during her natural life or widowhood, and at her deacease
or marriage the Whole of my Estate to be Sold and the money [arriving?] therefrom to be Equally
divided among my Children herein named to Wit.  Thomas Walker John Walker Junr William Walker
Elijah Walker James Walker Jesse Walker Joel Walker Ursula Dicus and Susannah Walker
the rest of my children not to share any part of the above Estate ——-
Item I appoint my sons Thomas Walker and Elijah Walker Executors to this my last
Will and testament, ratifying and confirming this and none [other] to be my last Will and
testament.  In Witness Wherof [sic] I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 7th day of
January in the year of our Lord one thousand Ei9ght hundred and twenty

Signd Seald and pronounced                                                   [signed] John Walker {seal}
In presence of
Daniel Gold {Jurt}
William Horton
John Frederick Cool

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