Found on Harbert Abernathy:
Harbert Abernathy 8 Aug 1820, Lincoln Co., NC (Raleigh Loose Papers, CR060.801.1, Harbert Abernathy Will)
In the name of God, Amen. I Harbert Abernathy of the State of North Carolina and County of Lincoln being of sound and perfect mind and memory do this 8th day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty make and publish this my last Will and Testament in the following manner that is to say first I give and bequeath unto my wife Susanna Abernathy certain tracts of lands whereon I now live joining each other containing two hundred and eighty acres and also a Negro man by the name of Jack and one by the name of David and another by the name of Dice and another by the name of Tald and another by the name of Cass and another by the name of Will and another by the name of Matthew and another by the name of Emberson and another by the name of Hannah & Osburn and also all my stock of every kind and household furniture of every kind & farming utensils of every kind until the youngest child become of age and then the whole shall be divided equally between the whole of my children again I so give unto my four sons John Abernathy, Turner Abernathy, Miles Abernathy Askew Abernathy all my land to be divided equally among them but my wifeSusanna Abernathy shall have the whole of all my lands building improvements thereon as long as she lives or until her marriage and also a Negro man by the name of Jack and a Negro woman by the name of Dice until her decease or marriage after her decease or marriage I give Jack leave to live with any my children he chooses but Dice and her increase then shall be divided equally between all my children. I do make and ordain my son John Abernathy andJohn Edwards executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I the said Harbert Abernathy have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal the day and year first above written.
Harbert Abernathy Signed sealed and published and delivered in the presence of us.