In the name of God, Amen. I Sherrod Bobbett of the County of Halifax, being in sound mind, and knowing the uncertainty of life, have concluded to make this instrument, my last will and testament.
My soul, I recommend to God, my body I wish decently buried at the discretion of my Executors. As to my property, I will and dispose of in the following manner.
I lend to my beloved wife, Sally Bobbett during her lifetime, the land and plantation whereon I now live, also negroes Stephen, and Vica, all my household and kitchen furniture, one loom, one wheel and a pair of cards, one horse called Blaze, one steer, two cows and calves, one sow and pigs, and one cart. It is my will after the death of my wife, that my son, Haywood, have the ' land and the plantation lent my wife, and that my daughter, Mary Brownen have the negro Vica, all the other property lent my wife, I wish sold and the profits arising therefrom to be equally divided amongst all my children. I give to my son Haywood, the negro Daniel. I have a claim on my deceased father's estate in Moore County. it is my will that what ever may be received of said estate, that it be divided between my son Thomas, and my daughter Martha Moss, and if they do not get as much property from my father's estate as those of my children in Halifax, (the legacy left my son Haywood excepted) they are hereby entitled to draw a part of the remainder of my estate so as to make them equal to the amount that may be received by my daughters, Rebecca and Betsy. it is further my will that a competent support be allotted to my wife for the term of one year, out of the crop and stock now on hand. It is my will that all the remainder of my estate of any description be sold by my Executors, and the profits arising from such sale to be applied to the payment of my just debts, the balance after paying the debts, I wish divided amongst all my children, leaving out my grandchildren. I constitute and appoint my son S. Haywood Bobbett and James Brownen, executors to this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 8th day of November 1827.
Witnessed: J. Harris SHEROD BOBBIT