Will of Benjamin Ivy d. 1802

In the Name of God, Amen! I Benjamin Ivy of the County of Randolph 
of State of NoCarolina being of sound & perfect memory thanks be to Almighty 
God & calling to remembrance the Frailty & uncertainty of human life have 
made this last Will & Testament in manner following I commit my soul  
into the hands of my merciful Creator hoping for the remisssion of my sins through 
the merits of my Blessed Redeemer Jesus Christ. My Body I leave to be Buried 
at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named & as to my estate both seal & 
Personal I leave in the following manner after my just debts are honestly 
paid. Item. I leave to my wife Sally Ivy during her natural life my negro woman 
named Cady & my negro man named Bob one Feather-Bed assurities one Cow  
& calf one sow & pigs one Black walnut chest one table of her own chair 
one & [???] Dish & Lip Pewter Plates & at her decease to be divided among my 
children I then give it to them & their heirs forever Right But at wife's 
Decease I give to my son Isaac to him & his heirs forever. I also leave the Track 
of land whereon I now live containing in one hundred & ninety acres with all 
the improvements thereso during her widowhood & at her death or marriage 
I give it to my son Isaac to him & his heirs forever. Item. I give to my son 
Kinchen 200 acres of land on Toms Creek, one negro Girl named Rany, 20$ 
Dollars in cash forever. Item. I give to my Daughter Rebeckah Kearns one 
negro boy named Sam & I give to her and her heirs forever. Item. I give to my 
Daughter Betsy Nance one hundred acres of land on the waters of Jacksons  
Creek one negro boy named Reddick I give to her & her heirs forever. Item. 
I give to my Daughter Prissey one negro Boy named Amos & feather Bed & 
furniture & Twenty ^silver Dollars I give it to her & her heirs forever. Item. I give 
Daughter Sally one Feather bed & furniture & if so be there should be increase 
of any more Negroes in the family her choice of one as 100 Silver Dollars & 
Twenty Silver Dollars. Item. I give to my Daughter Sukey one featherbed & 
furniture & if anymore increase she may have as was laid of Sally choice of 
one negro or one hundred silver Dollars ^old twenty Dollars to her & her heirs forever. Item. 
I give to my son Isaac one feather Bed & furniture & Twenty Dollars in cash also 
my land whereon I now live containing one hundred & ninety acres & if his 
death or Intermarriage of his Mother to him & to his Heirs forever. Item. I give 
to my son Benjamin 300 Silver Dollars due from Marshall Nance when 
it becomes due my Executors who let it out whan Interest untill he 
comes to age of 21 years then deliver both Interest & Principal I give it 
to him & to his heirs forever. 
And as to my negro Jude & Stesshik I gave to my wife untile my Daughter 
Sukey coomes to age of Eighteen except she should marry again. All 
the Estate with Stefren & Jude is to be aimed at the marriage & if not 
married when Sukey came to age of Eighteen then all to be sold unwittingly 
& divided between my wife & children She to have an equal part 
with each child I give to her & her Heirs & their Heirs forever. Lastly I nominate 
& appoint my beloved friend Benjamin Steed Executor & my loving 
Wife Sally Ivy Executrix of this my Last Will & Testament & as Trustees 
to her this will duely Executed hereby revoking all other former wills by 
me made delaring this only to be my last will & testament In 
Witness where of I have hereunto let my hand & seal Seventeenth day 
of October 1801
Signed sealed published pronounced          }           his
& declared this to be my last will &        }   Benjamin X Ivy {SEAL}
Testament before the subscribing witnesses  }           mark

Benjamin Marshall Surat } State of North Carolina 
Allen Marshall          } Randolph County   August Term 1802 
Benjamin Groves Surat   } The foregoing will was duly proven in 
Nathan Overman          } Open Court by Allen Marshall & Ben. Groves  
                          & ordered to be recorded. 
[followed by inventory of the estate]

Transcribed by James "Jamie" Arthur Johnson, great-great-great-great-great grandson of Benjamin Ivy Source: Randolph. Will Records 1773–1820 "Randolph, North Carolina, United States Records," images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:77T2-KT7K : March 28, 2022), image 169 of 721; North Carolina. Superior Court (Randolph County). Also here. Local Image Back Benjamin Ivy - ancestry and descendants