Anticipating the sudden dissolution of body.

by Lisa Y. Henderson

The declaration of Bryant Oxendine of the County of Robeson & State of North Carolina to Trimegan Thompson of said State & County on the 10th February 1836 who being on that day weak of body but in perfect mind & memory but anticipating a sudden dissolution of body, personally related unto the above Trimegan Thompson the way and manner which he would wish to dispose of his goods & chattels which was in manner & form as follows (To wit) To his his wife one horse & mare, nine head of cattle fifteen head of hogs, all his corn & fodder, nine geese one bale cotton, together with all his household and kitchen furniture with the exception of as much of said property as would be sufficient to pay all just claims or demand against him, in testimony whereof I the above Trimegan Thompson do set my hand this the 11th February A.D. 1836 Robeson County. Trimegan X Thompson

Feby Term 1836, Then was this will duly proven in open court by the oath of Trimegan Thompson it appearing the widow & next of kin were notified of the intention of offering the same for probate. Ordered that it be recorded.  A. McEachern, Clk

Wills, Robeson County, North Carolina State Archives.