Andersons of Colonial N. Carolina

so I start this site in Virginia… go figure

Stills

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Carolus Anderson’s

Last Will & Testam’t

Febry – 1752

(snip)

And I do hereby Constitute and appoint my Loving Wife to be the whole and Sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament Revoking and Disanulling all other Wills by me ever made and that after my Lawful Debts and Funeral Expenses are paid, I bequeath the Rest of my Estate to my Wife during her Natural life and after her decease the Estate with the Still to be equally Divided amongst the three Sisters viz. Rachel, Mary, and Sarah. It is also my Desire that an Election be made amongst the 3 Sisters if they do not agree in the Division amongst themselves (of Such parties as they shall think fit——


I must admit I get a kick out of “stills” being bequeathed in wills.  My rowdy side gets a bit sentimental  envisioning a jug being passed around betwixt confederates….but truth be told, this link is probably more correct than corn likker.

copy/paste into your browser (I’m not too swift inserting links)

http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/dgkeysearchresult.cfm?parent_id=626131&word=North%20Carolina&s=3&notword=&d=&c=&f=2&
k=0&lWord=&lField=&sScope=&sLevel=&sLabel=&snum=0&imgs=20

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Written by anderson1951

September 1, 2010 at 2:12 am

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