Lydia Stewart’s Will

Surry County, North Carolina Wills

January 11, 1771

In the name of God Amen I Lydia Stewart of Rowan County in North Carolina, being Weak in Body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God Do dispose of my Worldly Estate as followeth: Imprimise, I will that out of my Estate a list to be obtained for a certain tract of land on the south side of the Yadkin River adjoining Benjamin Pettit and James Herron’s lands and if such title can be obtained the same to be sold and the sales thereof to be equally divided unto my beloved sons, DAVID, SAMUEL, JOHN J., ISAIAH STEWART.

Item, I give and bequeath unto my granddaughter, Lydia, the daughter of my son DAVID, my bed & furniture thereunto belonging.

Item, I give unto my son SAMUEL the bed and furniture usually called his bed.

Item, I give unto my son BENJAMIN an iron pot now in his possession.

Item, I give unto my son JOSEPH’s daughter, Lydia, a good heiffer or a young cow.

Item, I bequeath unto my beloved sons DAVID, SAMUEL, ISAIAH, & JOHN STEWART all the rest of my estate to be equally divided amongst them and their heirs and I do nominate & appoint my said sons DAVID STEWART & SAMUEL STEWART Executors of this my last will and Testament ratifying allowing and confirming this to by my last will and Testament and do utterly disannual all former wills by me made in Testimony whereof I have set my hand and seal Jan. 11th, 1771.

Her

Lydia X Stewart (Seal)

Signed, sealed & published

In the presence of us; Christopher Stanton

Charles Hickerson

Edward Hughs, Jr.