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Copy of Will of Britton Hood - Enclosed in a letter to Samuel Hood-dated 11 February 1964 from Willis S. Hood 800 Marigold Street-Rocy Mount, North Carolina.

Britton Hood Will 10-28-1846 (Probate 5:18-1848)
In the name of God, Amen, I, Britton Hood, of the County of Wayne and State of North Carolina, being sick and weak of body, but of perfect mind, do make and ordain this instrument of writting to be my last will and testiment. That is to say, first, I leave to my wife Katherine all the land below the asher field that I reserved for her in a deed that I gave to my son, William B. Hood, during her natural lifetime. To my son, Daniel T. Hood, the land whereon I now live, lying on the south side of Horse Swamp, beginning at a black gum in the main run of falling Creek. containing 1,000 acres. I also give two acres in the fork of the road for a meeting house. It is my will and desire that all my perishable property, consisting of all my Negroes of every description..farming tools..stock..crops..household and kitchen furniture, and of my surveying instruments be sold by my executor on a 12 months credit and the money arising from the sale, together with my notes after payment of my just debts to be equally divided between the following named persons, to wit, my wife Katherine, John R. Hood, Britton Hood,jr, ,Robert T. Hood, William B. Hood, Ceziah Brogden and Daniel T. Hood. To my granddaughter, Polly Granthm, I give one hundred dollars. To my granddaughter, Zilphia Overman, I give one hundred dollars. To my granddaughter, Elizabeth Benson, I give one hundred dollars. I also give to my daughter Elizabeth Holloman one dollar.(?) I also give my son, Daniel T. Hood, my still and what belongs to it. I nominate and appoint my son, John R. Hood, as my executor.