Will of Jospeh Langston Sr. of
Johnston County, North Carolina


In the name of God Amen I Joseph Langston Sr. of the county of Johnston in the State of North Carolina being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be God and called to mind that mortality of the body that is is appointed for all flesh once to die do this 27th day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight-hundred and nine make publish satisfy establish and ordain this and no other to be my last will and testament and first of all I commend my soul to God who gave it nothing doubting but I shall acceive it again in the morning of the general resurrection where soul and body will be united and my body to the dust to be buried in a Christian like manner at the direction of my executor hereafter named as to touching my worldly estate that it hath blessed Almighty God to bless me with in my life I dispose of in a manner and form following, viz first my will is that all my just debts and funeral charges be satisfied and paid.

Item I give and bequeath unto my dear and well beloved wife Basasheba Langston all the property she was possed with before I was married to her to be disposed of as she shall in her own judgement think proper to her and her heirs forever also I lend to my well beloved wife Basasheba my land and plantation that I am now possessed with during her natural life after her decrease to belong to my son Joseph Langston Jr. to him and his heirs forever. Also I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Basaheba two cows and calves one of the cows and with with a small white in her face the other red with a white face and two heifers one of them mostly white the other is a specked color and one work stear and as much of my crop stock and provisions as will be sufficienct for her support one year.

Item I give and bequeath to my son Joseph Langston Jr for my grandsons William and Isaac McGlawhorn all the rest of My property to be equally divided between them to them and their heirs forever with all debts and demands due one to be equally divided as afore stated between Joseph Langston Jr. William McGlawhon and Isaac McGlawhon to them and their heirs forever and I do hereby make constitute and appoint establish and ordain my trusty friend Samuel Lee Jr my executor of this my last will and testament in witness where of I have hereby set my hand and seal the day and year first above written signed sealed and delivered in the present of us

James Lee Jr                                                   Joseph (his mark) Langston (seal)
Sain Lee