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The following is through the courtesy of Sloan S. Mason  With the websites: RHODES Family of Onslow County, N.C., and RHODES FAMILY OF JONES COUNTY, N.C.

 

In the name of God, Amen the fourteenth Day of September 1751, I Henry RHODES of New River in Onslow County North Carolina being very sick and weak ------------------------------------unto the mortality of my body and knowing htat it is appointed for by all --- once -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------to the resolution of my Executors ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------and dispose of the same in the following manner and for ----------------------
Imprimis, I Give to my Loving wife Mary RHODES two bowls and pots and one frying pan.
Item: I give unto my son Henry RHODES my ---------------more I now live and likewise the mill and all --- the tenaments--------- only my son Thomas RHODES and my son in law Daniel MASHBORN-------------------------------------------wish is my desire that the plantation joyning my manor plantation where William ----- now lives for? sold the equally -------------------my son Thomas my son Henry RHODES and my Grandaughter Elizabeth MASHBORN, furthermore it is my Desire that my negro LUCAS, work on my manor plantation two years and then be the property of my son Thomas RHODES and Likewise my Negro Wench KATE to continue with my wife furgoing ---- and of --------a negroes, Henry RHODES furthermore it is my desire that my son Thomas RHODES have one ------- case of Bottles and after my wife's decease it is my Desire that my son in law Daniel MASHBORN have one --- Bed and furthermore it is my will and desire that my son Henry RHODES --- have two feather beds and the furniture and one case of fif------ Bottles with all the chests table & timber ---- are ---------------one copper ware with all ---------------, leather saddles and ------------- and cattle horses -----------------------------now possesed with and one still and what belongs to and all my negroes and hoop, and my wife having use of the wool further more ----------- my well beloved wife Mary RHODES and my son Henry RHODES to be Executors of this my Last Will and Testament, Revoking all others heretofore by me made and then to be only my Last Will and Testament in Wittness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and seal the Day and Year above written:
 

Signed, sealed and published, pronouced
and --- of the said Henry RHODES
as his Last Will and Testament in these
Presence of subscribed witnesses:
Thomas RHODES (his T mark)
Patience JOHNSON (her x mark)

Signed:
Henry RHODES

North Carolina
Onslow Co.
At a Court --------- New River be ------------------ October Anno Term 1751
Before John STARKEY, --------------------------------
The Within Will of Henry RHODES was proved by Thos. RHODES & Joshua SAULS. and Henry RHODES, Esqr. the Exrs. therein names Executed by Taken the Oaths appointed by ----------------------------------------------------------Henry RHODES have --------------

Henry RHODES Will
Filed 4th December 1751
Letters Grt. & Issued this day.
7 Co.--
Recorded in Book
RS page 106