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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.

Transcribed by Sloan S. Mason

Will book: - A? p. 337

North Carolina
Cartrite County and In the State of North Carolina. I Joseph ROADS, Being sick in Body but of perfect mind and Sound in Memory and calling to mind the mortality of this life and knowing that it is appointed once for all men to
Die. I do constitute and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in the manner as followeth, first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of almighty-God that gave it and my Body to be Dissrectly Buryed  at the
Discression of my Executors in a Cristin Like Manner and as touching such Wordly Goods as it Bin Please God to Bless me with I give in the manner as followeth. I constitute an appoint my Beloved Elisabeth as my hole and Soul
Executers after paying all my just Debts-first of I give as follows to my Beloved son John ROADS, Junr. Gave and bequeath one shilling sterling of my Estate and to my Daughter Mary ROADS to her I gave and bequeath one shilling sterling of my Estate and now to my Dearly Beloved wife Elisabeth her I gave and bequeath all the remains and reminer? Of my estate both loyal and personal during her natrel Life or widowhood and at her descese to my Grand Daughter- Mary WEEKS the wife of Willebe PRESCOST I gave and bequeth to her all my Lands
and stock of ever kind and my house hold furniture to be equally Devided betwist my five Grand Children the heirs of my Daughter Mary WEEKS and Jabus WEEKS, Junr. I constitute and appoint him an Executor also with Beloved wife Elisabeth ROADS and I do finally Revoke and Disamel? And Disalow all other wills before by me made and do only acknowledge this my Last Will and Testament.
In Witness wheorof I have hereunto set my hand and fix my seal this third day
of April and ad? my? 1789.
Signed, sealed and delivered in presents of
Joseph ROADS (seal)

Jacob MEADOR
Thomas FRESHWATER
Ellen (? her mark) CUREN


June Court 1789
The above Will was proved in open court according to Law
Test Rob. READ, C.C.