I, Ary Johnson of Johnston County North Carolina, being of sound mind and memory, but uncertain of my earthly existence, do make this my Last Will and Testament in the following manner and form:
I will and bequeath to each of my children, to wit: Susannah ???, Walter Johnson, Margaret Johnson, Martitia Jones, Edwin Johnson, Richard Johnson, D. C. Johnson, James Johnson, Sallie Wallace, one dollar each as heirs ?? of my property.
I will and bequeath to my beloved son Nazareth Johnson, all the property that I may own at my death except that mentioned in Item 1st of this my Last Will and Testament which I desire to he his during his natural life.
It is my desire that my son, D. C. Johnson act as Executor to this my last Will and Testament and see that the same is carried out according to law and in the event the said D. C. Johnson shall die or otherwise fail to act, it is my desire that some available person shall be chosen by my children to act as Executor to this my Last Will and Testament and see that the same is duly carried out according to law.
If my son Nazareth Johnson shall die without any living issue, it is my desire that the portion of property herein bequeathed to him shall be equally divided among my children mentioned in Item 1st of this my Last Will and Testament after having dedicated fifty dollars from his share of my daughter Sallie Wallace, which she has already received from me. This 27th day of January 1891.
Ary Johnson (mark)
Order for Probate issued in Johnston County, North Carolina by D.C. Johnson on July 4, 1896. Certificate of Probate and Executors Oath issued on the same day.
Application for Letters Testamentary issued on July 4, 1896. Lists property worth about $500.00:
- 50 acres of land in Pleasants Grove Township
- 2 beds
- 5 steads
- furniture and other household kitchen furniture
- hogs and farm implements
These parties are entitled to said property:
- Susanna Coats
- Nazareth Johnson
- Walter Johnson
- Margaret Johnson
- Richard Johnson
- D.C. Johnson
- James Johnson
- Sallie Wallace
- all of full age and residents of Johnston County, North Carolina and the children of Martitia Jones (dec'd), Edwin Johnson Dec'd, Nella Jones, Sam Jones, Jimmie Jones of full age. Bettie Jones, Eddy Jones, Cassie Johns, Josephus Jones, minors. Jimmy Johnson of age, Ruffin Johnson, Edwin Johnson, Louisa Johnson minors. No guardian for any after ?? and all residents of Johnston County.
Signed by D.C. Johnson
Johnston County Will Abstracts
Ary Johnson, January 27, 1891, Probated July 4, 1896
Children: Susanna C. Coats, Walter Johnson, Margaret Johnson, Martitia Jones, Edwin Johnson, Richard Johnson, D.C. Johnson, James Johnson, Sallie Wallace - $1.00 each as their portion. Son Nazarath Johnson - all of the property I may own at my death. If son Nazarath Johnson should die without heirs, that portion of property to be equally divided among my children. $50.00 to come from share of Daughter Sallie Wallace, she has already received.
Executor: D.C. Johnson, son
WitnessesL J.A. T. Coats, A.L. Coats
Ary (x) Johnson