Item 1st. I lend to my wife Peggy the whole of my estate both real and personal during her natural life should she see cause to give to any one of my daughters any article such as a bed cow & calf during her life she is hereby authorized to do so & after my death my wish & desire is that the whole of my estate both real & personal be equally divided in the following manner to my daughter Nancy to have one fifth part & my daughter Jane one fifth part & my daughter Polly one fifth part & my daughter Ellenor to have one fifth part & my granddaughter Julia Catherine Wilson the remaining fifth & should my granddaughter who is an infant die leaving no lawful issue my wish is for the part left to her to be divided among my surviving children & their heirs. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal this day & date above.
In the presence of:
John D. Tucker
Sherwood Wilson (his mark)
Codicil to this my will made this 9 day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & forty four.
Item 1st, my wish is that if my granddaughter Julia Catherine Wilson while an infant have my daughters & their ? then & and in that case she is to forfit and lose her interest in the land left to her on the other page of this my will given under my hand & seal this day & date above.
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of
I Lo’ke (?) Mayfield
Source: North Carolina Archives