30 March 1801 — Rutherford County, North Carolina
Rutherford County, North Carolina Will Book B 1791-1813 Pages 121 & 122
Records of July Court 1801
In the name of God Amen I Gloud Long of Rutherford County and State of North Carolina being very sick and weak in body but in perfect mind and Memory thanks be given unto God therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make & ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all, I give and Recommend my soul unto the hands of the almighty God that give it & my Body I Recommend to the earth to be Buried in Christian Burial at the Discretion of my Executors nothing Doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall Receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as Touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give & dispose of the same in the following manner & form —
first of all I give unto my loving wife Jane Long my land I now live on and my negroe fellow Abe during her life or widowhood & after her death or widowhood the same land and negroe to belong to my son Gloud Long also the balance of my Stock I give unto my wife to do as she seas cause with also all the beads & furniture belong to them with the kitchen furnitures to belong to her during her life.
Item — I give unto my son Patrick Long fifteen Dollars out of that bond I have against Mike Tanner also a good feather bed & furniture.
Item — I give unto my son James Long Twenty Dollars
Item — I give unto my two Daughters Issebel + Peggy Ten Dollars a peace out of Tanners Bonds
Item — I give unto my son Gloud Long Eight Dollars in the said Bond
Item — I give unto my two youngest Daughters Jane + Polly Long Eight Dollars a peace in the said bond
also five Dollars of the said bond to John Long for the use of grave yard
also the Balance of Tanners bond I wish to go to pay all my Just Debts & the balance of the bond if there is any left I leave to my wife with all the money that I have got in order to purchase her a negroe girl and at her death or widowhood all that I have left to her besides land & negroe fellow it is my desire that she shall give it to hoo she pleases
and this I acknowledge to by my last will and testament in Witness whereof I here unto set my hand and seal this 30th day of March in the year of our lord one thousand eighteen hundred & one.
Gloud Long x (seal)
Signed Sealed & Delivered in the presence of
Gloud Long x
Last of all I appoint John Long & Patrick Long & James Long my Executors of this my last will and testament