`~Husband of Rebecca M. (Nutt) Orr~
LAST WILL & TESTAMENT OF JOHN ORR, Dec'd.
8 July 1779
In the name of God, amen, I John Orr being sick and in a very low state of health, but in Perfect and Sound Mind, Memory, and Consideration,
thanks be to God for the same and I do acknowledge this my Last Will and
Testament, I give my soul to God and my bodey to be decently buried. ITEM I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Rebecca Orr
one mear (mare) called Gin and sidesaddle and her bed. One small pott,
three becons, six plates and twelve spoons, and one dish over and above
her part. ITEM I give and bequeath to my four children all my Lands, Crop,
Goods, and Cattles to be sold and the money be equally devided amongst
them and if it pleases God that any of them should die that their part
is to be devided amongst them that may remain. And I give to my sons Timothy Orr and Jess Orr to my brother Christopher Orr
to bring them up in the future and fear of God.
I leave Joseph Regan and Joshua Sugg (John Orr's step-son) Executors of my Will.
Witness my hand and seal this eighth day of July in the year of our Lord 1779.
John Orr (SEAL)
Robert Orr, (Jurat)
Elizabeth X Orr
September Term, 1779
Then was the within Last Will and Testament of John Orr, Dec'd in Open Court duly approved by the oath
of Robert Orr a witness thereto and Ordered to be Recorded
Test J. Rice, Clk. CC
The within Will was recorded in the Clerks Office in the County of Wake
in Book A and pages (164) the 15th Day
J. Rice, Clk. CC