This will is in Book 5, page 262. It is not housed in the main court house with the rest of the books of wills. Instead, it is across the street in the courthouse annex with the Books of Deeds. Johnston County, North Carolina Last Will and Testament of Abraham Taylor: (*NOTE: Patriarch)In the Name of God Amen. I Abraham Taylor Senr. of the Province of North Carolina & County of Johnston being weak of body but in perfect mind & memory thanks be to Almighty God do make my last Will and Testament in Manner and Form following....First I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Prudence The Plantation & Land whereon I now Dwell to her and her Heirs for Ever. & if my Said Daughter Dies without Heir I Desire it may fell to my Grand Daughter Dinah Taylor Daughter of Joseph Taylor & if she also die without Heir it next shall be to my Grandson Abraham Taylor Junior. son of Abraham Taylor Junior. (*NOTE Abraham 2nd & 3rd! above noted...Sandie) ....Secondly I Give and Bequeath to my Said Daughter Prudence One Feather Bedand Furniture my Bigest & best Iron pots and all the puter Viz: Two Dishes One Galon Bason and Two bottle & five plates One Iron Skillet & Both Iron & heaters one Trunk with Two Drawers to her & her Heirs for Ever....Thirdly I Give & Bequeath to my Beloved Wife Eda Taylor my Bed & Furniture I now in During her Life or Widowhood but after Death or Marriage to my above Said Daughter Prudence & her Heirs for Ever.....Fourthly I Give and Bequeath to my Son In law George Marshall One small Bed & Furniture & my middle Fixed Pot to him and his Heirs for Ever......Fifthly I Give and Bequeath to all my Children Prudence Excepted Robert Taylor Anne Colton Jacob Taylor RACHEL BEESLEY (*NOTE: wife of Solomon Beasley, parents of William who married Elizabeth Taylor, firstborn of Moses & Elizabeth Prevatt Taylor...Sandie) Joseph Taylor & Abraham Taylor (Note : Abraham 2nd)all the rest of my Household and other Goods & my Stock to be Equally Divided among them and their Heirs for Ever.& I hereby Constitute & Appoint my Said Son Joseph Taylor my whole and Soul Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby Utterly Disanulling all other Wills and Legacies by me heretofore made & allowing this only to be my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my Hand and Seal this 2d of April 1751.Sign'd Seal'd & Confirmed In Sight and presence of: Henry Roberts Sarah Prevatt J. Atkinson & Abraham Taylor.(2nd..Sandie)North Carolina Johnston County December Court 1751.Present His Majesty's Justices The last Will and Testament of Abraham Taylor late of Johnston County Dec'd was Exhibited into Court and Prov'd by the Oath of Henry Roberts Evidence Thereto who Swore that he Saw the Testator Sign Seal Publish and Declare the Same to be his last Will and Testament and that he was at the Time thereof of Sound Mind and Disposing Memory and that he also saw Sarah Prevatt and John Atkinson Sign Concurring Evidences with him at the Same Time. Joseph Taylor appeared and was Qualified the Execur. by taking the Oathes by Law Appointed Ordered that Mr. Secretary have Notice hereof that Letters Testamentary may issue Accordingly.