Will of Christina Barringer
dated March 26, 1860, proved 1863
This will is transcribed verbatim, including spelling and puncuation. The will is in very nice penmanship, not sure if she wrote it or perhaps her daughter (notice, she used an X mark). This is the wife of Nicholas Barringer, her maiden name is Peeler, the daughter of Michael Peeler and Anna M. Redwine. As far as I know, her birthdate is unknown, but Michael is in records for both Granville County and Rowan County in the late 1700s. Eve/Eva and Paul are both known children of Nicholas.
State of North Carolina Rowan County. I, Christina Barringer, of the County of Rowan and State of North Carolina, being of sound mind and a disposing memory, but considerin the uncertainty of my earthly existence do make this my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following, that is to say. First I commit my soul to God who gave it, and my body to the earth from whence it was taken, and my Executor, (herein after named,) provide for my body a decent burial, pay all my funeral expenses and all my just debts out any money that may first come into his hands asa part or parcel of my estate Item. First, I will that soon after my death, my Executor make sale of all my property, collect all money that may be owing to me, and pay off all expenses and just debt against my estate, then divide the memainder, if any, between two of my children, viz. Eve Elizabeth Graeber and my son Paul Barringer, to share equal and alike in the said remainder of my estate, to have and to hold the same to themselves and their heirs forever. Lastly I hereby constitute and appoint my son Paul Barringer as Executor to execute this my last will and Testament to all intents and purposes, every part and clause thereof, hereby revoking all other Wills and Testamts that I may have heretofore made, either written or Verbal. In testamony, whereof I Christina Barringer do hereunto set my hand and affix my seal this 26th day of March 1860 Singed and sealed in the presence her of us, who at her request and in Christina (X) Barringer (seal) her presences subscribe our names} mark hereunto a witnesses } P A Sifferd Jr [illegible signature ending with Jr] English Frederick L[??????]valt