CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT
RECORD OF WILLS-VOL 4
Wills From November Court 1827
In the name of God amen I ELY CLARK of Surry County & State of North Carolina
being weak in body but sound in mind and memory blessed be god this 29th Day of
June in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and Twenty Seven Make &
Publish this my last will & Testament in Manner and form following that is to
1st My will is that the land and Plantation that was left to me by THOMAS HOWEL
laying in the waters of Deep Creeks this Property I give to LIDIA HUGGINS, her
life time and at her Death and this land is to be rented out untill her youngest
child becomes of age and then for this land to be sold and the money Equally
divided between all her children. 2nd Item I give and bequeath to ELIZABETH
ALLGOOD one Doller and I give to HANNAH WELLS one Doller. I give to ELSEY JR
one G------ dress. I give to THOMAS GARNER ONE Doller and WILLIAM GARNER one
I give to LYDIA HUGGINS one Cow and one bed. I give to Lydia one flax wheel and
one reel. I give to POLLY GARNER one Puter Plait and lastly, I appoint JESSE
HUGGINS, Executor of this my last will and Testement in witness whereof I the
said ELY CLARK have to this my last will and Testement Set my hand and Seal this
Day and Year above written. Witness, Signed & Sealed Published and Declared by
the said ELY CLARK the Testator as his last will and Testement in the Presence
of us who was present at the time of Signing and Sealing.
Attest: ELY (X) CLARK
DANIEL BLACK JR
Surry County November Sessions 1827 DANIEL BLACK the subscribing witness to the
last forgoing will &c of ELY CLARK maid oath he saw the said ELY sighn, Seal,
publish and declare the same to be his last will & Testement. That he done it
freely without hesitation and that at the said time he saw JAMES JOINER
Subscribe his name as a witness. And said will was ordered to be recorded.
Done accordingly. J. WRIGHT, C.C.
In the Nane of God Amen This 28th day of Jany in the year of our Lord Christ
1812. I JOSEPH WILLIAMS of the county of Surry and State of North Carolina
being in perfect health and sound and disposing mind & memory thanks be to the
creator of all good and knowing that it is allotted for all men to die do make
and ordain this to be my Last Will and Testament. And first I recommend my Soul
into the hands of Mighty God who gave it and my body to be committed to the
Earth in a decent Christian like manner at the discretion of my Executors
hereafter to be named; And as to my worldy estate I dispose of in the following
Imprimous. I lend to my beloved wife REBECCAH the one half of all my Horses &
stock of all kinds and the one half of my household & kitchen furniture and the
one half of all my negroes excepting what I have absolutely given to my children
and shall give before my decease and excepting what I hereafter lend to my
afflicted son NATTY, which are here included in his half and also the one half
of the whole of the tracts of land adjoining each other and plantations thereon
whereon I do now live, containing in the whole of said tracts adjoining each
other near two thousand five hundred acres, to be as equally divided in quantity
and quality and equally as may be & her half to include the mansion house and
outhouses &c. together with half my plantation tools during her life or
But in case she marrys she is to have but a childs part of negroes & furniture
during her natural life and forfits by said marriage all rights of any kind of
stock and all rights to any part of my lands estate whataever, and also any part
of monies in hand or due my estate, or childs part & no more of the negroes, one
of the half above loaned to my wife during his natural life, one to nurse him
and the other to labour for his support and should either of them die, or be
disabled he is to be again supply'd out of the half loaned to my wife.
And it is my wish that his mother keep him NATTY and the negroes for his support
during her life or widowhood and whenever she dies or shall marry I request that
some of his brothers will act as his guardian and for this purpose I now name
JOSEPH, ALEXANDER and NICHOLAS, who are sure likely to continue in this part of
Item: As all my sons NATTY excepted have finished their education, but
ALEXANDER & NICHOLAS, it is my wish & desire that they be as well educated as
the rest generally are, out of the monies arising out of my whole estate. But
in case any accident may happen that they may not have an opportunity or that
their talents are incapable of receiving learning and it should be thought
advisable by my Executors not to spend the money on them or either of them in
that way that he or they do not educate are to have & receive as much in money
or property as shall be adjudged would have educated him or them as well as the
rest, over and above those whose education is compleated as aforesaid.
Item: In order to explain what negroes I have & ordain absolutlely give to my
children I will here mention Viz. To JOHN I have & do hereby give JACK, NED &
ISBELL. To WILLIAM I have & do hereby give JIM, LYDIA & her two children SALLY
& CYNTHIA, though these females just mentioned are to be subject to an article
of agreement made & entered into on the 17th of September A.D. 1808 by myself
and the said WILLIAM WILLIAMS. To ROBERT I have & do hereby give WILL whom I
got of HENRY SPEER, GARNER & LITTLE WILL And to JOSEPH I have & do hereby give
LOU, MALL & RACHEL, the use of my negroes to wit CARY & his wife TABB and all
Tabbs increase younger than RACHAEL, I have put & do let them continue at the
same --- - to ajust in making and burning lime &c. But I do not yet give them
to anyone and are to be considered among my general stock of negroes And in
order that an ajustable division be made my four Sons above & last mentioned as
also all those of my children to whom I may hereafter make gifts before my
desires are to make a return of the negroes & lands Horses & furniture &c. to
them given together with every other article or thing to them given by me since
they have --- for themselves enough cloathing pocket money &c in the same manner
as the acts of Assembly directs in cases of intestate estates & that a division
be made accordingly.
Item: As I have a number of sons, all of which I wish to be well educated so as
to enable them to pursue either Sales, Physick or Devinity which ever their
indications leads them to and as at this time two of them Viz ROBERT & JOHN are
at the Bar. I so conceive that each of them cost me at least five hundred
dollars over & above their schooling expences & to obtain their legal knowledge
& furnish them with such books as I have done, it is therefore my Will and
desire that the sum of four hundred dollars be apporopriated to each of my other
Sons for the purpose of accomplishing their studies & pursuing the necessary
books for those who undertakes either of those occupations if they choose to
study as aforesaid or should either of them prefer the farming or any other
business to studying as aforesaid he or they are to receive five hundred dollars
either in money or property as most convenient by the executors over and above
what ROBERT & JOHN are to have (they having already obtained their legal
knowledge & books).
And as at this time JOSEPH & WILLIAM are pursuing the farming business & none of
those studies & probably never will, I therefore have given & paid JOSEPH five
hundred dollars in the tracts of land bought of LEWIS WHEALISS, which I paid for
& is to be considered in full for his $500. But WILLIAM is yet to receive his
five hundred dollars in money or property as is most convinient to my
Executorss- And I do also bequeath the said sum of five hundred dollars to each
of my other younger Sons, Viz. LEWIS, THOMAS, LANIER, ALEXANDER and NICHOLAS
more than I do to ROBERT & JOHN on the aforesaid principle unless before my
decease they or some of them should accomplish their studies & be furnished with
books &c in full or in part and I having paid for the whole or part though share
of them & in that case the whole or the part of said $500 as the case may be
they or either of them are not to draw But only the balance of any & that in
money or property as aforesaid so as to put them in the same situation in due
respect with ROBERT & JOHN.
Item: It is my Will & desire that the other half of my negroes, Horses and
stock of all kinds, furniture & tools of all, house, monies in hand & debts due
my estate and every other article of what nature or what soever not loaned to my
wife & son NATTY be equally divided among all my children (NATTY excepted). by
valuation or appraisement as a majority of my Executors may think best. Taking
into value all the other negroes, houses and other articles I have heretofore or
may hereafter give to any of my children at or about the time they received such
property so as each and every one may share as equally alike as possible.
Item: As it is impossible to know how much land I do own and may have a right
to as a large quanity depends on the decisions of suits that are now or may
hereafter be commenced. It is therefore my Will and desire that all my deeded
lands, both on the Eastern & Western waters of ---- --- soever I may recover
except what is otherwise disposed of by myself or attorneys in fact & what my
Executors may think proper to sell to pay of the legacys and my just debts,
which they are hereby fully authorised to do and all the rest & residue of my
estate of what value or kind soever of any discription be equally divided among
my following children, Viz. ROBERT, JOSEPH, JOHN, WILLIAM, LEWIS, THOMAS,
LANIER, REBEKAH, ALEXANDER, FANNY & NICHOLAS LANIER to them and their heirs
And it is my Will that the said lands be divided by tracts as they are and stand
connected & not by such divisions of every tract so far as they will adjust,
respect being had as to their value & quantity & quallity. And should there be
a sufficiency for the whole tract I now live on containing near two thousand
five hundred acres to be appropriated to one child only, I do now appropriate
the said tract to my youngest son NICHOLAS LANIER to take possession of the half
thereof immediately after my decease and the other half at the death of his
mother or when ever she ceases to be a widow, And should this appropriation be
too much for his share by upwards of one thousand dollars, he is to have &
receive only that half loaned to his mother whenever the said loan extinguishes.
And should that half be too much for his share of my landed estate he, NICHOLAS
is to pay the surplus into the general stock within three years after he becomes
of full age.
This possession thereof for said three years and also if the whole tract should
be allotted to him & he not more than one thousand dollars worth as aforesaid
more than his share he may keep the whole & have three years as aforesaid to pay
the $1000 stock report being the time in each case to the time he may get
possession of the half or the whole as the case may be. Item: It is my Will &
desire that in making divisions of my estate among my Wife and Children that
they or the executors Judicious persons to value & appraise all but as they may
think proper to sell & make their divisions accordingly.
Then if any discontent should arise among my said legitees or any of them in any
manner whatever concerning the division and settlement of my said estate, it is
my ernest wish & desire that they & any or all of them refer any disputes to any
set of judicious men indifferently chosen not exceeding twelve without entering
into law between and among themselves. And should either one or more of my
legatees be hardy enough to refuse to open his her disputes as aforesaid but
have recourse to law or refuse to refer & comply as aforesaid and enter into law
wheather or not; There and in that case it is my position will & order that he,
she or they so refusing to refer their disputes and differences in manner
aforesaid & abiding by the award of the referees forfet all right, title, claim
and interest in and to any part of my estate or legacy by me now made to him her
or them & all bequests & legacys by me now made to him, her or them are hereby
revoked and made null & void in consiquance of such refusial which forfiture of
takes place I hereby direct to be divided among those who are willing to comply
with this clauses and are satisfied without entering into law at all Mind this
is my will, desire and last request.-
Lastly I do appoint my beloved wife REBECCAH WILLIAMS Executrix and my Sons
ROBERT, JOSEPH, JOHN, WILLIAM, LEWIS, THOMAS LANIER, ALEXANDER & NICHOLAS,
LANIER, WILLIAMS Executors to this my last will & testament.-In testimony
whereof I the said JOSEPH WILLIAMS do hereunto set my hand and affix my seal
this day & year first above written.
Signed, Sealed, ------, published J. WILLIAMS (seal)
& delivered in the presence of
ROBERT (F) FREEMAN
J. WILLIAMS, JR.
A codicil to the foregoing last will & Testament of JOSEPH WILLIAMS. I having
written this Will in the year 1810 but did not execute it until January 1812. I
therefore think it necessary to make this Codicil this 7th day of January 1817.
And do revoke entirely that clause naming the negroes given to my son JOSEPH and
it is hereby expunged and do now substitute the following Viz, And to JOSEPH I
have and do hereby give negroes CARY, SAM, & TUBB together with Tubbs three
youngest children Viz, DAVID, NANCY & LOUISE to him & his heirs forever. The
rest of my negroes towit, MOLL, RACHEL, & HORACE (Tubbs children) now at JOSEPHS
at the Lime Kiln I shall let them remain there during my pleasure, to assist
toward burning of lime &c &c But I do not give them yet to any one and they are
to be considered to be among my general stock.
And as JOSEPH is now settled at the lime kiln & occupying the land I bought of
LEWIS WHEATLESS & caused LEWIS WHEATLESS to convey it immediately to JOSEPH. It
is my will and desire that all the land I bought of REUBEN WHEATLESS as also all
the several tracts adjoining thereto including the Lime quarry & kiln be alotted
to JOSEPH & his heirs &c. And should all these and the tract over the river
opposite to me, which I heretofore gave him which he might now account for, be
considered of more value than his real share he must pay up to the general
estate whatever may be thought just by men to be chosen as mentioned in the
forepart of this will.
And it is possible before my decease, I may purchase some lands adjoining the
tract I now live on meaning Kerbys tract, should that be the case my beloved
wife may still occupy the one half of the whole of those tracts connected with
each other of the above, yet should these tracts be put into one land or three
lots for my children as the case may so happen, but by no means over three would
I wish it. I will that what my wife occupys be in each childs division as much
as possible, so as they be not deprived of good settlements during their mothers
lifetime, Should there be three lots only I recommend that Lewis occupy one of
the three if he choses as all my other sons have moved away and settled. As it
is impossible to forsee disasters that may happen among my negroes before my
wife takes her half loaned to her, my will and desire is that she have at least
fifteen of what may be in possession at my decease, upon the terms mentioned in
the body of this will. Viz: Loaned during her widowhood, And I do hereby give
unto and authorize my said wife at any time she may think proper to select out
two of those negroes of an average value to the rest in her possession and give
them to either of her children, or grandchildren as to her seventh right to them
and their heirs forever, but to none further off connected, is she to give them,
nether are they given upon any other terms, only to give to her children and
Since writing this will in 1810, my son THOMAS & my daughter REBECCAH have
married and I have made the necessary provision for them for the present. And I
wish whenever any more of my children marry or settle for themselves that the
Sons be also provided for out of that part of my estate not loaned to my wife as
near as may be with those I have already provided for on their just settling
off. As my intention is to do to each alike as near as possible ultimately,
although I may at first give more to my daughters than to my sons, yet the sons
each must be fully provided for.
And if that my daughter FANNY should marry to the satisfaction of her mother,
that she also be provided for as near as may be, as I have done to my daughter
REBEKAH, but in case she marrys not to the satisfaction of her mother that she
be only provided for in the first instance as I have provided for her brothers.
Yet ultimately she is to be equal with her sister BECKY and all of my children
as nearly as it can conveniently be come at. And that all be settled without
going to law under the penalities as afore mentioned in the body of this my
I will further now mention what negroes I have & do give unto my children since
those named in the body of my will & those to JOSEPH in the first part of this
Codicil to said Will. Viz. To REBEKAH I leave and do give Negro man PETER, his
wife JESSE & her two children LITTLE PETER & DOM, and CRALOR:(?) -BER(?), LOU,
SOLOMON to her & her heirs forever. To THOMAS I have & do give a young negro
woman named JENNY & two boys named PUTNEY & BARTLETT to him & his heirs forever.
In witness whereof I do hereunto set my hand & Seal this 7th day of August AD
1813. JO. WILLIAMS(seal)
In another Codicil to the last will and testament of JOSEPH WILLIAMS I having
written a Will in the year 1810 but did not record it until the 28th of January
1812. And on the 7th August 1813 made a Codicil to the same both of which I do
now again ratefy except those parts where the former is superceeded by the
later. And do this day the of December AD 1819 make this another Codicil to my
last Will & testament as follows Viz:
As my Son WILLIAM has departed this life and left only one chilld to survive
him, I do now revoke entirely all that clause wherein I was to give to him my
other part of my estate of any discription whatever more than he had received
heretofore and had in possession at the time of his death and the said clause or
clauses are hereby revoked accordingly by me. Those being now revoked I do
hereby give and bequeath unto his daughter SALLY WILLIAM being my grand daughter
one third part of all and everything of any discription whatever that would have
fallen to my Son WWILLIAM had he lived and this clause of revocation had not
been made, to her & her heirs forever upon the following condition, Viz:
If said SALLY WILLIAMS daughter of said WILLIAM should die before marriage, the
whole of that part of my estate falling to her by this clause is to revert into
the family of the William's being the paternal line, to them and their heirs
forever. And further in order to remove some doubts that possibly may arise I
do now endeavor to explain them. Viz:
Since writing the other Codicil dated the 7th of August 1813, I have made
several purchases of lands adjoining my Manor house Viz, COL. MOSLYS, SPOONS(?)
of THORNTONS of MARK HOLLEMON, Sweats River tract, all of which are now
considered by me as attached to this the manor house and including Baughs place
and to be considered so. And further I ----lodged my Son JOSEPH to burn & sell
lime at my kiln and put some of my negroes there to assist him, he was to keep
an account of all the profits and account and pay me the half which he did up to
the time CHARLES BAGGE (below Latem(?) built his large house which he has not
remitted to me any part thereof, but is hereafter to render an account & settle
and pay my estate the one half of all the sales of lime & Stone he has made and
will make before my decease since the lime of Bagges house being built as
aforesaid. And I now direct that my Executors allow him ample for his trouble
wherein he and WILLIAM THORNTON had in recording & ---- up my office which was
And whereas since I made the Codicil of the 7th of August 1813, RACHAEL one of
the negroes I sold to stay at the lime kiln has died, I do consider her my loss
and not JOSEPHs as perhaps it may by some be conjectured.
And further as all my healthy children have married except LEWIS, ALEXANDER &
NICHOLAS, the latter of which has not yet finished an education and perhaps may
not have perserviance to do so, as I wish before he may arrive fully to twenty
five years of age in which case it is my Will and desire that he does not take
or receive any part or parcel of my estate of what nature & kind soever into his
possession untill he arrives fully to twenty five years of age.
And I do hereby nominate his brothers JOAWPH, LEWIS, ALEXANDER, JOHN, & THOMAS
or either of them his guardians to take possession and charge of all that part
of my estate, which may be alotted to him & keep it in their possession untill
he compleats an aducation or arrives to the full age of twenty five years to be
at the guardians discression.
And further there is some consideration to be had respecting the times my
children got possession of what they have already received of me for instance
THOMAS has been married many years & LEWIS yet single & living with me, Thomas'
negro family inpart have increased LEWIS having none in possession of coarse did
not increase. Now on a division of what I leave respect ought to be had to that
and all Similar cases, so as to make each childs part fair & equal as possible
by taking into consideration the times they did receive of me & the ages of each
of my children when they got possession and especially of property that may
increase in number and volume.
Item: I now lend to my beloved wife REBEKAH over and above what is loaned
before in the fortepart of my Will & of this Codicil, during her natural life or
Widowhood. My mill and the two tracts of land To wit, one of eight acres on
which the mill is, the other of two hundred and twelve acres adjoining the same
Tract. And also I leave her my part of the Shad fishing and the fish trap
altogether And lastly I do now ratify the will executed the 28th of January 1812
and the Codicil executed the 7th of August 1813 and also this Codicil except
those parts revoked as therein mentioned. In testimony whereof I do hereunto
set my hand & Seal this day of December AD 1819. JO WILLIAMS (seal)
I having written my Will in the year 1810 but did execute it until the year
1812. In the year 1813 made a Codicil to the same and in the year 1819 made a
second Codicil all of which I do again certify and now in the year 1822 January
the 14th do make this a third Codicil to my Last Will and Testament and to be
executed as such are to be part of the same. That if either of my Sons Vis:
LEWIS, ALEXANDER or NICHOLAS are desirous of dividing my Manor tract of land
into three parts including all those I purchased adjoining or ---- in the second
Codicil and including the Forkum tract & is my Will and desire.
It is my will and desire that it be divided as among them three Sons, as there
is sufficient quantity to make three comfortable reals(?), one for each of them,
Yet it is left ------tionary with those three Sons to divide to their own
Satisfaction and account to the other legetees for their value &c. And the part
or share of my estate which would have fallen to my daughter FANNY as the will
now stands, I do hereby revoke entirely and she is not be have any share thereof
more than the five negroes and some other property I did give and deliver to her
VIZ: CLAROTT and boy SQUIRE, PILLAR & girl VIOLET & DORCAS a young woman But
BOOKER & BETTY I only loaned. And I do hereby divise and bequeath to my son
JOHN WILLIAMS all that part of my estate that would have fallen to my daughter
FANNY ERWIN(?) to them the said JOHN and THOMAS WILLIAMS to hold the same for
the benefit of the children now born or may be born of my daughter FANNY ERWIN.
And I do hereby invest said Trustees with absolute and uncontestable power to
manage the estate hereby divided to them in whatever manner to them may seem
best either in making sale of the same and to make whatever other dispositions
thereof they may deem just & necessary. If it should be thought right by my
said Trustees they are requested to permit my said daughter FANNY ERWIN to use
and enjoy the property, or any part of it so devised to the said children and in
no event are they the trustees to be held answerable for what may be done in
relation to the contract and management of said estate -
And whereas in the Codicil of 1819 I have mentioned the circumstances of my son
JOSEPHs burning lime, I now again repeat and that he is to render an account of
all as therein mentioned and acco't for the same with my executors &c. In
testimony whereof I the said JOSEPH WILLIAMS do hereunto set my hand and affex
my seal (No witness being present) this 16th day of January AD 1822.
JO WILLIAMS (seal)
1. JOSEPH WILLIAMS SR. of the County of Surry and State of North Carolina do
make and ordain this Codicil to be taken as a part of my last Will and Testament
as follows, that is to say: I give & bequeath unto my beloved wife REBEKAH
during her natural time and or longer the bank stock of which FANNY died sized
2 Whereas some of the negroes belonging to my family have lately set up claims
to their freedom and have instituted or are about to institute suit for the same
against myself or my heirs, now therefore be it known that of the said negroes
should recover their freedom as aforesaid, it is my Will and desire that the
loss arising from said recovery by the said negroes should not fall upon or be
exclusively borne by those heirs or children to whom the said negroes may have
been given, but that the loss should be borne by all the heirs in proportion, or
taken from the whole estate.
3 Whereas in my Will I have directed that the lands attached to my residence,
or the manor tract as direted in my said Will should be divided into three parts
so that a part might be given so my three Sons, LOUIS, NICHOLAS & ALEXANDER,
they and each of them being held accountable to my other children or heirs for
any excess of value in their shares of my estate.
Now therefore be it known that as my Son ALEXANDER has since become married and
has settled in the State of Tennesse, I do hereby make that provision of my Will
which related to his share of my Manor house and instead thereof do direct that
the said manor house shall be divided into two parts for my Sons LEWIS &
NICHOLAS if they should agree to take the same at their appraised value, and
paying to the other heirs or children the ---- in value of their said shares of
my land as aforesaid, over and above their proportion of my estate, but it is
understood that my Sons LEWIS and NICHOLAS shall not be compelled to take the
whole or any part of the said two divisions or parts of my said manor tract if
they should think that the same is valued too highly or will bring them too much
in debt, but they shall be at liberty to take the whole or any part of the said
two divisions according to their own option or choice.
4 It is not intended by this revocation that my Son Alexander should be excluded
& cast off from his just perportion of my estate, But it is intrusted to include
JOHN P. ERWIN of Nashville except according to the terms and conditions of a
Deed of trust made to THOMAS S. WILLIAMS of Knoxville and any property to
which he may here after be entitled as the husband of my daughter FANNY shall
not belong to him, but to his children to be held in trust for them by THOMAS S.
WILLIAMS under and by virtue of the aforesaid deed of trust made to him, the
said THOMAS S WILLIAMS for the purpose and objects therein specifeid. In
Testimony I do herewith set my hand and seal this 27th day of June A.D. 1825.
Test: JOHN ROSS J. WILLIAMS (seal)
witness 11 Sept. 1825
State of North Carolina, Surry County, November Sessions, AD 1827
The last Will & Testament of JOSEPH WILLIAMS Dec'd was offered for probate.
HENRY P. POINDEXTER & ELIAS TURNER being sworn did prove that they found the
paper writing offered for probate with the Codicils thereto annexed, rolled up
and secretly laid away among the valuable papers of JOSEPH WILLIAMS found after
his death & HENRY P. POINDEXTER, ELIAS TURNER & SAMUEL SPEERS being sworn did
further prove that the will aforesaid so found is all and every part thereof in
the hand writing of JOSEPH WILLIAMS SEN'R, except the signature of Witnessess
and is signed in his name in his own proper hand writing & that the three
Codicils thereto annexed are also all & every part thereof in the hand writing
of the said JOSESPH WILLIAMS & that the signature of his name attached to each
of them is the proper hand writing of the said JOSEPH WILLIAMS dec'd.
Ordered by the court that the said last Will of JOSEPH WILLIAMS with the
Codicils annexed be recorded. LEWIS WILLIAMS & JOSEPH WILLIAMS, Two of the
executors therein named quallified agreeable to law. A paper writing(?) to be a
Codicil to the last Will & testament of JOSEPH WILLIAMS dec'd was offered for
probate by the Executors & JOHN ROSS & THOMAS THORNTON the subscribing
witnesses thereto being Sworn did prove that they were called upon to witness
the said Codicil by the said JOSESPH WILLIAMS, that he acknowledged it in their
presence & that that they su--- the same as witnesses at his request in his
presence & that JOSEPH WILLIAMS at that time of signing the same was in sound
mind & disposing memory. Ordered that the same be Recorded accordingly.
JNO. WRIGHT C.C.
JOSEPH HICKMAN SR.
Know all Men by these presence that I JOSEPH HICKMAN SEN'R of the County of
Surry and State of North Carolina being of perfect mind and Memory, but knowng
the Morality of his boddy and that it is appointed once for all Men to dye do
this Second day of December eighteen hundred and twenty five Make and ordain
this My Last wll and testament in Maner as follows and touching Such worldly
Substance as I hath pleased god to bless me with in this life,
I bequeath, give and dispose of as folows. I order and Sub--- my Son JOSEPH
HICKMAN and THOMAS DAVIS My whole and sole executors of this my last will and
testement. It is my will that my Just debts and funeral charges be first paid
out of my estate. It is my will that my son JOSEPH HICKMAN shall have fifty
Dollers. Further it is My Will that my Son JOHN HICKMAN shall have Twenty
Dollars. It also is my will that My Daughter EASTER McHENERY children shall
have one Doller each. It is my will that my daughter SARAH HENDERSON Shall have
Six Dollers. It is my will that My daughter MARGARET NOBLETTS children Shall
have Six Dollers. It is my will that my daughter ELLEDER BROWN Shall have Six
Dollers. It is my will that My daughter HANAH HENDERSON shall have Six Dollers.
It is further My Will that my dughter MARY -ESSLER(?) Shall have Six Dollers.
With what they have already got.
I Will my trunk to my Grand daughter MARGARET IESSLER(?)this to be enjoyed
without any molestation at my decease. Witness whereof I JOSEPH HICKMAN have
hereunto set my hand affixed my seal the day and year above written. Sighned,
Sealed in presence of us JOSEPH (X) HICKMAN
JAMES (X) CAUDLE
In the name of God amen. I Fielding Snow of Surry County & State of North
Carolina being of good health Sound of body and mind and memory but calling to
mind the Mortality of Man and that it is appointef and ordained for all men to
die do make and ordain the last will and testament in Manner and form following.
Test it is my will and desire that my body be decently buried & that all My Just
debts abe paid and touching my worly estate that it has pleased god to give me
and bless me with it is my will and desire that it shall be disposed of in Maner
and form following:
That is to say it is My will and desire that I do hereby will and bequeath to my
beloved wife SARAH SNOW, all my estate both personal and real during her natural
life or widowhood and at the death or marriage of My Said Wife SARAH to be
equally divided among all my children Sons and daughters except my daughter
LUCINDA WILMOUTH dec to which I leave nothing but to her beloved Son TYSON
WILMOUTH I leave an equal part of my estate with the use of my children and I do
hereby constitute My Son SIMPSON SNOW and RALEIGH DAV.(?)My Sole executors to
this My last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hearunto set my hand
and Seal this the 23 day of October 1824. In the presance of us acknowledging
or(?) the presance of us
Test: FIELDING (X) SNOW
DANIEL G. WRIGHT
In the name of god amen first of all I recomend my Soal to god that gave it
hoping at the resurection I shall recover the same again not(?) Willing(?) my
body to be buried in a neat decent Christian like manner at the discretion of my
I give and bequeath to my beloved wife MARY the upper part of My land to go as
far down as half way below the Canoe landing and to the fallace ???? and thence
north to the back line and to have my black Mare and all my house furniture to
be equally divided between my Wife and My daughter HANAH and I leave my three
cows and Seven head of younger Cattle and I leave it to My wife and my daughter
HANAH to sell what they think they can spare here to settle my debts and I give
and bequeayh to My daughter HANAH My negro boy named JIM and the balance of my
land and the balance of all I have a coming to me to belong to her. I make this
my last will and testiment given under My hand and Seal this 13 of Jny 1828.
Test: STEPHEN (X) JARVICE (seal)
I do appoint My beloved Wife MARY and JOHN DAVIS SEN Executors of my estate.
I BARNARD FRANKLIN of the County of Surry and the state of North Carolina
calling to mind that it is appointed for all men to dye and being at the time of
Sound mind and memory do make constitute and ordain this my last will and
testament revoking all others heretofore made. First it is my will and desire
that at my decease My Executors herein after named cause My boddy to be decently
buried in a plain Manner and that they cause all my Just debts there being but
few to be punctually paid then touching the estate with which it has pleased god
to bless me I will and dispose of in the following Manner.
First observing that at the arrival of each of My Children at lawfull age I have
given them & each of them a Small portion of property not Materially different
in value of which I take no further notice than to pray god to bless them in its
use. Since that time I have given to my Son JERAMIAH FRANKLIN one negro boy
called WESTLEY and two hundred dollers in cash. To my son BARNARD FRANKLIN I
have also given one negro boy called JOSEPH and the like Sum of two Hundred
dollers in Cash. Also I have given to my Son JESSE FRANKLIN one hundred and
twenty five dollers in cash.
Also I have given to my Son ABNER FRANKLIN one negro boy called ABSOLUM. Also
to my Son SHADRICK FRANKLIN I have given one negro boy called HENRY and one
hundred and Seventy five Dollers in cash. Also to my daughter MARY NULL I have
given one negro girl Called CATY and one hundred dollers in cash. Also to my
Son MICHAEL I have given two hundred and twenty five dollers in Cash. Also to
my Son ABIONIGO FRANKLIN I have given two hundred dollers in cash to make an
equality in the distribution of My estate among my children.
It is my will and I hereby leave to My Son JESSE FRANKLIN one negro boy called
BRYSON and the Sum of one hundred Dollers to My Son ABNER FRANKLIN. I leave the
Sum of one hundred. Too hundred and twenty five Dollers to my son MESHACK
FRANKLIN I leave one negro girl called FERABY. To my Son SHADRICK I leave fifty
Dollers to my grandchildren, Sons and daughters of my Son Abednego I leave one
negro girl called MOURNING and the Sum of twenty five Dollers to them Share and
Share alike, they jointly represention there father in the Same manner as if
living. To my daughter MARY NULL I leave the sum of one hundred and twenty five
Then to my friend MARY HARVEY I leave one feather bed and furniture to her and
her heirs forever. I further more lend to my said friend MARY HARVEY one negro
boy called AMBROS during her natural life and at her decease it is My will and
desire that my Executors dispose of the Said negro boy uponthe best terms in
there discretion and the proceed thearof to be equally divided among all my
Surviving children and My grand Children of Such as May have died. Sulch(SIC)
grand Children representing their parent in the Same Maner as if Sulch parent
Then the residue of my estate it is my will and desire that it shall be equally
divided among all my Surviving children and grandchildren of Sulch as May have
died Sulch grand Children representing there father or Mother as the case May be
in the Same Maner as if living to effect Sulch equal division it is my wish and
desire that my Executors Cause My negroes not already disposed of by this my
last will to be placed into eight lots of as equal a value as can be done and to
be drawn for by the legatees or Some ------ person for them but if it should so
happen that the above move canot be convenienty executed then in that case it is
my Will that they be disposed of to the highest bidder upon a Credit of twelve
months and the proceeds thearof to be equally divided as aforesaid.
Its further My will and desire that My lands and stock of every kind houshold
furniture waggon Still and plantation utensials shall be sold to the highest
bidder upon a Credit of Twelve Months and the proceeds thearof with all out
Standing dets and Sulch Money as I May leave on hand to be equally divided among
all my Surviving children and My grand children of Sulch as may have died
previously to the execution of this my last will my grand Children representing
there respective parent father or Mother as the Case may be in the same manner
as if Sulch parent My Son or My daughter wood have done if living.
I leave my sons JESSE FRANKLIN & SHADRICK FRANKLIN and MICHAEL FRANKLIN my
executors in witness whearof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this 18th day
of April, 1820.
Page 2 Enterlined with I leave my son FRANKLIN fifty dollars.
BERNARD FRANKLIN JUN. BERNARD FRANKLIN
folio 12 WILLIAM MOSBEY
Surry County, State of North Carolina Dec. 15, 1827. In the name of god amen I
Wm Mosby Sen. of the State and County aforesaid being sick and weak in body but
of sound mind memory and understanding praise be god for it and considering the
Certainty of and the uncertainty of time thearof, and to the end I may be the
better prepared to leave this world whenever it shall please god to call me
hence do therefore make and declair this My last will and testement in Maner
following that is to say principally I comend my Soal unto the hand of
allmighty god My creator hoping for ---- pardon and remision of all My Sins and
My body I comit to the earth at the discretion of my Executors hearinafter
First my will and desire is that My beloved Mother shall have the use of the
planation whearon I now live as long as she may live with two milk cows, a good
work horse, 6 head hogs 2 feather beds and furniture, 1400 lbs of neat pork, 80
bushels corn and what oats and fodder she may think proper to take. Also what
Kitchen furniture she may want.
2nd I give to my son Wm C. MOSBEY My greater plantation or tract of land
together with a negro woman MILLY & her children to him & his heirs forever.
Also at his grand Mothers death the tract where she lives to him & his heirs
And I give to my daughter JANE MOSBEY, a negro woman by the name of SARAH and
her children and all the increase together with a Sorrel Mare called by the
name of Kitt with a bed and furniture to her and her heirs forever.
Lastly, it is my will and desire is all the balance of my property that is not
Mentioned in the will I leave to be sold acording to law out of Sulch Sales all
I wish is all my Just debts to be paid after My Debts are paid the balance if
any my wish is that it be given to my children (to wit) Jane to have two parts
out of three and Wm one third. In witness whearof I have hearunto Set my hand
and seal the day and date above written.
JNO. DISMUKE WM. MOSBEY (Seal)
For the want of room on the other Side of this paper my wish and desire is that
PETER CLINGMAN and --- FRANCIS WILLIAMS act as Executors of this my last will
In the name of god amen: I THOMAS MOSS of the county of Surry & State of North
Carolina being of Sound mind and disposing memory do this first day of January
in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty Six make and
ordain this my Last Will and testament in Maner following to wit:
First I will that all my just debts be paid.
Second I give to my son WILLIAM MOSS five Shillingss.
3rd I give to my Son JOHN MOSS the Sum of five Shillings.
4th I give to my son THO MOSS five shillings.
5th I give to my Daughter BETSEY JEFFERSON formerlu BETSY MOSS five Shillings to
Her and to her heirs.
6th I give to my daughter DOLLY HICKS formerly DOLLY MOSS my bed and furniture.
7th I give to my Son ZACHARIAH MOSS and his heirs the sum of five shillings.
8th I give to my son JESSE J. MOSS all My lands that is whearon I now live and
all the residue and remainder of the personal estate to him and to his
9th I hereby do make and ordain My beloved son JESSE J. MOSS executor of this
my last will and testament the day and date above. Sighned Sealed and delivered
in the presance of
Test: THOS. MOSS (seal)
In the name of god amen, I MARY LESTER of the county of Surry & State of North
Carolina being weak of boddy but of sound mind and memory thanks be given to god
for the same do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament revoking
all other wills by me heartofore maid.
1st: I recomend my soul to god who gave it me and My body to the earth from
whence it came to be decently buried at the discretion of My children and as to
sulch worly estate as it hath pleased god to bless me with in this life dispose
of the same in manner and form following.
I give and bequeath to My daughter SALLY D. LESTER one hundred and fifty
Item: I give and bequeath to my four grand Sons JESSE, FRANCIS, JAMES P(?) &
THOMAS P(?) FITZGARALD sons of JAMES FITZGARALD one hundred Dollers to be
equally divided among them and to be given to them as they become of age.
Item: it is my will and desire that my negro woman ELVA shood be sold by My
Executors if she is not sold before my death and the money arising from the sale
of said negro is to be applid as ---- states. VIZ one hundred and fifty dollers
to SALLY D. LESTER and My four grandsons and the Surplus if there is any to be
given to my daughter SALLY.
Item: I give and bequeath to My daughter SALLY D. LESTER my negro girl
HENRIETTA & her increase.
Item: I give and bequeath to My grand daughter SARAH AN FITZGARRALD one negro
girl by the name of CHARITY and if the negro girl should have children then and
in that case it is my will and desire my other grand daughter MARRY ELIZABETH
FITZGARALD should have one half of the increase.
Item: It is my will and desire that the above negro girl CHARITY shoud remain
in the possession of my daughter MARY L. FITZGARALD wife of JAS. FITZGARALD
during her natural life.
Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter SALLY D. LESTER all my stock of
Cattle household and kitchen furniture and every other discription of property
whatever to be had and her heirs forever..
Item: It is my will and desire that my daughter SALLY give unto my grandson
JAMES P. FITZGARALD when he becomes of lawfull age twenty dollers.
Item: it is my will and desire that this one hundred dollers left to my four
grandsons shoud remain in the hands or direction of my executors to be put out
on Interest or to the best advantage for said children. Lastly I constitue and
appoint my daughter SALLY D. LESTER Executrix and my friend JOSEPH WILLIAMS JUN.
Executor to this my last will and testament In witness whearof I do hereunto set
my hand and seal this 13th day of April A.D. 1825. Sighned, sealed and
delivered in presence of
WINSTON LOMEY MARY (x) LESTER (seal)
A Codicil to my last will and testament. Whereas the negro girl ELVA had not
been sold and AGGEY has been purchased since making the forgoing last will it is
now my will and desire that the said negro girl AGGY shall belong to my Daughter
SALLY D. LESTER but the increase of said negro girl shall decend to my grand
Children by my daughter MARY L. FITZGARALD but in case the sd girl shoud have
bornd six children then and in that case the remainder that is to say all over
six are to decend to my daughter SALLY D. LESTER and my grand son FRANCIS
FITZGARALD in witness whearof I do hearunto set my hand and seal this 21st day
of July 1828, TEST: MARY (x) LESTER (seal)
Know all men by these presance that I, P. Philip of this North Carolina Surry
make this my last will & testament. First I resighn my soul to its Creator in
all humble hopes of its future happiness as in the disposal of a being
I give and bequeath to my beloved wife SUSANAH my Land whearon I now live as
long and at my wife deast I will the above stated land to my three sons JOHN L.
PHILIPS, ABNER and MICAJAH PHILIPS.
I will my eldest son a Black colt I also will my wife all my Stock, Horses,
Cattle, and Hogs. I also will all my negroes to my wife for her to dispose of
them to my children as she may think best and that she is to dispose of the
negroes no other way only to my children when she does dispose of them.
My will is that all my Just debts be paid by my Executors hear after named. I
also hearby appoint my wife SUSANAH PHILIPS and ABNER WOODROUGH my Executors to
this my last will and testament on witnes whearof I hearunto set my hand and
affix my seal this 31st day of October 1828.
Witness: Philip (x) Philips
W. C. MARTIN
ARCHIBALD CARMICHAL SEN.
I ARRCHIBALD CARMICHAEL being in a ---- state of health but of sound mind do
constitue and make this my last will and testament.
First I give and bequeath to my beloved wife SALLY CARMICHAEL two beds and
their furniture and all the kitchen furniture that belongs to me. Three head
of Cattle viz too Milk Cows and one Steer
(2) I give unto my daughter SARAH GRAVES all my tract of land that I now live
on together with all the farming utensials. The above land to belong to the
said SARAH GRAVES and her too children THOMAS GRAVES & JAIN GRAVES and that my
wife SALLY CARMICHAEL is to live on it her life time.
3rd I have notes now due and want them all collected and the 4th part of my
waggon sold to the highest bidder and after paying all my just debts the balance
of the money to be equally divided between my Six Children RICHARD, STERLING,
SANDY, JOSEPH, JANE MILLER & ELIZABETH FULK. I gave to each of my daughters
JANE & ELIZABETH 1 Red heifer apiece.
4th I want my young mare that I now own to stay on the plantation until she is
Seven years old if Should live and then be Sold her alone to the highest bidder
and the money to be equally divided as aforesaid amongst my six Children.
5th I have given unto my son ARCHIBALD CARMICHAL his full share amount --- to
seventy Dollers or upward in witness whearof I have hearunto Set my hand and
seal this 17 of March 1827.
Witness: ARCHIBALD (x) CARMICHAL
THO. B. KING
Before assighned I do Constitute and appoint my Son JOSEPH CARMICHAEL my lawfull
executor in all matters hearin named.
ARCHIBALD (x) CARMICHAEL
Page 16 DAVID HUNT
I DAVID HUNT of the County of Surry & State of North Carolina being weak in
body, but of Sound Mind and Memory do make & ordain this My last will and
Viz: First My will is that my body be decently buried & that my debts and
funeral charges be paid in due time by my executors hereinafter named
Secondly My will is that my beloved wife JULEATHER (?) HUNT remain in full
possession of both my personal and real estate during her life or widowhood.
Thirdly My will is that of the decease or marriage of my wife My estate revert
or apend to my daughter ELIZABETH MILLERS children.
Fourthly My will is that my daughter ELIZABETH MILLER have one doller over and
above what She has already had.
Lastly I appoint my trusty frends ABIGAIL ---- & LEVY Jessosse(?) to be my
executors. Done in presance of:
JOHN JACKSON DAVID HUNT (seal)
I JACOB SMITH of the County of Surry and State of North Carolina being in
perfect mind and memory but knowing the mortality of my body and that it is
appointed for all men once to dye do this twenty eighth day of August Eighteen
Hundred and Twenty Seven make and ordain this my last will and testament in
maner as follows and touching Sutch worly Substances as it hath pleased god to
bless me with in this life I bequeath give and dispose of as follows, I order
and Subtitue My Son ELY SMITH my whole and Sole Executor of this My last will
and testament. It is my will that my just debts and funeral charges be paid
out of my estate. Further it is my will that My Son ELY SMITH Shall have all
my Stock of every kind Sutch as Cattle, Sheepe and hogs.
Also it is my will that my daughter SARAH SMITH shall have one feather bed and
bead Sted with the furniture and the Kitchen furniture. That she claims and one
cotton wheel for her own property. It is my will that my Son ELI SMITH have my
loom and all the utinsuals thereunto belonging and all the house and kitchen
furniture of every Kind. & all my tools at my decease further it is my will that
my Son ELY SMITH Shall find his mother a decent house to live in and to find
her a sufficiency to live on it is my will that my wife ELIZABETH SMITH Shall
have one Colt if She marrys and a feather bed and furniture.
Also it is my will that my Son JAMES SMITH Shall have one doller and my Son
JOHN SMITH Shall have one Doller.
Also it is my will that my Son GEORGE SMITH Shall have one Doller & is my will
that my son CONRAD SMITH Shall have one Doller. I also will my daughter PEGGY
FARMER one doller. I Also will my daughter RACHAL STINSON (?) one doller. I
also will my daughter SARAH SMITH one doller. In witness whearof I JACOB SMITH
have hearunto set my hand and affixed my seal the day and date above written.
Sighned, Sealed &c.
in presance of us JACOB (x) SMITH (seal)
The last will and testament of JOHN SHOUSE of North Carolina Surry County
considering the uncertinty of this Mortal Like and being of Sound Mind & Memory
blessed to above -- God for the same do make and publish this my last will &
testament in Manner and form following.
I Give and bequeath to my wife POLLY SHOUSE the tract of land whearon I now live
as long as she remains my widow. I will the upper part of land to my son JOHN
SHOUSE beginning at the river in the middle of said land and runing out to the
back line when he comes of age, at my wifes death or her marriage. I will the
lower part of my land to my Son REUBIN SHOUSE.
I give and bequeath to my wife all my negroes as long as she remains my widow
and wish her to give them to my children as She May think proper but if she
should Mary I will them to be equally divided. I also will my household
furniture stock on the same conditions.
I will the other property if she marys to go to my children and if DANIEL HAL
and CATE(?) don't mind & work & CASY on the business Farm as they formerly have
done I will them to be hired out yearly twelve months by taking board and good
security and my land rented out and paid ---- to my wife to Support her and the
children. I will that Chain and Sob.(?) be left with my wife to do her house
business. I also appoint SIMON SHOUSE, RICHARD GWYN & WM. C. MARTIN My
executors to this my last will & testament. ------- that they will See this
will well executed in witness whearof I have ---- Set my hand and Seal this 18th
(?) of Apr 1829(?)
SALLY CO--- JOHN SHOUSE (seal)
W. C. MARTIN
State of North Carolina Surry County May term 1829
The above Will and Testament of JOHN SHOUSE dec'd being offered in Court for
probate Wm. C. MARTIN a subscribing witness thereto states that he saw the said
SHOUSE confirm, ratify and declair the above will to be his said act & that he
was of a Sound discerning mind and memory at the said time & that he did it & --
- of himself without molestation & at the same time he ------------ the same are
ordered to be recorded. done by order of JOHN WRIGHT C.C.
In the name of God amen I WILLIAM DOWLING of the county of Surry and State of
North Carolina being weak of body but of perfect mind and memory and calling
to mind that it is appointed for all men once to dye and after death to come to
judgment do ordain this my last will and testament that is to say
First I recommend my soul to god sho gave it and my body to the dust from whence
it came to be decently buried at the will of my friends and as to my worly goods
which it hath been please god to bless me with to dispose of them in the manner
following. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife SUSANAH DOWLING during her
life all my tract of land wharon I now live. I also give unto my Said wife
during her life the following negro slaves: CHARLOTT, LYDIA, LUCY, DAVE, ISAAC,
ANDREW, ALSEY, WILSON, GEORGE, EMILY & their increase if any and further give my
Said wife in the Same manner as above all my Household and Kitchen furniture of
every kind also my Stock of Cattle hogs and Sheep and all my horses.
Also all my farming tools together with the stock of provisions on hand for the
support of her my said Wife and family. Also my Waggon and all my horse geer &
after the death of my said wife I give and bequeath unto daughter PHILADELPH
DOWLING one hundred & fifty acres of land to be laid off on the South Side of
Brooks Road beginning at the Creek where said road crosses the creek & to run
eastward to said road So as to include the buildings. And for the said 150
acres to lay on the south of said road.
Also unto my said Daughter I give one negro girl ALSEY & her increase if any
together with all the household and kitchen furniture.
I give unto my son THORNTON DOWLING after the death of my said wife, one hundred
twenty five acres of land on the north end of the tract from the Rockford road
west to the little Creek including where he now lives and runnning down the
creek untell the East line will make that quantity also all my Carpenter tools.
My further will and desire is that after the death of my said wife that all the
Negroes which I have given unto my said wife except Sutch as I have before
bequeathed to be equally divided between my daughters MARY AN WILLIAMS, SUSANAH
BRUGER, ELIZABETH PHILIPS, wife of LEWIS PHILIPS, JEAN PHILIPS, wife of WILLIAM
PHILIPS and PHILADEPHIA DOWLING & NANCY WILLIAMS, wife of JESSE WILLIAMS, and
the Heirs of my daughter SALLY who was inter married with JOHN WILLIAMS and
all the real and residue of my estate that may remain after my wife death to be
equally divided between all my children & further will is that my still
utensials belongings thearto and one negro girl LILY Be sold to pay my debts
and the balance of the proceeds of said sale if any be devided between my
children and I do hearby appoint my Son THORNTON DOWLING and JOHN D. BRUCE
Executors of this my last will & testament in witness whearof I have hearunto
Set my hand and affixed my Seal this 21st day of April AD 1829. Sighned, Sealed
& acknowledged in the presance of us who saw each other sighn etc.
F. SPEER WM. (x) DOWLING
N. J. SPELLMAN
SOLOMON (X) PHILIPS
State of North Carolina Surry County April 6th 1829
In the name of god amen I WILLIAM CUNINGHAM of the State and County afforesaid
being of sound and perfect mind and memory god be praised for his memory but low
of health and weak of body knowing the transistory duration of all worldy things
do make and sign and ---- this my last will and testament revoking all others in
the words following to wit:
Item: 1st I desire after resighning my mortal soul the great auther of my being
that my body Should be interd in a plain and decent manner by the side of my
little son and my worly effect disposed of as follows:
In the first place I want of my poersonal property & ----- sold at the
discrestion of my beloved wife to pay all my debts after which I desire that my
beloved wife should have and enjoy all my estate both real and personal for the
purpose of raising & schooling my children & keeping jand maintaining her father
and mother and if she has it in her power to give my children as they leave her
as much property as has been advanced by me to my daughter DORCUS the value of
which I wish to be ascertained in some way as near as possible after her death.
I wish my real estate with what may remain of if any of my personal property to
be divided among alll my children So as to make the parts all equal as near as
I do hearby nominate and appoint my beloved wife POLLY CUNINGHAM and my brother
in law ALEXANDRI FREEMAN Executors & Executrix of thid my last will & testament
in witness whear of I have hearunto Set my hand and affixed my seal this day and
date affixed. Sighned, Sealed in presence of:
L. J. EASLY WILLIAM CUNINGHAM (seal)
TYRE K. GILLASPY
N. Carolina Surry County May term 1829
The above last will and testament of WM. CUNINGHAM Being offered to the Court
for probate STEPHAN J. EASLY a Subscribing witness thearof State that he heard
& saw the said CUNINGHAM ratify the same as being his own act will and desire
that he did it without molestation or incumberment that he was of a sane mind
and memory at the same time & that he saw JAAMES JARVICE and TYRE D. GILLESPY
Subscribe there names thearto as witness the same was then ordered to be
recorded. Done acordingly. JOHN WRIGHT, C.C.
In the name of god amen, this 4th day of Dec. 1828 I JAMES COOK of the County of
Surry & State of North Carolina being of sound mind & memory do make this My
last will & testament at the same time revoking any former wills made by me
declaring this to be my last will & Testament.
First I give & bequeath to my beloved wife ELIZABETH COOK the tract of land on
which I now live during her widowhood. Also the choice of horses out of six and
all the rest of the stock Viz: Sheep Cattle 9 hogs and if my beloved wife
Should Marry then the above mentioned property to be equally divided among my
children: NANCY, JEMINA, & ALISE COOK. My children also my grandsons, ISAM son
of ELIZABETH ----- & JAMES son of ANNA SIMMONS(?), but understood the tract of
land on which I now live purchased of WILLIAM MARSHALL & the adjoining land I
purchased of JACOB JESSOPE(?) and bequeath to my son ABEL (?) COOK on which he
is to enjoy full possession after my beloved wife joins in mariage and if she
never marys after her decease untill then she is to enjoy full possession tho
not so as to drprive my son ABEL of enjoying a reasonable part of the afforsaid
land during his Mothers Claims.
The Mill Tract of land in the County & State afforsaid is to be equaly devided
betweeen my grand Sons afforsaid including Mill & all the ----- belonging at
the home when they are twenty one years of age. I appoint my son JOHN COOK to
conduct --- land plantation and mill to the best advantage, as long as said
grand Sons are not of proper age to receive the same and the proffets thearof
arising thearfrom to be applied to the use of said Sons for selecting &c also
one horse, bridle and saddle and rifle gun to each of them after they come of
I will to my daughter URSULA COOK two hundred & twelve dollers, and fifty cents
to be paid in trade at trade value to be paid by my Executors in three years
from the date hearof.
I will to my daughter NANCY, to my son JOHN one doller, to my son SAM(?) one
doller, to my son ISAM one doller, to my daughter ELIZABETH one doller, to my
daughter POLLY one doller, to daughter POLLY one doller, to my daughter CLARY
one doller, to my daughter ANNA one doller, to my daughter JEMINA one doller, to
my daughter DICY one doller, to my daughter SIBEL one doller, to my daughter
URSULA one doller, to my daughter BETHABEL one doller to my son ABEL one
doller, to my Grand Son SAM, son of ANNA SIMMONS one hundred doller with
Interest from the date hearof at the same------. I so appoint my son JOHN
and STEPHEN BATES SEN.(?) both of the County & State afforesaid joint
Executors of this my last will and testament to which I have hearunto set my
hand and seal this day & date above written being September the 4th day in the
year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight.
Sighned, Sealed and delivered in presence of
NATHAN BATES JAMES (x) COOK
Surry County May Term 1829
The foregoing last Will and Testament of JAMES COOK being offered to the Court
for probate JACOB L. PFAFF whose name appearing thereto as a Witness State,
he saw & heard said COOK Confirm declare and ratify the same to be his own act
& will that he did it freely of himself and without any Molestation or
Incumbrance & that he was of a Sound and disposing mind and memory at the same
time & that he saw NATHAN BATES Jr. & D. W. GARDNER Subscribe their names
thearto &c. (witness and) on Motion the same was ordered to be recorded.
Done & recorded. JOHN WIGHT C.C.
North Carolina Surry County July the 28th 1829
In the name of god amen I do make this my last will and testament. As it was
ordered by the Almighty for men once to die and after death to Judgement. First
I will my Soul to God that gave it to me & my body to the grave & to be decently
buried & all my just debts to be paid & as to my worldly goods I give &
bequeath to my beloved wife PATSY COLLINS all my real Estate & Personal goods
during her Natural life or widdowhood & then my Son SIDNEY COLLINS I give &
bequeath to him 75 acres of land north of my tract beginning at My Maple corner
runing East through the tract for compliment & I give & bequeath to my Son HIROM
COLLINS 75 acres to begin at my Red Oak corner on the Oak hill Run East to the
never Gold Branch their being a balance of 25 acres I have marked out for my
daughter Jar---- TUNNEY(?) where they now lives on. That I have made no write (
?) for but if I survive I shall do so. My Executor must do so if not. And as
to my Daughters CATHARINE & BETHETHA MORISON, ----- FINNEY I wish them to have
all my Personal part of my Estate to be equally divided at my wifes Death & my
Daughter ELIZABETH LISK I bequeath & give to her one Dollar out of my personal
part of my Estate and as to my son JESSE COLLINS I heretofore gave him what I
allowed for him, the above is my will & I subscribe my name to this in the
presence of us under my hand & seal. I appoint WILLIAM DAY Esq. my Executor.
P. HOLCOMB OBADIAH (x) COLLINS
JOSEPH (x) ALDRIDGE
Surry County May Term 1830. The foregoing last will and testament of OBEDIAH
COLLINS being offered to the Court for probate. PHILIP HOLCOMB a subscribing
witness thereto Stated that he saw and heard said COLLINS confirm, declare and
notify the same to be his own act & will. That he did it freely of himself and
without molestation or Incumberance & that he was of a sound and Disposing mind
and memory at the same time & that he saw JOSEPH ALDRIDGE Subscribe his name
thereto as witness and on motion the last same was ordered to be recorded.
Received accordingly JOHN WRIGHT, C.C.
This twenty third day of the first month in the year of our Lord One thousand
Eight hundred and Thirty I BENJAMIN HUTCHINS being afflicted in body but being
in my sound senses & Judgement do make this my last will and testament touching
my worldly Estate which it hath pleased god to bless me with.
First: It is my will that all my just Debts be paid out of my personal Estate.
2nd. It is my will that my well beloved wife REBEKAH HUTCHINS and my Dear
Children hold occupy and possess and enjoy the remainder of all my Real and
personal Estate that remains after my debts are paid as long as my well beloved
wife REBEKAH remains to be my widdow but no longer.
3rd It is my will that my well beloved wife REBEKAH HUTCHINS have and I do
hereby give unto her during her Natural life if she should marry again after my
Deceast one bed and furniture and ---- her ch--- of beds, one black mare called
Silve, One side saddle and bridle, two head of cattle, her choice of the better
four head of sheep, one flax wheel, her choise one Black walnut chest, two
pewter plates, two earthen white plates, one pewter bason, two seting chairs,
one Iron pot Called the little pot and pot hooks, one pair of cotton cards, one
baking glass. Also it is my will that my well beloved wife take her choice out
of the living Stock before mentioned & that I have given her at the time of
division near her marriage.
#4. It is my will and desire that my beloved Sons hold on and equal division or
as near it as can be come at by my executor whereafter appointed all my lands
with the improvements on them. My Sons names are JOEL, NICHOLAS, DANIEL, GIDEON
and BENJAMIN HUTCHENS. Also it is my will that my son JOEL HUTCHENS have the
sorrel horse that I gave him heretofore.
5thly It is my will that my Daughters viz: SARY, PHEBE, and REBEKAH should
have each of them one feather bed & furniture and one cow for each of them.
6thly It is my will and desire that if it should be so that my beloved wife
REBEKAH HUTCHINSs should remain my widow and not marry that she should have the
House I now live in and privilege on the land that is near it as well support
her well. It is also my will that my wife should have her choice of my Sons to
live with her in my house that I live in.
Lastly I do constitute and appoint my two friends JOHN ADDAMS & NICHOLAS HOBSON
to be the whole & sole Executors of this my last will and testament and it is my
desire my Executors to see that my Children have a reasonable portion of school
learning. Also it is my desire & will that my two Executors give unto all my
Sons before mentioned except JOEL each of them a horse, but if the circumstances
of my family will admit of it. Also it is my will that my Daughters be given
such things as a Father would give them as the circumstances of the property
will admit of at the time it may be needed besides what I have before mentioned.
It is also my will & desire is that of my family Should unite and have a desire
to remove to a far Country that my Executors have full power to sell assign and
make deeds to my lands that I am in possession of in my ----. Notice that I
have this made my last will and testament and have appointed my two friends
before mentioned JOHN ADDAMS & NICHOLAS HOBSON to be my entire Executors. As
witness my hand and seal the day & date first writen
Attest: BENJAMIN HUTCHINS (seal)
Surry County May Term 1830. The foregoing last will and testament of BENJAMIN
HUTCHINS dec'd being offered to the Court for probate. JOHN HUTCHINS one of
the subscribing Witnesses states that he saw & heard said HUTCHINS confirm
declare and ratify the same to be his own act & will, that he did it freely of
himseslf and without any motestation or incumberance & that he was of a Sound
disposing mind & memory at the same time that he saw WILLIAM RHODES subscribe
his name thereto as a witness and on motion the same was ordered to be recorded.
Recorded accordingly. JOHN WRIGHT, C.C.
The last Will & Testament of DANIEL JARVIS of Surry County North Carolina.
I Daniel Jarvis considering the uncertainty of the mortal life and being of
Sound mind & memory blessed be Almighty God for the same Do make and publish
this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say:
First: I give and bequeath to my Two younger Sons, DANIEL JARVIS and WILLIAM
JARVIS the land where I now live on by their paying Each of them DANIEL JARVIS &
WILLIAM JARVIS back to the rest of the Legatees one Hundred Dollars in trade and
I will that DANIEL JARVIS have the possession of one half of the Sd land at my
decease and WILLIAM at his mothers decease and his part to be at the lowest end.
& I again will that my wife NANCY have possession of all the lower part to the
cross fence above the big field her life time then DANIEL to have full
possession of his part of the sd land and I again will that my sd wife NANCY
have the choist one of my horses and my Negro woman MILL and all my household
furniture her life time and then to be sold and Divided between my respective
legatees and I ageain will that at my decease my two Negro men and the rest of
my horses be sold and divided between legatees after --- all give in on ----
what they have Received then for them all to shar alike that is now ---- and I
again will that DANIEL BILLS and MARY JARVIS have two dollars apiece out of my
Estate and no more and I again will DANIEL JARVIS have five acres acount my
still house to hold to him the sd DANIEL JARVIS his heirs and assigns forever
and I ageain will that if my two Sons Cant agree abought the division of the sd
land that they shall have it divided by men.
And I again will that DANIEL JARVIS and WM. JARVIS Dont pay the Hundred Djollars
till my wifes decease & my will and meaning is that DANIEL & WILLIAM have
nothing of my Estate but the said land in witness whereof I have here unto Set
my hand and Seal the 18th day in the year of our Lord July 1829 And I make &
ordain JOHN JARVIS Executor of this my last will & testament &c.
Signed Sealed Published & delivered by the above named DANIEL JARVIS to be his
last will & testament in the present of us who at his request & in his presents
have subscribed our names as Witnesses thereunto.
JOHN REECE DANIEL (x) JARVIS (SEAL)
Surry County August term 1830. The foregoing last will & testament of DANIEL
JARVIS dec'd being offered to the Court for probate. JOHN REECE one of the
Subscribing witnesses States that he saw & heard said JARVIS confirm, declare &
ratify the same to be his own act & will. That he did freely of himself and
without molestation or incumberance & that he was of disposing mind & memory at
the same time and that he saw WALTER FRANKLIN subscribe his name thereto as a
witness and in motion the same was ordered to be recorded
Recorded accordingly JOHN WRIGHT C.C.
In the name of God Amen I JESSE CHINN of the County of Surry & State of North
Carolina do make this my last will in manner & form following (Vez): I direct
that all my just debts be paid & I then give my wife SARAH CHINN all the
property of every description that it has Blessed God to possess me of to be
hers & her heirs forever & lastly I do constitute & appoint my wife SARAH CHINN
Executrix to this my last & testament as Witness I have hereto set my hand &
affixed my seal this 29th day of June 1828.
Test: JESSE CHINN (seal)
Surry County August term 1830 The foregoing last will & testament of JESSE
CHINN decd being offered to the court for probate. ELISHA CHINN one of the
subscribing witnesses States that he saw & heard said CHINN confirm, declare &
ratify the same to be his own act & will that he did it freely of himself and
without molestation or incumberance and that he was of sound & disposing mind &
memory at the same time and that he saw DAVID DUSSETT subscribe his name thereto
as a witness and on motion the same was ordered to be recorded.
Recorded accordingly JOHN WRIGHT C.C.
In the name of God Amen I JOHN BROWN of the County of Surry and State of North
Carolina being of Sound mind and disposing memory, bless be God, do this Twenty
Second day of September in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and
Thirty, make and publish this my last will and testament, revoking all others in
manner following to wit:
First: I will that all of my Just debts be paid. Second, I will and bequeath
unto my wife MOLLEY BROWN all my land and Stock of every kind & household and
kitchen furniture, during her natural life or widder hood -
Third I will and bequeath unto my Son HENRY BROWN one dollar over and above what
he has allready had.
Fourth: I will and bequeath unto my Son JOHN BROWN twenty five dollars to be
paid out of the property at my death, over and above what he has already had.
Fifth: I will and bequeath unto my Son DANIEL BROWN twenty five cents over and
above what he has allready had.
Sixth: Will unto my Son ISAAC BROWN twenty cents over and above what he has
Seventh: I will unto my Daughter POLLY JONES (formerly POLLY BROWN) fifty cents
over and above what she already had.
Eighth: I will unto my Daughter SUSANAH FELTS (formerly SUSANAH BROWN) twenty
five cents over and above what She has already had.
Ninth: I will unto my Daughter ELIZABETH JONES (formerly ELIZABETH BROWN) fifty
cents over and above what she has already had.
Tenth: I Will and bequeath unto my Son JAMES BROWN all my lands and tennements,
Stock of every kind and all my farming tools of every kind, at the Death or
Marriage of my wife and at my death. I will unto my said son JAMES BROWN one
wagon and harness and Still and the debts that is due to me and also at the
Death or marriage of my wife. I will unto my Said Son JAMES BROWN all my
household and kitchen furniture.
Eleventh: I will unto my Son THOMAS BROWN twenty five cents over and above what
he has allready had.
I hereby make and ordain my beloved Sons JOHN BROWN and JAMES BROWN of the
County & State aforesaid Executors of this my last will and testament In witness
whereof I the said JOHN BROWN of the County & State aforesaid do hereunto set
my hand and affix my seal the day and date above written.
Signed, Seald in the
A. JOHNSON, DR. JOHN BROWN (seal)
In the name of God Amen, I HENRY ROYAL of the county of Surry & State of North
Carolina being weak of body, but of Sound mind and memory, Blessed be God for
same, do this 31st Day of July 1828 make & publish this my last will &
testament in manner and form following, That is to say, I give unto my beloved
wife SALLY ROYAL the whole of my Estate both real and personal, during her
natural life and after her decease, my will is that it be divided equally among
my Children to wit: CHRISTAN, WILLIAM, JOHN and CA----. I make and ordain my
beloved wife SALLY ROYAL Executrix, and my trusty friend CHRISTIN WEATHERMAN
Executor of this my last will and testament. In testemony whereof I the said
HENRY ROYAL hath hereunto to set my hand and seal, this day and date above
written. Signed and acknowledged in the presence of:
DENNIS DAUDGE HENRY ROYAL
In the name of God Amen I THOMAS WILLIAMS of the County of Surry and State of
North Carolina being weak of body but of perfect mind and memory and calling to
mind that it is at appointed unto all men once to die and after death to come to
judgment, Do Make and Constitute this my last will and Testament, Revoking all
other wills by me heretofore made -
First. I Recommend and Submit my soul to God, who gave it me, & my body to the
dust from whence it came to be decently buried at will of my friends and
Executors hereafter to be named.
As to my worldly goods which it has been pleased God, to bless me with My will
and desire is to be disposed of in the folloiwing manner to wit,
First: I give and bequeath unto JOHN WILLIAMS, ISAAC WILLIAMS, NANCY CARTER,
THOMAS WILLIAMS, ELIZABETH BELLS, RACHAEL GOUGH, POLLY PATTERSON and SYLVIA
SIEGERT. I wish all my lands to be divided among the above named persons. I
wish the Tract whereon I now live consisting of three hundred Acres to be
equally divided into three parts and also the back tract consisting of two
hundred acres to be equally divided into two parts also the HUlCHEONS Tract
Consisting of two hundred and fifty one Acres also to be equally divided into
two parts, HUPPERS Tract Consisting of one hundred and thirty six acres not to
be divided. The whole of the Tracks except the last named are to be divided
into North & South directions - do wish that RACHEL GOUGH have her choice of any
of the Seperate lots of land, and to ----- the Track she now lives on consisting
of two hundred acres.
I wish the above named JOHN WILLIAMS, ISSAC WILLIAMS and THOMAS WILLIAMS to have
FAN, ALSE & CRESE and the two youngest children of FAN & ALEC NANCE RACHAEL &
TOBE(?) to go with them to the above named boys - I give unto RACHAEL GOUGH
GEORGE. I give unto ELIZABETH BELLS the negro boy named JAMES. I give unto
POLLY PATTERSON the other negro boy named NED and Ninety dollars if they think
proper to accept, it not to have an equal share with NANCY CARTER & SYLVIA
Siegart in PETE and JES. Ninty dollars which said Ninety dollars is to be paid
- I wish the balance of my negroes not yet named to be divided equally between
my above named children, their names are ANN ANDERSON, JOHN & NANCE.
I wish all the money owing to me, together with the residue of my property to be
equally divided, As to my Wife SALLY WILLIAMS to be taken by any one of the
Children that wish support her for the least sum yearly - The Money for the
support of whom is to be paid by all the legatees -
I wish NANCY -------SMOLLEROOD to have one hundred dollars in Money - I wish it
to be understood that my above named lands and negros to be valued with the
exception of RACHEL GOUGH and all to be made equal in the said valuation -
Lastly I make & ordain JOHN WILLIAMS, ISSAC WILLIAMS & THOMAS WILLIAMS my whole
& Sole Executors to this my last will and testament Whereof I have hereunto set
my hand and affixed my Seal, this Second day of September in the year of our
Lord one thousand and eight hundred and thirty. Signed, Sealed and delivered in
the presents of us
JAMES Y. THOMPSON THOMAS (X) WILLIAMS
PERRY (X) CHINA
In the name of God Amen I JANE LIVERTON of the County of Surry and State of
North Carolina do ordain and constitute this my last will and testament Revoking
all other Wills by me heretofore made.
First of all I Recommand my Soul to God, who gave it, and my body to the dust
from whence it came, to be decently buried at the will of my friends and
Executors Hereafter named. As to my worldly goods my wish and desire is to
dispose of them in the following manner -
First - my will is that my debts and funeral Charges be paid out of my personal
Estate. Now by the last will of my deceased husband DANIEL LIVERTON, He
bequeath unto his Blood relation one hundred acres of Land, on the South Deep(?)
Creek and the sum of two hundred dollars to be in my possession untill called
for. Now my will is that the said Land and same amount of Money be vested in
the hands of my Executors untill ------ agreeable to law -
I give unto MATILDA AMSEY (WIFE OF PASKEL YOUNG) one Negro girl named BETTY
about four years old. I give unto the said MATILDA RANSEY, ISRAEL WILLIAMS,
SALLY(?) WILLIAMS, RACHEL WILLIAMS, THOMAS JACKSON WILLIAMS, KEZIAH WILLIAMS,
Children of JOHN WILLIAMS who married My daughter PEGGY (now died) the following
Lands and other property - All the land whereon I now live and adjoining thereto
lying in the Gough Branch and Deep Creek and a small track adjoining Dowills old
Also one negro man HALE(?), one negro man DANDY, one negro man STEPHEN and
further the one half of the balance of my estate, after what I may hereafter
expressly will to my Daughter VINEY HARVILL, and all the lands and other
property which is before Bequeath unto the Children of JOHN WILLIAMS to be and
Remain in the hands of the said JOHN WILLIAMS to be equally divided by them
among the Children as they come to proper age.
I give and bequeath unto my Daughter VINCY HARVILL (wife of MOSES HARVILL and
the same to be vested in her during her life, and then to be equally divided
between her children after her death. That is to say the tract of Land on
Turners(?) creek where they now live, one negro man TOM, one negro woman NANCE,
one Negro boy LEWIS and Negro boy ASOP, one Bed and its furniture on which I
usually slept, my side Saddle & large Walnut Chest and all my warring clothes
and the one half of all the rest of my Estate that is not expressly Willed - I
give unto JAMES HARVILL of my Daughter VINEY HARVILL one Negro file(?) about
six years old and one small Mother -less Colt.
My will is that my Executors sell all my Personal and movable Estate and equally
divide the same as before expressed that is one half to the Children of the Said
JOHN WILLIAMS and the other half to be the said VINEY HARVILLS.
I do hereby Constitute and appoint my trusty friends JOHN WILLIAMS and SAMUEL
SPEER my Executors of this my last will and testament whereof I the said JANE
LIVERTON have hereunto Set My hand and affexed my seal this Ninth day of October
AD 1830. Signed, Sealed and acknowledged in the presence of us:
LEONARD SIEGERT JANE (X) LIVERTON
I DANIEL PILCHER of the County of Surry & State of North Carolina being weak of
body but of perfect mind and memory and calling to mind that it is appointed
unto man to die and after death to come to judgment I submit my soul to God who
gave it and my body to the Earth from wence it came to be buried at the will and
direction of my friends and as to my worldly goods which God hath Blessed me
with my Will and desire is to dispose of them in the manner following.
First I give unto my three Sons JAMES PILCHER, WILLIAM PILCHER and JOSEPH
PILCHER, all my land to br equally divided ---- ----- so that JAMES has where he
lives, WILLIAM to have where he lives and JOSEPH to have where he now lives.
Then I wish for and will to my Daughter PHEREBE NORMAN to have one years support
for herself and all her children. Also to my Daughter CHARITY PILCHER to have
one years support, all to be out of the prop. and Stock now on hand.
Then my will is that the balance of my personal Estate be sold and Equally
divided between my three daughters, MARY ALGOOD, PHEREBE NORMAN and CHARITY
PILCHER and in case the personal property should not be equal in value with the
Lands, then the boys to pay over as much as will make the girls equal, but in
case the personal property exceeds in value the Lands then the girls to pay over
as will make the boys equal.
My Will is that my Executors hereafter named collect what may be due me and pay
all my just debts out of my presonal Estate.
I do hereby revoke all wills by me untofore made and do hereby ratify this to be
my Last Will and Testament and I do hereby appoint LEMUEL SPEER my whole and
sole Executor of this my last will &c. In testamony whereof I have hereunto set
my hand and affixed my seal this the 27th day of June AD 1830. Sighned, Sealed
and acknowledged in the presence of us:
THOS. WILLIAMS DANIEL (x) PILCHER
I MICHJAH OGLESBY of the County of Surry and State of North Carolina Being weak
and low of body but of perfect mind and memory & calling to mind the mortality
of my body, and knowing it is appointed for all men to die do this day make and
---- my last Will and Testament.I give and bequeath in the following manner Viz:
I give unto my Son WILLIAM OGLESBY a negro man known by the name of BARTLET by
his paying Forty Five Dollars to my Executors which will ---- ----- ---- ----
what he has.
I Bequeath unto my Son THOMAS OGLESBY a certain tract or parcil of Land -------
------ ---- Stoke of Kentucky a --- ---- -- on the waters of Floyds Fork which
--- -- -- ---- ----- & bed to him. Also a certain ____ boy Called JOSHUA and
Sixty Nine dollars.
I give and Bequeath unto my Son JOSEPH OGLESBY a certain tract or parcel of
Land lying and being in the County of Surry and State of N.Carolina --- --- ---
Fishing River a part of the Tract of Land where I now reside on bounded as
follows. Beginning in the back line towards Sage trak then West to the River
and --- --- --- --- thence --------------------- up said Stream to the point on
the Hill, thence a S.W. to the back line towards Indecut Creek including all the
Land to the Raplet Cut fence and ---- of the hole in the said fence to the---- -
- his line to the Creek, up said creek to the back line. Also a certain Negro
man known by the name of JOHN and also to receive five dollars.
I give unto my Daughter ELIZABETH SHIPP a certain tract ol land lying in Surry
County on the waters of Fishers river boundedas follows. Beginning at the low
ford of the river wher the road crosses, thence by the quince tree thence East
to the back line including all the plantation formerly owned by DAVIS down to --
FRANKLINS line. Also to receive five dollars.
I give unto my son CHURCHWELL B. OGLESBY a certain tract or parcel of lying in
Oldham County Kentucky on the waters of Floyds Fork, the one half of the four
hundred tract. Also five dollars.
I give to my Son MICAJAH OGLESBY a Certain tract or parcel of land lying said
being in the State of Kentucky Oldham County on the waters of Floyds Fork.
The one half of the Three hundred acre Tract of Land to be equally divided
between him and my Son NICHOLAS OGLESBY. Also to my son MICAJAH two negroes to
wit: RACHEL and CLARISA --- by his paying ninety five dollars -
I give unto My Son NICHOLAS O. OGLESBY the one half of the land above his -----
and two negroes to wit, SAM and MARY be his paying seventy five dollars.
I give into my Son SHADRACK OGLESBY the --- half of the four hundred acre tract
of Land to be divided between him and C. B. OGLESBY equally. Also a certain
negro man by the name of JACOB. Also to receive one hundred and five Dollars.
I give unto my Son ALBERT and DANIEL OGLESBY a certain tractor parcel of Lying
on the waters of Fish River bounded as follows, Beginning on the back line with
JOSEPH OGLESBY wards Sage Creek running with said line to the back line towards
Imdecut Creek including all the lands and improvements above to HARDEN
FRANKLINS line on both Sides of the line to be equally divided.
Also to my son ALABERT two negroes STERLUCK(?) and LEWIS by his paying fourty
Also to my son DANIEL OGLESBY three negroes to wit: FRANCIS, MIMA and ISAAC.
I also wish my Son CHURCHWELL, NICHOLAS, ALBERT, DANIEL and my Daughter MARTHA
to have horses to be judged to be worth Sixty Dollars.
I also wish the following property sold and divided among my Children Viz: JEAN
(?), --- --- --- --- --- The name of the H. BRASKY Mountain Land, also NANCY, --
-- ---- and a negro known by the name of DOL and all the household and kitchen
and the farming utencils and the perishanle property that I may have.
In witness whereof, I hereunto set my hand -- cause it to be annexed this 20th
M. FRANKLIN, Jurat MICAJAH OGLESBY
---- UNDERWOOD, Jurat
In the Name of God I do appoint WILLIAM OGLESBY, MICAJAH OGLESBY & NICHOLAS
OGLESBY as my Executors to all as above directed. March 20th 1828
I SUSANNAH DOWLING of the County of Surry in the State of North Carolina being
weak of body but perfect in mind and memory Calling to mind it was due ordain
for the human body to die, and giving myself up to the ----- of my God do hereby
Constitute this my last Will and Testiment as follows.
After paying My just Debts I will and bequeath to my beloved Daughter DELPHEN
DOWLING two cows and calves. I give and bequeath unto my daughter DELPHION
all the Hogs I possess.
Item: I give unto my beloved daughter above mentioned here one side saddle.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter DELPHEN all my feather beds I now
possess and all my Household furniture.
Item: I also give unto my daughter DEPHEA one Desk.
Item: I SUSANNAH DOWLING, my desire is that I am possessed with one negro wench
by the name of CHARLOT and I want her to have her freedom after my death, so
that she may have her choice to go among my children.
Item: I give unto my daughter DELPHEA one bay horse.
Item: I give unto my Daughter DELPHIA all and everything that I possess due to
me by bonds, bills, notes of hands or any other contract, as witness whereof I
hereunto set my hand, seal this 29 day of November in year 1830.
Sigh, Seald and delivered in presents of
JESSE PATTERSON, Jurat
CABY(x)BOWEN SUSANNAH (x) DOWLING
Page 33 ROWLAND JONES
In the Name of God Amen I ROWLAND JONES SENIOR of the County of Surry and State
of North Carolina being of Sound and perfect Mind and memory & Blessed be God on
this Twenty first Day of March in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight
Hundred and Thirty One 1831 Make or ---- and publish this my Last Will and
Testament in Manner following:
That is to say first I Give and bequeath to my beloved Wife MARY JONES one Horse
Two cows and calves, Two feather beds and furniture and Bureau, The Corner
Cupboard and Furniture all the kitchen and Household Furniture that she brought
here at or after our Marriage forever.
Secondly I give and bequeath all my Black People, Three in Number That is
RACHEL, BETTY and MICHAEL to the Early Meeting of the Friends facuty of North
Carolina but for them, three Negroes To continue here on the Farm as Long as my
Wife MARY JONES shall live or Else Remarry, Render Her as comfortable as
Industry and good Economy Will admit Together With Two Horse beasts and Two Cows
and Eight head of Sheep and after my Said Wifes death or Remarriage that the
Said RACHEL, BETTY and MICHAEL Shall be Surrendered up to The Society of Friends
by my Executors here in to be named ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- a
S6ufficiency of Stock and ------ Shall be assertained to carry on the Farm.
It is my will that the Balance of My Property Fall into the Hands of my Executor
and to be Sold & the Money Equally divided amongst my three Sons Namely SAMUEL
JONES, JOHN JONES AND ROBERT JONES Together----- My Land and it is my wish that
the above ---- RACHEL, BILLY and MICHAEL be allowed to have and to hold all that
they may honestly ------- on My Farm after Making a Support and I desire that
the Society of Friends Receive Together With the Said Blacks all the Property
Which they have possession of at the Time The ---- may fall under their care and
I do hereby Make and ordain that My Son JOHN JONES Executor of this my Last Will
In Witness Whereof I the Said ROWLAND JONES SENIOR, have to This My Last Will &
Testament Set my hand and Seal The day and Year above Written. Signed Sealed
Published and delivered by The Said ROWLAND JONES SR. the Testers Last Will and
Testament in the presence of Us Who were pressant at the Time of Sighning and
Sealing ---- of
PILICAN TALBERT, Jurat ROWLAND JONES(seal)
Page 34 BENJAMIN JOHNSON
In the name of God Amen, I BENJAMIN JOHNSON of the County of Surry and State of
North Carolina being of Sound mind and disposing memory but weak in body, do
this fourth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
thirty make and publish this my last will & testament in manner following to
First I will that all my just debts be paid, Second I give to my niece JANE
PATTERSON, formerly JANE JOHNSON all my Lands & ------ -- THOMAS PATTERSON,
Husband of said JANE PATTTERSON within twelve months after the recording of my
will, Third I give to my Nephew WALKINS JOHNSON a son of my Brother WILLIAM
JOHNSON one hundred and fifty dollars lawful money to be paid by the said THOMAS
PATTERSON within twelve months after the recording of this will. Fourth I give
to my Nephew ALEXANDER JOHNSON son of my Brother WALKINS JOHNSON, All my Stock
of Horses & one Feather Bed and Furniture consisting of three sheets, two bed
quilts & one Coverlet. Fifth I give to JANE PATTERSON formerly JANE JOHNSON all
the residue and remainder of my personal estate together with the above
mentioned lands & ------ to her a& her heirs forever. Sixth I hereby make and
ordain my worthy friends JACOB DOUTHOT & THOMAS PATTERSON Executors of this my
last will & testament. In witness whereof I the Said BENJAMIN JOHNSON have
hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the day & date above written. Sighned
& Sealed in presence of
---- THORMTON Jurat BENJA. JOHNSON (seal)
A. JOHNSON M.D.
Page 34B SAMUEL ARNOLD
In the Name of God Amen I SAMUEL ARNOLD of the County of Surry and State of
North Carolina being weak of body but of Sound mind and memory blessed be God
this 17th March 1829 make snd publish this my last Will and testament in Manner
First I lend unto My beloved Wife ELIZABETH ARNOLD my negro man JACK and My
negro girl CREASY together with my House and Household furniture of every
discription with my farming utensils, Blacksmith tools, my steel(?) and --- ----
-- the whole of my Stock of every discription with the tract of land and
plantation I now live on during her natural life.
I give unto My daughter PEGGY the tract of land She now lives on estimated at
Eighty acres, which I value at one hundred and sixty dollars.
I give unto my daughter MILLY the tract of land she now lives on called also
eighty acres value at one hundred and Sixty Dollars.
My will and desire is that My three negroes (to Wit:PETER, BITO(?) and NELSON be
equally divided among the whole of My children Except my Son WILLLIAM who has
heretofore rec'd his full part in a ---- distribution ----- My Children I want
it understood that the aforesaid 160 dollars value of land that I have given to
my two daughters LIZZY and MILLY is to be considered as so much already received
and not to share with the rest until they all receive to that amt. I --- --- my
Daughter MILLLY my two horse Waggon.
I leave it to the discrestion of my wife she sees cause to give to My Son
WILLIAM a small present of the property now left in her hands after the death of
My said wife. My will is that the hole of the property left to her be equally
divided among all my children (WILLIAM excepted).
I leave my Son DANIEL ARNOLD and my friend THOMAS WRIGHT Executors of this My
lsst Will and testament. Witness my hand and Seal the date and day above
written. Signed & acknowledged In presnece of:
JOHN A. BRAY Jurat SAMUEL ARNOLD (seal)
Page 35 WILLIAM JEFFREY
Surry County September 12th 1831: The dec'd died on the 5th September 1831.
Be it remembered that ELISHA CHAPELL and THOMAS HAMPTON, two of the Acting
Justices of Said County being called on to consent & record the verbal will of
WILLIAM JEFFREY and agreeably to the provision of an act of assembly Made and
provided in Such cases, we have Met at the house of the dec'd and proceeded to
examine on oath, RICHARD BENJE(?) and ELIZABETH CHAPEL who after being duly
Sworn Sayeth as follows:
They did hear the dec't WM. JEFFREYS say a number of times during the --- and
sickness and on the week before he died did Say his will was that he gave and
wished and it was his desire that his beloved wife PATSY JEFFREY should have and
enjoy the hole of his property real and personal for her Support and at her
death should thereby --- ---- remaining for her to have the right to dispose of
the same by Will as she may think proper with the exception that his beloved
wife Should be bound to give & make provision out of his estate to give unto his
Son HARRISON JEFFREY when he shall arrive to the age of twenty one years one
horse to be worth Sixty dollars and one bed and the dec'd further wished as
stated by the Witnesses that his Son JAMES JEFFREY and his Son-in-law BENJA.
SPARKS should attend or transact the business in a particular Manner so that his
Son HARRISON JEFFREY got the horse and bed as above Stated taken on oath before
us the day and date above Written.
RICHARD BENJA Jurat T. HAMPTON J.P.
ELIZABETH CHAPELL ELI CHAPELL J.P.
Surry County November Term 1831: The within noncupation will of WILLIAM JEFFREY
dec'd was duly proven in open court by the oath of RICHARD BENJE one of the
Subscribing Witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Testa JOHN WRIGHT
c.c. By F.K. ARMSTRONG, D.C.C.
Page 37 SIMON HADLEY
I SIMON HADLEY of Surry County and State of North Carolina being in perfect
mind and memory and calling to mind the Mortality of my body and knowing that
it apointed for all men once to die I do make and declare this to be My last
will and testament and touching Such worldly estate as it has pleased God to
bless Me with in this life I dispose of in the following Manner and form (to
First of all it is My will that all My Just debts and funeral charges must be
Secondly it is my will that my beloved wife MARY HADLY shall have one com(?),
one feather bed & furniture, one chest, one wheel & one pewter, one pot and her
wearing clothes freely for to enjoyed by her forever further it is My will that
my wife MARY HADLEY shall have her Maintenance of the land with My Son SPENCER
HADLEY if She sees cause to live with him her life time or widowhood.
Thirdly it is My will that my son SPENCER HADLEY shall have all my land that I
possess and one horse ----- that he calls his - one saddle and bridle, one
clock, one feather bed & bed sted and furniture. One glass corner cupboard with
all the furniture Except ------- and also a big Walnut Table with all My tools
of all sorts and Waggon and Stock of all sorts, Except ------- freely for to be
enjoyed by him forever.
Fourthly it is my will that my daughter LAVINA HADLEY shall have a portion Equal
to one of my other daughter that has left me with adishion of a little Wanut
Table freely to be enjoyed by her forever with admitance that she may have
this for her house as long as She please or a single life.
Fifthly it is m;y will that after the death ;f ;m;y wife that the household and
ciching furniture be sold and equally divided between all My daughters as if
Named wi;th what money there is.
So I shall conclude and appoint my beloved wife MARY HADLEY and my son in law
GEORGE REYNOLDS to be my Executors of this my last will and Testament ratiying
and confirming this and no other giving forth from under My hand and Seal this
Seventeenth day of the third Month 1827. Syned, Sealed In the Presence of us
J--- KEYS SENIOR, Jurat SIMON HADLEY (seal)
WjM. HOBSON, Jurat
Page 38 RICHARD JACKS
In the Name of God Amen I RICHARD JACKS of the County of Surry & State of North
Carolina being of sound mind and memory pleased be God for the Same do this the
twenty fith day of March AD 1828 make and publish this my last will and
testament in mannner following, that is to say,
First of all, I recommend my Soul to God who gave it and my body to its mother
dust to be buried in a decent and Christan manner and as to my worly goods that
I have been pleased God to bless me with it is my disire that they be disposed
I give unto the heirs of NICHOLAS JACKS the sum of three Shillings. I give to
the heirs of GUARDIAN JACKS the sum of three Shillings. I give to CHARITY GREEN
the sum of three Shillings. I give to DANISE McCOLIN(?) the sum three
Shillings. I give to ELIZABETH GRAY the sum of three Shillings. I give to
RICHARD JACKS the sum of three Shillings. I give to SOLOMON JACKS the sum of
three Shillings. I give to LARKIN JACKS the sum of three shillings. I give to
JOBE JACKS the sum of three Shillings. I give to WILLIAM VANHOY the sum of
three Shillings. I give to CHARITY ADLIN GENTRY my bed furnature and Second I
give to GUARDIAN GENTRY my gun shot pouch and powder horn. I give unto SHADRAK
GENTRY the tract of Land where I now live containing of Ninety five acres be
the same more or less. Of this last will and testament and I do make and
disannul all other wills by me made and do acknowledge this to be my last will
and testament Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and
date above Written. Signed & Sealed Published & delivered in the presence of
F. LONG, Jurat
JACOB GREEN RD JACKS (seal)
Surry County Feby Term 1832. I do heregy certify that the foregoing will was
duly proven in open Court by the oath of F. LONG, & ordered to be recorded.
Test. JNO WRIGHTc.c. _ By F. K ARMSTRONG
Page 38B BARTHOLOMEW HODGES
In the Name of God Amen I BARTHOLOMEW HODGES being of sound mind and memory
Knowing the certainty of death & the uncertainty of life do make and constitute
this my last Will & testament revoking all others heretofore by me made.
First I will & bequeath to my wife ELIZABETH HODGES all the property both real
and personal of which I am now possessed during her life or widowhood and at her
death or second marriage to ber equally divided between all my children & their
2nd I will to my son JAMES HODGES one hundred dollars in trade which I conceive
will be equal to what I have given those of my children who have left me.
3rd I will and bequeath to my youngest daughter RACHEL two Cows & calves one
feather bed and furniture one sow & piggs & lastly by these presents &
constituted and appointed DRURY HODGES & MARY HODGES my Executors July 4th
PS My daughter RACHEL is to share equal at the death of my wife with my other
Test: BARTHOLOMEW HODGES
JAMES JARVIS, Jurat
M. FRANKLIN, Jurat
Surry County Feb'y Term 1832: I do hereby certify that the foregoing will of
BARTHOLOMEW HODGES was duly proven by the acts of M. FRANKLIN one of the
subscribing Witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded.
Test JNO. WRIGHT c.c. By F.K. ARMSTRONG, d.c.
Page 39B ROBERT H. HURT
In the Name of God Amen I ROBERT H. HURT of the County of Surry and State of
North Carolina being of Sound Memory and understanding do constitute this my
last Will and Testament and form following Impermus: I resign my soul to God
who gave it through the Merits of Jesus Christ my Saviour and my bo;ddy to the
Dust to be Buried in decent manner at the discretion of my Executors as to what
Worldly Estate the Lord has blessed me with I dispose of as follows to wit:
I will to my son JOEL HURT all my claims of Land on the south side of the Yadkin
River, my land on the north side Where I now live I will to my beloved wife
ELIZABETH HURT her lifetime after her Deceas is to be my son MICAJAH by his
paying of JOEL one hundred dollars in trade and MICAJAH is to take good care of
his mother her lifetime.
My will further is that my three Daughters, POLLY, MATILDA and REBECCA all to
have it for their home as long as they live single. I will to my Daughter SALLY
CARTER ten dollars in trade. I will my Daughter H(M )olly HURT a bed and bed
clothes, bed sted and horse or colt and A cow and ten dollars in trade, some
pots and kitchen furniture as her mother can Spare it. I will my Daughter
MITILDA HURT a bed and Sted and bed cothes and a colt and cow and ten Dollars in
trade and the same of kitchen furniture as H(M)olly has and my daughter REBECCA
HURT I will her A abed and Sted and bed clothes a colt and cow ten dollars in
trade and kitchen furniture the same as the other too Daughters has the Balance
of my house and kitchen furniture and Stocks horses Waggon Sheep and hogs
command Smal grain and all that I have not willed to my children I will to my
Beloved wife ELIZABETH HURT her life time and for her to will at her discretion
among the children.
Lastly I constitute and appoint my Wife ELIZABETH HURT and JOEL my son Hurt
Executors of this my will in witness my hand and Sjeal this 30th day of January
AD 1831 Signed and Sealed and Acknowledge this my last will and testament in
NIMROD YORK ROBERT H. HURT (seal)
In the name of God Amen I HENRY HAMPTON of the State of North Carolina and
County of Surry being of Sound disposing mind and memory do this twenty first
day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty
one make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form
following: First I will that my just debts be paid.
2nd I give unto my sons THOMAS HAMPTON all which he has heretofore received
from me I give unto my son HENRY HAMPTON all which he has heretofore received
I give unto the heirs at Law and the widow of my Deceased Son WILLIAM HAMPTON
all which he has received from me also a certain note on ABNER CARMICHAEL for
near two hundred Dollars with the Interest already received thereon being to me
by said Carmichaels Several years past which Said Note I give unto the
possession of said WILLIAM HAMPTON a few years past and Enclosed the Said note
over to said W. HAMPTON for the purpose of Collection when ever it Should be
practicable believeing that my Said Son WILLIAM HAMPTON would be the last
person to know when it would be collected and for the Purpose of the better
enableing him to make the said Collection I for that purpose and for no other
enclose(dorse) Said note over to Said WILLIAM HAMPTON. I therefore give all my
Interest in note to Widow and Children of said WILLIAM HAMPTON Deceased.
I also give unto my Daughters ABEGAIL BENETHAL Wife of MATHUS BENTHAL one ;negro
Man named GEORGE about twenty five years of age which is in the possession of
said ABIGAL BENTHAL after her deceased.
Also I give unto my Daughter HANNAH ALLEN wife of JESSE ALLEN one Negro Woman
named JINNEY and her increase now in the possession of the Said HANNAH and JESSE
ALLEN. To her HANNAH and to her Children after her decease.
Also I give unto my Daughter MARGARET ALLEN wife of RICHARD ALLEN a young Negro
Woman of bright Colour named EDY now in the Possession of Said MARGARET and
RICHARD ALLEN to her and the Ckhildren of Said MARGARET after her Decease and
further more unto my Daughters ABIGAIL, HANNAH & MARGARET as above mentioned, I
give them what they have received from me besides the Negroes as Respectfully
mentioned. I will and bequeath unto my Sons THOMAS HAMPTON, HENRY HAMPTON, and
JOHN B> :HAMPTON my tract of land whereon I reside.
I will unto my son JOHN B. HAMPTON a Negro boy named LAWSON during the life of
my said Son JOHN after his decease to his heirs but if he should die Leaving no
Children then said Negro boy LAWSON to go back to the rest of my Children.
I also give my son JOHN one feather bed & furniture And as to my other Negroes
which I have my Desire and will is that they be put into two lots to be valued
by two Disinterested persons who may be selected by my Executor for that purpose
and Such of my Children as may wish to take at such valuation to do so but if
there should be more of my Children wishing to have then there is Lots of
Negroes and thereby Conflisting Claims arise In that Case my Executor Shall or
determine who may take Said lot of negroes.
And as to the rest of my Estate my Will is that it be sold upon the usual
Credit. I will and bequeath unto my grand Children To Wit: SARAH ANDREWS,
PATSY FAUTCH(?), Children of my Daughter SUSANNAH WHITEHEAD and WILLIAM LADD,
Son of my Daughter THEODORIA(?) LADD forty Dollars each to be paid out of the
Sale of my Estate and the Valuation of the Negroes I further Will that Whereas a
Small legacy of ten Dollars and twenty cents each is due to ANN JAMES, ABEGAIL
JAMES and ELIZABETH HUTCHINSON, Heirs of WILLIAM BEAVERS, Deceased from the
Estate of Said Beavers that my Executor pay over the same when said Heirs may
demand it to be paid out of my Estate that is the valuation of the Negroes and
the Amount of the sale after the foregoing legacies are paid to be with my
Children as herein after named to wit:
THOMAS HAMPTON, HENRY HAMPTON, JOHN B. HAMPTON, ABIGAIL BENTHAL, HANNAH ALLEN
and MARGARET ALLEN. Furthermore I do hereby nominate and appoint my Beloved son
THOMAS HAMPTON my Executor to this my last Will and testament, Revoking and
disannulling all others by me heretofore made and ratifying and Confirming this
to be my last Will and testament whareunto I have set my hand and have affixed
my seal to the same the day and year above Written, Signed, Sealed and
pronounced in the Presence of:
JOHN WRIGHT, Jurat
DANIEL ARNOLD HENRY HAMPTON
Best Remembered that I BRANCH TUCKER being of the County of Surry and State of
North Carolina that I BRANCH TUCKER being of perfect mind and memory do make
Constitute and ordain this my last will and testament revoking all others in
manner and form folloiwng that is to say first after my decease that all my just
debts be paid.
Secondly I do give and bequeath to my beloved Wife LUCY the following boundry of
Land beginning at Moors line runs to the old Saw Scaffold thence along the old
path on the ridge to my old Stilhouse thence up the swell to the Lane thence
with the lane to the draw bars thence west to back line and with the same to
Moors line and on S'd line to the beginning also the following Negroes: DAVID,
RACHEL, TEMP, BRINE and JACOB together with all lmy household and kitchen
furniture and all the Stock of horses Cattle, hogs, sheep &c except suchas I
Shallhereafter menton to do with the same as she pleases.
Thirdly I do give and bequeath unto my CHURCHWELL a certain track of land
bounded as follows beginning at the river runs with across a fence to a cliff
thence East to Upchurches line together with all the land which I hold on the
East Side of the river above the before mentioned cross fence. Also the
following Negroes HAIL ands PRIMUS.
Fourthly. I do give and bequeath unto my Son JAMES all the land which I: hold
on the west side of the river above the lot first described for my wife also the
following Negroes: PEG, THOMES and HILDA(?) two feather beds and furniture.
Fifthly I do give and bequeath to my son WILLIAM all the land which I hold on
the East side of the river from the boundry discribed for my wife unto my son
CHURCHWELL. Also the following Negroes: ANDREW, CAROLINE and CHARLOTTE and two
feather beds and furniture.
Sixthly: I do appoint my sons JAMES and WILLIAM TUCKER my Executors Signed
sealed and Acknowledged in presents of:
EDWARD MOORE, Jurat BRANCH (X) TUCKER
In The Name of God Amen, I REBEKAH WILLIAMS widow of JOSEPH WILLIAMS dec'd of
infirm Health but of Sound and dispossing mind and memory do make and ordain
this to be my last Will and Testament as follows:
Ipermus I command my Soul to Almighty God who gave it me and request my Boddy
to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named.
Item: Bjy the will of my late Husband I am authorized to take two Negroes from
the general Estate to be given to my Children or Grand Children and I do
therefore give unto my sons LEWIS WILLIAMS the Negro man named DANIEL and the
Negro man named Isaac.
Item: I give ;unto my son NICHOLAS WILLIAMS the Negro WQoman PATSEY obtained
from the Estate of my father THOMAS LANIER and unto the daughter of my Said Son
N:ICHOLAS named BETSEY I ;give the Negro girl LUCY the daughter of the said
Woman PATSEY and unto MARY LEWWIS the other daughter of my Son NICHOLAS I give
the Negro Girl named CAROLINE the other daughter of the said woman PATSEY.
Item: Unto my Sons LEWIS and NICHOLAS L. WILLIAMSD I give each two beds and the
necessary furniture and to them also I give in equal propotion one half of all
my stock of cattle, Horses, Hogs, Sheep, Farmi;ng ;utencils, HOusehold and
Kitchen furniture and the balance of my Property I wish to be equally Divided
among the rest of my children or their heirs claiming in right of there Psrents
who are or may be ceased. I do hereby appoint my Sons LEWIS and NICHOLAS L
WILLIAMS Executors of this my last will and Testament. In witness Whereof I do
hereunto set my hand and seal this the 29th day of March A.D. 1831.
Witness: REBECKAH WILLIAMS (seal)
P. HENDERSON )Jurat
In the name of God Amen, I PATSEY COOK do make this my last will and testament
in manner and form as follows: My soul I give to God who gave it being trust
for happiness through the merits of my saviour Jesus Christ. It is my desire
that my body be decently buried according to my friends directions and all other
property that GHod blest me with I give and dispose of follows.
Item: It is my will and desire that FEREBE SISK and ELIZABETH FINCH and ]POLLY
JONSON have al my waring Clothes to be Equally divided between the three and a
bed quilt apese and POLLY my cloak.
Item: It is my will and desire that my husband JOHN COOK Should have all my
other property during his Natural life or widower and at his to be sold and the
money be equally divided among my three daughters.
Item: It is my will and desire that ALLEN LASH Should have all my property in
the hands of him to keep for the use of JOHN COOK, my husband. She wishes me
ALLEN SISK to use the property and Equally divide the money Between the three
Witness: PATSEY(x)COOK (seal)
JOHN (x) EDWARDS
ALLEN (x) SISK, Jurat May the 14th day 1832
In the name of God Amen, I RICE KEY being in my right mind and perfectly in my
Sences this being my last will after paying all my just debts and funeral
charges I will and bequeath all my worldly goods after paying LANCY KEY fifty
dollars I will and bequeath all the rest of my property to SALLEY KEY, my loving
Wife for her to dispose of to her advantage and at her death the property to be
divide amongst all my children. I consider that JOHN A. KEY has had fifty
dollar of his sher I lend KILLIS(?) KEY and SINCY KEY my Execker to my will this
27 of October AD 1828 Signed in the presence of us
T. DUGLESS RICE(x)KEY (seal)
STEPHEN COMBS, Jurat
In the Name of God Amen, I JOSEPH BIRD of the county of Surry and State of North
Carolina being of Sound mind disposing Memory thanks be to God for it but
Calling to mind the uncertainty of this life do make and ordain this my last
will & Testament that is to say touching Such worldly Estate which it hath
pleased God to bless me with in this life I give demise & dispose of the Same in
the following manner and way.
First: After all my Just debts & Funeral Charges are paid I will and Bequeath
unto my Beloved wife ANN BIRD the tract of land whare I now live during her
natural life also I give unto her the tract of Land whare my Son WILLIAM BIRD
now lives except ten acres hereafter desened-----to be hers during her life
I further will and bequeath unto my beloved wife ANN BIRD the following property
&c which is to be hers forever & at her disposal to be hers at my desece To
witt: Seven Negroes as follows: JESSE, LUCY, ISAACK, MARY, JOHN, ROBERT & JANE
or JENNY all my household and kitchen furniture except one bed & furniture, all
my Stock of horses, Cows, Hogs, Sheep and every other discription of Stock
except one horse Creature and all my farming tools of every kind or as many as
she may Choose to take.
I will & Bequeath unto my son WILLIAM BIRD ten acres of Land on the west side of
the Salesbury road including the House Barn Tan yard & Orchard it being the
place whare s'd WM. BIRD now lives. I give unto him the balance of Said tract
of land to be his at my wifes discretion. I give unto him the following
Negroes, to wit: LEWIS, BRIDGET, VILOT, JOSHUA, TOM, HARRET, and SOL. Also I
give unto him one bed and furniture. I give & Bequeath unto my daughter SARAH
DALTON(?) the tract of Land where I now live to be hers at the discretion of my
wife. Also I give unto her the following property to be hers at my decease (to
Seven Negroes as follows: SAM, POLL, ABRAM, LIZA, JACK, AMY(?) & ----. --- -
Mare named Blaze and --- Cows & calves to be taken out of the stock of cattle
which I left my wife. I will my wife ANN BIRD & my daughter SARAH ------ all
the stock of provisions of every kind whatever may be on hand at my decease.
Also the growing ----- if any. I will & bequeath unto my daughter NANCY Bo-----
- the use of one dollar. Further my will is that my Executors here after named
do make Sale of the following property either publically or privately (to wit)
One negro woman by the name of ------ the whiskey(?) I have at my Son WM. and a
horse by the name of BULL & the money arising from the same to be apllied as
follows: To pay my just Debts and funeral charges and if any money remains
that it be equally divided between my wife ANN BIRD my son WILLIAM BIRD & my
daughter SARAH DILLON. I will unto my grand son JOSEPH BIRD my Suit of blue
home Spun clothes. I will unto my Grand Daughter JULINA DILLON my Chest old
press is not con----- --- --- ---.
She is to chose wjich of the legatees to live with & that legatee is requested
to support her as long as she lives. I constitute & appoint my son WILLIAM C.
BIRD Executor & My Daughter SARAH DILLON Executrix of this my last will &
Testament and that this and no other be my last will and testament as witness
whereof I have unto sett my hand & seal this 31st day of July 1832.
Test: JOSEPH BIRD (seal)
JOHN WELCH, Jurat
In the name of God Amen I SUSANA ROBERTS of the county of Surry and State ;f
North Carolina being of ----- health and of sound mind and disposing memory but
calling to memory the unc----- of my boddy................ I therefore
........... this my last will and testament in manner and form .....
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47 GEORGE MALLISON(?)
In the name of God Amen: I GEORGE MALLISON of Surry County & State of North
Carolina and being weak of body but of sound & perfect mind & memory
.............. be equally divided between my Children by My said wife POLLY
either by making sale of the same or any other manner that they can agree upon
and make an equal division. But should she not marry again I will that she
should continue to enjoy the benefit of the same during her naturtal life and at
her death that same to be divided .... ....
3rd To my children, JOHN, MULLIS(?), SALLY, HENDRIX, BARSHEBA, BEAMER, HANNAH,
CHESTER, GEORGE, WILLIS JR., NANCY BOWDIS(?), & AMBROSE MUSLIS I do give each in
addition to what I have already given them, the sum of one Dollar .
4th To my son STEPHEN MULLINO(?) I do give part of my land what I now live
called the upper part beginning at the corner of............................
It is my will that wife POLLY do have as her own property got all of the
remaining part of my personal estate after paying all of my just debts & the
beguets here.... Sighned sealed & acknowledge to be my last will & testament in
A. B. BLACKBURN, Jurat
WILEY(x)DICKERSON GEORGE (x) MULLISON
48 WILLIAM HENSHAW
I WILLIAM HENSHAW of Surry County and State of North Carolina being of perfect
mind & memory Calling to mind the imortality of my Body and knowing that it is
appointed for all men once to die I do make and ordain this my last Will and
Testament and as touching such worldly goods as it has pleased god to bless me
with in this life, I dispose of in the following manner & form.
I bequeath unto my beloved wife, ANN HENSHAW one feather bed & furniture and
walnut bed Sted and Side Saddle and ..............all the property that she
....be found fto be at her disposal after my death. I will and bequest .... my
brother BENJAMIN W. HINSHAW ....twenty dollars by him for..........
North Carolina Surry County April 5th 1832: Know all men by there presents that
ISACK SATER of the county and state afforesaid do appoint JOSHUA MacNight Who
married my grand Daughter as Executor to see to the property that I have at my
---- disposal equible to a will that may be found amongst my papers and assisted
By others like who have heard me say in what way I wish to dispose of it I
further appoint my son JOSHUA SATER to take charge of said property as he is
best aquainted with it until said MacNight might can take place and I said
MacNight at liberty to chose who so ever he may to assist him.
Test: ISAAC (x) SATER
69 JOHN SEAGROVE
In the name of God Amen: I JOHN SEAGROVE of the County of Surry and State of
North Carolina being far advanced in age but now in perfect mind and memory do
make and constitute this my last will & testament in manner and form following
First I Recommend my Soul to God who gave it and my body to be buried in a
Secondly I give to my trusty and well beloved friend JOHN WHITE SEN'R being my
nephew of the county of Surry three hundred and Six acres and three fourths of
land Including the place where I now live reserving to myself the money arising
from a Case on Said land but in case of my death before said lease runs out then
the proceeds of Said lease to go to the Said JOHN WHITE
Third My farming tools consisting of one Mattock and grubbing hoe one axe two
weeding hoes one bull tongue plow now in the hands of MARTIN PAYNE to be
delivered at the end of the Case of the Said land in good order. I leave to the
Said JOHN WHITE likewise all my tools and implements for Hatting to be returned
in good ordr at the expiration of the Said Case. I leave to my beloved friend
JOHN WHITE as afforsaid In witness whereof I hearunto Set my hand and have
affixed my Seal the 20th day of September AD 1830. (The word WHITE enterlined
before assigned, Signed Seal'd acknowledged in the presence of:
P. B. ROBERTS JOHN SEAGROVE (seal)
49B THOMAS GOLDING
In the name of God Amen or be it remembered that I THOMAS GOLDING of the County
of Surry & State of North Carolina being weak in body but of a Sound and perfect
mind & memory blessed be almighty god for the same do make and publish this my
last will & testament in manner & form following that is to say first I give &
bequeath unto my beloved wife ELIZABETH GOLDING all my land negroes good &
chattles of what Kind & nature soever. I give and bequeath the same to my said
beloved wife ELIZABETH GOLDING in during her widowhood but if She should marry
or at her death I want it all to be equally divided amongst the children & I
hereby appoint my beloved wife ELIZABETH GOLDING & JOHNATHAN DAVIS as the
executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by
In witness whereof I have hearunto set my hand and this thirtyeth day of March
one thousand eight hundred and thirty three. Signed Sealed published and
declard by the above named THOMAS GOLDING to be his last will & testament in the
presance of us who at his presence have hereunto Subscribed our names as
witness to the Same.
DREWRY KERSEY JUN'R THOMAS GOLDING (seal)
CHARLOTTE (x) GOLDING
50 JOHN NORTH
I JOHN NORTH of Surry County and State of North Carolina being in perfect mind
and Memory and calling to Mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is
appointed for all men once to die, I make and ordain this my last will and
testament and --acking Such worly estate as it has pleased god to Bless me with
in This life I dispose of in the following Manner and form to wit:
First fo all it is my will that all my Just debts and funeral charges be first
Secondly it is my will That my two Sons JONATHAN & DANA NORTH Shall have That
tract of land That contains two hundred and twenty acres on the water of Forbush
Creek adjoining of THOMAS VESTAL and NICHOLAAS HOBSON divided equally between
them for to be their wright and property and if JONATHAN has trouble or
expence with his land that DAVID Shall allow him out of the value of the land.
Thirdly I bequeath unto my daughter RACHAEL NORTH and My Son THOMAS NORTH the
Tract of Land that I now live in Containing two hundred and Seventy acres
equally divided between them as they can agree for to be Their Wright and
property after my decease. Also I will my daughter RACHEAL NORTH one feather
bed and furniture one Walnut Chest two cows one heifer one pair of drissers and
what is on them one Small pot and oven loom and Spinning wheel for to be her
wright and property.
Fourthly I will and bequeath to my grand Son WILLIAM NORTH the Son of DANIEL
NORTH the Sum of five Dollers to be his right and property.
Fifthly it is my will that the balance of my personal estate after my decease
shall be equally divided between all my children namely RACHEL NORTH, JONATHAN
NORTH, DAVID NORTH, THOMAS NORTH so I Shall conclude and appoint my Son THOMAS
NORTH for to be my whole and Soul Executor of This my last will and testament,
ratifying and confirming This and no other given forth from under my hand and
Seal this twenty fourth day of May in the year of our lord 1827.
Signed Sealed in the presance of us:
JOSEPH KEYS SR. JOHN NORTH (seal)
In the Name of God Amen: I MARY JONES of the County of Surry and State of North
Carolina being weak in body but of a Sound Mind and disposing memory do this
third day of February in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
thirty two make and publish this my last will and testament in manner following
First I will that all my just debts be paid.
Second I give to my Son THOMAS PHILPS one bed and furniture.
Third I give to my son ARRINGTON PHILPS one bed and furniture
Fourth I give to my son SAMUEL PHILPS one bed quilt two counterpins and two
Fifth I give to my grand daughter ELIZABETH HUFFMAN one bed four Sheets four
quilts eight Counterpins one cow and calf two wheels and one check reel.
Sixth I will all the balance of my property after the above divisions are maid
to be sold and the mony arising from the Sale of Said property to be equally
divided among JANE RIGSWAY FORMERLY SJANE PHILPS, WILLISM PHILPS, ELIZABETH
SPRY formerly ELIZABETH PHELPS and CHARLES PHELPS. I herby make and ordain my
worthy friend WILLIAM TUBBERK Esq. Executor of this my last will and testament
In testamny wherof I herunto Set my hand and affix my Seal the day and date
above written. Signed Sealed and delivered in the presents of Attest:
LEONARD MISSACK (?) MARY(x)JONES
Proven at August term 1833 and ordered to be Recordded. F.K. ARMSTRONG, c.c.
In the name of God Amen: I FREDERICK HENDRICK of the County of Surry and State
of North Carolina being weak in body but of sound memory blessed be God, do this
eleventh day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
thirty three make and publish this my last testament in manner following Viz:
I leave to my beloved wife CATHERINE HENDRICK all my estate during her natural
life and her widowhood. At her decease or marriage I desire my estate divided
First I give my oldest son JOSHUA HENDRICK one dollor.
Second I give SUSANNA FRAZER (?) one bed and furniture.
Thirdly I give my Son BENJAMIN HENDRICK one dollar.
Fourthly I give my daughter RUTH HENDRICK my home tract of land with all
the improvements thereunto belonging.
Fifthly I give to my son JOSEPH HENDRICK fifty acres of land on the west
side the tract of land whereon WILLIAM PETTYJOHN now lives adjoining JOEL
SPARKS in addition to what he had before.
Sixthly I give to my daughter SARAH PETTYJOHN fifty acres of land where she
now lives in addition to the above Bequest. I desire if there be any thing more
that it should be divided between my daughter RUTH HENDRICK and my son JOSEPH
HENDRICK and SARAH PETTYJOHN and my desire is that SARAH PETTYJOHN should have
one fourth part more than JOSEPH & RUTH and I further will that these three
children should divide the property between themselvess equally without a sale
furthermore I desire that my daughter RUTH have one bed and furniture in her
part of the last bequeths and further and last my will and desire is that
WILLIAM PETTYJOHN my son-in-law should become Executor of my property at my
wifes decease or marriage. In witness whereof I have set my hand & seal.
Witness: FREDERICK HENDRAXON (seal)(?)
JAMES TULBURT(?), Jurat
Proven in November Term AD 1833 and ordered to be recorded. F. K. ARMSTRONG
In the name of God Amen: I JOHN WHITLOCK of the County of Surry and State of
North Carolina this the 27th day of August 1833 being of sound mind and
disposing memory but being in bad health and calling to mind the imortality of
my frailidy and believing that it is appointed unto all men once to die, and as
touching whatever worldly estate hath pleased the Almighty to bless me in this
life after recommending my soul to God that give it and requesting that my
mortal body shall buried in a Christian like manner in such way as my family and
friends may think best. I dispose of the balance in the following manner Viz:
1st It is my Will and desire that all my Just debts be paid by my Executors of
this my last will and testament who are herein after named, out of my Estate
which I now possess.
2 It is my Will and desire that my beloved wife CATHERINE WHITLOCK Shall have,
occupy and possess that part of the tract or parcel of Land which I now reside
which my be ----- in the following boundries viz:
Beginning at a point where my outline, being a East and West line crossing the
branch above the spring running a North Easterly Course, including the fence
where it now runs with timber enough to support or Keep up the said fence to a
point opposite where the present Cross Joins the out side fence crossing the
creek, called MOORES fork of Stewarts Creek being near the place where the said
cross fence. joins the said outside fence then running from this point a
Westerly course in a direction towards the dwelling House of my neighbor, HUGH
GEORGE to a place or point where the lightning has killed some trees. Then
running a Northerly course to where my of the tract of land I live--- it being
a white oak and being on the corner tree of the said HUGH GEORGE - then running
a westerly course with the lands called for in my deed which I have for the Land
on which I live to the beginning including my mansion house and all my other out
Houses during the natural life of my said wife CATHERINE WHITLOCK and after her
death to be equally divided between my two children.
3 I also give and bequeath to my Said beloved wife the following personal
property for and during her natural life Viz: LOUDON my negro fellow aged about
33 years and one negro woman named PEGGY, one negro girl named PRISILLA, one
negro boy named SAM one negro Girl Named ANN my two MOSES Called SNIP & JUDE,
One Yoke of Oxen four Cows and Calves such as she may make choice of out of my
Stock of Cattle, also a sufficiency of beef for the present season, also five
head of young cattle to be also to be selected by her.
All of my stock of Hogs, my Stock of Sheep and Geese, together with all my
Household and Kitchen furniture and three beds, bedsteads and furniture and all
my joining utencils together with my BlackSmith tools. I do also desire that
whoever amount of money may be received from the Estate of the Father of my wife
shall be paid over to my said beloved wife to be applied to such uses as she may
think proper. I also give and bequeath to her all my part of the Crop made on
the plantation the present year together with what leather belongs to me. It is
my will and desire That ---------- shall remain of the before mentioned property
after the death of my said wife shall be equally divided between my two
4 It is my Will and bequest that my daughter JANE TALIAFERRO Shall have my
negro girl named REBECCA and negro girl named MARY which two negroes She has
now in her possession together with all the property she has heretofore received
from me. I also give and bequeth to her our Negro Girl named LETTY and negro
boy named MAT.
5 I give and bequeath to my son CHARLES WHITLOCK one negro boy named JIM one
negro girl named JINNY and one negro boy named JOHN three bedsteads and
furniture one black horse colt two years old last spring.
I also give and bequeath to my beloved wife my Shot Gun during her natural life
and after death to be sold and divided viz:
The residue of It is my will and desire that the residue of my Estate both real
and personal shall be sold and the proceeds thereof be equally divided between
my two children CHARLES WHITLOCK and JANE TALIOFERRO.
8 I make and hereby appoint my son CHARLES WHITLOCK Executor of this my last
will and testament hereby revoking all others whatsoever - In testamony whereof
I have hereunto set my hand and seal this day and date above written being 27th
Augt. 1833. Signed & Sealed in the presence of:
HUGH GWYN JOHN WHITLOCK (seal)
S. GRAVES, Jurat
Proven at November term AD 1833 and ordered to be recorded. F. K. ARMSTRONG,cc
North Carolina Surry County. In the Name of God Amen, I JOHN MACBRIDE of the
county and state aforesaid Considering the umcertainity of this life, and being
of sound mind and memory, Blessed be God, for the same, Do make and publish this
my last Will and Testament in manner and form as follows:
(that is to say) first, my will and Desire are that all my Just Debts be paid
out of my Estate,
Secondly, I will unto my beloved wife ELIZABETH MACBRTIDE all the remainder of
my Estate during her widowhood and lastly I constitute and appoint my beloved
Wife ELIZABETH MACBRIDE, sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament
hereby revoking all former wills by me made in witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and seal, the twelfth day of December in the year of our Lord one
kthousand eight hundred and thirty three4.
JOHN MACBRIDE (seal)
Signed, sealed, published and delivered by the above named JOHN MACBRIDE to be
his last will and testament in the presents of us, at his request herein
witnesses to the same.
E. RUTHAGE, Jurat
In the Name of God Amen, I CARTER HUDSPETH of the County of Surry & State of
North Carolina being of Sound mind and memory, blessed be God for the same to
this seventh day of February 1834 make and publish this my last will and
testament in manner following, that is to say.
I give unto my beloved Wife FANNY HUDSPETH sixty dollors in Case she should
remove from her present Home or from my land & premises but in case She should
continue after my decease to live at her present home or to continue upon my
land and premises then and in that Case, I lend unto her my said wife FANNY
HUDSPETH during her life my land and premises whereon I now live so for as to
what may be on the South Side of the Little Creek called Catabas branch with the
preveledge of Cutting fire wood on other parts of my land. Also one feather bed
and furniture and the furniture that is in the Kitchen commonly called the
Kitchen furniture, one cow & calf, two year Sheep, two hogs and one years
support out of the provisions on hand to be portioned out by my Executors herein
I give unto my GrandSon CARTER LANSFORD the land and premises that I lent unto
my wife after her decease or upon the time she should quit her residence that in
either case then said CARTER LUNSFORD is to have said Land and premises, and I
further give my Said Grandson CARTER LANSFORD all the remaining balance of my
real estate whatsoever it may be. Also one feather bed and furniture. As to
the remaining part of my perishable Estate my will is that it be sold by my
Executors and to be divided equally divided with the children of POLLY MILLER,
wife of JOHN MILLER and MILLY LANSFORD wife of HIROM LANSFORD.
I also further bequeath unto my daughter POLLY MILLER and MILLY LANSFORD ten
dollors each to be paid out of the proceeds of the sale of my personal property
estate as heretofore directed. I also further give and bequeath out of the
proceeds of the sales of said personal property to my said Grand Son CARTER
LANSFORD twenty dollors to pay and in giving him schooling or education.
I make and ordain my trusty friends JOHN WRIGHT and WILLIE DICKERSON Executors
of thid my last Will and Testament and I do revoke all other Wills by me made &
acknowledged this only to be my last will. In witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and seal this day & date above written, signed, sealed and
acknowledged in presence of:
THOMAS WRIGHT, Jurat CARTER(?)HUDSPETH (seal)
C. WEATHERMAN SR.
Returned and proven at Feby Court 1834 and ordered to be recorded. Test. F.K.A.
66 L. ISBELL
1st That after his death his funeral charges must be paid out of his estate, if
ther is enough to do it with, and after that his wife MARY shall have
independant of a childs part. of my L. IUSBELLS estate after paying proceed
immediately to the Settlement of my estate by closing accounts, CJollecting
notes, Judgements &c and Selling all my estate both Real and personal except the
above mentioned girl MARTHA and that guardians be appointed for my children and
the residue of my estate both real & personal be Sold for the forgoing purposes
& whatever is left after paying my debts be accorded my wife taking her childs
part & balance placed in the hands of the childrens guardians to be put in
bank Shers or in other profitable institution. Witness my hand Seal, 19
March 1832. L. ISBELL (seal)
Test: HARRITT W. EDMONDSON
N. L. SPELMAN
67 ACHILLAS KEYS
In the Name of God Amen; I KILIES KEY being of Sound mind and in my right
Sences Command my Soul to God and my body to be ------ buried this being my
last will and Testament, after paying all my Just Debts and funeral Charges, I
will and bequeath unto my loving wife SALLY KEY all my worldly Stuff during her
natural life, or widowhood and at the death or marage of her my property is to
be Equally divided Amongst all my children to wit:
LUCINNA LEWIS, MATILDA PER (?) MILES WILLIAMS, MEHOBY, EMKYLY, AUGUSTINE, this
is my will this 4 of March 1834. I have my wife SALLY KEY and JAMES McKINNEY
Executors of my will and LEWIS KEY
Attest: KILLAS (x) KEY
68 SHELTON GENTRY
In the name of God Amen, I SHELTON GENTRY of Surry County and State of North
Carolina being weak in body but Sound in mind do constitute and open this
my last will & testament disposing of my property in manner & form following:
First I bequeth to my beloved wife ELIZABETH GENTRY at my deceas all my estate
Real and personal during her lifetime cept Such as I shall otherwise bequeth.
Item. I bequeth to my Son JOSEPH my land --- lies in the bent of the River
from the line my father left me down that river to the mouth of the Creek
thence crossing the river that to the rock line and that land where he now
Item I bequeth to my son ROBIN the Land where he now lives and one hundred Acres
Lying Joining JESSYS MAYSEW track and the new entry joining JAMES ROBERSON.
Item I bequeth to my daughter NANCY one niger girl named LIB.
Item. I bequeth to my daughter AGNERS fifty acres of land where She now lives
and one hundred dollors in property at the death of my wife.
Item I bequeth to my daughter KATY one negro gal the name of NANER.
Item I bequeth to my daughter ELIZABETH two hundred Dollers at the death of my
Item I bequeth to my daughter SUSANNA one negro gal name JEMMIMA one fether Bed
and furniture and one Book case one Cow and Calf.
Item I bequeth to my wife All (Viz) ---- hold property and wher we now live
with the household property to have the pleas at her deth also for my daughter
SUSSNNA to have the land where I now live as long as She lives Single.
Item I bequeth to the children of MICHEL GENTRY account forty dollars to be
equal divideds betwixt them at the deth of my wife.
Itgem. I bequeth to my wife to Sell Such property as She may think but which
I have not otherwise bequethed to pay my just debts.
Item. After the deth of my wife that all my estate be equal divided not
otherwise bequeth be equitly divide among my children as follows Viz
NANCY, AGGE, CATY, JOSEPH, ROBIN, ELIZABETH and SUSANNA. Considering the
foregoin estate do Consitute my last will and Testament revoking all others and
---- my wife ELIZABETH GENTRY my Son JOSEPH and ROBIN Executors as witness
whereonto I Set my hand and Seal this 9 Aday of 1830.
Test- SHELTON GENTRY
71 JAMES ROBERTS
In the Names of God Amen: I JAMES ROBERTS of the County of Surry and State of
North Carolina being in good health and of sound mind and disposing memory but
calling to mind the mortalty of my body know that it is appointed for all men to
die therefore I do constitute this my last will and testament in manner and form
as follows- 1st I will that all my debts which are but few and none of magnitude
2nd I give to my beloved wife FRANCIS a negro woman named PHILIS a negro boy
named MOSBY, a negro girl named SARAH a negro boy named SPENCER, a negro boy
named JACOB, a negro named AMEY, a negro girl named MATILDA, a negro girl named
JESITIN a negro girl named HANNAH, together with all my Lands and Stock of every
distinction farming utensils, waggons and horses, Household and kitchen
furniture and all property of every Kind that I possess, which property I leave
to her during her natural lifetime or widowhood and after her death the above
named property to be disposed of in the following manner Viz-
1st I give to my daughter FRANKY a negro to be chosen by my executors out of my
Stock of negroes that will be best calculated for her Support to be valued to
her as a part of my estate and to my other five daughters I give to each of them
a negro to be valued to them as a part of their disrtibutive Share and after
that is done I Will that all the balance of my property of every be divided
twelve children making them equal agreeable to what they have received
heretofore with this execution viz:
I give to my son JESSE ROBERTS a tract of Land containing one hundred acres it
being the tract of Land that I now reside upon including my mansion house and
all thge other buildings the of which will more fully appear having referance to
my Deeds. I also give to my daughter PATSY two beds and furniture and to my
daughter FRANKY one bed and furniture. I also impower my Executor to apply out
of my son JONATHAN ROBERTS part of my estate thirty dollors to defray the
expenses of Schooling the two children of ELIZABETH LYON intermaried with LACY
WILCHEM(?) that is WILLIAM & SARAH if said children or either of them lives
until the time of dividing my property the said money to be paid out to my
son JONOTHAN ROBERTS --- of his part.
And Lastly I do constitute and appoint my friends MILLER W. EASLY and son JAMES
ROBERTS my beloved wife FRANKY ROBERTS Executors of this my Last will and
testament in full confidence they will execute the same agreeable to my wishes
in testimony of which I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 12th day of
October one thousand eight hundred and thirty three in presents of
MORDFICAI FLEMING JAMES ROBERTS (SEAL)
JANE (X) ROBERTS
State of North Carolina Surry County June the 22 day 1834. Calling to mind the
mortality of the body and being weak in body but Sound in Mind & make this my
last will and testament as follows viz.
First of all I will that all my just debts and funeral expences be paid.
2 I will that my son HIAT PHILIPS have a horse. I will that my son JOHN
PHILIPS have a horse. I will that my son ANDREW PHILIPS have a horse. I will
that my son EDWIN PHILIPS have a horse. The above horses to be valued at fifty
dollars each and I will that RICHARD PHILIPS my son also have a valued at fifty
3 I will that each of my Daughters have a horse valued at fifty dollars or have
that sum in money each of them Namely POLLEY PHILIPS, SALLY PHILIPS, NANCY
PHILIPS,, HONOR B. PHILIPS and DELPHIA Y. PHILIPS.
4th I will that all the family Stay together and finish the Croop and after all
my debts are paid and the legacy of each child is secured the balance with the
two negre girls & plantation.
5th I will that my beloved wife during her natural life or widowhood and after
her deth or marrage I will that all the property land nigroes Stock and every
thing be sold and equally divided among all my children.
I ordain and apoint my beloved wife NANCY PHILIPS and my son HIOT PHILIPS
executors of this my last will and testament in witness wereof I have here unto
set my name and affexed my Seal the day and year first above written in presence
GEORGE LOGAN, Jurat RICHARD PHILLIPS (seal)
75 WILLIAM EASLEY
In the Name of God Amen, I WILLIAM EASLEY of Surry County, State of North
Carolina being of Sound and perfect mind and memory (blessed be God) do this 6th
day of May 1833 make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner
following, that is to say -
1st to my beloved wife SARAH EASLEY, I give and bequeath the land whereon we now
live together with all its improvements during her life also one negro man named
BARREL also one negro woman named RACHEL, also all my Household and Kitchen
furniture and all the farming utencils belonging to said farm.
2nd To my beloved Son STEPHEN EASLEY his proportionable part of my estate-
3rd To my beloved daughter FRANCES SNOW I give & bequeth her propertionable of
4th To my beloved son WARHAM EASLEY I give & bedqueath his propertionable part
of my Estate-
5th To my beloved MILLER W. EASLEY I give & bequeath his propertionable part of
6 To my beloved daughter NANCY FRANKLIN I give and bequeth her propertionable
part of my Estate.
7th To my beloved daughter SUSANNAH DAANE(?) I give and bequeth my
proportionable part of my Estate.
8th To my beloved Son CHARLES S. EASLEY his part Equal proportionable part of
9th To my beloved Grandson MILLER WOODSON OGLESBY one negro boy named EDMUND
also one horse bridle & Saddle - to be worth seventy five dollers I grant &
bequeth for his full part of my Estate.
10th To my beloved wife SARAH EASLEY in addition to what I have already given
her I give her one beast of which She is to have choise of all the Horse
creatures on the place together with a sufficient of the other stock to support
11th And I make and ordain my beloved Sons MILLER W. and CHARLES S. EASLEY
executors of my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I the said WILLIAM
EASLEY to this my last Will and Testament Set my hand & Seal this day & year
WILLIAM EASLEY (seal)
Signed Sealed published & delivered by the said WILLIAMN EASLEY testator as his
last will and Testament in the presents of us who were present at the time of
signing sealing thereof.
J. J. EASLEY, Jurat
In the Name of God Amen, I WILLIAM HENDERSON of the county of Surry and State of
N. Carolina being of Sound and perfect mind, and memory blessed be god, Do this
Founteenth day of March one thousand eight hundred and thirty five Do make and
publish this my last will and testament, in manner following to wit:
First I will that all my Just debts be paid out of my estate. Second I will to
my beloved wife ELIZABETH HENDERSON the Whole of my estate during her natural
life or widowhood. And then to be equaly divided between My children.
2 Item. I give and bequath unto my beloved daughter MARYANN HENDERSON eighty
dollors worth perishable property value by two free holders and I give her no
Item. I give and bequeath to my beloved Son JACKSON B. HENDERSON forty acres of
land value eighty dollors. If there should be any surplus I want it equally
divided between my two children MARY AND JACKSON. Lastly I apoint my beloved
worthy wife ELIZABETH HENDERSON Sole executrix of this my last Will and
testament In witness whereof I the S'd WILLIAM HENDERSON Of the County and State
aforesaid have hereunto Set my Name and affixed my seal in the presence of us
JAMES MINISH WM. HENDERSON (seal)
MARIDO (x) HENDERSON
81 JOHN ADKINS Noncupative Will
In the name of God Amen: --------------------of Surry County in the State of
North Carolina Being of Sound and perfect Mind and Memory blessed be god Do this
3rd day Of April 1835 make, and publish this my last will and testament In
manner following, that is to say:
The land that my father Willed to Me at my Mothers death And I hereby make and
ordain worthy friend ISAAC ADKINS executor of this my last will and Testament in
witness whereof I the said JOHN ADKINS have to this my last Will and testament
Set my hand and Seal this same year above writen.
ALEXANDER EVANS JOHN ADKINS (seal)
POLLY (x) ADKINS
82 ANN RADFORD SCOTT
I ANN RADFORD SCOTT of Surry County North Carolina do make & publish this my
last will & testament whereas during the life of my late husband DAN'L SCOTT we
were enabled upon the Mariage or Settlement in Life of our Elder Children to
make some provision For their Support and advancement. But My husband having
experienced a reverse of fortune and possed of little or no estate and my
youngest child PATSY JANE MALINDA the wife of JACOB MARTIN having been left
without any assistance derived from my Said husbands estate I have therefore
thought proper for the foregoing consideration and other reasons determining me
thereto to devise and bequeath the little property that I May own at the time of
My death to my Said daughter and her children.
In fulfulment of Such purpose I hereby will and desire that my Executors
hereinafter appointed Shall at my death mak sale of so much of my personal
property as shall be sufficient to pay and discharge all my debts and whatever
of my personal estate and apperls Shall remain after discharging all just demand
against me I hereby bequeath to my Executors here after named to be by them and
the Survivors of them held & trust for the Support of My Said daughter PATSY
JANE MALINDA MARTIN and her children.
- -- from and unaffected by the debt contracts or ---- of her present or any
after taken husband and if after permitting my said daughter and her family to
have the said mature use of said person appals for the purpose of her and their
maintainace any part thereof shall remain unconsumed at time of her death Such
property so remaining I bequeath to the children of said daughter living at the
time of her death and is the representation of such as may be in his lifetime
leaving issue I hereby appoint my Son-in-law JOHN MARTIN and my worthy friend
ROBERT A. POINDEXTER of Surry County Executors to carry out the above trust
together with those here after deeded.
And whereas I am Sized in fee Simple of a tract of Land Situated in the County
of Surry on Grassy Creek containing too hundred acres more or less it Being the
tract whereon TOBIAS LONG--- resided. I do hereby divise said tract of land to
the Said SAM'L MARTIN U ROBERT A. POINDEXTER for and during the natural life of
my daughter the said PATSY JANE MALINDA MARTIN In Trust that the Said SAM'L
MARTIN & ROBERT A. POINDEXTER and the Survivors of them shall permit my said
daughter PATSY JANE MALINDA MARTIN and her children both now present and any
after taken husband to hold occupy and enjoy the entire use and possess of said
tract of land with all and singular the privilege and advantage that would
belong to tenant for life thereof.
In further trust however that said possession and enjoyment of the Said estate
Shall be for to special maintainance and support of my said daughter wholly free
and discharge from the debts controls or other legal ----- --- ---- present or
any after taken husband And my trusted aforesaid are pertun---- requested and
---- to See to the faithful discharge of this provision of my will so that my
daughter & her children be not deprived of this ----- for their Special Support
and assistance in life.
At the death of my said daughter PATSY JANE MALINDA I devise said tract of land
in fee simple to all her children Share and have alike and if any Child of hers
Shall have had in her lifetime --- issue it is my will that Such issue Shall
represent the present and take Such Share as the present would have same as
leaving at deth of my Said daughter.
I further will and devise that if either the Said Dan'l MARTIN or ROBERT A.
POINDEXTER Shall die in thelifetime my said daughter and sing---- the interest
and wish -- ---- the said ----- shall Secure and go to the longest Li-- and
Should Such Survivor of the two die in the lifetime of my daughter it is well
and I direct that the Executors or Ams of said Survivor Shall be considered
Special occupant of said estate during my dauighters life & shall and charged
with the said Executor of trust herein before created unless said person or
Shall we be ---- will and Testament discharge Same other person to Execute Said
trust. In full excucutor I have hereunto set my hand and publish the above as
my last will and testament the 16 day of Feby AD 1835. Published as her last
will testament in presence of us who hav signed the same in presence of the
A. H. SHEPPERD ANN R. SCOTT
W. H. WOLFF, Jurat
Nov. 1835 In the Name of God Amen, I DAVID BURROWS of the County of Surry and
State of North Carolina being in perfect mind and memory thanks given unto God
calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it appointed for all
men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to
Say principally and first of all I give and recommend my Soul into the hand of
Allmighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in
decent christian buriel at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but
at the general resurection I shall recommend this Same ----- by the mighty power
of God and as touching Such worldly estate where with it has pleased God to
bless me in this life I give demise and dispose of the Same in ---- Manner and
First my will and desire is that my Just debts be all paid off. Second I give
and bequeath unto beloved wife SALLY fifty acres of land her lifetime and fifty
acres of land to DAVID HILL and at the decease of my wife it is my will for said
Hill to have her fifty acres of land.
Secondly it is my will for said D. HILL to have a certain pided Cow & calf it is
my will for my wife to have one Brown Cow and Calf and one large work steer her
life time it is my will that one Brindle Cow & Calf Stands as they are at this
time for the purpose of paying my debts it is my will my wife to have fourteen
head of hogs.
It is my will for D. HILL to have one Black Sow with a white face and it is my
will for said DAVID HILL to stay with my wife untill he is free and it is my
will if said DAVID HILL will not obey my wife SALLY BURRIS to take him and have
him out till he comes of age. It is my will for my wife to have all my
household and kitchen furniture her life time then it is my will for DAVID HILL
to have it all. In witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this
the twenty third day of July in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred
and thirty five. Signed Sealed pronounced by the Said DAVID BURISS as his last
will and testament in presence of us:
DANIEL RIGGS DAVID BURRISS (seal)
State of North Carolina, Surry County Nov. Term 1835: I HEZEKIAH RHODES of the
county and State afforsaid being of perfect mind and memory and Calling to mind
that it is appointed unto all men once to die, do make and constitute this my
last will and testament that is to say:
First of all I recommend and Submit my Soul to god, who gave it and my body to
the dust from whence it comes to be decently buried at the discretion of my
friends and as to my worldly goods, which it hath pleased god to bless me with,
my will and desire is to Dispose of them in the manner following:
First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife POLLY RHODES during her natural
life or widowhood, one negro Young PETER and one good bed.
Secondly I give and bequeath unto my Son RICHARD RHODES one negro woman named
MIMEY and her increase from the time also Choice of one horse and two feather
beds and furniture and forty dollers in money to be raised out of my Estate.
Thirdly I give unto my Son JOHN RHODES one Negro man named JEFFREY and one
horse the Second choice and Sixty dollers in money to be raised out of my estate
and case the said negro JEFFREY should die the said JOHN to have an equal Share
with my other Children here in after named.
Fourthly I give unto my Son CLIFTON RHODES one horse third choice and an equal
Share with choice here in after named.
Fiftly I give unto my Son ESSAPHRODITUS RHODES five dollers and no more but if
my Son ESSAPHRODITUS does pay a debt of two hundred and Seventy five dollers
for which I am his Security then and in that case he is to have an equal Share
with those hereinafter named And my further will is that my Executor here in
after named Shall proceed to Sell all my estate not before willed my lands on
one and two years credit and my personal estate on one year credit and after
paying the afore mentioned Sums.
The rest and residue to be equally divided between my daughter LUCY EDWARDS,
wife of SAMUEL EDWARDS, and FANNY HARRISON wife of JOHN C. HARRISON, SALLY
HUTCHINS, wife of AMOOS HUTCHINS, MILDRED CREW, wife of JESSE CREW and my Son
DAVID RHODES and the heirs of my daughter NANCY BRUCE, formerly the wife of ELI
BRUCE and the heirs of my daughter BETSY MARSHALL dec'd formerly the wife of
RICHARD MARSHALL and the heirs of AGNES PHILIPS formerly the wife of JOSEPH
And my further wish is that my children have the negroes put up for Sale amongst
themselves and purchase them or divide them amongst them in Some Satisfactory
way to prevent their being sold out of the family and Scattered through the
world. I do hereby constitute and appoint my trusty friend HENRY P. POINDEXTER
Executor of this my last will and testament Revoking all former wills by me here
tofore maid ratifying and Confirming this and no other. In Testamony whereof I
have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal this 31st day of July AD 1835.
Signed, Sealed and Acknowledged in the presence of:
SAMUEL BOLLIJACK HEZEKIAH RHODES (seal)
WM. SPELLMAN, Jurat
In the name of God Amen, I JESSE HIETT of the county of Surry and State of North
Carolina being weak in body but in perfect mind and memory maketh my last will
and testament, to wit:
1st My will is that my body Shall be decently buried.
2nd That my debts and funeral expences be paid in due time.
3rd That my beloved wife JULIA HIATT remain in full possession of both my
personal and real estate during life or widowhood.
4th That when death or marriage Shall take place that my estate Shall be
equally divided amongst my children MATILDA, WILLIAM, JACOB, EDMOND,
NATHAN REBECCA and JONATHAN.
Lastly I appoint my trusty friends SHUBEL BURCHAM & EDMOND TAYLOR for my
Executors. Done in the presence of
EVAN DAVIS JESSE (x) HIETT (seal)
JEHU SIMMONS The 3rd of the 8th Mo. 1835
91 ENOS RUTLIDGE
North Carolina Surry County Februay the 1 AD 1836 the Last Will and testament of
ENOS RUTLIDGE of the State & County aforesaid is as follows to wit:
Considering the uncertainty of this Mortal Life & being of Sound Mind & Memory,
Blessed be almity God for the same do make & publish this My last will &
testament in manner & form as follows to wit:
First I lend unto my beloved wife SALLY RUTLEDGE a tract or parcel of land
containing one Hundred & five acres lying in the Wilks road the tract where I
now live deaded to me by WM. RUTLEDGE SR.
Second I lend unto my beloved wife SALY RUTLEDGE a negro woman FRANCES & her two
childlren -ENNIS & SAM(?) all of which ---- to have and to hold during her
natural life & ---- her choice of horses, three choice of cows, four c. hors &
keep two Sow & Piggs, Her Chois & her choise of Hoggs next I Lend a house(?)
unto my wife SALLY RUTLEDGE all my Crop of Corn & oats, wheat & Bacon Next I
lend unto my beloved wife SALLY RUTLEDGE all my Farming towls, Next I lend unto
my beloved wife SALLY RUTLEDGE five bedsteds & Bed furniture one Buro & Cubbard
& furniture - one large roll leaf tabel one large Checking table one Cotton
wheal and 1 flax wheal, twenty Chares & all the kitchen furniture.
Fourthly I give and bequeath unto my son WILLIAM D.. RUTLEDGE the folloiwing
named Books, History of France, History of United States, The World des --pl--
- Wakeneces 5000 Receipts one volum Surgen & Physion By Wm. M. Hand, 1
distionary By Wallker one Spelling Book & Plate, one best bed & furniture.
Next I give unto my Daughter CLARRUSY M. RUTLEDGE one Blue walnut Chest & the
following named Books to wit: Columbean orater Scotland Cheif in three vollums
one Spelling Book Exophs fables Peter Parlyes Winter Evenings Tales, one bed,
bedstead & furniture, a large looking glass Marked C.M.R., one Cotton Wheal.
Next I give & Bequath unto my Daughter CATHERINE R. RUTLEDGE one Bedsted &
Furniture & Furnature one Small Cotton wheal a large Looking glass Marked C.R.R.
& one Black walnut Chest.
Next I give unto my daughter SALLY RUTLEDGEs one bed bedsted & Aumateu(?) one
Cotton Wheal a large loking glass one black walnut Chest all the aforesaid to be
delivered to the children aforesaid as they---- arrive to lawfull age. All the
residue of my woldly goods and Chatels I leave to be sold on a Credit of twelve
months & the mony arising from Such Sales with all other mony belonging to my
estate not otherwise disposed of to be expended in the Eucation of my Children.
Next I have one tract of land on Deep Creek Eighty acres more or less JOSEPH
STEWELMAN & WILLIAM RUTLEDGE to be rented out every year to the Best bider. The
proceds thereof to be expended in Educating My Children and Lastly to Constitute
and appoint my beloved wife SALLY RUTLEDGE & my brother NATHAN RUTLEDGE as my
true & Lawfull Executors to this my last will and testament in witness whereof I
have Here unto Set my hand and affexed my seal the day & date above written.
Signed Sealed published & Delivered in the Presence of by the Said ENOS RUTLEDGE
to be his last will & testament.
Witness: EN RUTLEDGE
WILLIAM W.RUTLEDGE, Jurat
JOHN B. ARMSTRONG
The foregoing last will and Testament of ENOS RUTLEDGE dec'd was duly proven at
Feby Court 1836 by the oath of WM. W. RUTLEDGEs & ordered to be Recorded.
Test F.R. ARMSTRONG Clk.
94 CATHARINE DENNIS
In the Name of God Amen, I CATHARINE DENNIS of the County of Surry and State of
North Carolina being Weak in body but of sound & Disposing mind & blessed be God
Do this fourteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred
& thirty five Make Publish & declare this to be my last will & testament in
manner following. Viz:
1st I give to my granddaughter ELIZABETH HORTON one cow & calf also one two
year old Heefer also one Cow more & also nine head of sheep also one tekettel &
one flat Iron & one bay Horse and I give to my grandson JESSE HORTON one stever
3rd I give to my granson AMOS HORTN one Steer.
4th & Lastly I ordain & appoint my soninlaw JOSEPH HORTON Executor of this my
last will & testament in witness whareof I have hearunto Set my hand & affixed
my Seal this day & date above ritten in presance of ---- in one place before
Sined. CATHARINE (x) DENNIS (seal)
ROWLAND JONES, Jurat
Feby term 1836 The foregoing last Will and Testament of CATHARINE
DENNIS was proven at Said Term & ordered to be Recorded. Test: F. R. ARMSTRONG
95 STRANGEMAN HUTCHINS
This Ninth day of the third month in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight
Hundred & thirty one I STRANGEMAN HUCHINS of Surry County North Carolina being
weakly in body but being in my Sound Sences and memory do make this my last will
& testament touching my worldly Estate that it hath pleas god to bless me with
which I dispose of in the following manner.
First it my will & desire that my well beloved wife have & enjoy for her one
half of one Hundred three acres of land I now live on including the House I now
live on & all other out Houses for her Support as long as She my beloved wife
ELIZABETH HUTCHINS Remains to be my widow but no longer what I now mention to
give to my wife ELIZABETH HUCHINS I give to her during her Natural life one Mare
named butz, one Side Saddel & Bridle one fether Bed & Bed Clothing, her chois of
My Beds also one half of all my House Hold & kitchen furniture also one half of
my living Stock to wit Cattel, Sheap & Hogs only what I hear after mention to be
It is my will & I do give & bequeath to My Son SIMEON HUCHENS the other Part of
one Hundred & three acres of land I live on & two Fether Beds & Bed clothing
that belongs to them & two Pare of Bed Steds & Bed Cords also the other Half of
all my house hold & kichin furnature & one half of all my living Stock Viz Hogs
Sheap- & Cattel to him the said SIMEON HUCHINS & his heirs forever.
3rd It is my will & desire & bequath unto my Son GEORGE HUCHINS fifty acres of
land it being adjoining the land of AMPS HUCHINS & adjoining the one hundred &
three acres that I have given to SIMEON HUICHENS & his Mother my wife ELIZABETH
HUCHINS. Also it is my will that after my beloved wife no longer Remains to be
My widow that the Half of the one hundred & three acres of land before Mentioned
to my wife belong to my son SIMEON HUCHINS & I do give to him & his heirs
4th It is also my will that My Waggon & ----- gears & sorrel colt two years
old be sold & the money equally divided between fore of my Children namely
MARGARET STANLEY, DAVID HUTCHINS, AMOS HUTCHINS & GEORGE HUTCHINS.
Lastly, I Constitute & appoint my two sons DAVID & AMOS HUTCHINS to be the hole
& sole Executors of this my last will & testament it is also my will that these
my two sons, Executors of this my last will divide the Property between SIMEON &
His Mother as laid out before in this will & if these my Executors should Sell &
Remove to any other Part of the world I do give them Power by these lines to
Sell & make a dead to my sons SIMEON Land he being somewhat ediot.
Test STRANGEMAN HUTCHONS (seal)
Feby term 1836. The last will and Testament of STRANGEMAN HUTCHINS was duly
proven at said term & ordered to be Recorded. Test J. K. ARMSTRONG Clk.
May 1836. In the Name of God Amen, I WILLIAM FOOT of the county of Surry &
State of North Carolina being in delicate health of body but of Sound and
disposing mind memory and understanding and considering the certainity of death
and the uncertainty of the time thereof and being desirious of Settling mu
worley affairs and thereby be the better prepared to leave this word when I
shall plain the almighty god to call me home, I do therefore make and publish
this my last will and testament in form as follows viz: That is to say
First & principally I commit my Soul into the hands of my Mercirfull Creator and
my body to the earth.
Secondly after all my just debts are defrayed I then give and bequeath to my
beloved wife and companion PHEBA ALLEN FOOT one bed and furniture, one milk cow,
one half of the hogs, cupboard and furniture, Table, one pot and oven and chest
of drawers all her working implements the above shall be the portion of my wifes
in case she should marry after my decease. Otherwise she shall have during her
widowhood or natural life one years provisions all the household and kitchen
furniture excepting my books which I desire to be equally divided among all my
children all my cattle - fifteen head of the best of my hogs,
One man DOLL with all my farming utencils and the Sole management and control of
my plantation untell my two oldest boys REUBEN ELLIS and WILLIAM COKELY FOOT
become of age then it is my Will and desire for them to have all my land on the
south side of the Creek and the balance or remain --------------------?????
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213 DANIEL BRINDLE
Nov'r Term 1844. I DANIEL BRENDLE of the County of Surry and State of North
Carolina being of Sound Mind and Memory but considering the uncertainty of my
Earthly Existance do make and declare this my last Will and Testament. I commit
my body to the dust from whence it came and command my Soul to a merciful God
who gave it. My desire is that my Executors herein after named should out of
the proceeds pay all my just debts all suits or damag suits that may arise
against the estate to be paid out of my property. Such property as my Executors
think is the widow can best do without.
Item 1st I give and devise to my Well beloved Wife MARGARET BRIDLE all the
ballance of my property with the exception of my Daughter ELIZABETHS property
herein after named and all my Book accounts.
Item 2 I give to my Daughter ELIZABETH her cow and calf and her bed well
furnished. Also her wheel and cards, chest and cupboard, her put skilet and
oven knives and forks and her other cupboard utensils. My desire is that she
should have her part at eighteen years old or at my death.
Item 3 My desire is that and I devise that all the money on hand all the money
notes, and all the office receipts should be collected and be equally divided
between my seven children To Wit:
WILLIAM, SALLY, JOHN, HENRY, ANNA, GEORGE, ELIZABETH, excepting the Executors
fees, moving the will and pay for the Coffin it is my wish and desire that my
Daughter ELIZABETH should have her part at eighteen years old or at my death and
I do hereby constitute and appoint my trusty friend JOHN BRINDLE and HENRY
BRINDLE and in case of death or removal my trusty friend WILLIAM BRINALE and
WILLIAM CALLOWAY to Execute this my last Will and Testament to all intent and
purpose according to the true intent and meaning of the same and every part and
clause thereof hereby delivering and making void all other wills and testaments
heretofore made in Witness whereof I the said DANIEL BRINDLE do hereunto set my
hand and seal the first day of June one thousand eight hundred and forty three.
Signed sealed and published and declared in the presence of us by the said
DANIEL BRINDLE to be his last Will and Testament and in his presence subscribed
our names as Witnesses.
Attest: DANIEL (B) BRINDLE (seal)
215 DANIEL HOOTS
Nov'r Term 1844. In the name of God Amen I DANIEL HOOTS of the County of Surry
and State of North Carolina being weak in body but in perfect mind and memory to
make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in the following manner and
First I give and bequeath to ELIZABETH my dearly beloved wife the home tract of
land during her life or widowhood containing one hundred acres and afterwards to
my two youngst Sons To Wit: DANIEL HOOTS and ISAAC to be equally divided in
quantity and quality. Also I will and bequeath unto my beloved wife ELIZABETH
one waggon, one gray mare, one wheat fan, one pair of Stelards, one --- and
utencils, all farming tools, as above stated and then to DANIEL & ISAAC as above
stated I will unto ISAAC HOOTS one mare Colt Sarrol, one Cow and one ewe and
lam, one bee stand and also I will unto my son DANIEL HOOTS one Cow, one ewe and
lam, one bee stand, one hog. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter ELIZABETH one
bed and furnature, one ewe and lam, one hog. I give to my Daughter JEAN one bed
and furnature one Cow, One ewe and lam, one hog. I give to Daughter NANCY one
bed and furnature, one Cow, one ewe and lam, one hog. I give to my wife
ELIZABETH one bed and furnature her choice, all kitchen furnature, one cow and
calf, two sheep, two hogs, two bee stands, her choice, also ten dollars in cash,
one Cotton wheel and cards, one flax wheel. After her death or marriage to be
equally divided amongst my five Daughters to Wit:
MARGARET GOUGH, ELIZABETH HOOTS, LYDIA MAY, JEAN HOOTS, NANCY HOOTS, JEAN BAILY,
DAVID BAILY to draw one equal share with my last named Daughter of the last
named property and the ballance of my property and money to be equally divided
amaong all children. To Wit: ANDERSON HOOTS, JOHN HOOTS, MARGARET GOUGH,
ELIZABETH HOOTS, LYDIA DANIEL HOOTS, JEAN HOOTS, --- HOOTS, ISAAC HOOTS, JEAN
BAILY, DAVID BAILY and I do hereby disallow revoke and disannul all and every
other former testament, Will, bequests and Executors by me in any wise before
named Willed and bequeathed witnessing and conforming this and no other to be
my last Will and testament, Also appoint my son ANDER HOOTS my sole Executor of
this my last Will and testament. In witness all things herein mentioned and
contained be forthfully and duly performed and a fully and amply in every
respect as of the same even so declared and set down in my said last will and
testament, Witness my hand the fifteenth day of August one thousand eight
hundred and forty five signed in the presence of us: DAVID SHOUS DANIEL (x)
HOOTS (seal) JOHN PLOUGHMAN
217 JOHN DINKINS
Nov'r Term 1840. In the name of God Amen, I JOHN DINKINS being
of sound and perfect mind and memory blesed be God. Do this fifth day of
October in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred t