SURRY COUNTY

                        CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT

                         RECORD OF WILLS-VOL 4

                          YEARS 1827-1851

 

                    Wills From November Court 1827

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                            ELY CLARK

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

say.

 

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

Doller.

 

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

JAMES JOINER

 

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.

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                        JOSEPH WILLIAMS

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

manner.

 

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

widowhood.

 

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

the country.

 

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

forever.

 

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

GEO. KIMBROUGH

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

grandchildren.

 

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

will.

 

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

considerably behind.

 

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

and possessed.

 

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)

THOS. THORNTON

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.

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                     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

JOSEPH DAVIS

JAMES (X) CAUDLE

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                        FIELDING SNOW

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

TOLEFARO WITCHER

DANIEL G. WRIGHT

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                         STEPHEN JARVICE

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

executors.

 

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)

WILLIAM BOWLES

DANIEL JARVICE

I do appoint My beloved Wife MARY and JOHN DAVIS SEN Executors of my estate.

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                         BARNARD FRANKLIN

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

dollers.

 

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

was living.

 

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

TOLIFARO FRANKLIN

WILEY FRANKLIN

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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

named.

 

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

forever.

 

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.

Witness

JNO. DISMUKE                         WM. MOSBEY (Seal)

FRANCIS WILLIAMS

 

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

&c.

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                         THOMAS MOSS

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

     heirs forever.

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)

J. DOUTHALL

L. MISSACK

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                          MARY LESTER

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

dollers.

 

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)

J. FITZGARALD

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)

ROBERT MARTIN

WINSTON LOMAX

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                        PHILIP PHILIPS

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

infinittly good.

 

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

SAINTCLEAR McMICKLE

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                        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

JAS. LOVILL

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

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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

testament.

 

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)

ELIZ. JACKSON

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                          JACOB SMITH

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)

TULLY DOUGE

---- DAVIS

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                          JOHN SHOUSE

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(?)

Witness:

SALLY CO---                    JOHN SHOUSE (seal)

W. C. MARTIN

RICHARD P---

 

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.

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                         WILLIAM DOWLING

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

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                        WILLIAM CUNINGHAM

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

possable.

 

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)

JAMES JARVICE

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.

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                          JAMES COOK

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

age.

 

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

JACOB PFAFF

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.

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                         OBEDIAH COLLINS

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.

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                        BENJAMIN HUTCHINS

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)

JOHN HUTCHINS

WILLIAM RHODES

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.

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                        DANIEL JARVIS

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)

WALTER(x)FRANKLIN

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.

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                           JESSE CHINN

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)

DAVID DUSSETT

ELISHA CHINN

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.

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                          JOHN BROWN

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

already had.

 

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

presence of:

A. JOHNSON, DR.         JOHN BROWN (seal)

GEORGE MISSECK

WILEY MISSICK

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                               HENRY ROYAL

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:

B. VESTAL

DENNIS DAUDGE                    HENRY ROYAL

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                         THOMAS WILLIAMS

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

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                        JANE LIVERTON

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

field.

 

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

ISAAC WILLIAMS

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                        DANIEL PITCHER

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

REUBEN RHODES

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                        MICAJAH OGLESBY

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

five dollars.

 

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

March 1828.

Witness:

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

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                         SUSANNAH DOWLING

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

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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

and Testament.

 

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)

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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

Wit:

 

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

----- MESSICK

---- THORMTON Jurat            BENJA. JOHNSON (seal)

A. JOHNSON  M.D.

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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

following.

 

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:

JACOB NIXON

JOHN A.  BRAY Jurat                        SAMUEL ARNOLD (seal)

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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.

Witnesses

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.

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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

wit)

 

First of all it is My will that all My Just debts and funeral charges must be

paid.

 

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

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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

as follows:

 

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

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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

legal Representatives.

 

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

1826.

 

PS My daughter RACHEL is to share equal at the death of my wife with my other

children.

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.

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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

present of

NIMROD YORK    ROBERT H. HURT (seal)

ROBERT WILBOURN

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                         HENRY HAMPTON

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

from me.

 

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

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                        BRANCH TUCKER

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:

SILAS JONES

EDWARD MOORE, Jurat                                   BRANCH (X) TUCKER

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                         REBEKAH WILLIAMS

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

GEORGE(?) CARVER)

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                            PATSEY COOK

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

girls.

Witness:        PATSEY(x)COOK (seal)

JOHN (x) EDWARDS

ALLEN  (x) SISK, Jurat  May the 14th day 1832

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                              RICE KEY

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

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                        JOSEPH BIRD

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

time.

 

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

wit)

 

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

A.F. GRANT

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                         SUSANA ROBERTS

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 .....

....the entire page....and nxt 1/2 pg.

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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

presents of

A. B. BLACKBURN, Jurat

WILEY(x)DICKERSON       GEORGE (x) MULLISON

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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..........

..................................

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                           ISAAC SATER

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

ISAAC CONRAD

ELIZABETH(x)SUNDAY

 

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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

to wit:

 

First I Recommend my Soul to God who gave it and my body to be buried in a

decent form.

 

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)

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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

me maid.

 

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

JOHN GOLDING

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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

paid.

 

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)

JOHN RIDDLE

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                            MARY JONES

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

to wit:

 

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

sheets.

 

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

NATHAN CRAFT

Proven at August term 1833 and ordered to be Recordded.  F.K. ARMSTRONG, c.c.

 

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                         FREDERICK HENDRICK

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

as follows:

     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

JOHN CHEEK

Proven in November Term AD 1833 and ordered to be recorded.  F. K. ARMSTRONG

c.c.

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                            JOHN WHITLOCK

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

children.

 

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

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                            JOHN MACBRIDE

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

J. CLANTON

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                        CARTER HUDSPETH

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

after named.

 

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.

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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

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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

STEPHEN COMBS

LEWIS KEY

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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

lives.

 

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

wife.

 

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

JAMES JERVIS

JAMES ROBINSON

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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

be paid.

 

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

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                         RICHARD PHILIPS

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

dollars.

 

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

of:

GEORGE LOGAN, Jurat                 RICHARD PHILLIPS (seal)

WILLIAM JEAN(?)

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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

my estate.

 

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

my Estate.

 

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

my Estate.

 

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

her ---.

 

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

above writen.

                               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

LARKIN SNOW

_____WEBSTER

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                        WILLIAM HENDERSON

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

more.

 

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

Witnesses:

JAMES MINISH                        WM. HENDERSON (seal)

MARIDO (x) HENDERSON

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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

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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

----trix.

A. H. SHEPPERD                       ANN R. SCOTT

W. H. WOLFF, Jurat

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                              DAVID BURROWS

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

form following:

 

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)

JONATHAN DAVIS

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                         HEZEKIAH RHODES

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

PHILIPS.

 

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)

ABRAHAM BOLLYJACK

WM. SPELLMAN, Jurat

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                             JESSE HIETT

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

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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.

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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)

WM. TALBERT

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

Clk.

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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

sold.

 

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

forever

 

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)

JOHN HUTCHEWNS

DANIEL DEAL

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.

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                        WILLIAM FOOT

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)

JAMES SHEEK

JOHN HOLCOMB

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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

form.

 

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

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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