Chatham County Wills - E - F - G

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Records of Estates of Chatham Co., NC.    copyright  1998-present - Sue Ashby
Vol. 1, pg. 39
NC State Archives Film # 022.50001

Will of Edward Edwards

In the name of God Amen, the fifteenth day of August, 1790. I Edward
Edwards of Chatham County and State of North carolina being over sick and
weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God,
therefore calling us to mind the mortality of my Body Knowing that it is
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 hands of almighty God that gave it and my body
I recommend to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian Maner at the
discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the general resurection
(resurrection) shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God
that gave it and as touching such worly (worldly) estate wherewith it hath
pleased God to bless me in this life I give demise and depose in the
following maner (manner) and form - Item, I give to my well beloved son
Robert Edward, five shillings, secondly to my well beloved Daughter
Elizabeth Lasiter five shillings, thirdly, to my well beloved son Hugh
Edwards five shillings, fourthly, to my well beloved Daughter Hannah
Stuart five shillings, Fifthly to my well beloved Daughter Rebekah Edwards
two cows and calfs one bead (bed) and furniture one breeding sow. Sixthly
I leave my land and all my other property in the hand of my well beloved
wife Agness Edwards during life or widowhood and then sold and equally
divided between my well beloved sons John Edwards and Isom Edwards. I
likewise constitute make and ordain Robert Edwards & Hugh Edwards
Executors of this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby uterly
disalow revoke and do annull all and every Testament will legacies and
Bequests and Executors by me in any way before named wills and bequeaths
ratifying and confirming this my last Will and Testament In witness
whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the date above written.
Signed Sealed Published and pronounced in presence of us

James Sellers
Jane ? Sellers & James Sellars ?   Signed Edward Edwards
                                A Copy   Test John Ramsey C.C.

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Abstract of Will of James Edwards - dated 3 Sept 1817 - Will Bk. C, pg. 1

"My wife Rebecca; my two daughters: Rebecca and Hannah; their older sisters that are married,  My sons, Edom, and Joel.

My five daughters: Isabel, Jemima, Rachel, Rebecca, Hannah.

Exrs: My wife and son Edom.

Wit. William Underwood, Josiah R. Fox, Betsy Underwood

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Addom Ekman Will - dated 3 Sept. 1790
Chatham NC, Record of Estates (1782-1799) Vol. 1, pg. 42(a,b)
(Note- this one has more than usual misspelled words and disconnected
sentences- hard to read and understand)

In the name of god amen I Adom Ekman of Chatham county and State of
North Carolina being weak in body but of sound memory blessed be god
for the same do this third day of September in the yeare of our
redemption one Thousand seven hundred and Ninety, make and publish this
my last Will and Testament in manner as following this is to say first
I allowe my boddy to be disently buried and I commit my sole to my
redeemer in hopes of a blessed immortality secondly I lend to my wife
Anna six hundred acres of Land with the plantation whareon I live with
my three negroes thar names caled Dick and Bet and Pat with the stock
of Horses sheep Hogs and so forth the hole of my household and kitchen
furnuture and planters tools during the time that she is my widdow but
if she Mary for the hole to be equally divided betwixt all my Children
except two that lives in Vrgina, and they Except that part that is wild
to them Elizabeth and Polly, to Each I gave one fether bed and one
Horse worth Ten pounds, and one Cowe and Saddel and Calf if they take
them for ther own use and one hundred acres of Land joining the other
Land one saddol also I desire that my Children that is with me be
brought up well and in the peace of God with God Edducation thar names
as follows Amy and Nancy and James and one not bron (born?) I also
ordane my loving wife during my widder also my trusty frend William
Merret and Robert Edwards my Exeuters of this my last Will to Care and
in the same performed according to my true intent and meaning
In Witness hereof I Addam Eakman hath hereunto my hand and seal the
date and year above ritten send seald in the
In of us that was at the sining and sealing the same
Test
James Pulliam
Chiles McGee Signed Adam Ekman {Seal}
A Copy Test. John Ramsey C.C.
 

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Will of Ruth Evans 1802
Chatham Co. Record of Wills, Vol. A, pg. 180  (43)
N.C. State Archives film # C.022.80001 (1798-1819)

NOTE: This will is so dim that many of the words are up for
interpretation and contradiction..

In the name of God Amen. I Ruth Evans being sick of body but of  perfect
mind and memory considering that is is allotted for all men once to die
do first will my soul to God that gave it me.
Now as touching my worldly goods.
I will as follows.
Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter? Mary McPherson five dollars to
be paid her in cash.
Item. I give unto my four sons namely, Owen? Evans, John Evans Tho's and
Aaron Evans, each of them ten shillings to be paid them in cash.
If further give unto my son Aaron Evans the one half of all my stock of
every kind then?
Item I give unto my five daughters namely Mary McPherson, Sarah Emerson,
Abigail Pyle, Ruth Brooks, & Rebecca Evans all the residue of my Estate
of every kind whatsover to be Equally divided to them and their heirs
forever... (Then follows five or six words that I cannot make out, they
are so dim) ..their heirs forever is meant to stand (or extend?) to the
whole of my legatees. I further appoint my two sons John Evans and Aaron
Evans my Executors. Signed Sealed and Acknowledged this 24 day of
(Nov.?) 1802, in presence of,

Jas. Gaines/Goings?
Ephraim? Green ?                        Ruth (her mark X) Evans   {Seal}
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John Farrar Will, dated 2 Dec., 1799, proved Feb., 1800
Chatham Co., N.C. Record of Wills, Vol. A (1798-1819) Pg. 175 B, 176
N.C. State Archives film # C.022.80001

State of North Carolina Chatham County
In the name of God, Amen. I John Farrar of the County and State
aforesaid being poorly in body but in my sound mind and memory thanks to
to God for the same and cawling to mind the mortality of my body and
knowing it is appointed for all men once to die do make this my Last
will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say.
First of all I lend unto my beloved wife during her life time or
widowhood all the property that I am possessed with at this time. In
case my wife should marry my will is that she should have during her
life the labour of Old Jim and Jude, his wife and likewise Phillis.
Item. My will is that, my wife should have my hole plantation and some
woodlin land lying? at the upper end of my last years Tobacco ground
from thence straight line to the large forked popular near or lying
close by Tapley Bynum's line. Thence down said line to Joseph Farrar's
Line.
Item. My will is that after my death that my son Joseph Farrar have all
my land that I am possessed with at this time, Except that share before
given to my wife and after my wife's death the land I give to her I give
to my son Joseph Farrar.
Item My will is that ..... my wife should marry or decease I give to my
son Joseph Farrar my negro boy Dick. I also give son Joseph and equal
share to all my moveable property and household goods.
Item. My will is that after the marriage or decease of my wife that
Jean? (part of the letters are covered) Moore have the following negroes
namely, Young Jim, Cain and Mill (or Will)
Item. My will further is that Sally Roberson have after, after the
marriage of my wife should it so happen. I give Moll and Aaron and at
the death of my Wife, Phillis.
Item My will is that my wife have my mulatto? Ruben, I also lend my Wife
Two  Cows which ever she chooses. I also lend my wife a good Bed d
furniture. I also lend my wife one dish, six plates, & two basens that
is Petwer(pewter) . I also lend her my desk. I give my wife six Earthen
plates, six tea cups and saucers, six tea spoons, one Tea Pot that is
pewter a case of knives and forks two earthen boles one pot and dutch
oven, a small Table and six  cheers (chairs) a Coffee Pot, a butter Pot
and Pickel Pot.
Item. My will is that after my wife's Death or Marriage that my property
not already given be divided amongst my legatees, also all the property
I lend my wife except the negroes to be equally divided amongst my
legatees at my wife's Death, Old Jim and his wife go to which of my
children they may chose. I also nominate and appoint Peter Farrar and
Richard Lyon Executors to this my last Will and Testament and now O
Lord, I have finished any worldly business in Charity with all men and
humbly wait thy will in testimony I have hereunto set my hand and seal
this Second day of December 1799.
                        (Sign'd) John Farrar  {Seal}

Signed & acknowledged in presence of
--- Barnitt
Tapley Bynum
John Bynum
                Proved February, 1800 by the subscribing witnesses, A. Burnett, Taply
Bynum & Jon Bynum & ordered to be Recorded.
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Will of Peter Farrar - Dated April 4 1802

Wife, Martha

Sons, John William Abraham, Edward

Daughters, Sarah Godlin, Jane Spencer, Mary Farrar, Nancy Farrar, Polly Farrar

Signed, William Edwards, John Edwards and William Moore.

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Henry Field(s) Will - dated 29 Sept. 1798, probated Feb. 1799
Chatham Co., N.C. Record of Wills, Vol. A (1798-1819) pg. 141-B, 142
N.C. State Archives film # C.022.80001

In the name of God, Amen, I Henry Fields, of the County of Chatham,
State of North Carolina, being sick of body tho' in perfect mind and
memory blessed be to god. Do this 29th day of September in the year of
our lord Christ 1798 make and publish this my last Will and Testament in
manner following. I give unto my so John to him his heirs and assigns
forever, five shillings specie. I also give unto my sons Richard, Lewis &
James the sum of five shillings each to them and their heirs forever. I
give unto my wife one feather bed and furniture one line and woollen
wheel, one pot one cow and calf and one mare to her and her heirs
forever. I also give unto my son David one mare that he has in
possession and one cow and calf to him and his heirs forever. I also
give to my Daughter Mary one Bed and wheel to her and her heirs forever.
I give unto my son Theophilus one Rifle gun one young mare and one
Heifer yearling to him and his heirs forever.
I give unto my daughter Sarah one Heifer to her and her heirs forever.
I give unto my son Abraham one cow and calf to him and his heirs
forever.
I give unto my son Isaac one shot gun to him and his heirs forever.
I desire that my wife discharging my just debts, should I owe any have
all my crop stock of hogs and working tools for my her support and my
three youngest children after my decease-
I make and ordain Elijah Hunter and William Edwards executors of this my
last will and testament.
In witness whereof I, the said Henry Fields have set my hand and affixed
my seal this day and year above written. Signed sealed and published by
the said.
                        Henry (his mark) Fields  {Seal}
Test.
Jonathan (his mark) Miles
William Tommison
                Proved Feb'y Sessions 1799 by Wm. Tomison
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Lydia Fike Will  - Chatham Co., NC Wills Vol. A (1798-1819) pg. 222
Archive Film # C022.80001

"In the name of God, Amen, I Lydia Fike of the county of Chatham and
State of North Carolina being very sick but of perfect mind and memory,
thanks be given unto God; calling unto mind the mortality of my body and
knowing that it is appointed for all men and women 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 unto the hands of the
almighty God that gives it and my body I recommend to the earth to be
buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors,
nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the
same again by the might power of God and as touching such worldly estate
herewith it hath please God to bless me in this life I give devise and
dispose of the same in the following manner.
First, I give and bequeath unto Agnes Hill, my well beloved step
Daughter my Horse and Bridle and Flax Wheel and my Hogs and Cows, after
paying my debts out of said property. Also, I give unto my well beloved
cousin Lydia Johnston my bed furniture and saddle &  collar. Also, I
give unto my well beloved stepson Elijah Fike, my (Trunk that piece of
cloth that Sarah Dark has to weave) I also give unto Elijah Fike the
money that he owes me & pocket book after paying Sarah Dark, the sale of
the cloth. And I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannull all
all and every other former Testaments,
Wills, legacies, bequeaths and executors by me in any wise before named
and bequeathed, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last
will and testament. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and
seal  this 19th day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred five .
                                                her
                                          Lydia  X   Fike
                                                mark
Signed, Sealed, published
and pronounced and declared
by the said Lydia Fike as her Last
Will and Testament in presence of
Elijah Fike.

Mary (her X mark) Burke          Proved Aug. Session 1808
                                 by Elijah Fike and Mary Burke
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Simon Fooshee dated 11 July, 1800, no probate date
Chatham Co., N.C., Record of Wills, Vol. A. (1798-1819) Pg. 175
N.C. State Archives film # C.022.80001

In the name of God Amen, the Eleventh of July in the year of our Lord,
1800. I Simon Foshee of Chatham County and State of North Carolina being
in perfect mind and disposing memory do make and orden ((ordain) this my
last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say -
I give and bequeath unto my son Elijah Fooshee, one hundred and sixty
acres of Land where I now live be the same more or less after our
decese.(decease)
I give and bequeath the rest of my Estate to my wife Bridget Fooshee to
dispose of as she sese (sees) can ?  I also constitute make and ordain
my beloved wife my only and soul Executors of this my last will and
Testament and hearby writing by revoke and disanul all and evri (every)
other form will and testaments bequeaths, bequests by me in any wise for
this time named willed and bequeathed ratifying and constituting this
and no other to be my last will and testaments in witness whereof I have
hearunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
Signed sealed and delivered in presents of us.
                        Simon Fooshee {Seal}
Joseph Fooshee (X)
Proved Court ___ by the Oath of Joseph Fooshee subscribing witness and
ordered to be recorded.
                        Test. Thos. Ragland, C.C.
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Will of Allen George, dated 6 Jan. 1795, probated Nov, 1795
N.C. State Archives film # C.022.50001, Vol. 2, pg. 61

"In the Name of God Amen I Allen George of the State of North carolina
& county of Chatham sick and weake in body and calling to mind the
certainty of the aproaching of Death do make and declare this my last
will and Testament in manner and form following.
Item
I give and bequeath unto my loving Wife Sally George all my Estate both
Real and Personal during her widowhood fur the use of Raising my
children and if she should Marry then my will is that what I have left
to her should be equally divided between my Children Namely, becky,
Polly & Lillie.
Imprimis
I hereby constitute and appoint my loving Brother Presly George &
Cousins Isaac George Executors to this my last Will and Testament
Whereunto I have hereunto sett my hand and seal this sixth day of
January 1795
Singed Allen (his X mark) George {Seal}
Test.
Wm. Merritt
David George Proved by both at Nov'r Sessions, 1795
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Will of Harris George - Made ?? Proved Aug. Term, 1798
Chatham Co., Record of Estates, Vol. 2, pg. 133
N.C. State Archives film # C.022.50001 1782-1799

In the Name of God Amen, I harris George of the County of Chatham and
State of North Carolina, being in a low state of Health, tho in my
wright mind & in my proper senses, and calling to mind the mortality of
my body and that it is appointed once for all men to die, I think proper
to make this my Last Will and Testament in manner & form following, and
first & foremost I give and recomend my soul to God that gave it & my
body to be burried in a Christian Decent manner at the discretion of my
friends & Exec'r. Nothing doubting but at the day of Reserection I shall
put it on a fresh & as to such Worldly good as it has pleas'd God to
bless me with, I give bequeath & dispose of in the following manner,
that is first
I give to my eldest son Emseley my young chesnut sorrel mare, Secondly I
give to my son Presley my young colt to be deliver'd them when they come
of age all the rest of my property, Real & personal I give and bequeath
to my beloved wife Marey George during her Widdow Hood after that to be
sold and Eacule (equally) divided amongst my children Emseley & Pressley
to have only on Eacule part of the Land with all the Rest of the
Children, all the Rest of the personal property Except the aforesaid
Mare & Colt, to be eaculie divided betwixt allen Marey Lewsey, John
william and the one yet on born, I also ordain Constitute and appoint my
beloved Wife Marey/Marcy? George Exetrix & Rich'd Straughan Executor to
execute this my Last Will & Testament.
Signed Harris George {Seal}
Sign'd seal'd & publish'd
In the presence of us
James Massey (X)
Ln? Lw? Straughan (X)
(This may be the abbrev. for Lawrence?)

Aug't Term, 1798
duly proved in open
Court by the oath of
James Massey & Ln, or Lw Straughan
the subscribing witnesses thereto
Exec'r qualify'd
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William George Will- dated 4 March, 1794, proved May 1800
Chatham Co., N.C. Record of Wills, Vol. A (1798-1819) Pg. 168
N.C. State Archives film # C.022.80001

In the name of God, Amen. I William George, Chatham County & State of
North Carolina being sick and weak but of perfect mind and memory do
constitute and ordain this to be my last Will & Testament.
I first  of all bequeath my soul to God who gave it my body to the earth
to be decently buried at the discretion of my Exec'rs, hereafter to be
named. As to my worldly estate I do dispose & in manner & form
following, T wit.
Item - I give & bequeath unto my loving wife Lydia George, my whole
Estate real & personal during her natural life.
Item - I give & bequeath unto my loving son William George at, the death
of my loving wife, Lydia George, the tract of land whereon I now live
containing by estimation one Hundred acres and all the personal Estate
that my be found belonging to my estate at the time of my wife decease.
I do hereby constitute ordain & appoint my loving wife Lydia George
executrix & my son William George, Executor of this my last Will &
Testament hereby revoking all other Wills & Testament & do constitute &
& make this my last Will & Testament.
In witness, whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 4th March,
1794.
                Wm. George    {Seal}

Signed Sealed and declared by Wm.
George to be my last Will and Testament
in presence of
Gilum Felts?
Josiah Whitehead (Jurat)
                        Proved at May 1800
                        by Josiah Whitehead
                        J.R.
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Will of Gideon Goodwin - dated 28 May 1798

Daughter Mazey Kirby and her husband Wright Kirby, Gideon Goodwin, Jr., Sarah Gundea?

Test: Hugh Edwards, Isaac Kirby

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Will of Thomas Glass - Made 7 Nov., 1791, Probated Feb. 1796
N.C. State Archives film # C.022.50001, Vol. 2, pg. 69

"In the name of God Amen, I Thomas Glass of the County of Chatham and
State of North Carolina being sick and weak in body but sound in sense
and memory blessed be God and knowing it is appointed for all men to
die and that after my death my body to be decently buryed and my spirit
assend to God that gave it, and all my lawfull debts discharged then
the remainder of my Estate to be divided in manner following that is to
say
first I lend to my beloved wife Martha Glass the whole of my Estate
Land, Stock, household good & working tools during her widowhood and
after her decease or marriage then my Land, to be equally divided
betwixt my sons that shall then be aliving, Then it is my desire that
after the decease of my wife Martha Glass that all the remainder of my
Estate Stock of horse Cattle Sheep, hogs house hold good? working tools
of all sorts be Equally Divided amongst my daughters that shall then be
aliving=
Item The land I purchased of Zachariah Harman all that part laying
below the (a space here) Called Sall Youngblood branch I have given to
my son in law John Nall ---tinet from my Other lands and thus I
Constitute this my last will and testament revoking all other wills
whatsoever.
Signed WILLIAM Glass [not Thomas] {Seal}

Signed Sealed in the presence of
Witness this 7th of November 1791
James Younger
Charles Henry
Proved at Feb'y Sessions 1796 by James Younger.
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CHATHAM COUNTY, NC - WILLS - Joseph Glasson, 10 Nov 1811
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Joseph Glasson/Glosson - Dated Nov. 10, 1811, Probated Aug. 1812
Chatham Co. Will Bk. A, pg. 243
NCSA Film # C.022.80001

In the name of God amen. I Joseph Glasson of the county of Chatham and
State of North Carolina being very sick but of sound mind and memory
therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it
is appointed for all men once to die, do make & ordain this to be my
last Will and Testament in manner and form following.
First My Will is that all my just debts be regularly discharged. I give
to my beloved Wife, Mary Glasson all my personal estate of whatsoever
kind & quality it may consist for the support of herself and my children
should all be Rise? together during their minority. I lend to my Wife
Mary Glasson the use of all the Lands I am possessed of or entitled to
during her natural life for the support of herself, and my children and
at the death of my Wife My will is that my Lands be equally divided
amongst my children. I nominate and appoint my Friend William Snipes
sole
executor of this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I
hereunto set my hand Seal, this 10th day of November one thousand eight
hundred and eleven.
                        Joseph Glasson  {Seal}
Signed, Sealed & Ackn'd
in presence of
Thomas Snipes
Samuel Glasson          Proved Aug. Sessions 1812
                        by Thomas Snipes, Sam'l Glassen
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Will of Benjamin Glover

NC State Archives film # C.022.80001, Vol. A, pg. 1
dated 28 July 1798

State of North Carolina Chatham County.
In the name of God, Amen. I Benjamin Glover of the county aforesaid
being weak in body but of perfect mind calling to mind that man has
once to die do recommend my soul to the hands of Almighty God that gave
it and my worldly Estate the manner and form following. To wit...
First. I give unto my beloved wife Frankey Glover all my estate freely
for her to be possessed with during her natural life or widowhood and
after that to be equally divided between my four children..
Elizabeth, william, Williamson and Pacely ? Glover (the name Pacely may
be Parely but don't think so, the handwriting is beautiful and clear)
And also appoint my beloved wife my lawful executor'x of this my last
Will and Testament in witness hereof I have set my hand and seal the
28th day of July 1798
       Benjamin Glover {Seal}
Signed Sealed in presence of
Robert Edwards x
Francis Farrell x
Aaron Edwards
Proved November Session 1798 by Robert Edwards & Francis Farrell
Examined J.R.

On the same page as the will is the inventory of Benjamin Glover,
dec'd, taken late on the 13th day of November A.D. 1798. to wit.
120 acres of Land
2...... To 6 Negros
3...... To 3 Head of horses
4...... To 2 Ditto Cattle
5...... To 3 Beds of furniture
6...... To 2 Chests
7...... To 2 Tables
8...... To 6 Chairs
9...... To 3 pewter Dishes
10..... To 3 Do' (ditto) basons
11..... To 5 pewter plates
12..... To 6 Ditto Spoons
13..... To 1/2 doz. knives & forks
14..... To 3 Earthen dishes
15..... To To 8 Ditto plates
16..... To 6 Glass tumblers
17..... To 6 dram glasses
18..... To 6 earthen punch bowls
19..... To 2 glass Decanters
20..... To 2 Tea Pots
21..... To 1 Chocolate Pot
22..... To 1 Tea Kettle
23..... To 1 Coffee Mill (film is really faded from here on)
24..... To 1 pr fire dogs
25..... To 2 ?? dishes?
26..... To 1 or 6? Taylors (goods?)
27..... To 1 Shill or Shift?
28..... To 2 Iron ? Pots
29..... To 1 knife? drawing?
30..... To 1 frying pan
31..... To 2 cruets? chests?
32..... To 2 grubbing hoes?
33..... To 3 weeding hoes
34..... To 2 plow hoes
35..... To 1 hand saw
36..... To 1 drawing knife
37..... To 2 chizels
38..... To 1 Horse carl (collar?)
39..... To 1 gun
40..... To 1 candlestick & snugger
41..... To 1 Iron skellet
42..... To 2 woolen wheels (spinning wheels for wool)
43..... To 2 pair C. combs (combs for carding wool)
44..... To 1 flax wheel
45..... To ???????
46..... To 2 washing tubs?
47..... To ????
48......To ????
Frances Glover, Executrix
Examined JR
(this should be John Ramsey, the County Clerk of Chatham for many
years)
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Will of Thomas Glover
NC State Archives film # C.022.80001
Vol A, pg. 25, dated 18 Oct. 1799
Proved in the February court session of 1800

In the name of God Amen this 13 Oct'r.
I Thomas Glover of Chatham County State of North Carolina being weak in
body but of good and sound memory thanks be to almighty God and calling
to remembrance the uncertain Estate? of this transitory life and that
ll flesh must yield to death when it shall please God to call- do make
Constitute, ordain & declare this my last Will and Testament in manner
& form following revoking & annulling by these presents all any every
Testament or Testaments Will or Wills heretofore by me made; declared
wither by words or writing and this is to be taken only for my last
Will and Testament and none other--
First- I give and commit my soul unto almighty God who gave it and my
body to be decently buried in such a place where it shall please my
Executors hereafter named - to appoint- and now for the settling of my
temporal Estate such goods chattels, Lands, Debts as it hath pleased
God to Bestow upon me- in form and manner- following
1st That- all my debts shall be paid - And I do appoint Elijah Hunter?
& Micajah McGee? my sole Executors and Administrators---
Item- I give and bequeath unto James Walding and Thomas Walding all my
Land to be divided between the two. And that their mother a Martha
Walding shall live on said Land- All said boys is of age-
And I bequeath all my household goods to Martha Walding and one cow to
Elizabeth Walding daughter of sd martha Walding. And my mare I leave-
to Mary Walding daughter (of) sd Martha Walding. As witness my hand &
Seal 18 Oct'r 1794 or 1799
    Thomas Glover {Seal}
Signed Sealed & Published
in presence of
Benj'a Moody
Zekiel Moody
Elizabeth (X) Hinson
       (her mark)
               Proved Feby. 1800
               by Benjamin Moody (BM)
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Will of Roger Griffith, made 28 March, 1796, proved, May Term 1796
 Chatham County Rec. of Estates, 1782- 1799 Vol. 2, pg. 80
 NC State Archives film # C.022.50001

 In the Name of Amen, I Roger Griffith of the County of Chatham and State
 of North Carolina being of sound mind memory and disposition but knowing
 the uncertainty of Life and the certainty of Death do make constitute
 and ordain this my Last Will & Testament.
 First, to the Almighty and omnicient being I assign my Soul fervent
 strong hope that his mercy will lock over my transgressions which I have
 committed in this life and will extend to promote my happiness and
 everlasting rest in that which is to come-
 Secondly I will and bequeath to my son Billy Griffith and his Heirs
 forever my Bible and Dictionary=
 Item, I desire that all my personal Estate consisting of Stock Household
 & Kitchen furniture working utencils etc. be sold and twelve month
 credit and divided in the following manner: To witt, I will and bequeath
 to Sarah GriffiN  (not Griffith) Twenty pounds to be paid out of the
 amount of the above sale by my executors and the overplus to be equally
 divided between my three youngest children Billy Griffith Polly Griffith
 & Celia Griffith which I will & bequeath to them and their Heirs forever
 and to be paid to them at there attaining lawfull age and in case either
 of them should die without lawfull Heir for their share to be equally
 divided between the survivors share and share alike and I also direct
 and desire that my Negroes and all my land lying on the east side of the
 Mountains be sold at two years credit from the sale thereof and divided
 in the following manner as follows I will and bequeath to Sarah GriffiN
 and her Heirs forever Twenty Pounds and the ballance to be equally
 divided in the following manner between my five children (To Wit)
 John Griffith, Pleasant Griffith, Polley, Celia & Billy and in case any
 of them should die without lawfull Heirs for their share to be equally
 divided between the survivors share and share alike and as to my land
 lying on the West side of the Mountains, I will and bequeath to my three
 sons & their Heirs forever share and share alike and if either of them
 should die without lawfull issue for their share to be equally divided
 between the survivors. I also request that my just debts & funeral
 Expenses be paid out of the whole of my estate and then divided as above
 mentioned.
 I also request that my Executers herein after nam'd try to provid some
 good place of abode for my two dauters Polley & Celia for without some
 provision of this kind from their young tender ages might be left in an
 helpless situation.
 I also constitute and appoint Zachariah Harman and James Howard
 Executers of this my last Will & Testament, hereby revoking and
 annulling all former Wills or Testaments by me or for me made.
 In Witness whereof I have hearunto set my hand and seal this 28th March
 1796.
 Roger Griffith  {Seal}
 Sign'd Seal'd & deliver'd
 In the Precence of
 Mial Scurlock (X)
 Wright Kirby (X)
 Hez' Harman Prov'd at May Court 1796 by the Oaths of Mial
 Scurlock & Wright Kirby--
 A Copy Test. John Ramsey C.C.
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Abstract of Will of Isham Gunter - dated 28 Sept 1818 - no probate date

Will Bk. C,. pg. 8

Wife - Hester; Daughter Susannah Johnston; Grandson Isham Johnston; Son, William.

my children, Benjamin Gunter, Rebecca Lasater, Richard Gunter, Isham Gunter, Willie Gunter, Caty Marks, Mary Marks.

 

Exrs: Bnejamin Gunter, William Lasater, Sr.,

Wit.: A. Gunter, Aaron Bryan,

Codicil: dated 16 June 1834 Probated Aug cterm 1834

"share I gave unto my daughter Mary Marks ....now her share I give to my grandson Ewel Marks for the following purpose and to be applied to the following use that is that he may and shall from time to time think proper and at his discretion maintain and support his mother, Mary and should she died before she gets the said property in her possession then to be equally divided between her surviving children.

Wit.: J. W. Gunter, Alex. Gunter.

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