CHATHAM COUNTY WILLS - S


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Will of Stephen Scott Chatham Co. NC. Dated 17 Dec., 1850 - Probated Feb. term 1851.
Will Bk. C, pp. 286, 287, 288
microfilm, C. 022.80001

I Stephen Scott of the County of Chatham and State of North Carolina being of sound mind but knowing the uncertainty of my Earthly existance wishing to dispose of my Earthly substance in manner form following that is to say-

Item 1st I will that my body shall be decently buried suitable to the wishes of my relations and friends and my executors hereafter named shall pay all funeral expenses together with all of my just debts whatsoever ot to whomsoever owing.

Item 2nd  I will and bequest to my beloved wife Martha during her natural life or widowhood one tract of land of one hundred and twenty acres known by the John Harper tract of land as by reference to the deed will fully show also 45 acres off my other tract beginning at a pine the south east corner of the above tract running south fare? enough West corner to the branch will make the complement. Also my sorrel horse Dock and sorrel colt Doll, two cows and calves her choice and one heifer five Ewes and lamb, thirteen fat hogs, her saddle all my ???, one borshear/forshear? plow and one coulter plow, one pare of geat? one bridle and mattock and two hoes, three beds and furniture, one bureau, one large pine chest one side board, one small table on pot and one oven, one cotton wheel, one loom, fifteen dollars in money one axe and a sufficiency of provision for one years support for her family and stock and flax and cotton on hand to be laid off by a committee.

Item 3rd  I will and devise the balance of my land to my four sons, Ira Scott, Henry B. Scott, James A. Scott and John D. Scott to be an equal division.

Item 4th  I will and devise the land willed to my wife to my six younger children, Sarah Scott, Gaston? Scott, Susan Scott, Martha Ann Scott, Franklin J. Scott, Miriam Jane Scott, an equal division.

Item 5th  All the balance of my property not otherwise divised to be sold at public sale and after paying my debts and expenses to be an equal division amongst all my children by my four eldest sons bringing in schedules of all they have heretofore and add it to my Estate before the division.

Item 6th  I appoint and constitute my two sons Ira Scott and Henry B. Scott, the Executors to this my last will. I hereunto set my hand and seal this the 17th day of December, A.D. 1850.

            Stephen Scott
Signed in presence-
John A. Brewer
Jeremiah Hughes

State of North Carolina
Chatham County
Feb. Term, 1851
This certifies that the foregoing Last Will and Testament of Stephen Scott was duly proven in open court by the oath of Jeremiah Hughes, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Whereupon Ira Scott and Henry B. Scott the Executors therein named appeared in open court and were duly qualified as such.
        Test: Wm. Taylor, C.C.C.
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Abstract of Will of Philip Siler, Sr. - dated 8 Oct. 1831?, Probated Feb Court 1834.

Will Bk. C., pg. 2

"Will that what I have heretofore given my children, consisting of lands, negores and money shall not be considered in the future distribution of my estate....

minor heirs of my son , John Siler, dec'd; my sons, Adam, james, Josiah, Philip and Solomon; my duaghters, Betsy Lane, Peggy Siler, Martha Ledbetter and Polly Staly ?.

Exrs: Sons, James and Philip Siler.

Wit.: Elisha Siler, Samuel Siler.

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Wills and Estate Records of Chatham Co., North Carolina
Vol. 2, Book B 1818-1833: pg. 373 (103,104)
NC State Archives film # C.022.80001

Will of Elizabeth St. Lawrence 5 May 1812

In the Name of God Amen I Elizabeth Saint Lawrence being weak in Body
but of sound and perfect mind and memory 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 three grandchildren James Eliza and
John McCarroll {I think this is right, it could be McConnell, but
there is a McCarroll family in Chatham}... one negro girl by the name
of Nance to be hired out till John McCarroll comes of full age and
value the said and her increase if should be any and equally divided
between the three children. it is my wish that John McCarroll keep the
girl and increase and pay to James and Eliza , two thirds the value of
said negro I do assign and bequeath to my three grand children Sidney,
Thomas and Eliza Pierce my house and lot in the Town of Pittsboro the
said house and lot to be rented out till Thomas shall come of full age
and then the money arising from the rent to be equally (divided ? )
between the three children I also give and bequeath my cousin Charity
{ then it looks like the word children or Childress was crossed out and
the name Gee was written below } {next the words I do also give and
bequeath, is marked out.. a typo by the clerk, and continues with }..
all my wearing apparell and one Trunk. All my household and within
furniture and stock of all kinds to behold to pay any debts and funeral
charges and if there should be any left after paying my debts to be
equally divided between Sidney Thomas and Eliza Pierce. I hereby
appoint Thomas McCarroll and Oliver Prince my executors of this my last
will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this fifth day of
May one thousand eight hundred and twelve..
Elizabeth St. Lawrence {Seal}
Signed Sealed Published and Delivered by the above named Elizabeth
Saint Lawrence to be her last will and testament in the presence of we
who have hereunto set our names as witnesses in the presence of the
testator
Will ? Sublet }
Zach Harmon } Proved May Session 1823 
NOTE:  Elizabeth St Lawrence petitioned for a divorce from Patrick St. Lawrence in Wake Co. NC in 1880 and received the right to administer her own estate and property, from the General Assembly of NC.
 

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Mial Scurlock Will, dated 28th May, 1781- Proved Feb. Court 1782
Chatham Co., NC., Minutes, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
Vol. 1781-1875 p. 403
NC State Archives Film # C.022.30001
The original only of this will is in the archives. It has not been
filmed as part of the Wills and Estate Records.

I Mial Scurlock of Chatham county in the State of North Carolina being
very Sick and weak but of sound and perfect mind and memory do make
this my last Will and Testament in Manner and form following I
Recommend my soul to the Mercy of my Creator not doubting but he will
dispose of it as best Suits his Godly Wisdom; and as to the worldly
goods it has pleased God to bless me with I Will that it be disposed of
in manner and form following to wit-
My Will and Desire is that all my Estate both Real and Personal be kept
togeather in the hands of my Wife for the purpose of supporting and
educating my children until my youngest Daughter Patsey shall arrive to
the age of Sixteen years or my Wife shall Marry again and in case of
the death of my Daughter, until my (the sentence is not complete here
or else too many words written) the youngest Surviving child may arrive
to lawful age, then my desire is that my Estate be divided in the
following manner viz.
I lend unto my Wife one sixth part of my said Estate both real and
personal during her natural life at her death to be equally divided
amongst all my children then living. When the time of division arrives
as heretofore mentioned my desire is that all my Estate except
Elizabeth Auld to whom I have heretofore given as much of my Estate as
I could spare in Justice to the Rest of my children. My Will and desire
is that if it should be the opinion of my Wife and my Executors
hereafter to be mentioned that it should be proper and convenient
to sell the Plantation where I now live and my moiety of the Mill and
Plantation on Haw River which I hold jointly with William Dillard that
they do it and apply the money arising from such sale to purchase
another tract of land as near in value as may be in any part of the
Country that be thought most safe and most agreeable to my said Wife
subject to the division before mentioned and I hereby nominate and
appoint my Wife Executrix and my son Thomas Scurlock, James Howard,
Alexander Clark and James Williams of this my last Will and Testament.
Signed Sealed and published and declared in presence of us this 28th,
May 1782.
Wit: J. Williams Mial Scurlock
A. Clark
Geo. Hendry
Zacha. Harmon
Feb. Court 1782 The above Will duly proved in Open court by the oath of
Alexr. Clark and ordered to be Registered.
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Henry Shadock Will dated June 2, 1778- No probate date.
Chatham Co., NC, Minutes, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
1774-1779, pg. 404
NC State Archives film # C.022.30001
{My Note: This will isn't even in Thornton Mitchell's "NC Wills")
 

In the name of God Amen I Henry Shadock being at this time in a lowe
state of health but of good memory at this present time Blessed be
Almighty God for it making this my last Will and Testament
First I commit my Soul to God that gave it me in hopes of a Joyful
Resurrection through the Merits of My Blessed Savior Jesus Christ
Next my Body to have a hansom and dessent Burrel by those I shall leave
behind me. Item I give my Daughter Charity Worthen one Negro Man named
Jack and all the Rest of my Household furniture and all Bonds and
Accounts that is due to me only fifty pounds that I give and Bequeath
to my Daughter Prudance Laws to be paid out of my Estate and no more
and all the Rest of my Whole estate to be Charrety Worthens her heirs
forever.
Item I give to my son Ezekel Shadocks one shilling sterling and no
more.
Item I give to my Daughter Rachel Crain one shilling sterling and no
more. Item I give to my Daughter Comfort Powel one Shilling Sterling
and no more Item I give to my Daughter Easter Brantley one Shilling
Sterling and no more Item I give to my Daughter Ame Hill one Shilling
Sterling and no more Item I do nomenate and appoint my son in law
Richard Warthen to be my whole and sole Executor of this my last Will
and Testament in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and
affixed my seal this second day of June 1778
Signed sealed and Published in the present of us
Hennery ("H" his mark) Shadock

Thos. Griffis
Frederick Cobb
Richard Burt
The above will proved in Open court by the oath of Thomas Griffis Esqr.
and ordered to be registered
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Will of William Short, dated 13 June, 1796, proved November, 1796
Chatham Co., NC, Record of Estates, Vol. 2, pg. 98b
NC State Archives film # C.022.50001 - 1782-1799

In the name of God Amen
I William Short being sick & weak do make my last Will & Testament in
the following manner and first I give my soul to God and my body to be
burried by my executors and I give my worldly goods in following manner
=
I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Merenia Short the plantation and
one third of the land whereon I now live and two thirds to be sold and
the money to be divided between George Short and William Short and
George Short and William Short is to pay Fanny Brown five pounds out of
the money the land is sold for
I give to my beloved wife Merenia all my Household furniture and one
Horse and stock of Cattle & Hoggs and after her, the land and plantation
whereto my 1 son [by the name?] of Theofiles Short and my House goods
Betse Short, I give and bequeath to my Daughter Nancy Short five
shillings to be paid by the executors, I hear Witness my hand & seal
this 13th June 1790 in the precence of Abel Olive, John Tedder
                        Sign'd
                                William Short {Seal}
Joseph Ragan, execute my Estate
Willis Ragan
                proved at November Term 1790
                by oath of Joseph Ragan.
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Peter Smart Will, dated August 17, 1793, probated Nov. Court, 1793
Chatham Co., NC Record of Estates, Vol. 1, p. 139 (b)
NC State Archives film # C.022.50001
 

In the name of God amen, I Peter Smart of the county of Chatham and
State of North Carolina being in a low State of health bu my min and
memory sound and intire do make this my last Will and Testament in
manner and form following; first that all my just debts be paid
Item I give unto unto my Daughter Lucy Kilby all my right to the Land
Mile/Mill? and Household furniture which she is now possest with my
right to four negros also mentioned by names Arthur, Nancy, Milley and
Rachel, with all the Stock in her posession & belonging to my Estate &
Item I give unto my Grandson Peter Collins three hundred and ninety
five acres of Land being and lyeing in Frankling County on Redbud Creek
& -
Item I give unto my daughter Selah Reves Twenty pound in money & Item I
lend unto my well beloved Wife Sarah Smart the plantation Negroes with
all the other property you youtentials (utensils?) & belonging to my
Estate during her Natural Life and at her death I give the whole above
lent to my Wife unto which is the remainder of my hole Estate unto my
beloved Son Labon Smart to him his heirs and assigns forever & Also I
do Constitute and apoint my Son Labon Smart and Thomas Bell as
Executors to this my last Will and Testament and I do revoke and
dissanul all former Wills and pronounce this to be my last will and
Testament
In Witness whereof I have hearunto set my hand and seal this 17th day
of August 1793
test
William Roland
Josiah Copeland
Peter (his mark "(" Smart
Proved in open Court Novem'r Sessions 1793 by the Oath of William
Pyland
A Copy Test. John Ramsey
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David Smith Will, dated December 27, 1782, no probate date
Chatham Co., Record of Estates Vol. 1, pp. 44, 44(b)
NC State Archives film # C.022.50001

In the name of God amen I David Smith of chatham county and State of
North Carolina, planter being infirm in body but in perfect health of
mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in
order following, that is to day, 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 decently interred at the discretion of my Executors and touching
such worldly estate which it hath please god to bless me with I will
and bequeath in the following manner and forme I bequeath to Mary Smith
my dearly beloved Wife, all my Household goods and moveable estate with
all debts due to me as her own property, forever and the use of my Land
and tenements during her life. Also, I give and bequeath to my beloved
grand Childering sons of  my beloved son david Smith (Viz)
John, David, Mary, Jonathan, Nathan, and Jesse Smith and George Smith
all my Lands messuages tenements by them their heirs and assigns
freely, to be possed (possessed) and enjoyed forever and I likewise
desier that the Land shall eaqually be divided according to the
value of each devisior which division shall be made at a time when the
eldest comes of age or stands in need of their part of their Land and
likewise make and ordain Edom Ratcliff and Abner Ratcliff the sole
Executors of this my least Will and Testament and I do hereby utterly
disallow, revoke and disannul all and every other former Testaments and
Wills by me in any ways before named, Willed and bequeathed, & aledging
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 Twenty
Seventh day of December one thousand Seven hundred and Eighty two__
Signed, Sealed, Published and Pronounced by the said David Smith as his
last Will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and
the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names

John Ratcliff
Joseph Lambert
Abraham (his "A" mark) Smith
Signed David (his "S" mark) Smith
A copy Test John Ramsey, C. C.
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Chatham Co., N.C. Record of Wills, Vol. A, pg. 186b
N.C. State Archives film # C.022.80001

In the Name of God, Amen
I William Smith of Chatham County in the State of North Carolina being
sound of mind and perfect in memory & calling to mind that it please God
that all men must die, do make this to my last will and Testament, of
what Estate that I am possessed with and my whole desire this shall be
my will last and no other either verbal or writing, in the manner and
form as followeth.
Viz. Namely, I divide my Plantation & what land I possess containing
Eighty acres more or less between my two sons Thomas Smith and Jesse
Smith, to be equally divided.
Item I give my stock, a mare and head of 8 hogs to be equally divided
between my two sons Thomas Smith & Jesse Smith.
Item, I give unto my four children Daniel Smith & James Smith and Dorcas
Smith and Mary Smith the sum of five shillings Each, to be paid out of
my Estate.
I appoint William Forsyth of Orange County to be my Executor to this
last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand
and seal this twenty third of November in the year of our Lord one
thousand seven Hundred and Ninety Eight.

                                William (his mark "S") Smith
 
Signed, Sealed and Delivered
in presence of
Mark Cooper
Jesse Hagewood (his mark X )
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William Snipes Will, date Mar 12, 1787, no probate date
Chatham Co., NC, Record of Estates, Vol. 1, pgs.30,30(b),31
NC State Archives film # C.022.50001

In the name of God amen I William Snipes of the County of Chatham being
very sick of Body but of sound mind and memory thanks be to almighty
god for the same therefore Calling to mind the mortallty of my body and
knowing it is appointed for all men once to die I do make and order
this to be my Last Will and Testament in manner and form as followeth
first and principally I recommend my immortal soul into the hands of
almighty god that gave it hoping though the merits of my blessed
redeemer to inherit life everlasting and as to mortal body I commit it
to the earth from whence it was taken to be buried at the discretion of
my Executors here after mentioned first my will is that my Just Debts
be paid secondly I leave my worldly Estat as followeth Item I leve my
manner plantation whereon I now live to my beloved Wife Sarah Snipes
and will the Land on on the other side of Terils Creek as fare as
Hilsborough Rode during her widowhood
Item I give to my beloved wife one mare that I call Sorel to her her
heirs or assigns forever Item I leave to my Beloved Wife Sarah Snipes
the youse of my Negro Man Gorge during her widowhood Item, I give unto
my two son Thomas Snipes and William Snipes all my Lands on the East
side of Hilsborough Rode to be equilly divided Between them there Heirs
and assigns forever Item, I give to my son John Snipes all my Lands
lying on the west side of Hilsborough Rode his Heirs and assn. forever
Item, I give to my son William Snipes one Sorrel mare Called Pug his
Heirs and assigns forever Item, I leave my Still for the youse of the
plantation during the widowhood of my wife Sarah Snipes
Item I give all my Stock of Cattle and Sheep to be equilly divided
Between my beloved wife Sarah Snipes and my six Children namely, Thomas
Snipes, William Snipes, Sarah Snipes, Susannah Snipes, Rhoda Snipes,
Tabitha Snipes, to there heirs and assigns forever__
Item, I give to my four daughters Sarah Snipes, Susannah Snipes, Rhoda
Snipes, Tabitha Snipes, my five young horse kind to be Equilly divided
Between them there heirs and assigns forever___ Item I give my beloved
wife Sarah Snipes one fether Beed and furniture to her during her
widowhood. Item I give to my son Thomas Snipes one Fether Beed and
furniture to him his heirs and assigns forever Item I give to my son
William Snipes one fether Beed and furniture to him his heirs and
assigns forever
I give to my daughter Sarah Snipes one fether Beed and furniture to her
heirs and assigns forever___
Item I give to my Daughter Susannah Snipes one fether Beed and
furniture to her her heirs and assigns forever Item I give all the
residue and remainder of my Estate of what soever kind or qualty it
shall consist to my beloved wife Sarah Snipes and my son William Snipes
during her widdowhood and at her death I give it all to my son William
Snipes to him and his heirs and assigns forever__-Lastly I constitute
and apoint my two sons Thomas Snipes and William Snipes Executors of
this my Last Will and Testament I Witness whereunto I set my hand and
seal this 12th day of March in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand
seven hundred Eight Seven___
Signed Sealed and delivered
In presense of us
Daniel Burnitt
Joshua Roper (or Rosser)
Signed William (his X mark) Snipes
A Copy Test John Ramsey, C. C.
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Robert Spiers, dated May 14, 1788 no probate date
Chatham Co., NC, Record of Estates, Vol. 1, pp 36, 36(b)
NC State Archives film # C.022.50001

{My Note- Thornton Mitchell's book says the will was in 1789 and that
his name was Spires. The date is written quite clearly Eighty Eight.
And his name is spelled Speres or Spires (without the i dotted) and
Spiers (four times) So, I have gone with the spelling Spiers. The
majority wins!)

In the name of god amen the 14 day of May in the year of our Lord one
thousand seven hundred Eighty Eight I Robert Speres in the County of
Chatham being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory
thanks be given unto god for the same and Calling to mind the mortality
of my body and knowing that it is apointed once for all men to dye 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 god the give al and for my body I recommend it to the yearth
to be buried in a Christian like maner at the discresion of my
Executors Nothing doubting but at the General resurrection I shall
receive the same again by the mighty power of god and touching
such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased god to bless me in this
life I give devise and dispose of the same in maner and form following
that is to say__
In the first place I give and bequeath to Elizabeth my dearly beloved
Wife all the Lands and all the Moevables Estate that I now possess I
leave to my Wife for her lifetime and after her death the Lands I lave
to my sun Robert Spiers the remainder of the Estate is to be divided
Equil betwen the rest also I give to my well beloved wife Elizabeth
Spiers whom I likewise Constitute make and ordain my only and sole
Executer of this my Last Will and Testament all and Singular my Land
messuages and Tenements by her freely to be possesed and enjoyd and I
do hearby utterly disalow revoke and disannull all and every other
former Testments Wills and Leagacies Bequests and Executors by me in
any ways before this time named Willed and bequeathed ratifyed and
Confirmed this and no other to be my last Will and Testament in Witness
whereof I have hearunto Set my hand and Sail the day and year above
written
Signed Sealed published prononced and declared by the said Robert
Spiers as his Last Will and Testament in the presents of us the
subscribers that is to say
Samuel Gilmore
James Bullard
Signed Robert (his X mark) Spiers {Seal}
A Copy Test. John Ramsey C. C.
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Will of James Stewart, dated February 20, 1794, proved May, 1794
Chatham Co., NC Record of Estates, Vol. 2, pg. 16b, 17
NC State Archives film # C.022.5001
 

In the name of God amen I James Stewart Senior of the County of Chatham
and State of North Carolina being at this time in a low state of helth
but in perfect mind and senses thanks be to god for it but calling to
mind the Mortallity of my body and being fully persuaded that there is
nothing more certain than that I must die and nothing more and nothing
more uncertain to me than the time when and also to pervent futer
frauds and disputes when I am lying in the silent grave thinks proper
to make an ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form
following that is to say principally and first of all I give and
recommend my soul to the hand of almighty god that gave it and my body
to its fellow dust to be buried in dissent Christain manner at the
discretion of my friends and Executors nothing doubting but that I
shall put it on again in the morning of the resurrection in an emortal
State by the mighty power of god to blis me with in this life, I give
demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form that
all my Just Debts to be paid then I lend to my well beloved wife
Elisabeth Stewart the use of this Land and plantation whereon I now
live Exsept one hundred acres of Land on the lower End fo the old
Servey adjoining to Charls Marsh Cotton & Davis is family John ? Days
Land runig East and West from Days old path to the North and South Line
on the West side of the old Survey that I give and bequeath to my son
Jephthah Stewart containg Justly one hundred acress the remaining part
of the old servey I lend to my wife elisabeth Stewart to dispose of as
she pleasis during her life time or Widowhood then I give and bequeath
the said land and premises to my son James Stewart I also Lend unto my
wife Elisabeth Stewart all the moveables belong to the sd Land and
plantation such as stock and houshold furniture during her life time or
widowhood then the sd stock and moveables that may be at that time
to be sold and Equally divided between all my Lawfull heirs I desire
that my Lot in Pitsborough at my Desces be sold to settle my debts and
to purchase some cattle one Cow and Calf of the sd purchas'd cattle for
Jephthah Stewart one to James Stewart my son one Cow and Calf to my
grand Son Fielding Straughan and if so that there should not remain
enough of the sd sold Land to purchase the above mentioned Cattle I
desire that the Note of Land? on Thos. Conly and Mat Conly to be
collected and for the Cattle to be purchased and disposed of as above
mentioned the remaining part of the note I give and bequeath unto my
wife elisabeth Stewart and the new surver (survey?) of Land adjoining
whereon I now live I desire that my son Thomas Stewart have one hundred
off the North End runing a East and West line from James Stewart Juners
Line to the North and South Line of my old Survey whereon I now Live
and remaining part of the sd new Survey that is the south side be sold
at my Desceas and Equally divided between my Lawfull heirs and Thomas
Stewart pay into the Estate at my son James Stewart, coming of age the
sum of thirty pounds at ten Shillings pr Dollar to be Equally divided
between all my Lawfull heirs I desire that Jephthah & son James Stewart
my grandson Fielding Straughan Each of have out of my Stock one Sow
and pigs a peas I ordain and appoint my wife Elisabeth Stewart my son
Thomas Stewart Jephthah Stewart my Lawfull Executors In witness I have
hereunto set my hand and seal 20th Feb'y 1794
Signed James (his "x" mark) Stewart {Seal}
Signed & seal in the presents of us
Philip Meroney
James Stewart Proved in open Court by the Oath of Philip Meroney
May Sessions 1794
A Copy Test John Ramsey C.C.
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Aaron Stinson Will dated 16 Aug., 1799, proved November Term, 1799
Chatham Co., N.C. Record of Wills, Vol. A (1798-1819) Pg. 153

Note: This is another will that is very blurred and the handwriting
tiny, so it is very hard to say for certain what some of the names are.

In the name of God, Amen. I Aaron Stinson of the County of Chatham being
sick and weak in body 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 once to die. Do make this my last Will and
Testament and desire it may be received by all as such.

first - I most humbly bequeath my soul to God my maker and desire my
burial may be decent without pomp or state. As to my worldly estate, I
will and positively order first, that all my debts to paid.
Then, I leave to my son Robert five shillings.
Then I leave to my son John five shillings.
I then leave five shillings to my son Aaron.
Then I leave to my son Moses five shillings.
Then I leave to my son Joshua five shillings.
I then leave to my daughter Hannah five shillings .
I then leave to my daughter Rebeccah five shillings.
I then leave to my daughter Molly five shillings.
I then leave to my beloved wife my land and stock to raise my small
children and she is to be in full possession during her natural life
or widowhood.
Then the said land and stock to (be) equally divided between my four
last? children which is James, Rachael, Alce (Abe or Allen?) and
Susannah. I mean my land, Stock working tools and household furniture
etc.
I constitute my wife and son James to be my Executors of this my last
Will and Testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 16th day of
August, 1799
                                Aaron (his mark) Stinson {Seal}
Test.
John Green
Alex'r Green   (Jurat)
                        Proved November Term, '99
                        by Alex'r M.? Green
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Ann Stone Will - 31 March 1825
Chatham Co. Wills - Vol. B (1818-1833) pg. 420
NC State Archives film # C.022.80001

I Ann Stone of the county chatham and State of North Carolina being old
and knowing that there is a time appointed for all living to die and
being in my perfect senses; as usual thanks be to god for it do make
this my last will and Testament in manner and form as follows
First that all my just debts be paid
Seconly I give and bequeath to my son John Stone one Dollar
Thirdly I give and bequeath to my daughter Peggy bynum one Dollar
Fourthly I give and bequeath to my Daughter Cathrine Brewer one Dollar
Fifthly I give and bequeath unto my grand daughter Nancy Green Stone
daughter of John Stone the two cots and furniture that I have put put
in her care also fifteen dollars that is now in her fathers hands
Sixthly I give and bequeath unto my grandson William Stone son of my
son Francis Stone deceased fifty dollars
Seventhly I give and bequeath unto my grandson Francis Stone son of the
above Dec'd Francis Stone a certain negro girl named Reaney
Eighthly I further give unto my grandsons Francis Stone as above named
and his brother John Ludwell Stone both sons of the above Dec'd Francis
Stone all the residue of my real and personal Estate whatsoever to be
equally divided between said Francis and John l. Stone as above named
and should either Francis or John L. die before they have lawful heirs
then the other brother to have all that I have left them both should
Francis and John L. Stone both decease before they have lawfull heirs
then for that property to be equally divided amongst the rest of their
surviving brothers and sisters.
Ninthly and Lastly, I do hereby constitute appoint and ordain my trusty
friend Thomas Bell and Edmond Prince Executors to this my last will and
Testament and I do hereby disanul and revoke all former wills by me
made and acknowledge this to be my last will and Testament in manner
and form as above stated In witness hereunto I set my hand and seal the
thirty first day of March in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight
hundred and twenty five
Ann Stone {seal}
Thomas Bell Junr.
William Hatley

The foregoing last Will and Testament of Ann Stone was duly proved in
open Court at February Sessions AD 1851 by the Oaths of Thos. Bell Junr
& William Hatley subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be
Recorded
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Richardson Swaner Will, dated October 12, 1791 no probate date given
Chatham Co., NC, Record of Estates, Vol. 1, p. 41
NC State Archives film # C.022.50001
 

In the name of god amen the twelvh day of October in the year of our
Lord 1791 I Richardson Swanner of Chatham County in the State of North
Carolina being very sick and weak in Body but of perfect mind and
memory thanks be give god for the same and Calling to mind the
mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once
to dye 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 god that give all, and
for my body I recommend it to the Earth to bee buried in a Christian
like and decent manner, at the discretion of my Executors nothing
doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again
by the mighty power of god, and as touching such worldly Estate
wherewith it hath pleased god to bless me in this life; I give divise
and dispose of the same in following manner and form following that is
to say __
In the first place I give and bequeath to Elidea my dearly beloved Wife
all my Land Horses and Cattle and hogs and all the other moveables I
have to my for her to reas the Children on so long she Continues in her
widowhood if she should mary before the Oldest Child Comes of Eage my
desier is for all to be divided, my Wife is to have her thirds the
remainder is to be eqaually divided among all the children: and I do
hearby disallow revoke and disannull all and every other former
Testaments Wills and Legacies by me in anys before this time named
Willed and bequeathed ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be
my Last Will and Testament i Witness
whereof I have hearunto set my hand and
seal the day and year above Written I lave John Hurley and Frank
Wheloss Elida Swaner my Exceters
John White
Samuel Gilmore Signed Richason (his V mark) Swaner
A Copy Test John Ramsey C. C.
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