WILLS OF ELIZABETH CARVER & JAMES MASH/MARSH
Cathrine Marsh Cashwell
has submitted the
1832 will of Elizabeth Carver, and the will of James Marsh
which he wrote in 1816. Thank-you Cathrine.
Posted Aug. 27, 1999
In the name of God, Amen, I, Elizabeth Carver of the County of
Cumberland and State of North Carolina being week in body though sound
in mind blessed be God for his mercy do make and publish and declare
this my last will and testament in the word, following viz:
In the first place, I give and bequeath of my son, Robert Carver, the
following Negro slaves namely, Caesor, Susan, Randal & Dianna, the
daughter of Charity, to have and to hold to him and his heirs forever.
Secondly, I give and bequeath unto my son, William Carver the following
Negro slaves namely, Solomon, Paul, Judy & Kinerva to have and to hold
to him and his heirs forever.
Thirdly, I give and devise to my son, Robert and William Carver one
tract of land containing fifty acres lying on the Wilmington Road one
mile above Rockfish Creek to have and to hold to them and their heirs
Fourthly, I give and bequeath to my fired Joshua Carmon the following
Negro slaves namely Doosey, Diana the daughter of Elsey. Iam, Roda and
Tom to have and to hold the said Negro slaves subject to the following
------------ (that is to say for the sole and ------------ & benefit of
my daughter Julia Carmon and her children and in the count of her death
without issue then the said Joshua Carman shall convey the title to the
said Negroes ... of my daughter Julia -- request him so do.
Fifthly, I give, bequeath and devise to my son, Isham and my daughter
Sidney Carver all the residue of my real and personal estate to be
divided between them share and share alike. But it is my will and
desire that my executrix herein after named shall pay and discharge all
debts............I may one and funeral expenses out of this part of my
property so given to my son, Isham and daughter, Sidney and the said
Isham and Sidney are hereby equally charged with the maintenance and
support of all my old and faithful Negroes slaves not here in before
given and bequeathed to my other children during the natural lives of
the said old Negro slaves.
Sixty, I hereby nominate and appoint my son, Isham Carver and my son in
--R. Carmon Executrix of this my last will and testament.
Signed and published Elizabeth (X) Carver
and declare as my last will
and testament in presence of
this 15th day of Feby 1832
Colin McRae proven: March Term 1837.
WILL OF JAMES MARSH
State of North Carolina, Cumberland County. In the name of God Amen I,
James Mash, Senior of the State and County afforesaid being weak in body
but of sound mind and memory, thanks be to Almighty God for the same do
make and publish this my Last Will and Testament. In manner of follows
this 22 day of October in the year of Lord 1816.
I leave unto my beloved wife, Sarah Mash, the plantation where on I now
live containing sixty acres of land during life of time, after her
death to be equally divided between my two daughters, namely Elizabeth
Mash and Mary Mash to have and to hold forever.
I give unto my two daughters, namely Elizabeth Mash and Mary Ann, two
beds and furniture. With stock of cattle and house furniture.
I gave unto my daughter, Margaret Bond, one bed and furniture, 1 cow
and calf. Which she has already received.
To my son, John Mash, one 100 acres of land lying joinning Odoms pond
and his old place.
I give unto my son, James Mash one 100 acres of land lying joinning of
John Marsh piece.
I give unto my son, Absalom Mash one hundred acres of land already
conveyed to him.
I give unto my son, Evan Mash, Sixty acres of land lying joining the
dividing line betwwen and and Bones joining the plantation on the north
east and also I give unto him fifty acres lying joinning Absalom Mash back end
between the bay pond and Indian Camp and to have the above mentioned
If John Mash and James Mash and Evan get their compliment of land, they
must after my death and Sarah Mash make up twenty four dollars to
Margaret Bone. Which is eight dollars a piece for them each. Thereby
appoint Isaac Newberry, Sr. and Benjamin Newberry as my Executors. To
and according to this my Last Will and Testament. Signed and sealed in
the presents of us.
No proven date recorded.
Legal documents show the name Mash/Marsh used referring to the same
person within the same document. Shortly after the date of James Mash's
will, his children began to use the name Marsh exclusively.
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