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Joseph Daniel
Oct. 13, 1820 - Feb. Term 1821
Currituck Co. Will Book 3, p. 295-297

In the name of God Amen. I Joseph DANIEL of the State of North Carolina and County of Currituck being of weak body tho thanks be to God of perfect mind and memory and calling to mind that it is appointed for all menn onst to die I therefore doe nominate and appoint this my Last Will and Testament to dispose of my worldly property where with the Lord has blessed me as follows I therefore recommend my sould in the hands of God that gave it and my body to be burried in a christian like manner at the dission of my executors and first of all after all my just debts being paid I gave to my Son David DANIEL fifty dollars to be raised out of my estate to him and his heirs forever likewise I gave to my Son James DANIEL the pece of land whereon he now lives with all the improvements thereon beginning at a black gum to the south ward & westward of his house in the edge of the Swamp Bey as DANIELS corner line running thence northward with said line to the said Bnejamin DANIELS North East corner pyne tree thence easward so as to form nearly a square with the Great Swamp for about one hundred yards through the branch that is to the eastward of the said DANIELS eastward fence thence about the same distance from the branch southwardly to the Great Swamp thence westerdly with the edge of the Swamp to the first station to him and his heirs forever.

Likewise I give to my Two Sons Thomas and Avery (?) DANIEL my manner plantation whereon I now live with woodland and the improvements there unto beginning at a state in the corner of Frederick DANIELS field thence running with the dividing fence between Spencer DANIELS and myself westward to a stake in the mire (?) thence westerdly through the marsh and swamp to a large short ???? pyne tree in the edge of the north side of the Great Swamp near the woods to the westwardly of the first branch thence a direct course through the right (?) woods to my corner pyne tree near the head of the far branch thence eastwardly with the line of my Deed to a large cherry tree near the gate between my house and Archey DANIELS thence with the line fence to the first station all the remainder of my upland on Roanoke Island Chischy (?) Swamp including.

I give to be equally divided between my three Daughters Elizabeth AUSTIN, Darkes PUGH, and Anny DANIEL to them and their heirs for ever all my marsh on Roanoke Island and all my land property on Bodies Island. I give for a privilidge equally amongst the whole of my six before mentioned children Sons and Daughters to them and their heirs forever. Like wise all my boats and canoes I give equally amongst my three Sons Blacksmith tools & shafts to James, Thomas and Avary DANIEL to them and their heirs for ever. Like wise and singular the remaining of my property I gave equally amongst the whole of my six children before mentioned Elizabeth AUSTIN, Darkes POUGH, James, Thomas, Avery & Anny DANIELS to them and their heirs forever.

   I give to Anny DANIEL one large blew floured chest. I give to Anny DANIEL on bed bed stead and furniture that is to say 1 bolster 2 pillows 2 sheets 3 blankets and one rugg. To Anny DANIL all the calico & all the muslin on hand Dto. To Anny DANIEL on red yarring horse running on Bodies Island----likewise I give to my Daughter Elizabeth AUSTIN one feather bed and furniture --- to my Daughter Dorcas PUGH one cow & calf on Bodies Island the before mentioned articles to them and their heirs for ever.

   Likewise and Singular the remaining part of my property not befor given I give to my six before mentioned Sons and Daughters likewise I nominate and appoint my three Sons my hole & sole executors to this my Last Will and Testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this the thirteenth day of October in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and Twenty.
    /s/ Jos. DANIEL   s    eal

Signed sealed & delivered in presence of us
    William DANIEL Jurat
    Spenc. DANIEL   Jurat

This Last Will & Testament of Joseph DANIEL dec. was Exhibited & c in open court while Thomas BAXTER was clerk.

Recorded February 6th 1832.
    By Solomon ASHBEE

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