Franklin County Wills

Will of Moses Harris- 1786


Franklin County, North Carolina
Wills, Inventories 1785-1797, Vol. A, Pg. 4
MOSES HARRIS will-1786

In the name of God, Amen, I MOSES HARRIS of Franklin County & State of North Caroling being sick and weak in body thro Mercy of Reasonable sense & memory & calling to mind the uncertain certainty of Death, do make and Ordain this my last Will & Testament in manner and form as followeth Viz:
Imprimis. I give & bequeath to my son JAMES HARRIS one Horse Colt Named Ball.
Item. I give & bequeath to my son JOHN HARRIS one Horse Colt named or Called Black.
Item. I Lend to my beloved Wife ELIZABETH HARRIS, during her Widowhood, or natural life, my Land & plantation whereon I now live also four Negroes (Viz) SHARPER, SARAH, REDICK, & HANAH. Household furniture and Stock of all kinds and at her Intermarriage or death I give and bequeath the aforesaid Estate to my two sons JAMES & JOHN HARRIS to them and their Heirs forever to be equally divided betwixt by my Executors hereafter named. Lastly I do nominate and appoint my two friends WILLIAM LANCASTER & JONAH ELEY my whole & sole Executors of this my last Will & Testament Utterly revoking and renouncing all other Wills by me heretofore made In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixt my seal this Second day of February ano Domini one Thousand Severn Hundred & Eighty Six


Signed Sealed & del'd in presence of


Inventory of the Estate of Moses Harriss Deceased
for Negroes Ten head Cattle fifty Head Hoggs four Head Horses nine head Sheep two feather Beds & furniture some feathers one Desk one corner cupboard one Bottle case & nine Bottles one Seal Skin Trunk one small Trunk one Sugar Box one mens Saddle one womans Ditto. seven Chairs one Table one Boss Iron & one Heater two flat Irons one Wooden wheel one flax coil plantation utensils of Different kinds one Tubb one pail & three peggins part of a bar Iron grindston three potts one dutch oven one frying pan one Dr. Taylor Shears one small Ditto one meal sifter one Scorch Bottom one Small Looking glass three tea pots one dozen cups & saucers Two coffee potts One & half dozen Quan chainey plates one black Tin cup two glass Tumblers three sugar dishes two milk potts one salt Seller Eleven plates four pewter dishes two ditto Basons one Dozen ditto spoons one Taylor goose one Earthen dish four punch Bowls one Weavers Loom two Stays one Harness one pr. five Tongs Six 60 gallon casks two 30 ditto Six white Linnen Handkerchiefs in one piece two Shot Guns sundrie open accorn pts. two Bridles Eighteen Shillings & Eight pence Sprice <?> Tickets Six Books of different kinds some Bacon & Corn.

Sworn to in Open Court June 1786