Franklin County Wills:
Will & Estate of Benjamin Winston 1835
Contributed by Anne Baker
Franklin Co., North Carolina, Book K 1834-1838 (microfilmed 12 Apr 1943 in
Next, I lend unto my beloved wife Elizabeth Winston during her lifetime or widowhood five Negroes and thare increase named as follows to wit Lewis Hester Thomas Silsa and Daniel with two beds and furniture two walnut tables two chest one dozen chairs one sow and pigs one walnut desk one dozen plates four dishes one loom and all the kitchen furniture two mules of the first choice one yoke of oxen and ox cart one still and all the sider cask the cows and colts of the first choice Also all my land and houze or home and as many of my working tools as is nessary to go in the farm and after my wifes death the land is to go to my sone Calvin Winston and the five above named negroes with all thare increase if any All the rest of the above named property that I have lent to my beloved wife after her deth or marriage again is to be sold and the equal divided between my five children or their lawful heirs
Thare names as follows to wit Mary ann Winston; hinton Winston, Caroline Wall; glatha Jackson Winston; Calvin Winston the above named
property embrasis all that I entend for my beloved wife with the exsepttion of one years provision after my deth
Next I give un to my son Calvin one negroe boy named Ruben one horse bridle and saddle one cow and calf one
bed and furniture which the said property is to re main in thare mothers possession until they mary or come of age Calvin is to have this years
board and schooling out of his mothers estate if he does not get it in my life time
And I do hereby appoint my worthy friend Isaac Winston Jr (?or maybe this is Sr?) and my beloved wife Elizabeth Winston my executors to this my last will and testament in Witness here of I have set my hand and affix my seal this the third of April in the year of hour Lord 1835.
Benjamin Winston (Seal)
Since the above will was rote I have sold the above named negro Lewis and do put another in his sted by
the name of Jinna for the youse of my wife to be disposed of the above named as it was to of been and I also lend to my beloved wife five
hundred dollars to be put out in trust during her lifetime and if by her death or marriage to be equal divided between my children Augist 17 ..
Allowance to Mrs. Winston
Amount of inventory & Sales at Benjamin Winston dec'd on 5 Jan 1836 There are two
pages. Main buyer was the widow Mrs. Elizabeth Winston. Other buyers: Silas Winston, Claiborn Cook, John Pierce, Calvin Winston, Jacob Fox, John
Winston, David Williams, George Winston, Drayton Winston, Richard Winston, David Wall, Jacob Yarbrough.
Listed on page 107 - the estate of Benjamin Winston dec'd Payments to: Hinton A. Winston; Mrs. Elizabeth Winston. Sheriff for taxes,
Moses Winston, W. H. Staton?, Dr. W. H. Taylor, J & W. Patton, Isaac Winston Sr, Isaac Winston, Jr, E. H. Brooks, Richard Winston, Robert H.
Jones, Silas Winston, Joseph Kerney, John W. Harris, S. Patterson, Clerk, Winston L Kearney, David Wall.