Franklin County Wills:

WILL & Estate OF GEORGE WINSTON 1810-1812

Contributed by Anne Baker


Franklin Co., NC Book C 1804-1812 - recorded the will of George Winston.
However the original will for George Winston remains. Copied from microfilm

(1) Mary Winston, daughter of Isaac Winston, Jr & Sarah Thomas Winston married first Thomas Dickerson & 2nd James Hornsby. Sarah (Thomas) Winston lived her last years with this daughter as proven by deeds. Also there are deeds in Franklin Co, NC whereby James Hornsby states his wife was Mary Winston sister of George Winston. The Hornsbys mentioned in the will of George Winston were her children.

(2) The 1761 will of Isaac Winston, Jr mentioned a unnamed daughter who had married William Davis


In the name of God amen. I George Winston of North Carolina & Franklin County being of Sound mind and memory do this 11th day of January In the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred & Ten make & publish this my Last will and Testament in manner following.

That my Executors or either of Them Raise a sufficient Sum of money out of that part of my property that they think would suit best to pay all my Just debts.

Item I lend to my beloved wife all the residue of my property of Every kind whatsoever during her natural life or widowhood unless She appears Likely to waist it, Then in that case I wish my executors to Take it is possession for the use of my Legatees, first making provision for her support.

Item I give & bequeath all my Estate real & personal upon the Happening of Either of the above events to George Winston son of John dec'd; John Hornsby, Isaac Hornsby, Charlotte Hornsby; John Davis son of William dec'd; James H. Dent & John Jordan.

To be Equally divided amongst them all to them & there Heirs forever.

And I hereby make & ordain y worthy friends Mark White & James I. Hill exors of this my last will & testament in witness whereof I the said George Winston have to this my last will and Testament Set my Hand & seal the day & year first above willed signed sealed & acknowledged.

George Winston {seal}

Jas Sherrod, Jurat
John Dent Junr - Jurat
Jno Williams Jurat


On back
G. Winstons Will
Recorded in Book C; Folio 242

Buyers at the estate sale of George Winston on 25 Jan 1812 in Franklin Co NC:
George Winston
Moses Winston
Isaac Hornsby
Jeremiah Perry (RH)
John Winston
John Dent, Jr.
By James I. Hill executor