Halifax County Wills 1825-1854, Vol. 4, Pg. 272
February Term 1849
Transcribed by Deloris Williams

(Daniel Coleman was born abt 1752 probably in Dinwiddie Co., VA; he purchased 150 acres from Zachariah Sullivant in Halifax Co., near the mouth of Great Branch in 1818, and was listed as Free Person of Color in Halifax Co. in 1820 & 1840.)

I, DANIEL COLEMAN, of Halifax County and State of North Carolina being low in health but of dispersing mind do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following - (to wit)
1st I wish all my debts to be paid. 2nd I wish the children of my daughter ELIZABETH WILLIAMS jointly to draw one 13th part of my Estate. Also I wish the children of my Son HENRY COLEMAN to draw jointly one 13th part of my estate. The rest of my property to be equally divided among all my children except my daughter ELIZABETH and my son HENRY, to each of which I give one Shilling the portion of property going to my Six youngest children (to wit) IRVIN, ANN, NANCY, SAVANAH, DANIEL, & ROSANAH. I leave in the hand of my son WYATT COLEMAN for their support each one to take their part as they arrive at the age of twent one years. I also appoint my son WYATT COLEMAN Executor to this my last will and testament. As witness I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 25 day of September AD 1848

DANIEL COLEMAN ("X" his mark)


Halifax County
February Term 1849

Then the foregoing paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Daniel Coleman was offered for probate and the same being duly proven by the oath of Gideon P. Hervey and Lemuel B. Bennett two of the subscribing witnesses thereto is ordered to be recorded whereupon Wyatt Coleman the Executor named therein is duly qualified.

W. W. Daniel, Clk

Daughter of Elizabeth Coleman-Williams


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