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Last Will and Testament of Jeremiah Bailey
From original in NC Archives
Transcribed and submitted by Carla
Stancil

 

In the name of God; Amen: I Jeremiah Bailey of the County of Granville and State of North Carolina being low state of health but of sound mind and memory blessed Be God do make this twenty three day of July in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and thirty make and publish this my last will and testament in manner following, that is to say

First I desire all my just debts should be paid out of my estate and that my said Executor hereafter named sell any part of my estate that they deem necessary or not useful to my estate.

Item. I leave to my beloved wife Marthy Bailey the balance of my estate real and personal, during her natural life or widowhood to raise four children on.

Item my will and desire is that as fast as my children become of age that my wife and Executor should give them such part of my estate as they think necessary and at the death or marriage of my wife I desire my estate to be equally divided between my seven children, Jones Bailey, John Bailey, Nancy Bailey, Catherine Bailey, Mary Bailey, Peleg Bailey, Elizabeth Bailey and I should make and ordain John Bailey my father and William Bailey Executors of this my last will and testament in witness whereof the said Jeremiah Bailey have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal this day and year above written.

Signed sealed published and delivered by the said Jeremiah Bailey the testator on his Last will and testament in the presence of us who were present at the time of sealing and delivery thereof.

Jeremiah Bailey SEAL.

J.M. Harris, Jr.
C.H. Cooke


The execution of the foregoing last will and testament of Jeremiah Bailey deceased was was duly proven in open court by John M. Harris and Claborn J. Cooke the two subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. At this time came forward John Bailey who is named as one of the executors in said will and duly qualified as such.

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Jeremiah Bailey Will
November Court
1830
Recorded page 529 and examined by (no further writing)

 

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Last Will and Testament of Lucretia Fuller Bailey-1830
From original in NC Archives
Transcribed and contributed by Carla Stancil

In the name of God; Amen: I Lucretia Bailey of the County of Granville State of North Carolina being of sound and perfect mind and memory (Blessed Be God) do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say

First I give and bequeath to my son Samuel Bailey this being forever my negro boy by the name of Turner.

2 I give and bequeath to my son Israel Bailey the sum of five shillings.

3 I give and bequeath to my son Ephraim Bailey the sum of five shillings.

4 I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Estes formerly Mary Bailey the sum of five shillings.

5 I give and bequeath to my daughter Lucretia Moore formerly Lucretia Bailey the sum of five dollars and one cow and calf to be selected by my Executor herein after to be named.

6 I give and bequeath to my son Jeremiah Bailey this being forever my negro girl Sarah and her increase.

7 I give and bequeath to my son William Bailey this being forever my negro woman Barbasy, my negro woman Winney and her child Lusay Amanda and their increase, and also my bay mare by the name of Cealas and her colt that now sucks her, but it is my will and wish that my son William shall when my grandson William Bailey the son of my daughter Nancy Bailey shall arrive to the age of sixteen years, give him a good serviceable young horse or mare at his discretion in place of the colt which I now give him, and if it should please providence to take my grandson William out of life into eternity before he arrives at the age of sixteen years, it is my will that the horse or mare hereby intended for him shall be sold and the money resulting from the sale be equally divided between his two sisters Lucretia and Glaphry.

8 I give and bequeath to my daughter Cairy Dillard formerly Cairy Bailey this being forever my negro boy Squire William Young and ten dollars, and all my wearing apparel except my straw bonnet.

9 I give and bequeath to my daughter Clary Husky formerly Clary Bailey the sum of five dollars and one cow and calf to be selected by my Executor.

10 I give and bequeath to my grand daughter Glaphry Bailey, daughter of my daughter Nancy one bed and furniture and one side saddle, the saddle to be purchased by my executor out of money to be raised as herein after directed and my straw bonnet.

11 It is my will that my black mare shall be sold at publick sale and the money arising from the sale be equally divided between my three grand children, William Bailey, Lucretia Bailey, and Glaphry Bailey children of my daughter Nancy.

12 If I should die leaving a crop growing on the plantation it is my will that my negros and stock of all kinds shall be kept together until it shall be finished and gathered in and then sold to the highest bidder together will all my stock of every kind and household and kitchen furniture and every other species of property of which I may die ? and ? not herein before disposed of and after all my just debts are paid and the legacies herein before directed and my executor has received a reasonable ? and ? on his services, the balance (if any) of the money arising from the sale is to be equally divided between my three grand children William Bailey, Lucretia Bailey, and Glaphry Bailey children of my daughter Nancy.

13 And lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint my beloved son William Bailey Executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all others. In testimony whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this 12th day of June AD 1830.

Lucretia Bailey SEAL
Mark

Signed sealed published and declared to be the last will and testament of this the said Lucretia Bailey in the presence of us.

J.M. Harris, Jr.
Thomas Due


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Lucretia Bailey Wife
To Nov. Court 1834
Recorded

Last Will and Testament
Of Lucretia Bailey

State of North Carolina
Granville County
November AD 1834

The execution of the foregoing last will and testament in open court by J.M. Harris and Thomas Due the two subscribing witnesses thereto and ordering to be recorded. At the same time come forward William Bailey who is named as Executor in said will and duly qualifying as such.

Benj. Kittrell
 

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Last Will and Testament of Cornelia Davis-1908
Located in the NC Archives, December 2003.
Transcribed and contributed by Carla Stancil

State of North Carolina
County of Granville

I, Cornelia Davis, of the County of Granville, State of North Carolina, being of sound mind and memory, do make, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament, in words following, that is to say:

1. I wish that my body may be given decent burial and that all my just debts be paid by my executor hereinafter named out of any funds belonging to my estate coming into his hands.

2. I direct that all the land which I own in fee simple shall after my death be divided into seven shares, or into as many shares as there shall be children of mine, or children of deceased children per ?? living at my death, and I give and devise to each of my daughters Genetta Wilson, Augusta Haswell, Araminta Haswell, Cordelia Davis, and Cora Davis one share of my said land, to each of them for the term of their natural lives and after their death to the child or children of said daughters in fee simple, but if either of my said daughters shall die without issue living at the time of their death, then the share herein devised to such daughter shall revert to and vest in my heirs at law in fee simple. And I give and devise to my son Lawrence Davis one share in my real estate in fee simple. And to my grandchildren Hubert and Lucy Inscore, children of my deceased daughter Sarafina Inscore, I give and devise one share in my said real estate in fee simple.

3. It is my will that the said lands devised in the preceding paragraph shall be actually partitioned and not sold for division.

4. Whereas my only son Lawrence has been faithful in taking care of me and looking after the farm, and has in the course of such employment purchased and added to the live stock, machinery, and tools, now therefore in order that there may not be any dispute as to whom these belong, I devise and bequeath to my said son Lawrence Davis all my interest and right, if I have any, in and to the horse, mules, oxen, farming tools and all machinery of whatever nature which are now or may be at the time of my death in use on my said farm lands or on that in which I have a life estate coming from my deceased husband Jonathan F. Davis.

5. I name as the executor of this my last will and testament my son Lawrence Davis, who shall not be required to give any bond.

Cornelia Davis (her mark X)

Signed, sealed, published, and declared to be her list will and testament by Cornelia Davis, who signed the same in our presence, we being requested by her to act as witnesses thereto and who signed the same as witnesses thereof in her presence and in the presence of each other. This the 24th day of November 1908.

W. A. Davis
L. F. Smith

This note was attached to the will:

To the Clerk of Superior Court of Granville Co. We the undersigned heirs of Mrs. Cornelia Davis estate do recommend that H. S. Powell be appointed as the administrator of the estate.

Signed

Herbert Inscoe (his mark X)
Genetta Wilson
Cordelia Davis
Gussie Haswell
Cora Powell
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