Miscellaneous Granville County Wills & Estates
Will of LEWIS ANDERSON-1804
|Lewis Anderson of Granville County, North Carolina, 29
"Being very sick and weak of Body." My son Benjamin Anderson the tract of land I purchased of Thomas Person containing 75 acres. My son Abraham Anderson the Bradford tract down to the big branch and down to the creek containing about 100 acres including the still house. My wife Winney Anderson during her life the land I now live on with all my household and kitchen furniture, all my plantation tools and stock of every kind. My son George Anderson the tract of land joining his brother Peter Anderson containing 100 acres. Remainder of my property after my wife deceased all to be sold and equally divided between all my children counting what they have recieved and deducting from their coto who has recieved. My Excecutors my trusty friends George Harris and Abner Hicks
Wit: Robert Hicks, Vincent rice
May Court 1805 proved by the oath of Vincent
Rice. George Harris and Abner Hicks refused to qualify as Executors
(Lewis Anderson was the son of Lewis Anderson, d.1783, & Sarah Bass of Granville Co.)
Estate of LEWIS ANDERSON, d.1805
(By D. Williams)
men by these presents that we JACOB ANDERSON, DARLNG BASS and RHODY
his wife, ISAAC ANDERSON, PETER ANDERSON, EDWARD GOING & REBECCA his
wife, ABEL ANDERSON, AUGUSTIN ANDERSON, ZACKARIAH MITCHELL & JOICE
his wife BENJAMIN MITCHELL & WINNEFRED his wife, ABEL ANDERSON,
Guardian of WRIGHT ANDERSON, LEWIS ANDERSON, JOHN ANDERSON, THOMAS
ANDERSON & SARAH ANDERSON all of the County of Granville & State of
North Carolina are held and firmly bound to WILLIAM M. SNEED,
Chairman of the County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of the
County aforesaid in the sum of Seven Hundred & fifty Six pounds,
nine shillings & five pence. To which payment well & duly to be made
we bind ourselves our heirs &c jointly & severally firmly by these
presents swealed with our seals & dated this 2nd day of July A.D.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas STEPHEN SNEED administrator of LEWIS ANDERSON hath this day paid the above bound ISAAC ANDERSON, ABEL ANDERSON, AUGUSTIN ANDERSON, ABEL ANDERSON, Guardian of WRIGHT ANDERSON, ZACKARIAH MITCHEL, THOMAS ANDERSON, JOHN ANDERSON, DARLING BASS, SARAH ANDERSON the sum of Three Hundred & Twenty Eight pounds, four shillings & 8 pence with Interest from 25th December 1811 till paid to be divided amongst the persons aforesaid as their distributive share of said LEWIS ANDERSON's deceased Estate agreeable to a decree of Granville County Court. Now in case any debt or debts should hearafter be made appear to be jointly owing by the said LEWIS ANDERSON & for which the said STEPHEN as administrator is liable and the said ISAAC, ABEL, AUGUSTIN, ABEL as Guardian of WRIGHT ANDERSON, ZACKARIAH, THOMAS, JOHN and DARLING, SARAH shall well & truly pay the funds this distribution shows and proportion of said debt or debts so due & owing as aforesaid, then the above obligation to be void, also to remain in full force & effect.
Witness as to first 8 signers
ABEL ANDERSON ("X" his mark)
AUGUSTIN ANDERSON ("X" his mark)
ABEL ANDERSON ("X" his mark) as Guardian for WRIGHT ANDERSON
ZACHARIAH MITCHELL ("X" his mark)
THOMAS ANDERSON ("X" his mark)
JOHN ANDERSON ("X" his mark)
DARLING BASS ("X" his mark)
SARAH ANDERSON ("X" her mark)
EDWARD GOIN ("X" his mark)
BENJAMIN MITCHELL ("X" his mark)
August Court Ss 1824
The execution of the foregoing paper writing by JACOB ANDERSON,AUGUSTIN ANDERSON, ABEL ANDERSON, ZACHARIAH MITCHELL, THOMAS ANDERSON, JOHN ANDERSON, and DARLING BASS was duly proven on oath in open court by NATHANIEL ROBARDS and the execution of the same by EDWARD GOIN was duly proven on oath by MARIAH SMITH and the execution of the same by SARAH ANDERSON & BENJAMIN MITCHELL was duly proven proven on oath in open court by WILLIAM M. SNEED and on motion the same is ordered to be recorded.
STEP K. SNEED, Clk
Abstracts of Wills and Estate Records of Granville County, North Carolina, 1833-1846
(contributed by Jahrod Pender)
|Sept. 12, 1842 - proved
Feb. court 1844.
PATIENCE ANDERSON - wills (she is a widow) - ANDERSON CHAVASS, son of JOHN CHACASS [sic], deceased, a cow and calf and a bed and furniture; To JOYES MAYHOE, children VARNAL W. MAHOE, TAMAZER JULINER all rest of estate at death of their mother, being in posession of WILLIAM MAYHOE and wife for lifetime.
Wts: WILLIAM H. PASCHALL, LEWIS PARHAM SR.
Will of WINNEY ANDERSON-1809
|Winney Anderson (nuncupative)1809
Abel Anderson son of the Deceased and William Taborn who intermarried with the sister of the Husband of the deceased declare and say that they attended her in her last sickness, that she often spoke of dying and as often said she wished what little she had about her should divided between her four children then living with her Viz: Benjamin Anderson, Wright Anderson, Sarah Anderson, and Abraham Anderson. Winney Anderson the Deceased died at her house at which she had lone inhabited on Tuesday the 20th Dec 1809. The memo of her will and desire is taken on Sunday the 31st Dec 1809
Wit: William M Sneed
(Feb court 1810 statement signed by the children of winniferd Anderson and the brothers and sisters to wright, Sarah, Benjamin, Abraham Anderson. signed by George C. Anderson, Abel Anderson, Zachariah Mitchell, Darling Bass, George Anderson, Lewis Anderson, Peter Anderson, John Anderson, Thomas Anderson, Benjamin Mitchell, Asa C. Anderson Augustin Anderson, Edward Going. Nuncupative will of Wanifred Anderson
proven by oath of William M Sneed.)
(This was Winnie Bass, daughter of Benjamin & Mary Bass of Granville Co.; she was widow of Lewis Anderson)
Granville County Special Filings 1766, No.414
|In the name of God Amen, I, RICHARD BULLOCK of the county of Granville and Province of North Carolina,
Being very sick though of a perfect sence and memory thanks to Almighty God and calling to mind the uncertainty of this life and that all flesh only
yields to Death whensoever it shall please God to call therefor I appoint this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following faith and
Principally I give my soul unto God that gave it me and my Body to the Earth to be Buryied in such manner as my Executors hereinafter named shall
think fitt in Sure and Certain hopes of Eternal life through the merits of Jesus Christ my Mediator and Redeemed and for my Temporal Estate
wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with I give and bequeath as followith after my Just Debts are paid.
Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter SARAH SIMS one shilling
Item I give and bequeath to HENRY VANDYKE one shilling sterling
Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter AGNES WILLIAMS one shilling sterling
Item I give and bequeath to my Son ZACHARIAH BULLOCK one shilling sterling
Item I give and bequeath to my Son WILLIAM BULLOCK one shilling sterling
Item I give and bequeath to my Son JOHN BULLOCK one shilling sterling
Item I give and bequeath to my Son SUSANNAH SIMS one shilling sterling
Item I give and bequeath to my Grandaughter ANN VANDYKE one feather bed and furniture to the value of Eight pounds Virginia money
Item I give and bequeath to my grandson ZACHARIAH NUCHOLLS one feather bed and furniture to the value of Eight pounds Virginia money
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter AGGATHA NUCHOLLS one shilling sterling
My will and desire is that my Lands on Ellerbees Creek in Orange County be sold to pay part of my Debts and I leave the Land and plantation whereon I now live to my wife During her Natural Life likewise all the Remainder of my Estate
After my just Debts is paid Item I give and bequeath to my son NATHANIEL BULLOCK after my wifes Decease the land and plantation whereon I now live and after my wifes Decease I give and bequeath to my two youngest sons LENARD HENDLEY BULLOCK and NATHANIEL BULLOCK all my Estate Except what is Otherwise Divided between them and my Desire is that my Estate be not appraised I likewise appoint my said wife and son LENNERD HENLEY BULLOCK my Executrix and Executor of this my last Will and Testament in manner whereof I have herewith set my hand and affixed my seal this 27th day of October 1764
Signed and sealed and declared to be his
|In the name of God, Amen. I Anthony Cozart of the County of Granville, State of North Carolina, being
Sick of body but of perfect mind & Sound memory calling to mind it is appointed by the almighty Creator for all Mortal men once to die. Therefore am
Willing that what it hath pleased God to bestow on me as to my temporal Goods, give and bequeath as followeth and my Soul I recommend into my
blessed Saviours hands who redeemed it with his Precious blood and as to my body I recommend it to the ground to be decently buried at the
discretion of my executors hereafter named I give and bequeath to my beloved all my personal estate during her Widow hood, after to be Sold and
equally divided to the children. the Executors first making Sale of as much as will pay all my Lawful Debts that I in Conscience owe. my Lands I
give and bequeath to three of my Sons, equal =ly to be divided between Jesse & Jremah & Jshua, and lastly I do Nomi =nate and appoint William Jones
and John Williams to be Executors to this my last Will and Testament and do hereby disannul and revoke all other Wills by me made heretofore. In
Testimony whereof I have Ratified and confirm’d this to be my last Will and Testament and no other. this 23d day of December 1780 ----- Seal’d
publish’d pronounced and declared this my last Will his in presence of us - - - - - - - Anthony Cozart Seal mark James Cozart his John Taylor mark
Granville County. ___? May Court A. D. 1781 This Will was duly proved by the Oath of James Cozart and Ordered to be recorded. then John Williams and
William Jones qualified as executors to the Said Will Teste. Reuben Learey ___?
|A. LANDIS, Admr. of WILLIAM EVANS dec'd
In account current with said estate
June 20, 1871
To amt sales personal property - $216.15
Rent of land 1872 - 60.00
Rent of land 1873 - 72.00
Rent of land 1874 - 50.00
Sale of Land - 103 acres $10 - $1030.00
Int. same - 61.82
(total) - $1489.95
By Amt paid
WINNEY TYLER Judgmt - 75.00
Bill costs - 115.65
C. Bills costs - 30.61
Raleigh Sentinel - 10.00
B. H. COZART - 46.95
SOLOMON ANDERSON Judgmt. - 41.20
HARRISON TABORN - 17.20
WILLIS BOON - 12.70
COOPER & WILLIAMS - 3.06
J. A. BULLOCK Surveyor 8.00
D.G.W. LANDIS - 25.00
HOLT HORN TH?? - 12.50
JAMES NORWOOD C. CARN?? - 4.00
SALLY ANDERSON - 1.00
BERRY DOWNEY - 3.00
Dr. S. A. WILLIAMS Auct - 5.00
J. G. HAYS, Clerk, at sale - 2.50
Dr. B. B. HICKS, Med. bill - 74.75
J. M. WOOD, coffin - 10.00
Dr. P. W. YOUNG Med. bill - 10.00
J. T. LITTLEJOHN Rife. - 10.10
ALLO VENABLE - 70.00
Z. L. HARGROVE, Atto. - 145.00
AARON CURTIS - 8.00
Comm. on Rd. - 136.55
Taxes 1873 & 1874 - 8.00
(total) - $885.67
Given to SOLOMON ANDERSON - $67.14
WILLIAM PETTIFORD - 67.14
RICHARD PETTIFORD - 67.14
FRANKLIN PETTIFORD - 67.14
THOMAS PETTIFORD - 67.14
JOYCY ANDERSON - 67.14
Children of WASHINGTON ANDERSON
JAMES ANDERSON 1/2 of 1/9 -33.59
WILLIAM ANDERSON 1/2 OF 1/9 - 33.55 = $67.14
Children of ANNIE PETTIFORD
JULIA MAYHO - 1/4 of 1/9 - 16.78
SARAH P. ANDERSON -1/4 -1/9 - 16.78
ELIZABETH TABORN - 16.78
WM FINCH - 1/8 of 1/9 - 8.39
ELBERT FINCH -1/8 - 1/9 -8.39 =16.78 = $67.14
Children of GLATHA MAYHO
MARY FRANCES ANDERSON - 9.59 - OHIO
SALLY ANDERSON - 9.59
PARTHENA EVANS - 9.59 - OHIO
ISABELLA BOON - 9.59
SARAH JANE MAYHO - 9.59
LUDELIA JONES - 9.59
ANGELINE NORWOOD - 9.59
(This was the Estate record of following person -William Evans, b. ca 1779-d. 1871, the son of Elizabeth Evans, b. ca 1760. William was likely the child who was the subject of the Oct. 1779 Bastardy Bond filed by Elizabeth, with her father, Major Evans, as one of the securities. Elizabeth Evans later married Isaac Chavis of Mecklenburg Co.,VA, in 1800, but was separated from him by January 30, 1811 when he filed a Notice of Separation in Granville Co., NC)
WILLIAM EVANS - FRANKEY ANDERSON, Sept. 27, 1812; Bonds: Abel Anderson; Wit: W. M. Sneed.
WARREN COUNTY MARRIAGES:
Of Note from above list of Legatees, some possible connections:
|...to wife ELIZABETH, the plantation whereon I live and plantations adjoining thereto for her lifetime,
also all furniture, stock of every kind on the plantation, all negroes to be disposed of as she see fit; my lands on the western side of the Blue
Ridge mountains jointly owned with The Transylvania Company to be disposed of by my executors in the following manner: all land on eastern side of
Cumberland mountains, except land belonging to Transylvania Company, sold and money divided to all my children and, if any overplus, to them also
for their education and clothing; all land on western waters or on branches of river Ohio sold and money divided to my wife and children; my son
JOHN to have the plantation whereon I now live at the death of his mother and he to pay over to the rest of the children their proportionable share
as adjudged by my executors, if any; my lands in South Carolina to be sold and money given to my wife.
Exrs: my wife ELIZABETH HENDERSON, JOHN WILLIAM, LEN HENLEY BULLOCK, ROBERT BURTON, BROMFIELD RIDLEY, PLEASANT EMERSON, and my sons RICHARD and ARCHIBALD HENDERSON.
Witnesses: NATH'L. HENDERSON, FANNY HENDERSON,
REUBEN SEARCY, ELIZABETH HENDERSON, JOHN HENDERSON
January 27, 1785
RICHARD HENDERSON -codicil to will
My executors are to sell any of my lands other than my manor plantation and lands surrounding same and pay my just debts and the surplus to be used as directed in my will annexed; to my daughter FANNY HENDERSON, all land on east side of Nutbush creek and Anderson Swamp except the flowable lands on said creek, to include the land whereon JOHN VANDYKE lives and whereon NATHANIEL HENDERSON lives and plantation whereon REUBEN SEARCY lives, or formerly lived; to my daughter ELIZABETH HENDERSON, all land southwardly and eastwardly at the line beginning at the west corner of PLEASANT HENDERSON land to the northeast of THOMAS PERSON'S land; to son JOHN HENDERSON, after the death of my wife, all remainder of land on Nutbush disregarding that clause concerning same in my will; if son JOHN precede his mother in death or if he die in non-age or without issue, then the land sold and divided to my surviving children or their legal representatives.
Witnesses: MARY BURKE, ELIZABETH HENDERSON, P. HENDERSON. Proved on oath of ELIZABETH HENDERSON the elder and REUBEN SEARCY.
(Richard Henderson was the son of Samuel Henderson & Elizabeth Williams; much more about him & his family included under Biographies and elsewhere on this website)
|In the name of God Amen I JOHN PENN of the County of Granville & State of North Carolina being of sound
health do make and form following. I give to my Son WILLIAM PENN all my lands to him his heirs and assigns forever, I also give to my Son ORANGE
his wife and all the children she has or may have also my waiting man SAM.
I give to my Daughter LUCY TAYLOR RACHEL and all the children she may have at my death, my Son & Daughter agreed to the following division that LUCY should have RACHELL & PHILLIS with their increase in lieu of those divised to WILLIAM PENN.
It is my desire that at my death the Negroes COLO. JOHN TAYLOR had of me (thirteen besides PHILLIS and her child), with their increase be valued and my Son to have as many Negroes allotted to him in value as what his Sister has with their increase, exclusive of the above given to him. I think it but fair that as my Son is older than his Sister and she having Negroes and he none, that she should be charged with the increase of hers as she will derive an equal benefit with the increase of those I have with him, all the rest of my Negroes besides those disposed of and those that are to be alloted to my Son to make him equal with his Sister, are to be equally divided between my two Children, having regard to Families as I would by no means part husbands and wives & their Children.
It is my desire that my Daughter have one half of the money owing to me at my death. I also give to my Daughter four horses or Mares to be chosen in the following manner my Son first to Chuse two, then my Daughter two, then my Son two & then my Daughter to Chuse four making her number six instead of four I also give to my Daughter thirty thousand pounds of Petersburg Tobacco as soon as it can be made, or paid out of my Son's estate without being obliged to sell.
All the rest and residue of my estate I give to my Son to him his heirs and assigns forever
it is my Desire that if my Son should die under age and without being married that my Daughter have all my estate that is devised to him which I give to her and her heirs forever. Also if my Daughter should die without having a Child then All the estate that I now possess or hereafter acquire I give to my Son and to his heirs, my meaning is that if I should have the misfortune to loose my Daughter without having a Child to live that I do not intend to give COLO. TAYLOR any more of my estate than what he has got. It is my desire that if LUCY should die leaving no issue then all the estate that I have devised to her should go to such Issue- In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this first day of March 1784.
I appoint my Son WILLIAM PENN Executor to this my last Will & Testament hereby revoking all others by me made.
This will is written in my own hand. If my Daughter should leave issue and that Issue should possess what I have willed above & should die before being married, it is my desire that my Son-in-law COLO. TAYLOR have what is given to his Child or Children if he be living but if he should be dead then my Son WILLIAM to have the estate thus given the death of such issue. March 1st 1784.
April 10th 1786
as I have made COLO. TAYLOR sundrie presents I do revoke that clause in my will giving him thirty thousand pounds of Tobacco and desire this to be taken as a Codicil to my will one word in the third line blotted by myself
November Court A.D. 1788
This Will was written in the Testators own hand writing without any attesting witnesses & was duly proved by the oaths of JOSEPH TAYLOR BROMFIELD RIDLEY and RICHARD HENDERSON Esquires and ordered to be Recorded then WILLIAM PENN qualified as Executor to said Will.
Teste: A. HENDERSON CC
| In the name of God Amen I JOHN TAYLOR the elder of the State of North Carolina and County of Granville
being aged and infirm but of Sound Mind and memory and knowing the uncertainty of this life do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in
manner following, first and principally I give my Soul to God who gave it trusting in the merits of a dear Redeemer for full pardon & remission of
all my sins and my body to the earth to be interred at the discretion of my executors hereafter named.
Item I desire that all my just debts be paid
Item As I have heretofore divided my estate among my children and which they have had some time in their possession, I do confirm by this my Will the said estate of Negroes with whatever estate given them to them their heirs and assigns forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my son JOSEPH TAYLOR the tract of land whereon I now live containing by estimation five hundred acres to him and his heirs & assigns forever together with a great Bible
Item I give and bequeath to my Grandchildren JOHN and ELIZABETH children of my dec'd son JAMES TAYLOR a sum of money which was due me by MARY FORSTER of Carolina County Virginia. Also a sum of money due me by one HICKMAN of King William County Virg'a. the collection of which moneys I committed to the care of COLO. EDMUND PENDLETON for the uses and purposes aforesaid.
Item I give and bequeath to the children of my deceased daughter MARY PENN dec'd i.e. JOHN, PHILLIP, MOSES, THOMAS, CATHERINE and MARY to each of them Twenty Pounds Current money of Virginia.
Item I give and bequeath to my Grandson JOHN PENN son of my daughter CATHERINE, one hundred pounds Curt. money of Virginia.
Item I give and bequeath to the children of my dec'd son PHILLIP TAYLOR one hundred & sixty pounds curt. money of Virginia, i.e. to JAMES TAYLOR one hundred pounds, the other sixty between the other three in equal proportion
Item I give my Desk to ELIZABETH TAYLOR daughter of my son JOSEPH TAYLOR
Item All the rest of my estate of what nature or kind so ever I give to be divided equally among my six children now living i.e. EDMUND, JOHN, WILLIAM & JOSEPH TAYLOR, ISABELLA HOPKINS and ELIZABETH BULLOCK, to be divided by sale amicably among themselves & if any of my said six children should die before such division ten it is my will that the heirs or assigns of such child dying have the proportion of such child.
Lastly I constitute and appoint my four sons EDMUND, JOHN, WILLIAM & JOSEPH TAYLOR my Executors of this my last Will and Testament and to which I do hereunto set my hand and seal this 16th day of March 1780.
Sign'd Sealed & published by the Testator in presence of
Granville County ss May Court A.D. 1780
This Will was duly proved by the Oath of MILES KING & JOHN BRODIE and order'd to be recorded then JOHN TAYLOR esq. qualified as executor to the said Will
Teste: REUBEN SEARCY
|November Court 1787
Item I give and bequeath to my sister ELIZABETH BULLOCK two Negroes PETER and KEZAR to be delivered the Xmas after my decease, and after my wife's decease six other Negroes Vizt. TOM and his blacksmith's tools, GEORGE, AGGA, MARY & PHILLIS with all their future increase and at the death of my said sister my Will and desire is that all the Negroes herein bequeathed shall be equally divided among the children of her former husband JAMES LEWIS and her present husband WILLIAM BULLOCK who are living at the time of my said sister's decease.
Item My will and desire is that COLONEL WILLIAM BULLOCK have his grist ground toll free in the mill left to the use of my wife during her natural life.
|Former resident of Granville County, North Carolina. Heirs: daughters Frances Ridley, Elizabeth Burton,
and Agatha Burton; granddaughters Sarah Ridley, Elizabeth Burton, Francis R. Burton, Polly Ridley, Nancy (*Salenhite), Elizabeth Alexander;
grandsons James Ridley, Robert Ridley, John Henderson, Leonard Henderson; great granddaughter Frances (Francis R. Burton); and great grandson Frank
N. M. Burton. Francis R. Burton is the daughter of James Menes Burton and Elizabeth his wife. Witnesses: Thomas Mitchell and John Petteway.
Executor: great grandson Frank N. M. Burton. Recorded 24 October 1838. Wilson County, Tennessee Wills & Inventories, Book 9 (1837 - 1839), Pages
317-321 (Source #6).
(Note: This will was filed in both Granville Co.,NC and Wilson Co.,TN, and judging from the fact that it says "former resident of Granville...", Agnes must have recently moved to TN before she died. * Also, the surname for the granddaughter was likely to have actually said "Satterwhite" rather than "Salenhite" since her daughter, Ann Keeling, was the wife of Thomas Satterwhite.)
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