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Will of Eady Adcock, 3/4/1839
Submitted by Heather Blair

Granville County Wills
Vol. 15
1840-1844

I Edy Adcock of the County of Granville and State of North Carolina being of sound and disposing mind do make and publish this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills. My immortal spirit I recommend to God under the firm hope and trust that he will accept of it through the merits and mediation of my Blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and as to these worldly goods which it hath pleased God to bestow upon me I dispose of in the following manner to wit Ė

1st I give to Nicholas G. Jones son of Henry W. Jones one choice bed and furniture, one chest; seven chairs, one pot, one oven, all my stock of hogs, sheep and cattle to him and his heirs forever.

2nd I give to David P. Jones one colt and the sum of twenty dollars to him and his heirs forever.

3rd I give to Sollomon W. Jones the sum of twenty dollars to him and his heirs forever.

I give to William H. Jones one bed and furniture to him and his heirs forever. I give to Sary Jones wife of Henry W. Jones one sorrel mare and my earthen ware, knives & forks, and my clothes to her and her heirs forever. I give my side saddle to Nancy Jones daughter of Henry W. Jones to her and her heirs forever. ---

I give to Henry W. Jones all my crop and all other property that I possess at my death that is not otherwise disposed of in the foregoing clauses of my will, and if I should not leave money enough on hand to pay the sums given in 2nd and 3rd clauses of my will, the said Henry W. Jones is to pay the said sums or sell so much of my crop as will discharge the aforesaid gifts.

Lastly I do hereby appoint my friend Henry W. Jones my Executor to this my last will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 4th day of March 1839.

Eady Addcock
X her mark

In the presents [sic] of
Wm Clement
L. Bennett

North Carolina
Granville County

February Court
A.D. 1842

The execution of the last will and Testament of Eady Adcock decd was duly proven on oath in open court by Wm Clement & L. Bennett subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded a the same time came forward Henry W. Jones named Executor in said will.

Witness
Jas M. Wiggins clk

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Will of Stephen Beasley
Contributed by Heather Blair
 

North Carolina
Granville County
Wills Vol. 20
1855-1859

p. 340

I Stephen Beasley of the County of Granville State of North Carolina being of sound mind and of [?] memory do make this my last will and testament in manner and from following viz:

Item 1st. My will and desire is that my Executor hereinafter named shall pay all my just debts out of the first money that may come into his hands of my estate.

Item 2nd. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Nancy Smith and her heirs forever the sum of fifty dollars to be paid to her by my said Executor.

Item 3rd. I give and bequeath unto my Grandson James Troup Beasley, son of John P. Beasley, deceased and his heirs forever the sum of fifty dollars to be paid to him by my said Executor.

Item 4th. I give and bequeath unto my three sons, Robert, Fleming and Stephen and my son Jamesís widow Mary A. Beasley and their heirs forever the remaining part of my estate both real and personal, and perishable of every description to share and share alike to be allotted valued and drawn for in the usual way. (But if my said Executor should think it best to sell the land he can do so either publicly or privately). The lot or partition of my estate that my son Jamesís widow shall draw shall belong to her during natural life or widowhood, and if she should marry then and in that case the lot or portion she may draw from my said estate shall be equally divided between her and the children of my said son James deceased, and at her death for the said children to heir[?] it equally.

Item 5th. It is my will and desire that my two old negro men Isaac and Jack may have choice of homes with my children and that my said Executor make provision for the same.

And I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Stephen Beasley Jun. my lawful Executor to execute this my will and testament according to the true intent and meaning of the same. In witness whereof I the said Stephen Beasley do hereunto set my hand and seal this ____ day of Apr[?] 1854.

Stephen Beasley {seal}

Published and declared by the said Stephen Beasley to be his last will and Testament in the presence of us.

William Thorp
G. W. Ferrill

North Carolina
Granville County
November Court 1854

The execution of the foregoing last will and Testament of Stephen Beasley, deceased was duly proved in open court by the oath of William Thorp and George W. Ferrill the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and filed. At the same time came forward Stephen Beasley Jun. named as Executor in said will and duly qualified as such.

Witness
A. Landis, clk

p. 442
North Carolina
Granville County
Court of Please and Quarter Sessions
November Term 1857

On motion ordered that Thomas Smith, Peterson Thorp, Richard Thorp, Dudley A. Gooch and Joseph H. Gooch [?] and they are hereby appointed commissioners to divide the real and personal estate of Stephen Beasley Sen. Deceased amongst those entitled to the same according to the directions mentioned in his last will and testament and make report thereof to the next term of this court.

Witness
A. Landis

State of North Carolina
Granville County

We the undersigned commissioners appointed by the County Court of Granville November Term to value and appraise and divide the both personal and real Estate of the late Stephen Beasley Dec as the will directed met on the premises on the twenty sixth day of November 1857 and did value appraise and lot off the said Estate as follows.

Negroes Lot No. 1 viz.
Spotswood valued at twelve hundred dollars, Julia at $1100.00 Rhoda at $80.00. This lot drawn by Stephen Beasley making $2380.00 dollars.

Lot No 2. Silas valued at $1250.00 Rose $1100.00, Nice $63.00 making $2413 this lot drawn by Robert Beasley.

Lot No 3. Judy valued at $1000 dollars Hanna and child Mary Alice valued at $1260 making $2360 Dollars. This lot drawn by Mary Beasley.

Not No 4 the tract of land containing 102 Acres valued at $528 Dollars Eliza at $540 Dollars Mollie at $180 Dollars Harry at $225 Dollars. Debt due from Felming Beasley to the said estate of $1081.67 making $2554.67. This lot drawn by Fleming Beasley. Each share being $2414.41.

Now it is [?] that Fleming Beasley pay to Stephen Beasley the sum of $34.41 and that he pay to Robert Beasley the sum of $1.41 and to Mary Beasley the sum of $54.41 making each [??] share $2414.41.

Now and old man Jack belonging to said Estate which by the last will of said Stephen Beasley was ordered that he should choose his own home. It is ordered that Stephen Beasley be allowed the sum of fifty dollars for keeping the said negro during life.

All of which is respectively submitted to your worship given under our hands and seals day and date above written.

M. T. Smith
Richard Thorpe
Dudley S. Gooch
M. D. Royster

[The inventory of the estate included these 15 slaves:]
Jack, Dick, Julia, Eliza, Rhoda, Statewood, Lish, Nice, Titus, Hanna, Mary, Alice, Molly, Judy, and Harry

[Lisha was sold to Robert Beasley on Nov 27, 1858 for $695.]
 

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Will of Henry W. Jones
Contributed by Heather Blair

Granville County, North Carolina
Book 23, page 34

In the name of God Amen.
I Henry W. Jones of the county of Granville state of North Carolina do make publish & declare this to be my last Will & Testament as follows:

First. I will and direct that the whole of my estate both real and personal be sold by my Executor upon such credit as he may think best and my Executor is directed to vest the sum of four-hundred dollars in a suitable tract of land for the sole separate & exclusive use of my daughter Alice Beasley during her natural life and at her death I give the land so purchased to her four children [canít read this word] Sarah J. Beasley, Texann Beasley, Robert B. Beasley and Joseph Beasley. I also direct that my said Executor have laid off by two disinterested men one years support to my said Alice Beasley and her children then living with her.

Secondly. I will and direct that my said Executor give to Robert B. Beasley and Victoria Waller each the sum of two hundred dollars to be paid to them in such installments as may best promote their education

Thirdly. The residue arising from said sale of my property and all money which may be due, with all that may be on hand at my death shall be divided equally between my children, Solomon W. Jones, Nicholas G. Jones, Henry S. Jones, Benjamin F. Jones, Susan Currin, Edward H. Jones, Nancy Jenkins, Alice Beasley and Caroline Yarbrough. But the share of my said daughter Alice Beasley, is to be vested in my Executor for the sole separate and Exclusive use and benefit of my said daughter during her life and at her death to be equally divided amongst her surviving issue per [canít read this word]. and the portion or share of my daughter Nancy Jenkins is given subject to any and all sum of money I may thereafter pay as the surety of her husband B. F. Jenkins.

Fourthly. All the gifts of property real or personal which I have heretofore made to any of my children are hereby confirmed.

Fifthly. I appoint my son Edward H. Jones, sole Executor to this my will, and he is to receive two and a half per cent on the amount of sale made by him and no more in full of the commissions for his services as Executor.

Sixthly. I wish my Executor at the charge of my estate to have the family burying ground walled in with a neat and substantial fence and the head stone placed properly at the head of my deceased wife and myself.

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 1st day of October 1868
Signed sealed published
and [canít read this word] in presence of
L.A. Paschall
A. Landis

H. W. Jones {seal}


I give in this codicile to the written will as follows
I give to my son Nicholas G. Jones of Kentucky in addition to what has already been given him my silver [lever?] watch.
I give to Sarah Jones wife of my son Nicholas G. Jones, one set of silver tea spoons with the letters on the handle.

November 17, 1870
H. W. Jones

Witness
L.A. Paschall
A. Landis

C. Betts
Probate Judge.
 

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Will of Thomas Voss
Contributed by Heather Blair

Granville County Wills, Vol. 20, p. 244

In the name of God amen
I Thomas Voss do make & declare this my last will & testament as follows, to wit:

I give to my beloved wife Lucy Voss the whole of my estate to have & enjoy the same for and during her natural life. After the death of my wife, I direct that my negroes be valued by five men chosen by my children, and all the rest of my property of every description be sold, and my whole estate, the valuation of my negroes above directed to be observed in all cases divided as follows, to wit:

I give to my son Thomas Voss, and to my sons-in-law James U. Satterwhite, Fleming Beasley, Joseph Howard, one dollar each. I direct then that one sixth part of my estate after adding to it the sum of one hundred & thirty-three dollars & thirty-three cents be equally divided between the children of my son Thomas Voss by his first wife Phebe Howard. One sixth part, after adding to it the sum of two hundred & thirty-three dollars and thirty-three cents, to be equally divided between the children of James Y. Satterwhite by his first wife Martha Voss. One sixth part, after deducting from it the sum of three hundred & sixty six dollars & sixty-six cents, to be equally divided between Salley P. Bailey & the children of Thomas S. Beasley dec. Sally P. Bailey taking one half: one sixth Part, after deduction from it the sum of two hundred & sixty six dollars & sixty-six cents, to my son William W. Voss to the use of my son Robert H. Voss during his life, and at his death to his children if any, & if none, then to William Hunt son of my daughter Elinor. One sixth part, after adding thereto the sum of four hundred & thirty three dollars and thirty-three cents, to my son William W. Voss. One sixth part after deducting from it the sum of one hundred & sixty six dollars & sixty-six cents to my son William W. Voss, as trustee for my daughter Elinor Howard, to be used as she & the said trustee may deem proper, and at her death the remainder to be equally divided between her children by Edward Hunt. It is further my wish, & I direct my executor to pay to my son Robert H. Voss, out of the share of my estate above given to the children of Thomas Voss, the sum of two hundred & sixteen dollars with interest from the fifth day of June A.D. 1840, in satisfaction of a fund due me from said Thomas, and which I have assigned to the said Robert. I further direct that my executor pay to my son Robert H. Voss, out of the share of my estate above given to Sally P. Bailey & the children of Thomas S. Beasley, whatever sum or sums the said Robt. May have been obliged to pay as surety for the said Thomas S. Beasley. I do hereby appoint my wife Lucy and my son Robert H. Voss my executors and direct that they shall not be required to give security.

Thomas Voss
Signed sealed & delivered
In the presence of us
12 March 1853
Saml. Wait
Stephen Sandford

North Carolina
Granville County
May Court 1857

The execution of the foregoing last will and testament of Thomas Voss deceased was duly proved in open court by the Oaths of Samuel Wait, and Stephen Sanford. The subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be registered and filed. At the same time came forward Robert H. Voss and Lucy Voss named as executor and executrix in said will and duly qualified as such.

Witness
A. Landis clk.

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Will of Sarah Webb -August 1, 1856
Submitted by Heather Blair
Granville County Wills, Vol. 20, p. 188

In the name of God Amen
I, Sarah Webb, of the County of Granville and State of North Carolina do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form as follows

1st. It is my will and desire that money left by me and a Negro Boy named Dolphin be used for the support and comfort of my Father, Thomas Webb, and to this end I wish my executor, hereinafter named, to take charge of such money as may be left by me, and said Negro boy Dolphin, and to hold the same for the purpose above named, and if the money should be insufficient together with profits of said Dolphin labor from the comfortable support of my Father, then it is my will and desire that my executor sell the said Dolphin upon such time and terms as may be best, permitting the said Dolphin to choose him a master or mistress at fair valuation.

2nd. It is my will and desire, after my Fatherís death, that all money which may be left, including that divided from the sale of Dolphin, shall be equally divided among my Brothers and Sisters, and such as may be dead, then their children to represent their deceased parent, and take such share of my Estate as their Mother or Father have taken had they been living.

Item 3rd. It is my will and desire that the share or portion of my Estate which may be going to Thomas Beasley in right of his wife Ann Ė shall be held by my executor in Trust for the said Ann for support and at her death to go to her children.

Item 4th. My will and desire is that my bed clothing and furniture be equally divided among my sisters with the exception of the bed which I use and that I give to Sarah E. Allen daughter of Leins P. Allen.

Item 5th. It is my will and desire that James Thomas Webb be my executor to settle any estate payable just debts and necessary expenses and hold the property or money as above divided in trust for the purposes above stated, and then to divide the same according to the directions above given, after the death of my Father.

By testimony whereof I hereby sign and publish this my last will and testament this the 1st day August 1856.

Sarah Webb

Witnesses
James A. Smith
M. L. Smith

North Carolina
Granville County
November Court 1856

The execution of the foregoing last will & testament of Sarah Webb, Deceased, was duly proven in open court by the oath of James A. Smith, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and filed. And at the same time came forward James T. Webb, named as executor in said will and duly qualified as such.

Witness
A. Landis clk

[Dolphin was sold to L. T. Allen for $1250.00, recorded November 1, 1858]
 

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