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Will of Seth "Ty" Pettypool
Dated Nov 12, 1838, Proved Nov 1843
N.C. Dept. of Archives - Granville Co., NC wills - CR 044.801.31
Contributed by Betty Poole Rose

In the name of God Amen. I Seth Pettypool of the county of Granville and state of North Carolina being in a low state of health but in perfect sound mind, do by these presence make and ordain this my last will and testament seting (sic) aside all others.
1. It is my wish and desire that my beloved wife Elizabeth Pettypool should have all my estate during her life to hold in peaceable possession so long as she should live, consisting of land, stock, negroes, house hold and every thing that I possess.
2. It is my wish and desire that after the death of my said wife Elizabeth Pettypool all my land estate(?) much or little should be eaqueally (sic) divided between my son Seth Pettypool and my son Alexander Pettypool.
3. It is my wish and desire that the remainder of my Estate after giving my son Seth Pettypool and Alexander Pettypool one bed and furniture each, and also unto my daughter Dosha Pettypool one bed and furniture and one side saddle and to my daughter Patsy Tailor Pettypool one bed and furniture and one side saddle, to be sold and after paying all my just debts to be divided in the following manner.
4. It is my wish and desire that my son Thomas Pettypool should have the sum of one dollar.
5. It is my wish and desire that my granddaughter Elizabeth Daniel be paid the sun of one dollar and the remainder of my estate to be eaqually (sic) divided between my other six children in the following manner:
1. that my daughter Sally (Averett or Avery?)'s part shall be eaually (sic) divided between all her children.
2. and also that my daughter Elizabeth Melton's(Milton?) part be eaqually divided between her two sons, Stephen Melton and William Melton.
3. also one portion to my son Seth Pettypool
4. and also one portion to my daughter Dosha Pettypool
5. and also one portion to my daughter Patsy T. Pettypool
6. and also one portion to my son Alexander Pettypool
I also leave my son Seth Pettypool and my son Alexander Pettypool my executives to my last will and testament as witnessed I hereunto set my hand and affix my seal this day and date above mentioned.
Seth Pettypool (his mark)
Witnessed by Gabriel Jones and William P.______?
The execution of this will took place in November Court, 1843. Gabriel Jones came forth as a witness, and Seth P. Pool, named as an executor, was duly qualified as such.

 

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Noble Alexander Pool
Made Apr 25, 1887, Proved May 7, 1889
NC Archives - CR 044.801.31
Contributed by Betty Poole Rose

Know all men by these presents that I, N. A. Pool of the County of Granville and State of North Carolina do this day make this my last will and testament. First I will that all of my just debts be paid if there be any, after which I will to my wife Nancy G. Pool my entire estate both real and personal during her life or widowhood, and after her death or marriage, I will that my property be divided between my children as follows Viz. that my daughters Sallie B. Sanford, Rebecca J. Pool and Mary A. Gawdon(sic) have twenty five dollars each, in money, and if there should not be enough money for that purpose it must be taken out of the proceeds of my personal property, and if there be a remainder, I will that such remainder be equally divided between all of my children Viz, James S. Pool, William L. Pool, Stephen Pool, John A. Pool, Sallie B. Sanford, Rebecca J. Pool and Mary A. Gawdon (sic), then will to my sons Stephen Pool and John A. Pool my dwelling house with the surrounding out houses with one hundred acres of land attached thereto, to be laid off according to their, Stephen Pool and John A. Pool, wish. I then will that in case that either Stephen Pool or John A. Pool should die without an heir, that his share of said property be the property of the surviving brother, either Stephen Pool or John A. Pool as the case may be. I then will that the balance of my land be equally divided between my other children Viz. James S. Pool, William L. Pool, Sallie B. Sanford, Rebecca J. Pool and Mary A. Gawdon (sic).

I have as my executors my sons James S. Pool and William L. Pool and request that this will be carried out exactly as written, without any contention whatever by any of the legatees. As witnessed my hand and seal this the 25th day of April 1887.

N. A. Pool

Signed in the presence of RT. Chandler and John King

On May 7, 1889, James S. Pool and William A. Pool declared in Superior Court that the property of N.A. Pool consisting of Real and Personal property was worth about $2000.00. That the Real Estate is worth $1500 and the Personal property about $500.
 

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Will of Seth P. Pool
Dated Oct 9, 1850
N.C. Dept. of Archives - Granville Co., NC Wills - CR 044-801.31
Contributed by Betty Poole Rose

In the name of God Amen, I Seth P. Pool of the County of Granville and state of North Carolina, being of sound mind and ____ memory, do make and declare this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all other wills by me heretofore made.
Item 1st that after paying my Burial and funeral expenses out of the first money coming into the hands of my Executor he my said Executor shall pay off immedially (sic) out of any money I may have or leave in bonds or otherwise, all of my just debts should I owe any at my decease.
Item 2nd, I give and bequeath to my Beloved Brother Noble Alexander Pool, my tract of land containing one hundred acres lying on the Waters of Aarons creek. I also give and Bequeath to my said Brother NA Pool my two negro boys, Ralph and Thomas.
I also give to him my said Brother all the stock of hogs, horses, cows, sheep and plantation tools all my household and kitchen furniture, and all and every pieces (?) of property whereof I may be seized and processed at my death whether it be in land, negroes, money, bonds account, stock, household or any other property whatever.

So that it is my intention to make him my said Brother Noble A. Pool my sole heir. I also appoint my said Brother Noble A. Pool my executor to collect and pay off my Debts and for any purpose in which it will be necessary to act. Witnessed my hand and seal this 9th Oct., 1850.

Seth P. Pool (his mark)

Witnesses: ___F. Royster and W. A. Philpot

 

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Will of Robert Sandford, Sr.
Made Feb 16, 1820, Proved 1823
N.C. Dept. of Archives Granville Co., NC Wills CR 044.801.34
Contributed by Betty Poole Rose

The name of God amen. The 16th day of February Eighteen hundred and twenty. I Robert Sandford Senr. of the county of Granville and state of North Carolina, being weak in body, but of sound and perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God for it. Calling to mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die. Do make and ordain this my last will and testament (that is to say) principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hands of god that gave it, and as for my body I recommend to earth, to be buried in a christian like manner. And as to scattering such worldly estates wherewith it hath pleased god to bless me in this life, I give, desire, and dispose of in the like manner and form, following that is to say Item, In the first place I lend to my beloved wife Mary Sandford the tract of land whereon I now live, also two Negroe (sic) men named Philip and Henry, also fore (sic) cows and calves, also ten head of Sheep, also twenty head of hogs, also one feather bed and Furniture, also all my flock of geese also all the kitchen furniture also two choice horses, also if she chooses to keep any of my house hold furniture. (that is to say) cupboard chests, tables, earthing (sic) ware, pewter knives and folks(sic). {can't read the word} it is my will for her to keep during my widow. Item, I give and bequeath to my two youngest sons, Thomas J. Sandford and John Y. Sandford Fore Negroes by name Patty {can't read} Clark and Mary, also two feather beds and furniture also one horse bridle and saddle a piece, also the tract of land where on I now live containing two hundred & seventy one acres after Gabriel's hundred acres is taken off, at my wife's death or marage (sic) also my cupboard and clock to them and their heirs forever.
Item: I give to my son Stephen Sandford one hundred acres of land, one cow and calf one feather bed and furniture which he has all ready received to him and his heirs forever.
Item: I give to my son Robert Sandford Junr one hundred and thirteen acres of land one feather bed and furniture which he has already received, to him and his heirs forever.
Item: I give to my two sons, Ambrose Sandford and James Sandford two Negroe boys named Joseph and Brumswic for them to divide them as they see cause also one feather bed and furniture a piece to them and their heirs forever.
Item: I give to my Daughter Sarah Wilkerson one Negroe woman named Leucey (?) to her and her heirs for ever.
Item: I give to my Daughter Louicy anna (sic) Sandford one Negroe woman named Eddy also one Feather bed and furniture to her and her heirs forever.
Item: I give to my son Gabriel Sandford one hundred acres of land adjoining of Semon (Lemon?) Puryears land also one negroe boy named Kit also one Feather bed and furniture to him and his heirs for ever.
Item: I give to my Daughter Elizabeth Obrian children Robert & Sarah an Equal part with my first children, which I consider to be my Daughter Elizabeth part, to them and their heirs for ever.
Also it is my will and desire that all my Negroe property that is not mentioned (and also Philip and Henry at my wife's death or Marage {sic}) shall be Equally divided among all my first children, also it is my will that my two youngest children shall come in with an Equal share of all my stock and household & kitchen furniture that is not mentioned, with my first children, at the death of my wife or marriage.
Also I make and ordain my son Robert Sandford Junr and my friend Robert Harris my only and sole Executors of this my last will and testament, and I do hereby uterly (sic) disallow, revoke and disannull (sic) all and every other former testament and legacies Requests and Executors by me in any ways before the time named willed, and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal, the day and date above written.

Robert Sandford (his mark)

Witnesses: Irby Smith and Charles Smith

 

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Will of Robert Sandford, Jr.
Made Oct 18, 1858
NC Dept, of Archives Wills - Box CR 078.508.59
Contributed by Betty Poole Rose

In the name of God Amen. The 18 of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty eight I, Robert Sanford of the county of Granville State of North Carolina, being of sound mind and memory, but yet mindful of the uncertainty of life do make and ordain this my last will and testament. That is to say, I give, bequeath and dispose of it in the manner following.
Viz, First I give to my beloved wife Martha the control and management of all my lands and negros together with my live stock of every discription likewise my house hold and kitchen furniture and plantation tools of every sort to have and to hold for her own and her childrens benefit during her natural life or widowhood, or so long as they may make a handsome support, but otherwise to be sold and the proceeds the aforesaid property to be equally divid (sic) among my children, but allowing her to retain enough for her own support.

Secondly, I will that my lands and money be equally divided among my children each to have his or her equitable part as they marry or become of lawful age and in the event that any one of them should die with out heirs, his or her proportion of said lands or money to be equally divided among the surviving children.

Item I will and desire my friends Reuben M. Royster and James L. Sanford, shall execute this will but in the event of noncompliance, or incapacity so to do, the execution is left with the county court and succesors in office of the county of Granville and State of North Carolina.

Item in conclusion I will my debts all paid, my soul to God who gave it and my body to the dust from whence it came.

Robert Sanford (his mark)

Signed sealed and executed this the 18th of october in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and fifty eight, and in the presence of us

R. D. Jones and R. M. Royster
 

 
 

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