Will of Sarah Webb 8/1/1856
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 Father’s 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
– 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.
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.
James A. Smith
M. L. Smith
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.
A. Landis clk
[Dolphin was sold to L. T. Allen for $1250.00, recorded November 1,
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