WILL OF DUDLEY SNEED, OF GRANVILLE,
This Dudley Sneed was probably the son of Phillip Sneed of Granville County, North Carolina. His Death Notice was posted in the Raleigh Register, on Oct. 21, 1830. (Early North Carolina Settlers, 1700’s –1900’s, Marriage and Death Notices 1826 – 1845, Pg.322).
I have transcribed this will from a photocopy of the original housed at the North Carolina Archives, CR 044.801.35, to be freely used as required.
In the name of God, Amen.
That I Dudley Sneed of the County of Granville and State of North Carolina being very low in health but in sound mind knowing that it is appointed for all men to die, do make and adorn this to be my last will and testament, (viz) 1st I recommend my Love to God who gave it and my body to be buried in a decent manner. 2. That all my Inst. Debts be paid. The balance of my real and personal estate, including chash (sic) on hand and debts due me, I leave and bequeath to my Brothers children that are now born or may be hereafter, and it is my will that my Brother shall take the Negroes provided they are willing to live with him. Should they not, my Executor is requested to sell them, and put the money at interest for the benefit of my brothers children. And it is my will that William Sneed of the County above mentioned be my whole and sole executor.
Signed and sealed in the presence of us this 19th, Sept. 1830.
Henry M Clay Dudley Sneed (seal)
Sol. W. Griffin (jurat) by. Sol. M. Griffin at his request.
State of North Carolina
Granville County February 4, A.D. 1831
The execution of the foregoing last will and testament of Dudley Sneed deceased was duly proven on oath in open Court by Solomon M. Griffin one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. At the same time came forward William M. Sneed named as the Executor in said will and duly qualified as such.
(On an additional note attached)
Dudley Sneed’s Last Will to be handed to William Sneed.
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