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Will of Henry Cawthorn-1846

Warren County Wills, Will Book 41, Page 45

In the name of God Amen I HENRY CAWTHORN of the County of Warren and State of No Carolina knowing the certainty of death & the uncertainty of life do make this my last Will and Testament revoking & hereby denying all other will or wills being at this time in sound mind & memory (blessed by God) in manner and form following
Item 1st. It is my will & desire that the sum of Two hundred Dollars be equally divided between the living sons of JOHN ALLEN by his first wife WINNEFRED now in the State of Georgia
Item 2nd. I will & bequeath to my nephew JAMES CAWTHORN son of VINCENT the sum of One Hundred Dollars & also to my niece BETSY DUNCAN daughter JAMES DUNCAN the sum of One Hundred Dollars
Item 3rd. It is further my will & wish that all my estate both real and personal of which I die seized & possessed be equally divided between my wife HAPPY W. CAWTHORN and my son JNO. V. CAWTHORN share & share alike
Item 4th. I will that all my just and lawful debts be paid out of such part of my Estate as my Executors may think proper and most inducive to the Interest of my family and I herein appoint my son JOHN V. CAWTHORN & my wife HAPPY W. CAWTHORN Exrs. to this my last will & Testament In witness I hereunto set my hand & seal this 27th August 1846.

HENRY CAWTHORN ("X" his mark)

Signed sealed & delivered in presence of
E. A. CHEEK (Jurat)
ABNER STEED (Jurat)

Warren County August Court 1850
The execution of this will was duly proved in Open Court by the oaths of ABNER STEED & E. A. CHEEK the subscribing witnesses thereto & on motion is ordered to be recorded whereupon JOHN V. CAWTHORN the Exr. therein named came into court - and qualified as such in due form of law.

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JNO. W. WHITE, Clk
 

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Will & Inventory of James Arrington-1851

Warren County, NC, Will Book 41, Page 190

In the name of God amen. I JAMES ARRINGTON of the County of Warren and State of North Carolina being in perfect mind and memory knowing that it is appointed for all men to die do make this last will in manner and form hereafter named

Item- I give to my son JOHN ARRINGTONs Heirs One Hundred Dollars.

Item- I give to my son JAMES ARRINGTON Four Hundred Dollars.

Item- I give to my son NICHOLAS ARRINGTON Four Hundred Dollars.

Item- I give to my son SAMUEL ARRINGTON Three Hundred Dollars.

Item- I lend to my daughter MARTHA STURDIVANT Four Hundred Dollars.

Item- I leave all the balance of my property after paying my just debts to be equally divided between my five last named children LEWIS ARRINGTON, ANN AYCOCK GIDEON ARRINGTON HENRY ARRINGTON and LITTLETON ARRINGTON.

I nominate my son LEWIS ARRINGTON and LITTLETON ARRINGTON my Executors to this my last will signed and sealed this the twenty fifth day of October A.D. 1851.

JAMES ARRINGTON

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ROBERT ARRINGTON
MARK P. PERRY

Warren County, November Court 1851
This paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of JAMES ARRINGTON was exhibited for probate and being proved by the oaths of ROBT ARRINGTON and MARK P. PERRY the subscribing witnesses thereto and was ordered to be Recorded. Whereupon LEWIS ARRINGTON and LITTLETON ARRINGTON the Executors therein named qualified thereto as such in due form.

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JNO. WHITE, Clk

Warren County, NC - Will Book 42
An account of Sales of the property belonging to the Estate of JAMES ARRINGTON dec'd sold December 4-5, 1851 by he Executors on a credit of nine months for all sums over three dollars. Three dollars & under Cash.
Following are a list of those who purchased the property, mostly household materials, barn & yard supplies, livestock:

Henry Arrington
Gideon Arrington
Manuel Ash
Ann Aycock
John J. Thornton
Samuel Williams
Willam Stokes Senr.
Abner Aycock
Willie Qualls
John Burgess
Eli Tucker
Dr. Robt. E. Williams
Robert Arrington
Wm. T. Williams
Henry Simms
Charles M. Cook
Hugh D. Conn
Nathaniel Shearin
William Stokes Junr.
William Edwards
Edward Shearin
Jim/James Evans
John Harney
Nicholas Shearin
John Harney
John Richardson
Robert Tucker
Dr. Mark Perry
Thomas Willams
Samuel T. Alston
Benj. Harris
John Gupton
Willis Tally
John Hardy
John Verser
M. P. Perry
James L. Arrington
Hugh D. Conn
Furney Southall
Erasmus Daniel
James Tucker
Thomas C. Williams
Jerry Riggan
William Wood
Robert Mills
Hardy Richardson
Kiah Copeling (Hesakiah Copeland)
Henry Richardson
Gid Richardson
Edward Conn
Josiah Solomon
F. W. Cyrus
George Tucker
Sandy Edwards
Jesse Richardson
Ab Richardson
Willis Jolly
Thomas Harris
William Burt
 

An Inventory of the property belonging to the Estate of JAMES ARRINGTON, dec'd taken by the Executors December 5, 1852; A listing of the Slaves:

The hire of Negroes on the 1st of January 1852-
Ephraim
Alfred
Sandy
Paton

To JAMES COLLINS & B. MANN & JAMES TUCKER-$260.00
Martha to ANN AYCOCK - 25.00
Leasy to GIDEON ARRINGTON - 13.00
Harriet to ROBERT ARRINGTON - 20.00
Nancy & child to JAMES COLLINS- 16.25
Expense for keeping Harry -
HENRY ARRINGTON 25.00

Included in the Estate of JAMES ARRINGTON, 1851

To the County Court of Warren
Nov'r Term A.D. 1853

The petition of LEWIS ARRINGTON, ANN AYCOCK, GIDEON ARRINGTON, HENRY ARRINGTON and LITTLETON ARRINGTON respectfully that they are tenants in common of the following slaves EPHRAIM, LEACY, NANCY, PEYTON, ALFRED, SANDY, HARRIET, MARTHA, DANIEL, LEAH and ANN, left to them by the last will & testament of JAMES ARRINGTON, dec'd.
And your petitioners being desirous of having division of said slaves made among these & to hold their respective shares in severalty pray your worships to appoint three freeholders unconnected with the parties & divide the said slaves giving to each aforsd. petitioners one share and if the said commissioners find it impossible to make an exact division then to divide the slaves as nearly as possible and affix the sum to be paid by each legatee receiving the larger value in slaves to each legatee or legatees receiving the less value in slaves & after so doing to report this proceedings under their hands and seals to the next term of this court. And your petitioners pray your worships for all further and general relief in the premises.

M. W. RANSOM
atto for Petitioners

In this case it is ordered by the Court, that EDWARD ALSTON, JOHN BURGESS and ARCH'D D. ALSTON be appointed commissioners to divide the slaves named in the above Petition according to the prayer thereof and to report their proceedings under their hands and seals to the next Term of this Court.

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JNO. W. WHITE, Clk
 

Agreeable to the order annexed, we the undersigned commissioners have proceded to divide the Negroes belonging to the Estate of the late JAMES ARRINGTON - To wit;

EPHRAIM, LEECY, NANCY, PEYTON, ALFRED, SANDY, HARRIET, MARTHA, DANIEL, LEAR and NANCY, between LEWIS ARRINGTON, ANN AYCOCK, GIDEON ARRINGTON, HENRY ARRINGTON, and LITTLETON ARRINGTON. We value the whole lot of Negroes at $5975, five thousand nine hundred and seventy five dollars. We find each distributive shear to be $1195 eleven hundred and ninety five dollars.

LITTLETON ARRINGTON drew lot No. 1 Negroe named SANDY valued at $975 nine hundred and Seventy five dollars and is to receive from HENRY ARRINGTON, GIDEON ARRINGTON, and LEWIS ARRINGTON $220 two hundred and twenty dollars.

ANN AYCOCKE drew lot No. 2 PEYTON and LEACY valued at $1075 one thousand and seventy five dollars and is to receive from HENRY ARRINGTON, GIDEON ARRINGTON and LEWIS ARRINGTON $120. One hundred and twenty dollars.

HENRY ARRINGTON drew lot No. 3 ALFRED and NANCY valued at $1350. thirteen hundred and fifty dollars and has to pay to LITTLETON ARRINGTON and ANN AYCOCK $155 one hundred and fifty five dollars.

GIDEON ARRINGTON drew lot No. 4 MARTHA and DANIEL valued at $1200 twelve hundred dollars and has to pay to LITTLETON ARRINGTON and ANN AYCOCKE $5, five dollars.

LEWIS ARRINGTON drew lot No. 5 HARRIET & child, ANN, EPHRAIM, and LEAH valued at $1375 thirteen hundred and seventy five dollars and has to pay LITTLETON ARRINGTON and ANN AYCOCKE $180, one hundred and eighty dollars.

JOHN BURGESS
A. D. ALSTON
EDW'D ALSTON

(above transcribed by Deloris Williams)

 

 


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