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Will of Burwell Davis

Warren County North Carolina Will Book 39, Page 183 and 184, August Court 1846

 

In the name of God Amen, I, Burwell Davis of the County of Warren and State of North Carolina being of sound mind and memory do make and declare the following to be and contain my last will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made in manner and form as follows vizt it is my will that my estate be kept together for the support of my son Samuel Davis and my daughter Jane Powell until my debts are paid when a division is to take place as follows vizt --

Item 1 I give and bequeath to my daughter Sally Betty, her heirs and assigns One negro woman called Patience and her four daughters named Hicks, Caroline, Bett and Judy and their increase from and after this day.

2nd I give and bequeath to my daughter Jane POWELL one negroe woman called Cherry and her three children named Moses, Lucy and Bill and their increase from this time--

3rd I give and bequeath to my daughter Nancy FLEMING one negroe woman called Easter and her four children named Cherry, Mahaly, Mallissa and Ally and their increase from this day --

4th I give and bequeath to my son Edward DAVIS his heirs and assigns one tract of land containing three hundred acres more or less and bounded as follows vizt Beginning on the Road at Solomon Stallings Corner thence along the Road towards Davises Bridge to the old fork, thence a straight line to the wolf pit ford formerly called John CHEEKS great gate, thence down the wolf pit to Fishing Creek, thence down the Creek to Mrs. Pitchfords line, thence along his line to the Bridge. I also give to my son Edward the following negroes and their increase this time vizt Fanny, Charity, Eliza, Nelson, Joe and Demps --

5th I give and bequeath to my son John S. Davis his heirs and assigns the tract of land I purchased of Baxter and being all that part of the Baxter tract that I now own on the South side of the main State Road leading from Warrenton by W. H. Browns. I also give and bequeath to John S. Davis the following negroes and their increase from and after this time vizt Anson, Dick, Rody, Sarah and Ellen--- 6th I lend to Winifred Davis, widow of my son Richard Davis during her life time one negroe man called Nathan and at her death I give said Negroe to my daughter Jane Powell--

7th I give and bequeath to my son Samuel DAVIS his heirs and assigns all that part of the Baxter tract of land that I now own lying between the main Stage Road and the Bell Road containing 700 hundred acres more or less adjoining the lands of W.H. Browns and Richard DAVIS. I also give to my said son Samuel DAVIS his heirs and assigns all my tract of land whereon I now live except that part already devised to my son Edward, and I do desire that my son Samuel do let my daughter Jane POWELL live on the plantation where I now live as long as she may think proper. I also give to my son Samuel DAVIS all the rest and residue of my estate of every description as well real and personal except the money I may have on hand at my death which money and debts to be equally divided between my three sons Samuel, Edward and John S. Davis -- and I do hereby constitute and appoint my three sons Samuel, Edward and John S. DAVIS Executors to this my last will and Testament -- In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this 27th day of June in the year 1842 --------------------

Signed and acknowledged by Burwell
Burwell Davis (seal)
Davis to be his last will in our
presence----------------
W. C. WILLIAMS

Peter R. DAVIS

 

 

 

 

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