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Benjamin Kimbell, 1794


First it is my Will and disire that all my Just Debts be fully paid and Satisifed.

 Secondly. I give and bequeath unto my Son David KIMBELL two negroes by name Anaha and Charna and their increase to him and his Heirs and assign forever.

Thirdly I give and bequeath unto my Son James Kimbell four Negroes by Name Betty, Jiney, Andrew and Lelah with their increase to him and his Heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath to my Son Benjamin Kimbell Four Negroes by name of Mingo, Rose, Esther & Hanah and their increase to him and his Heirs forever--

Item. I lend to my Son William Kimbell one Negro man by name Bob also one girl by name Lucy during his Natural life. Provided he should have a Lawful Heir or Heirs, it is my desire that such heir or Heirs should inherit them forever. Also I give the said William Kimbell two Cows and Calves and three young cattle--

Item. I give and bequeath to my son Leonard Kimbell two Negroes by name Riddle and Peg two Coes and Calves to him and his Heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath to my Son Ransom Kimbell three Negroes by Name Silvah, Judah and Peter and their increase to him and his Heris forever.

Item. I Lend my Son Charles Kimbell one Negro boy by name NED also one girl by name Susanna also my bay mair provided he my said Son should have Lawfull Heir or heirs it is my desire they should inherit the Estate. I do hereby appoint my Sons James, Benjamin and Ransom Guardians for him to Keep the Estate so as for him to have the use and not to --------------(Line illegible)

If my Sons William and Charles or either of them should die without Heir Lawfully begotten it is my Will that the Estate here left them should be equally divided between my surviving sons and their Heirs forever.

I give and bequeath to my Sons David and James Kimbell equally between them a had of Land containing by estimate Sixty Acres be it more or less adjoining the Tract they now live on.

Item. I give and bequeath to my Sons William and Ransom Kimbell my Land on Roan Oak equally between them and their Heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Rebecah ARMISTEAD the Sum of Twenty Pounds.

Item. I give and bequeath to my Grand Daughter Polly JONES one Cow and Calf, one feather bed and furniture to be delivered at her arriving at age of marriage. It is my Will and desire that the rest of my Estate not already given should be sold on Six Months' Credit and should there be a balance after paying all my Just debts I give it to be equally divided amongst my children.

Lastly. I nominate constitute and appoint my three sons by name James, Benjamin and Ransom executors to my Last Will and Testament in witness where of I have herunto set my hand and affixed my Seal this Twenty fifth day of August Anno Domini One thousand Seven hundred and Ninety four.

Signed Sealed and Delivered in Presence of E. KING, Junr, and Isabella JOHNSON (Mark).

By Benjamin Kimbell (his mark).

Note: Charles Kimbell died the following year, and Benjamin Kimbell Jr and Ransom Kimbell were the Executor to his estate.

Note: Charles Kimbell's estate indicates that Benjamin Kimbell Sr died on 25 August, 1794, meaning he created his will on the same day he died.



Will of Peter Kimbell
Written 1771, Filed 1779



In the Name of God Amen 26 May 1771. I PETER KIMBELL of Bute County in the Province of North Carolina being in Good health and of sound memory, but taking to mind the uncertainty of this Transitory Life and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die, do constitute and make this my last will and Testament in manner and form following; And first of all I give my Soul to God who gave it me and my body to Decently buried and for after my Debts and Funeral charges are paid, I begqueath my estate in nmanner and form following, that is to say that all my Estate both personal and Real shall be Equally Divided between my beloved wife and all my Children. Each one to take their proportion when my youngest child comes to Lawful age; and thereby Nominate and appoint William Johnson, my Son BUCKNER KIMBELL and JORDAN HARRIS Executors to this my Last Will and Testament, Given under my hand the day and year first above written.


Sealed and Delivered in presence of WILLIAM MOORE, LITTLE BEARY WHITE, SUSANNA MOORE.

Filed in Warren County, November Court, 1779. This last will and Testament of Peter Kimbell, Dec'd was prescribed in Court and proved by the oath of Little Berry White one of th Witnesses hereto and the same was ordered to be recorded, WILLIAM JOHNSON, one of the Executors refusing to Qualify. Test. THO. MACHEN. CC.



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