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Inventory of The Estate of Wood King
Will book 28, pg. 37 Warren Co. N.C.
 

 
Inventory of WOOD KING, dec'd. Taken by Henry Fitts, Admin. this 26th day of March 1825.

5 head of cattle, 13 head of hogs, 2 beds and; furniture, 2 pine chests, 1 copper table, 7 rush bottom chairs, 1 sofa, 3 copper dishes, 4 doz. plates, 6 knives, 6 forks, 2 pots, 2 basins, 1/2 doz. table spoons, 1 old oven pan, 1 pr. sod irons, 2 kegs, 1 butter churn, 1 shotgun, 1 mans saddle, cow tub, 2 barrels, 1 lot of old books, 1 cotton wheel, 1 pack of cards, 1 loom, corn fodder and; bacon, 1 slay, 3 plow horses, 2 axes, 1 pr. hedgers, 5 hoes, 1 hand ________, 1 drawing knife, 1 iron cross, 1 razor strap, 1 tobacco bore, washing tub, 1 pail, 1 raw hide.

 

(Posted by Kathy Welder)

 

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Estate Abstract of DUDLEY MINGA, 1857

 

Book 49 page 131 Warren Co Wills
DUDLEY MINGA
wife LYDIA-balance of estate, $1500.00
CALLYDONIA MINGA, daughter of WILLIAMSON MINGA $500.00
JESSE PITTARD, $1000.00
VITULY PITTARD & her heirs $500.00
WILLIAMSON MINGA $1000.00
MARTHA D. MINGA $500.00
CONFUSIOUS PITTARD $500.00
A. A. HUDGINS $200.00
If any left at death of Lydia
ELIZA LEIGH daughter of PETER MINGA $500.00
JOHN MINGA's children $1000.00
ALTHEAR SATERWHITE $500.00
Negros have prierlage of master $50.00
A. A. Hudgins Executer
 

(Posted by Joanna Burch)

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David H. Nunn Will-1814

 

Contributed by  Ron Thompson

In the name of God, Amen. I  David H. Nunn of the County of Orange, State of North Carolina, being indisposed in body, but of sound and deposing Mind & Memory do make and publish this as my last will and testament revoking all others. Viz. My will and desire is that upon my death all my property both real and personal be sold by my executors upon a credit of twelve months. 2nd that all my last debts be paid by my executors in as short a time as possible. 3rd My will and desire is that the proceeds of my property when sold be equally divided between my Mother, Elizabeth Nunn, my brothers Ilai Nunn. Hugh Nunn. My sisters, Edith (Nunn) Thompson, and Sally Nunn. With the proviso that my sister Sally Nunn shall in the first place have two hundred and fifty dollars. And then the division shall take place. My intention being that my said sister Sally Nunn shall receive two hundred and fifty dollars together with the remainder of my property to be divided between my Mother Elizabeth Nunn, my sisters Edith (Nunn) Thompson and my said sister Sally Nunn. And my brothers Hugh, Ilai. 4th My will and desire is that my executors pay the said sum of two hundred and fifty dollars to my sister Sally Nunn before any division of my property is made and as soon as convenient. I appoint Thomas Clancey, Hillsboro and Richard Thompson, my brother-in-law, executors of this my last will and testament this 21st day of March 1814.

Signed Sealed Published and declared
to be his his last Will and testament in the presence of
David H. Nunn

J. Witherspoon
F. Burnett


Last Will and Testament of David H. Nunn (21 March 1814)
Transcribed by Ron Thompson (15 June 2002)

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Henry Willis Martin, 7 Nov 1913

 

Contributor's Note:  The following is transcribed from a copy received from
Warren County, NC. Registrar Office

# in top left hand corner 584 on second page is 585. # in top middle first page is 342.

Will of Henry W Martin
North Carolina
Warren County

 
I, Henry W. Martin, of the aforesaid county and state, being of sound mind, but considering the uncertainty of my earthly existence, do make and declare this my last will and testatment:
1st - My beloved wife, Julia J. Martin, shall give my body a decent burial, suitable to the wishes of my friends and relatives, and pay all funeral expenses, together with all my just debts, out of the first moneys which may come into her hands belonging to my estate.
 
2nd - I give and devise to my children one dollar, to each, namely: - Annie F. Higgins, Henry W. Martin, Jr. Edward T. Martin, Rosa L. Faucett, Lena J. Wynn, Sue N. Martin, William D. Martin, Walter T. Martin, Carrie T. Martin, Mary E. Martin and Lillie S.. Midgett. The said one dollar, to each, to be paid by my beloved wife, Julia, out of my estate.
 
3rd - I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Julia J. Martin, what remains of my personal property of every kind after the above has been provided for.
 
4th - I also give and bequeath to my said beloved wife the tract of land on which I now reside, and all other lands I may own at the time of my death.
 
5th - My will and desire is that my said beloved wife take immediate possession after my death. Also, she may sell a part or all of the said lands.
 
In witness whereof,I, the said Henry W. Martin, do hereunto set my hand and seal this the 7th day of November, 1913.
 
Henry W. Martin (seal)
 

Signed, sealed, published and declosed by the said Henry W. Martin to be his last will and testament in the presence of us, who, at his request and in his presence, (and in the presence of each other) do subscibe our names as witnesses thereto.

E.C. Price     J. A. Dowtin

 
State of North Carolina
Warren County
In Superior Court,
Before J. R. Rodwell, Clerk
 
In Re Estate of
Henry W. Martin, deceased

Order for Probate of Will.
A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Henry W. Martin, deceased is exhibited in open court for probate by Julia J. Martin, widow of deceased; and the due execution thereof by the said Henry W. Martin, deceased, is duly proven by the oath and examination of E.C. Price and J. A. Dowtin, subscribing witnesses thereto, and it is further shown to the satisfaction of the Court by said witnesses that the said Henry W. Martin was, at the time of making said will of sound mind and memory, of full age to execute a will and under no restraint to their knowledge, information or belief.
It is thereupon considered, adjudged and decreed, that said proof is sufficient and according to law and that said paper writing contains the last Will and Testament of Henry W. Martin, deceased. And on motion is ordered the said Will be admitted to probate and recorded in the Book of Wills of Warren County and as such filed as provided by law in the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court of said.

(contributed by Betty Higgins Collins)

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Joseph Renn Will of 1833
 

Warren County, NC -

Will: Joseph Renn (sometimes spelled Wren), 1833
 
In this will, Joseph Renn mentions the date as being 1733, but it is signed and dated as 1833 so I'm not sure if this was simply a spelling error on his part or if he was unsure of the date when he was writing. I'm not sure why he lists the date as 1733 when it was, in fact, 1833.
 

The Will of Joseph Renn

 
March, th 31st in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirty three being in a very low state of health but perfectly in my right mind and not knowing how soon I must depart from this life, I have here got sot down how I want my affairs managed after I depart, that is to say, I gave unto my son - Green Ren my tract of land where on I now live, say one hundred acors and further I gave unto my two daughters Maray & Susanner twenty seven acors of land to be taken of the former tract to have as long as they keep single, and if they or either should marray, their part to go back to Green Ren. But my dear wife is to keep peasable personsann during her life. Further I gave
unto my daughter Polley one feather bed and furniture and further, I gave unto her daughter Salley one feather bed and furniture, and further I gave unto my son Zacharias Ren Daughter Marthay Ann two cows and two yearlings and to her daughter Elizabeth one cow and calf - I gave unto Tabitha Ren twenty dollars of my pension money and to Harday Fortner one bed and furniture, and to Manday Renn twenty dollars. My horse I want sold and a good gentle one bought out of the money for my wife and the over plush of the sale of my horse that it don't take to by my wife, the other horse is to go to my wife, and all my stock of cattle, hogs, and sheep, and household and kitchen furniture to be sold on a credit of nine months and out of the proceeds to pay all my just debts and then divide the balance equally amongst the whole of my aforesaid heirs. This my last will and testament signed and sealed in the presents of one aothy and all
                                                     His
                                     Joseph   X    Renn
                                                  Mark
 
Witnesses -

Thomas M. Renn
William Pardue

My son Green Ren is to be my executor
 
State of North Carolina)  May Superior 1833
Warren County
 
This last will and testament of Joseph Wren deceased was exhibited in open court for probate, and the execution thereof being proved by the oaths of Thomas M. Wren and William Pardue the subscribing witnesses thereto was ordered to be recorded whereupon Green Wren the Executor therein named came into court and qualified as such in due form of law and took upon himself the burden of the execution thereof.

                                     Test. C. Drake C.M.C.C.
 

 

(contributed by Linda Bowen)
 

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Bute County, North Carolina - Wills
Will of William Rieves
Probated February 1778
Bute County, North Carolina
 

In the name of God Amen I William Rieves of the province of North Carolina in the County being very Sick and weak of body but in perfect mind and memory thanks being given to god for the Same Calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die I make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to Say principally and first of all I give and recommend my Soul to the hands  of almighty God that giveth it and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but general Risurection I Shall the same again By the Mighty of God and as touching Such worldly Estate where With it is pleas God to bless me with in this life I give divide and dispose of the same in the following manner and form

First I leave to my beloved wife (Elender) Rieves during her life her widowhood after my just debts are paid all and singuld my Estate Excepting to Fredrick Rieves one shot gun to Richard Rieves one shot gun to _______ Reeves one shot gun to _______ Reeves one shot gun and to after her diseace to be equally divided amongst my Children Fredrick Rieves and Henry Freeman I make my executors of this my last will and testament and I hereby _____ disallow revoke and disonul all and every other former testament wills _____ bequeaths and Executors by me in any wise made Willed and bequeathed Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last Will and testament in witness where of I has here unto set my hand and seal this 15 day of October in the year of our lord 1776 Signed Seald published purnounced and delivered by the Said    William Rieves as his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have here unto Subscribed our name
 
           his
Howel X Freeman, ___
         mark


             his
Fredrick X Rieves
           mark

             his
William  X   Rieves
            mark
North Carolina
Bute County February Court 1776
This will was presented in court and proved by the oath of Howell Freeman one of the witnesses hereto and the same was ordered to be recorded, And probate was granted to Frederick Reeves and Henry Freeman on the ___ who were Qualified accordingly

Test. Tho.s Maikon Cle.
 
 
(Contributed by Sonya Woosley)
 

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Last Will and Testament of William Henry RUDD
31st day of October 1853, A.D

Warren County, North Carolina

In the name of God Amen!

I, William Henry Rudd, Sen: of the County of Warren and State of North Carolina being of sound mind and disposing memory: but feeble in body, do hereby make and ordain this my last will and testament revoking all others:

First it is my will and desire that my body be decently buried and all my past debts paid.

2nd. I give and bequeath to my son-in-law James BALL my large Desk with the request that he will loan it to my son William L. Rudd during his natural lifetime.

3rd. I give to my grand daughter Sally Rudd - daughter of my son James Rudd the sum of twenty five dollars in cash [looks like orig wrote $50, then crossed out and put $25 -- and to the said James daughter Emily the chest of drawers at her father's house - and to his daughter Mary the sum of twenty five dollars also in cash.

4th. I give to my grandson - and name sake William D. BALL the sum of fifty dollars.

5th. I give to my grandson William Rudd son of John D. Rudd the sum of fifty dollars: and I give to my son John D. Rudd all the bonds I held against him.

6th. I give the sum of seventy dollars to my daughter Nancy Ball to be used as expenses in the location of the young and uncounted children of my late son Elizah W. Rudd. [??I think this must be 'Elijah'....not 'Elizah'??]

7th. I wish my late wife, Emily THOMAS and my own grave walled in with course flint rock at my expense - the price to be fixed by my Executor.

8th. I give to my son James G. Rudd the sum of fifth dollars in cash.

9th. I give the tract of land which I purchased in the County of Franklin, but have not gotten a deed for yet - containing about 150 acres to my son-in-law James Ball with the request that he will let my son William L. Rudd live on the same and use and cultivate it.

10th. I give to my daughter Nancy Ball all the property real and personal that I have not disposed of as well as all the monies left after bequest before named are distributed.

I hereby constitute and appoint my trusty friend Solomon G. WARD my sole and only Executors; as witness my hand and seal this the 31st of Oct. 1853. A.D.

Signed William RUDD, snor

Witness:
George ROUBAND
Rufus H. FORTNER (his mark)

 

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Will of John Shearin-1795

In the name of God, Amen, I, John Shearin of the county of Warren and State of North Carolina, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say after my just debts is payd;

I lend to my son Joseph Shearin's widow, one negro girl by the name of Philace during her lifetime or widowhood, and at her death or marriage I give it to her son, Danniel Shearin forever. I also lend to my son William Shearin's widow a negro girl name of Lucy, during her life or widowhood and at her death or marriage I give it to her son, Thomas Shearin forever, I also lend to my son Charles Shearren's widow a negro girl by the name of Judah, during her life or widowhood and at her death or marriage, I give it to her son, Charles Shearin, forever I also lend to my son Moses Shearin, one negro Girl by the name of Tab and my still til his son Moses Shearin arrives at the age of twenty one and then the said negro and still be equally divided between his two sons, Moses and Aaron Shearin, I give to them forever. I also give a negro boy by the name of Coling to my son John Shearin Forever, I also give a negro boy by the name of Jack, to my son Aaron Shearing forever, I also leave my land and six negroes, to witt: Old Roger and Judah, Roger's wife and Great Judah, young Roger, James, David to nine daughters; Mary Cimbrill, Elizabeth Thompson, Agnes Acree, Bekky Reggan, Curtice Kirk, Susanna Durham, Frances Bell, Sarah Crutchfield, Amy Walker, if living, if not for their children to have their parts intended for them and my will is my will is it should be equally divided, that is, the land and six negroes mentioned before. I also desire that my stock, household furniture, working tools, crop and such like things, may be sold and the money equally divided amongst all my children, both sons and daughters. My desire is that my negro Tom, may choose his master and not be sold as the other negroes are at publik sale, but to be sold by the executor to the master he chooses, for as much money as they can get and the money he fetches to be equally divided as the stock etc.

I hereby appoint Collen James Paine, Jesse Bell, Nathaniel Baxter executors of this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I hereby publish and declare this to be contained my last Will and Testament.

In the presence of:

Polly Baxter Peggy Baxter Nathl Baxter John Shearin (Seal)

Warren County November Court 1795 This will proved by oath of Nathl Baxter and is to be recorded whereupon letters of testimony was given to Jesse Bell, Exc. and who testifies of the recording, By: Zeke M. Duke, Clerk May ye 10th 1794

 

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Will of Tabitha Sledge
Warren County, NC - Will & Estate Records 1852

I Tabitha Sledge of the county of Warren and state of North Carolina being of sound mind and memory for which I thank God amen, Do think it proper to make this my last will and testament-

Firstly I wish all of my just debts paid Secondly I lend to my son Hubbard A. Sledge negro woman Lila and Haywood during his lifetime and at his death to be equally divided among his children-

Thirdly I lend to my son W. P. Sledge negro woman Ann during his lifetime and at his death to be equally divided among his children

Fourthly I lend to my son Alfred A. Sledge negro woman Mariah during his lifetime and at hia death to be equally divided among his children

Fifthly I appoint Thomas C. Harris and William P. Sledge Trustees for my daughter Elizabeth Johnston I leave to them negroes Charity and Ransom for her benefit during her lifetime and at her death to be equally divided among
her children-

Sixtly I lend to my daughter Mary T. Harris negro woman Margaret during her lifetime and at her death to be equally divided among her children. I give to Thomas C. Harris negro Turner

Eightly I give to my son Alfred A. Sledge the bond which I hold against him- Ninthly after all of my debts have been settled and then should there be any funds on hand I wish to be divided among my four children- Viz Herbert A.
Sledge, William P. Sledge, Mary T. Harris- what money that will be going to Elizabeth Johnston to be placed in the hands of Thomas C. Harris and William P. Sledge Trustees

Lastly I appoint Thomas C. Harris and my son Herbert A. Sledge Executors to this my last will and testament.

This the first day of July Annis Domino Eighteen Hundred and Fifty Two signed and sealed the day and date above mentioned I hereby set my hand and seal

Tabitha Sledge (seal)
Test

Mark P. Perry
George Harris
__________

Warren County August Court 1852.

This will was duly proved in open court by the oaths of Mark P. Perry and George Harris the subscribing witnesses, witnesses thereto and on motion was ordered to be recorded whereupon Thomas C. Harris and Herbert A. Sledge the executors named in said will came into open court and qualified as such in due form of law.

Test
Jno. W. White, Clerk

The foregoing is a true full and perfect copy of Tabitha Sledges will as appears of record in my office in Warren-

Given under my hand this 30th day of August AD 1854
Jno. W. White, Clerk


This will submitted by , great grandaughter of Alfred A. Sledge from an original copy held by her. Annie S. Woodard, 707 S. Crescent Drive, Smithfield, N.C. 27577

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