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Administrations: Michael RIGGAN, 1853
Warren County, NC -


Appraisal & Deficiencies of Estate of Michael RIGGAN

State of N.o Carolina }  Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions
        Warren County }  February Term  1853

Maria A. RIGGAN }  Petition for a years provisions
       Ex parte }

On motion it is ordered by the Court that Henry A. FOOTE J.P. and Asa GEORGE, W.m B. WILLIAMS and Gideon W NICHOLSON, freeholders, be appointed  Commissioners to view the personal estate of Mich.l RIGGAN dec.d, and to  allot and set apart to his widow the said Maria A. RIGGAN, so much of the  Crop, Stock & provisions belonging thereto as may be adequate to the support of herself and family for one year, and if there shall not be a sufficiency  on hand to afford such allowance, then to assess the deficiency in money,  and report their proceedings under their hands and seals to the next Term of this Court -
                               A Copy  Test
                                           Jn.o W. WHITE  Clk


State of N.o Carolina }
        Warren County }


Pursuant to an Order of Court made February Term 1853. to us directed  We the undersigned Commissioners after being duly sworn, Viewed the Estate  of Michael RIGGIN dec.ed, and have alloted and set apart to his widow Mariah A. RIGGIN for the support of herself & family the following Articles, for  one year, Viz,  one thousand pounds Bacon  one hundred & twenty five pounds of Lard  twenty  seven & half Barrels of Corn, four Bl.s flour, the kitch gar. 70 lbs Coffe   25 lbs Sole leather  one Kip skin.  one russet, side, 1 lb shoe thread  1 lb peper, 1 lb spice  1 lb Ginger  5 lb Coperas, one Bay horse, one horse  waggon, & geer one plough & geer, 2 Cows & Calves, 5 Ewes & Lambs  One sow  & pigs, 6 Shoats  2500 lb fodder, 4 lb wool  30 lbs Cotten  3 Loads of shucks 3 Bee hives  10 gallons of Vinegar  10 gallons of molasses  one Jar preserves one Jar of pickles, all the Soap & soap grease. all the poultry. one Bed &  furniture  one wheel & Cards. 6 Chairs. 20 lb tallow  one Bushel of potatoes,
& one pair of Andirons.

We further state and make that the allowance of one hundred & sixty five  dollars in money to supply the deficiency  The defeciency in the above allowance is 188 lbs Bacon  21 1/2 Bl. Corn   4 Bls flour, one sack of salt  150 lb sugar  70 lb offee, 25 sole Leather,  1 kip skin  one side of russet Leather, 1 lb shoe thred, 1 lb peper  1 lb  spice, 1 lb Ginger  5 lb Coperas  1400 lbs of fodder.  30 lbs Cotton. 3 Loads Shucks  10 gallons of Vinegar  10 gallons of Molasses & 20 lbs Tallow.
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All of which is respectfully submited as our report given under our hands
and Seals this 24th day of March 1853
     there are 6 in Family
                                          Henry A FOOTE  *seal*
                                          Gideon W NICHOLSON  *Seal*
                                          Asa GEORGE
                                           X  his mark
                                          W.B. WILLIAMS
Witness
M. MONTGOMERY

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[Bond, printed document, with blank spaces, into which are handwritten  entries for County, parties, sums, dates, personal pronouns, gender of  administrator, and signatures of witness & parties]

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA}
         Warren County }

Know all men by these presents, That we Aaron A HUDGINS  Gideon W NICHOLSON & Henry A FOOTE  are held and firmly bound unto the state of North Carolina, in the sum of  Fifteen Hundred  dollars, to be paid to the said State.  To the which payment, well and truly made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents.
 
Sealed with our seals, and dated this 1st day of March A.D. 1853

The condition of the above Obligation is such, That if he above bounden Aaron A HUDGINS  administrator of all and singular, the Goods and Chattels,  Rights and Credits of the said deceased, which have or shall come to the  hands, knowledge or possession of the said A A HUDGINS  or into the hands or possession of any persons or persons for him, and the same so made do  exhibit or cause to be exhibited to our said county court of Warren within  ninety days after the date of these presents, and the same goods, chattels  and credits, and all other goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased  at the time of his death, or which at any time hereafter shall come into the hands or possession of the said A A HUDGINS  or into the hands or possession of any person or persons for him do well and truly administer according to  law:

And further do make or cause to be made, a true and just account of his said administration, within the time required by act of Assembly, after the date  of these presents, and all the rest and residue of the said Goods, Chattels  and Credits, which shall be found remaining in the hands of, or due from the said Administrator, shall deliver and pay unto such person or persons  respectively, as the same shall become due, pursuant to the true intent and  meaning of the Act of Assembly in that case made and provided.  And if it shall appear that any Will or Testament was made by the deceased,  and the Executor or Executors therein named, do exhibit the same in court, making a request to have it allowed and approved of accordingly, if the said Aaron A HUDGINS above bounden, being thereunto required, do render and  deliver said Letters of Administration (approbation of such Testament being  first had and made in said court,) then this obligation to be void; other  wise to remain in full force and virtue.
                                          A A HUDGINS  *Seal*
                                          G.W. NICHOLSON  *Seal*
                                          Henry .A. FOOTE  *Seal*

Signed, sealed and delivered}
     in presence of         }
Jn.o W. WHITE
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The powers vested in Charles MYRICK and John MILAM is hereby made void and  we do hereby appoint William BALTHROP sen.r and Gideon PEGRAM to act in the  stead.

Witness our hands and seals this third day of November 1815.

Elizabeth RIGGAN  *seal*
                X  her mark
Samuel RIGGAN  *seal*
Jeremiah RIGGAN  *Seal*
William W RIGGAN  *Seal*
Benj:a RIGGAN  *Seal*
Michl RIGGAN  *seal*
Jonathan RIGGAN  *seal*
              X  his mark [note: previous p. signed]
James RIGGAN  *seal*

 Witness
Edw'd NEAL  (Jurat)


Warren County  Feb Court 1816
This Agreement was proved by the oaths of Henry SHEARIN & Edward NEAL &
recorded
                                           W.m GREEN  C.W.C.C.

[at right angle]
Agreement of W.m RIGGAN Widow and heirs -

[at right angle]

W.m Powell RIGGINS
   Will,
May Court 1770

Vol. 2, fo. 123.

 

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Will of Francis Riggan- 1816

Warren Co., NC, Will Book 21, p. 108 

 

In the name of God, Amen,

I, Francis Riggan of the County of Warren and state of N Carolina being of sound mind and memory and in good health do make this constitute and finalize this my last Will and Testament in the manner and form following revoking and making void every other will heretofor made by me first it is my will and desire that all my just debts be paid and funeral expenses after which I dispose of my worldly Estate as follows.

Item and I confirm to each of my named children to each of them their heirs and assigns forever the right and title to all the  property I have given them in proportion of all or since  their marriage be it of what kind or nature so ever real or personal.

Item I lend unto my Daughter Priscilla during her natural life one Negro man named Dennis one cow and calf one boy Christen  paying into my Executors here after to be named one shilling  for a year and at her death the property  to be sold by my Executors and the money equally divided  between all my children but if one or more of my children should dec. before my said daughter Priscilla having a child or children such child or children do inherit and take their part which then deceased family would have inherited to if living.

 Item I do hereby pay to my son William Pegram Riggan forty pounds Virginia money in my Negro Man Billy aggreeable to the deed of gift his Grand Father gave me and then I give and  bequeath the remainder part of the said Negro Billy to my son Billy Pegram Riggan to him and his heirs forever.

Item I give unto my son Francis Riggan to him and his Heirs and assigns forever one Negro Boy named Harry.

Item I give and bequeath unto my son Daniel Riggan to him his Heirs and assigns forever my Negro Boy named Daniel and my cooper's tools and hoe making tools and my hand saw my shirt yards and a pair of iron wedges.

Item I lend unto my Daughter Betsey Riggan during her natural life two Negroes named Nancy and Isaac by paying unto my Executors one shilling for a year to be divided between all my children and if my Daughter Betsey Riggan should die without an Heir then it is my will and desire that Nancy and Isaac my be sold by my Executors and the money shall be equally divided between all my children also I give her one cow and calf.

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Fanny Riggan to her and her heirs and assigns for ever one feather bed bedstead and firniture one dish one Bason half dozen plates one lam one cow and one ewe and lamb two Negroes named Dorcas and Cary one black man called Sammy one woman Shedoth one flat iron one sow and pigs and three hundred and fifty pounds Pork and her equal part of the crop of corn and fodder.

Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Molley Riggan to her her heirs and assigns forever one flat iron one bed and bedstead and furniture for the bed one dish one Bason half dozen plates one cow and calf one ewe and lamb one bay horse and two Negroes named Milly and Clarisy and one sow and pigs and three hundred and fifty pounds Pork and her equal part of the crop of corn and fodder.

Item I lend unto my two Daughters Fanny and Molly Riggan the tract of land where on I now live as long as they are single but if either of them should marry then the said land is to continue unto the one which may remain single until she marries and no longer. And after this marriage or Death then I give and bequeath the said land unto my son Daniel Riggan to him his heirs and assigns for ever. I also give and bequeath unto my two named daughters Fanny and Molley Riggan two asses Two grubbing hoes two hilling hoes two weeding hoes two plough hoes and two plough and gun for the ploughs and all the hogs heads eight cyder casks one Brandy Barrel all the pails? Piggans two tables one churn all the pots the cart and wheels and my yoke of ox and gun for the cart and oxen I give to my daughters Fanny and Molley Riggan.

Item It is my will and desire that all my estate not given away in this my last will be sold and equally divided between all my children by my Executors share and share alike.

Lastly I appoint my ["two sons Billie Pegram RIGGAN and" struck out] son Francis Riggan ["& Executors" inserted by carat] and J J Edgerton Executor of this my last will and testament. In witness of I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal This fourteenth Day May 1816.
 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 
by Francis RIGGAN to be his 
last Will and Testament 
in the presence of                            Francis RIGGAN  *S* 
 
George PEGRAM  Jurat 
John -C- RIGGAN Jurat 
Gideon PEGRAM  X  his mark 
Peyton VAUGHAN  Jurat
 
 
[margin notes] 
Warren County 
Feby Court 1818 
This Will was proven in open Court by The Oaths of John C. RIGGAN & Peyton 
VAUGHAN Executor qualified & secured to be recorded 
[signature of clerk illegible in copy] 

Recorded February, 1818, page 418.

 

 

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Warren County, NC - Wills - James RIGGAN, 1867 


[brackets, line breaks, & surname capitalization mine]

Warren Co., NC, Will Book 50, p. 232 
 
[notes on back of folded document] 
James RIGGAN's Will ~ 
made 16th Decr 1866 ~ 
Feb Term 1867. 
Recorded Book 2 
Page 232. 
W.m A. WHITE  Clerk 

118

[obverse] 
This I make my last will [and] testament in the presence of these witnesses as follows wit. 
I wish that all of my property to remain as it now is So long as my wife Elizabeth .C. RIGGAN lives and enjoy the benefits
thereof her life, and at her death I wish to have all of my estate Sold and equally divided amongst my Children except my 
daughter Elizabeth LITTLE to whom I give One Hundred dollars, $100., more than the rest of my Children in testimony whereof
I have Set my hand in presence of these witnesses- 
this 16th of December 1866 
James RIGGAN 
X his mark 
witness } 
D.R. RIGGAN 
T H LITTLE 
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A paper Writing purporting to be the last will and testament of James RIGGAN deceased is exhibited for probate in open court 
and the due execution thereof by the oathand examination of D R RIGGAN and T H LITTLE the subcribing witnesses thereto. 
It is therefore considered by the Court that the said paper writing and every part thereof is the last Will and Testament of the said
James RIGGAN and the same is ordered to be recorded and filed [overwritten] minutes

 

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Will of John Riggan, 1795 

Warren Co., NC, Will Book 12, p. 26

In the name of God amen the twenty Sixth day of September in one thousand Seven Hundred and Ninty Five
I John RIGGAN of North Carolina and of the County of warren Being in in [sic] Perfect health and of Good and Sound memory thanks be to almighty God and Calling to Mind that all flesh Must yield to death when it Shall please God to Call Do Make Constitute & ordain & declare this My Last will and testement and none Other in Manner and form following Revoakeing and annuling by these Presents all will or wills hearetofore By Me Made by word or writeing and this to be taken for My Last will and testement and none other ~

Item I give and Bequeath to my Eldest Sun Jacob RIGGAN one hundred and thirty fore acres of Land on the west Side of little hubqua[rter] Creek Beginning at a popler on the S.d Creek thence by a Line of Marked trees to Thomas MILLERs Line to the fores.d Creek Down the Said Creek to the Beginning one hundred & thirty fore acres more or less and as for what Else I Intended for my Sun Jacob RIGGAN I have Given to Him before now

Item I give and Bequeath to my Sun William RIGGAN the Plantation whereon I now Live on both Sides of the Creek thenc[e] Beginning at a Poppler on the Creek on williams DURREM Corner then on DURREMs Line to a Gum then by a Line of Marked trees to James MYRICKs line a Dogwood then by MYRICKs line to the Creek then by PRIERs line to MILLERs Line To Jacob RIGGANs Line on a Spanish oake a Corner then RIGGANs Line to the Creek down the S.d Creek to the beginning on a Poppeller the Corner a Hundred and thirty four acres more or Less also one Horse and one bed and two cows & Calves and thair in Crease & one wanut table & one duch oven & All my working tooles

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Sun Joel RIGGAN one Doller and as for the Rest of my Estate I Entended for my Sun Joel RIGGAN I gave to him when he Moved, out of the County -

Item I give and Bequeath to My Daughter Silve GLOVER one Doller after My wife Decease -

Item I give and Bequeath to My Daughter Backe MERRET one Doller after My wife Decease -

Item I give and Bequeath to My Daughter Nancy SHEARING one bed after My wife Decease -

And as for the Rest of my Estate I Leave to My Wife dureing her Life And after My wife Decease To My Sun William RIGGAN

I do heareby Constitute ordain and oppoint William RIGGAN and Jacob RIGGAN and Francis RIGGAN Snr My Excuters of this My Last will and testement and none other

In witness Whare of I have Heareunto Set My Hand and Seel this Sixth Day of october in one thousand and Seven hundred an Ninty five

Signed Seeled and Declared In the Presents of us -

Bille Pegram RIGGAN ["Ju" struck out]
Francis RIGGAN Junr Jurat
Daniel RIGGAN Jurat


Warren County February Court 1803

This last Will and Testament of John RIGGAN dec'ed was presented in Court and proved by the oaths of Billey Pegram RIGGAN Francis RIGGAN ju.r & Daniel RIGGAN, subscribg. Witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded, and William & Jacob RIGGAN Executors Named in said Will quallef.d Accordingly

Test M Duke JOHNSON Clerk

John RIGGAN *Seel*

 

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Will of William W. Riggan
Probated 1855

 
Warren Co., NC, Will Book 43, p. 394

November 30th 1854

 In the name of god Amen. I William W. Riggan of the County of warren & State of North Carolina being sound and disposing mind, and perfect memory blessed be to god; do this day make and publish this my last will and testament in manner following. (Viz)

It. 1st I loan my tract of land to my beloved daughter Prusillar F. King to live on during her natural life, Said land is not to have the timber cut off untill further disposed of by my Executor or Agent.

It. 2nd I loan all of my perishable property to my beloved daughter Prusillar F. King during her natural life, and at her death then to her children, if the Same should take any exception to the disposal of the property in this Item, it is my request that said property shall be Sold and my daughter have the Interest of the money during her life and at her death to her children.

It. 3rd It is my will that what money due me should be used in building a house on my land for my daughter Prusillar King

It. 4th It is my will and desire if my daughter P.F. King, should be in nead and likely to suffer my Executor or Agent shall dispose of any the above mention property in any way they think proper.

It. 5th If my land is not disposed of at the death of my daughter Prusillar F. King, it is my will that it should be equally divided betwen her children

It. 6th I make and ordain my worthy friend (Nath.l Nicholson Executor) and (John B. Powell my Agent) to this my last will and testament.

In witness whearof I have hear unto Set my hand and affix my seal the day and year above writen in the presence of,

William W. Riggan *Seal*

Witness
John L Evans
William R Harriss
William T Pegram

Codecil

Omitting above to leave my son William Riggan any potion of my property I now give and bequeath to him One dollar of my Estate

Given under my hand and seal this the 1st day of December eight teen hundred and fifty four
in the presence of,

William W. Riggan *Seal*

Witness
John L Evans
W"H" Bobbit
George W Pegram

Feby- Court 1855

This paper writing purporting to be the last Will & Testament of Wm W. Riggan deceased, was exhibited with the Codecil thereto annexed, ["for probate" struck out] in open Court by Nath.l Nicholson one of the Executors therein named, and the due execution of the said Will was proved by the oath and examination of Wm R Harris one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, and the due execution of the said Codecil was proved by the oath and examination of W.m H. Bobbitt one of the subscribing witnesses thereto,-

It is therefore ordered that the said Will and Codecil be Recorded & filed-

Nathaniel Nicholson the Executor therein named qualified by taking the usual oath-

Test Jn.o W. White Clk.

 

 

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