Glover Family Documents

Document #1

Northampton County for December Court 1802

Ordered that Francis Dancy Anthony Tucker & George Rives or any two of them divide the Estate of Benj. Glover dec�d agreeable to his last will and testament & report to next Court.

 

Document #2

Division of Benj. Glover, dec : Negroes March 1803 Recorded

Agreeable to the annexed we the Subscribers met at Laban Norwoods on Tuesday the 28th day of December 1802 & divided the negroes belonging to the estate of Benjamin Glover decd vizt

No 1 Charlotte to Williamson Glover L75 (value in money ) L (money) none
No 2 Cyrus.....to Polly Glover L60 (value in money) & L15 (money) to be paid her out of the money arising from the sale of said estate
No 3 Nancy to Elizabeth Glover L60 (value in money) & L15 (money) to be paid her out the money arising from the sale of said estate
No 4 Beck & Jim to Wm. Glover L70 (value in money) & L5 (money) to be paid him out of the money arising from the sale of said estate
..................................................................................money (total value) L300
Francis Dancy
Anthony Tucker
Geo. Rives

Document #3

(This is a preprinted guardian bond form, with names and amounts written into the blank spaces) titled Guard. Bond Labon Norwood to Williamson & Polly Glover March 1803. Most legalese has been omitted from the document on purpose. I just abstracted the names and amounts)

State of North Carolina

Know all men by these presents, that we Laban Norwood George Rives & James Mitchell are held and firmly bound unto Howell Edmunds, Allen Jones & Josias Crump Esquires.......

....full sum of one thousand pounds current money...............dated fth day of March 1803
Whereas the above bounded Labon Norwood hath been this day......appointed Guardian to Williamson & Polly Glover orphans of Benjamin Glover decd...........

Signed: Labon Norwood Geo. Rives James Mitchell

 

Document #4

Same as document #3, except this one was the guardian bond for Betsey & Wm, orphans of Benjamin Glover decd by Labon Norwood. The difference in this document from the previous is that James Vaughan was the Esquire instead of Allen Jones, and the date was "7 day of March 1803." Otherwise, same names & amounts.

 

Document #5

Estate sale records for Benjamin Glover. This document consists of 2 pages, but it appears that a first page is missing. Date is missing, but should be consistant with 1803

 
amount brought over
 
item                      buyer                     L        sh
 
2 asses?ares?       Laban Norwood    1        58
1 Cheres                     do                    "          3
1 spining wheel            do                    2         1
1 p fire irons                do                    2       25
1 coffee mill                 do                    1
1 flax wheel                 do                    1       34
1 still                          do                    36       21
bed & furniture          Wm West         36
1 blue chest            Samuel Garner     2      47
1 punch bowl               do                     "      30
1 skelet                       do                      "      62
1 frying pan                 do                      "      50
4 chairs                   Wm Miles            2      20
2 dishes                  Joseph Norwood   "      33
1 do                       Benj Mosby           "      62
2 pewter dishes           do                      "       47
5 do plates             David Scott           1      12
4 knives & five forks     do                     "      62
1 basen &six spoones John Glover      1      25
2 candle stands      John Rook              "      25
1 pr flat irons            Wm Jones           1      33
1 ax                        Martin Rook          "     33
parcel of books             do                    1
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Amount brought over
1 pr ?....ges             Francis Dancy       1     75
1 pr traces               John Garner          1    17
                                                          239    51 (subtotal)

(The numbers may not add up exactly, as there were a few "�" amounts I wasn�t sure of and a first page is missing)

The account of Hiring of the Negroes belonging to the orphans of Benjamin Glover dec�d:

                                                 Pounds shillings
Negro Syrous to John Glover   30
Beck & child to Lucas Day       26            83
Nancy to Wm Gladdish              5            68
Charlet to Labon Norwood       16            68                                          ____                                        318            70 (another subtotal)
 
1 bond against Jones Glover for L 36 14 Sh V(Virginia) Money on demand the 31 December 180?
1 bond against Jesse Mitchell & Da�l Mason for L10 2 sh 6 p Virg�a Money with Interest

Document #6

An accounting of one of the orphan�s estate dated 24 Aug 1804; recorded Sept 1804

Dr (debtor) William Glover orphan of Benj. Glover in acc with Labon Norwood
debits
1803 
                      1 pair shoes
May 11           1 pr shoes 1 stall
                       2 pr breeches 2 coats
                       1 pr stockings 1 shirt
                       3 yds cloth
Sept 5            making one shirt
Nov 30           1 pr shoes
Dec 16           making 1 pr breeches
                      cash
Sep 1            making 1 coat
Feby? 25       1 pr shoes
1804
April 1 4        yds mint cloth
                     making 1 pr breeches & coat
                    cash pd for school basket
                    1 shirt & making
May 7          1 stall
Augt 3          2 years board up to this time
                    pd Isham Collier for scholling
                    pd Clerks fees
credits:
1804
Jany 4           by hire of Negro Beck(or Buk) to L. Day
Decr 26        by rent of lands for 1801 & 1802
 
Augt 24 balance due guardian 14 L 18 sh 2 p
Account examined by Geo. Rives, RW Freear & Francis Dancy 23 August 1804
 

Document #7

(A compilation of 3 copies in the files....one was incomplete, the other 2 were almost word for word the same. These copies were sent out to the various parties involved.)

State of North Carolina Northampton County; Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions;

September Term 1824
 

To the Worshipful the Justices of the County Court aforesaid

The Petition of Burwell Norwood & wife Eliza�t formerly Elizabeth Glover shewith unto your worships that Benjamin Glover the father of your petitioner Elizabeth departed this life in the County of Chatham in this State where he resided sometime in the year 1798 seized and possesed of a large real & personal estate having previously duly made and published his last will and Testament which was regularly admitted to probate in Chatham County Court November Sessions 1798 & thereby divised and bequeathed all his estate to his wife Frankey during her natural life or widowhood & after that to be equally divided between his four children Elizabeth (your petitioner), Wm, Williamson and Polly Glover and appointed his said wife Frankey sole Executrix to his said will, who qualified thereto & took on herself the management & control of the Estate of the Testator all which will appear on reference to said will a copy of which your petitioners have ready to exhibit to this Court.. Your Petitioners further represent that the said Franky the Executrix sold the perishable estate of her Testator and also a negro woman for the sum of five thousand dollars, or some other Large sum, but failed to return any Inventory on account of Sales to Court...That afterwards removed from Chatham to Northampton Count, taking with her the unsold part of the personal Estate amounting to Ten Negroes or more and other property, and then intermarried with one Laban Norwood of the last mentioned County by act your petitioners alledge that her interest in the estate of her first husband ceased and determined & the devise & bequest to the children of the Testator thereupon took effect.. That upon the marriage aforesaid of the said Laban he took in him in virtue of marital rights the whole management & control of the property of the said Benj. Glover dec�d & kept possession of the slaves or rec�d their hires collected the debts and made sale of property amounting in the whole to three thousand dollars or some other considerable sum that the said Laban was shortly after his marriage appointed guard. by the Court to your petitioner Elizabeth & to the other children of the said Benjamin Glover in that capacity leased or ought to have leased the lands of the said children in Chatham and rec�d or ought to have rec�d the rents for the same together with the profits arising from their other property which your petitioners charge amounted to five thousand Dollars or some other sum. Your petitioners further show that William one of the children of the said Benjamin Glover has settled with the said Labon Norwood for his share of his fathers estate as they are informed, that Williamson another child is a resident of the state of Georgia & Polly another child has intermarried with one Nath�l Harris of this County. Your petitioners have frequently demanded of the said Laban Norwood and his wife Franky an account & a settlement of the estate of the said Benjamin Glover & also of his guardianship of your petitioner Elizabeth & that he would ...& deliver to them whatever they might be entitled to...But a complyance with his reasonable request has been refused..Your petitioners therefore pray your worships that proper proofs may issue to the said Laban Norwood & wife Franky; William Glover Nathaniel Harris & wife Polley & that publications be made as to Williamson Glover and also that the said Laban & wife may be compelled to answer particularly to the several allegations in this petition & more especially that they may be decreed to exhibit an accurate & full account of all their actings & doings in & about the Estate of the said Benjamin Glover & to come to a fair & equitable settlement with your petitioners in their several capacities of Executrix & Guardian as aforesaid & pay over to them whatever may be found Justly due to them & that your petitioners may have every other necessary & further relief in the premises,-- may it please your worships.

J. Burges Atto.

Document #8

Re: Burwell Norwood & wife vs Laban Norwood & wife & others

to be returned to Dec�r 1824.

To the Sheriff of Northampton County�Greetings�

YOU are hereby commanded to summon Laban Norwood & wife Frankey if to be found in your county, personally to be and appear before the Justices of our Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, to be held for the county of Northampton at the Court House in Northampton on the first Monday of December next, then and there to answer the petition of Burwell Norwood & wife Elizabeth filed in our said County against them for a Settlement of the Estate of Benjamin Glover dec�d or the same will be taken .....

Witnessed on the first Monday of September Anno Dom 1824 by John W. Harrison, Clerk

Issued the 18th day of Nov�r AD 1824 by JW Harrison, Co Clerk.

Document #9

 

To be delivered to Nathaniel Harris & wife

Re: Burwell Norwood & wife vs Laban Norwood & wife & others

State of North Carolina

To the Sheriff of Northampton County�Greetings:

YOU are hereby commended to summon: Nathaniel Harris & wife Polly if to be found in your county, personally to be and appear before the Justices of our Court of Please and Quarter Sessions, to be held for county of Northampton at the Court House in Northampton on the first Monday of December next, then and there to Answer to petition of Burwell Norwood & wife Elizabeth filed in our said Court for a settlement of the Estate of Benjamin Glover dec�d or the same will be taken (preconf.?).

............order witnessed the first Monday of September Anno Dom 1824 by John W. Harrison

.............Issued the 18th day of Nov�r AD 1824 signed J W Harrison
 

Document #10

Answer of Nathaniel Harris & wife to the Petition of Burwell Norwood & wife vs Laban Norwood & wife et als

Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions December Term 1824

Nathaniel Harris and Polly his wife defendants in the petition of Burwell Norwood & wife against Laban Norwood & wife & others filed at the last Term of this Court saving to themselves etc...answer and saith that the allegations contained in said petition are true...that Benjamin Glover the father of Elizabeth one of the said petitions and of Polly one of the respondents departed this life in the county of Chaham in this state about the year 1798 having previously disposed of his property by testements stated in said petition...that Frankey Glover the wife of said Benjamin and executrix of his will having disposed of the property as set forth in said petition, moved to this county where she married with Laban Norwood one of the defendants in said petition who thereupon obtained the guardianship of one of these respondents Polly together with the other children of said Frankey his wife...that since the removal of said Franky to this county her daughter Polly one of the these respondents hath intermarried with Nathaniel Harris the other of these respondents..that these respondents have long been desirous to have a settlement with Franky the executrix & Laban the guardian, and are now willing to submit to such decree in that behalf as the court may think fair to make praying that their share in said estate may be alloted them.

Rob. Potter atty

Document #11

 

Surwell Moody vs Burwell Norwood & Labon Norwood To March 1825

To the Sheriff of Northampton County�Greetings

YOU are hereby commanded to summon Allen Harriss & Wm. Moody if to be found in your county, personally to be and appear before the Justices of our Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, to be held for the county of N.amton at the Court House in Northampton on the first Monday of March next, and then and there to testify, and the truth to say on behalf of the Plaintiff in a certain matter of controversy in our said Court depending, wherein Surwell Moody is Plaintiff, and Burwell & Labon Norwood are defendents.

Order witnessed the first Monday of December AD 1824 by John W. Harrison, clerk

issued the 19th day of January AD 1825 by John W. Harrison, county clerk

Document #12

To the Sheriff of Northamton County

You are hereby commanded to summon Jones Glover if to be found in your Bailiwick to personally be and appear before the Justies of our Court of Pleas and Quarter Session to be held for the County of Northampton at the Court house in said County on the first Monday in March next, then and there to testify and the truth to say in behalf of Plaintiffs, in a certain matter of controversy then and there depending wherein Burwell Norwood et al, are Pltf, and Labon Norwood et al are Defendants. And this you shall in no wise omit under the penalty prescribed in Law.

Witness John W. Harrison Clerk of our Said Court at office the first Monday in December AD 1824 and in the year of our Independence the forty ninth.

Issued 18 Feby 1825 John. W. Harrison C Clerk

Document #13

(Almost same as #11, but this time Jones Glover is to testify for the defendents)

To the Shf of No..ampton County Greeting

You are hereby commanded to summon Jones Glover if to be found in your Bailiwick to personally be and appear before the Justices of our Court of Pleas & quarter Sessions to be held for said County at the Court House in No..ampton on the first Monday in March next, then & there to testify and the truth to say in behalf of Labon Norwood in a certain matter of controversy then & there depending wherein Burwell Norwood et al are plaintiffs and Labon Norwood et all are Defendants & this you shall in no wise omit under the penalty prescribed by Law

Witness John W. Harrison Clerk of our said Court at office, the first Monday in Dec 1824

Issued 18th Feby 1825 John W. Harrison

Document #14

March County Court 1825

The joint & several answer of Labon Norwood & Frankey his wife to the petition of Burrell Norwood & Elizabeth his wife

These defendents to saving etc for answer say that they admit the death of Benjamin Glover as set forth..& that he made a last will as is stated to which the defendant Frankey qualified as executrix..& in that capacity took into her possession the personal estate of her testator.. that she returned to the County Court of Chatham an inventory of said property..that soon after the death of her husband she sold a negro woman for one hundred dollars & other personal & perishable estate for about one hundred & eighty dollars more...& that the proceeds of said sales were expended to paying debts due upon the estate of her testator & the support & maintainance of the defendents & her infant children..This defendant Frankey also admits that she removed from Chatham to Northampton County..& brought with her the remaining negroes & the residue of the personal property...the negroes being five in number...& one soon after died...and that soon after she intermarried with Laban Norwood the other defendant...These defendants state that soon after their intermarriage, they sold the remainder of the perishable estate of ther testator...that the negroes were also divided, & one by the name of Nance was allotted to the petitioner Elizabeth

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That they continued to rent out the land & hire out the negro belonging to said Elizabeth to the time of her marriage and are ready to exhibit an account of the same when & where this court may direct..

These defendants further state that the petitioner Elizabeth was boarded & clothed by her mother the defendant Frankey from the time of fathers death to the time of her marriage with this defendant Laban..that soon after said marriage said defendant Laban was appointed guardian to said Elizabeth & in that (charvita?) boarded, clothed & schooled the said Elizabeth..

These defendants also state that the rents & profits of the estate belonging to said Elizabeth were scarcely sufficient to defray the expense of her support which these defendants rendered as comfortable as was in their power.. They also state that this defendant and Laban has been always ready to come to a settlement with petitioners & to pay whatever might be due..& has repeatedly urged the petitioner Burrill to settle & adjust their claims & that if any thing should be found due s�d Burritt (sic) that it might be deducted out money due from him to this defendant but said Burrill hath always refused to comply with this reasonable request.

These defendants state that they have settled with William Glover one of the claimants of the estate

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of their testator..and avow their willingness to come to a settlement with the petitioners & their readiness to pay whatever may be due & pray that if any thing be due that it may be discounted out of the money due from petiotioner Burill to the defendant and Labon...These defendants pray that in the settlement they be allowed for boarding, clothing, & schooling the petitioner Elizabeth from the time of her fathers death to the time of her intermarriage with the other petitioner & they pray to bes. hence dis...?((last word not understood) etc.

Geo E Spri??? (name not clear) for def�s

Sworn to and subscribed before me John W. Harrison

Signed Laban Norwood (a signature) & her mark Frances Norwood (no signature)

Document #15

To the Sheriff of Northampton County, Greeting;

YOU are hereby commanded to summon Jones Glover personally to be, and appear before the clerk of Northampton, at the Court House in said County, on the Friday the 22st Instant then and there to testify, and the truth to say, in behalf of the Plaintiffs in a certain matter of controversy which is ( rejoined? refered?)........to said Clerk....

Burwell Norwood & wife & others plaintiffs and Laban Norwood is defendant. And this you shall in no wise omit, under the penalty by law enjoined.

Witness John W. Harrison, Clerk of our said Court, at Office, the first Monday of Sept AD 1825, and in the year 50th of our Independence.

Issued the 13th day of October 1825 JW Harrison

 

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