Person County Wills & Estates, Pt.2

(Transcribed by Deloris Williams)

 

Will of JOHN P. BAILEY-1853
Person County Wills 1828-1876
Page 1

 

Dec. 20th 1853

I JOHN P. BAILEY being of sound mind and memory and of good bodily health, but considering the uncertainty of human existence do make & publish this my last will & testament.
I give and bequeath to my beloved wife HELEN BAILEY all my estate both real and personal to her and her heirs forever, hereby revoking all former testamentary dispositions of the same.
I hereby constitute my beloved wife aforesaid my true and lawful executrix of this my said will.
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of
JNO. P. BAILEY

Test
JOHN A. BARNET
E. C. JORDAN


Court of Probate
Person County, NC
July 4th 1869


The foregoing will is duly proven on the Oath of the Subscribing witness. Let it be recorded.

J. D. WILKERSON
Probate Judge
 


Will of GREEN BLALOCK- 1837
Person County Wills 1828-1876
Page 2

 

A short will in a legal form.
In the name of God amen. I GREEN BLALOCK of the County of Person and State of North Carolina Yeoman infirm in body but in perfect health do make and ordain this my last will and testament in form following that is to say I give and recommend my soul into the hand of almighty God that giveth and my body I recommend to the earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my executors and touching such worldly estate which it hath pleased God to bless me with. I will and bequeath in the following manner and form.
I bequeath to NANCY BLALOCK my dearly beloved wife my money and all property belonging to me so long as she remains single, after settling my debts, by her freely to be possessed and enjoyed, and I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannul all and every other former testaments and wills by me in any ways before named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament In witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal, this 25th day of September A.D. 1837.
Signed sealed, and published by the Said GREEN BLALOCK as his last will and testament in the presents of us who in his presents and the presents of each other have hereunto subscribed our names.

GREEN BLALOCK ("X" my mark)
WILLIAM W. HARGIS
THOMAS HARGIS, Jurat
 


Will of SARAH BRADSHER- 1848
Person County Wills 1828-1876
Page 3

 

State of North Carolina
Person County
11th day of Nov'r 1848

In the Name of God amen, I SARAH BRADSHER of the County and State aforesaid being weak of body but of perfect mind and memory (Thanks be to God) do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in the following manner (viz).
Item 1st. My Will and desire is there out of the property which I may die seized all my just debts be paid
Item 2d. I give & bequeath to my Granddaughter ELMIRA my side saddle and fifty dollars & to my Granddaughters ROWAN & MARY BRADSHER fifty dollars each.
Item 3d. Unto my son ABNER BRADSHER I give and bequeath Five dollars.
Item 4. To my son GEORGE M. BRADSHER I give and bequeath one hundred and fifty dollars this I have given him for his attention and care of me in my declining years.
Item 5. All the residue of my propert I give and bequeath to my son JOHN BRADSHER, my son JAMES O. BRADSHER, my son GEORGE M. BRADSHER, my daughter NANCY HORTON and MARY WILKERSON to be equally divided between them. (viz) to my son JOHN BRADSHER one fifth part, to my son JAMES O. BRADSHER, one fifth part, to my son GEORGE M. BRADSHER, one fifth part, to my daughter NANCY HORTON one fifth part, and to my daughter MARY WILKERSON one fifth part.
Item 6th. And I do by these presents constitute my son JAMES O. BRADSHER and my son GEORGE M. BRADSHER Executors of this my last Will and testament.

SARAH BRADSHER ("X" her mark)

Signed, sealed, published and declared, my last will & testament n presence of
JOHN BRADSHER
JENNE E. BRADSHER

 


Will of PATSEY M. CUNINGHAM-1868
Person County Wills 1828-1876
Page 4

 

In the name of God, Amen.
I PATSEY M. CUNINGHAM of Person County North Carolina do make & ordain this my last will & testament.
I direct that all my estate of every kind real personal & mixed including monies &c shall be divided into six equal parts;
One part of which I give to my Daughter MARY W. GERST; one part to my Son JOHN W. CUNINGHAM; one part to my Daughter MARTHA A. DROMGOOLE; one part to my Son ALEXANDER CUNINGHAM; one part to my son RICHARD M. CUNINGHAM; & the remaining sixth part I would give to my Son ROBERT B. CUNINGHAM but my said son ROBERT is indebted to my Sons JOHN W. and RICHARD M. CUNINGHAM, & they are likely to lose their claims by reason of his inability to pay; & therefore, I give the remaining sixth share which I would otherwise have given to my son ROBERT to my sons JOHN W., and RICHARD M. CUNINGHAM; that is to say, I give to my son JOHN W. CUNINGHAM four fifths and to my son RICHARD M. CUNINGHAM one fifth of said share which I would otherwise have given to my son ROBERT; that being about the proportions of their claims against ROBERT. And whatever amounts my sons JOHN & RICHARD realize from said share they shall allow ROBERT credit for on their claims against him. And if they refuse to allow the credits, then said share shall to to my son ROBERT B. CUNINGHAM. In all this my purpose being to do equal & exact justice among all my children.
I hereby appoint my son JOHN W. CUNINGHAM executor hereof. In witness whereof I hereto set my hand and seal this 10th day of January 1868.

P. M. CUNINGHAM

Test
JNO. C. TERRELL
W. A. BROOKS


Dec. 14th 1868
Court of Probate
Person County, NC

The within will is duly proven by the oaths of the subscribing witnesses Dr. J. C. TERRELL & W. A. BROOKS. let it be registered.

J.D. WILKERSON
Judge of Probate
 


Will of ELIZABETH DAVY - 1842
Person County Wills 1828-1876
Page 5

 

In the name of God Amen
I ELIZABETH DAVY of the county of Person State of North Carolina being of sound mind & memory but of full health & remembering that it is appointed to all men to die do make & ordain this my last will & testament in manner & form following (viz)
First- I direct that all my just debts be paid out of any funds that I may have at my death
Second- I desire & direct that my executor after my death shall sell all & every species of property that I possess or may posses & make an equal distribution of the proceeds among all my living children & the children of my deceased children by which I mean that it shall be divided into seven parts & one seventh part given to my daughter SALLY JOHNSON & her heirs & one seventh part to my daughter ELIZABETH WALKER & her heirs forever & one seventh part to my daughter ALSESY THORNTON & her heirs forever & one seventh part to my daughter POLLY WALKER & her heirs forever & one seventh part to my daughter REBECCA SPRINGFIELD & his heirs forever & one seventh part to the children of my dec'd daughter LUCY CHAMBERS to be divided equally among them & one seventh part to the children of my dec'd son SAMUEL DAVY to be divided equally among them.
Thirdly- I appoint my son in law BURGESS WALKER Executor of this my last will & testament & I hereby revoke & annull all & every will or wills & testaments by me at any time heretofore made so as not the same shall be as unaffected & void as if any had previous been written or made. In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand & seal this twenty eight day of June A.D. 1842.

ELIZABETH DAVY ("X" her mark)

Signed Sealed & published
in presence of
E. G. READE
JNO. H. JONES
 


Will of Col. JOHN DAY- 1840
Person County Wills 1828-1876
Page 6

 

In the name of God Amen I JOHN DAY of the County of Person and State of North Carolina being of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament. that is to say principally and first of all I give and recomend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God. And as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
First. All my just debts is to be paid. Second I give and bequeath to JANE my dearly beloved wife the land and plantation whereon I now live her life time, one Negro man named SQUIRE, One Negro woman named LET and child MILDRY, and if in case either of the above named Negroes should have to be sold to pay his debts she is at liberty to sell which she pleases. If she should marry my will is that the above named Negroes should be sold and the money equally divided between my wife JANE and children. One bay mare called Nance, one bay horse called Yarick, two choice cows and calves together with my whole stock of hogs and sheep, four feather beds for the benefit of MRS. DAY and four children. the flock of geese, all the household and kitchen furniture, except such as is named out in this will the whole of this for lifetime and then to be equally divided among the following children REBECCA, WILLIAM, JOHN, SUSANNAH, ELIZABETH, EDITH, EMILY, CAROLINE and FRANCES JANE. Third. I give to my son WILLIAM one bay colt called Hebrew. Also one Negro boy named SCOT, provided there is property sufficient to pay my debts without him if the boy should have to be sold and there should be any surplus money it is my wish that it may be put out on interest for the benefit of said WILLIAM. And at his death to be equally divided among the above named legatees in case he should die without an heir. Fourth, I give my daughter SUSANNAH one sorrel horse called Bob, one feather bed and furniture, one bureah, one cow and calf. Fifth, I give to my daughter ELIZABETH one feather bed and furniture, one cow and calf, one bay filly called Pat and eight dollars worth of furniture or money. Sixth, EDITH, EMILY, CAROLINE and FRANCES JANE who are minors is to have a horse, feather bed and furniture, cow and calf, chest or bureau equal in value to those given to SUSANNAH and REBECCA when and as they become of age.
Seventy, my Deep Creek land that I sold to BENJAMIN MOSELY when he pays for the same my Executrix or Executors are authorised to make a right of the same to said B. MOSELEY or any other person that said MOSELEY may convey the same to. Eighth, my waggon and plantation tools are to be kept with my home track of land as above named. And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former testaments, wills, legacies bequests and Executors and do constitute my well beloved wife JANE my Executrix and do confirm this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and this 15th day of January in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and forty one.

Signed, sealed, and declared by the said JOHN DAY as his last will and testament in the presence of us.
ISAAC WEBB
HENRY SWEANEY

N.B.
I give my wife my crop of corn fodder, oats and provision of all kind also twelve dollars out of my present crop of tobacco, and ELIZABETH eight dollars in place of bureau.

JOHN DAY
 


Will of WILLIAM DAY-1860(probated 1876)
Person County Wills 1828-1876
Page 7

 

I WILLIAM DAY of the County of Person State of North Carolina being of sound mind and memory but considering the uncertainty of my earthly existence do make and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say my Executor hereinafter named, shall provide for my body a decent burial suitable to the wishes of my friends and relations and pay all my just debts however & to whomtoever owing out of the first moneys that may come into his hands as a part of my estate
I give to my daughters JANE, MARTHA, & MARY each, one cow & calf one bedstead bed and necessary bed furniture
I give to my beloved wife MARY DAY during her widowhood all the residue of my estate both real and personal after taking out the legacies heretofore named
My will and desire is that at the death of my wife my property of every description shall be equally divided between each of my children share and share alike to each and every of them.
I do hereby constitute and appoint my wife MARY DAY and my son JACOB DAY my Executors to execute this my last will and testament according to the true intent and meaning of every part and clause thereof hereby revoking and declaring al other wills and testaments by me heretofore made in testamony whereof I, WILLIAM DAY do hereunto set my hand and affix my seal this the 4th day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Sixty.

WILLIAM DAY ("X" his mark)


Witness
WM. T. NOELL
W. F. READE



Person County
In the Probate Court

The foregoing paper writing was this day exhibited before me in open court and proved by the oath of WASH. F. READE and W. T. NOELL as the last will and testament of WM. DAY dec'd whose name is signed thereto.
This 29th day of March 1876.


WILLIAM DAY Dec'd
J. J. LANSDELL Admr.

Application for Letters of Administration
Person County - In the Probate Court

In the matter of the Administration of the estate of WILLIAM DAY before JOHN W. HUNT Probate Judge

J. J. LANSDELL being sworn doth say: That WILLIAM DAY, late of said County, is dead, without leaving any Will and Testament; and that J. J. LANSDELL Public Adm'r. is the proper person entitled to Letters of Administration on the estate of the said WILLIAM DAY.
Further, that the value of said estate, so far as can be ascertained at the date of this application is about $50, and that the Children of ALEXANDER DAY, THO'S DAY of Kentucky, Children of JACOB DAY, Children of A. S. BROOKS, BETSEY DENNY Children & JANE DENNEY Children are entitled as heirs and distrbutees thereof.

Sworn and subscribed before me, this 30th day of July 1875.

J. J. LANSDELL

JOHN W. HUNT
Probate Judge


The State of North Carolina
Person County

I, J. J. LANSDELL, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I believe that WILLIAM DAY died without leaving any last Will and Testament; and that I will well and truly administer all and singular the Goods and Chattels, Rights and Credits of the said WILLIAM DAY, and a true and perfect inventory thereof return as provided by law; and that all other duties appertaining to the charge reposed in me, I will faithfully and honestly perform with the best of my skill and ability; So help me God.

J. J. LANSDELL
Sworn and subscribed before me, this 30th day of July 1875.

JOHN W. HUNT, Probate Judge

[Note: Obviously, there was a motion filed for the Administration of this Estate before a will was found for the deceased]
 


Will of ROBERT DESHAZO-1845
Person County Wills 1828-1876
Page 10

 

In the name of God amen I ROBERT DESHAZO of the County of Person and State of North Carolina being in my proper mind and memory and recollection do on this Thirty first day of December One thousand Eight hundred and forty five make and ordain this my last will and testament, viz
Item first I leave my body to buried with a Christian burial and funeral Expenses paid out of my property by my Executors hereinafter to be named by me. Item Second I give and bequeath to my beloved wife POLLY DESHAZO all my Negroes that I received by her that is to say BETSEY, JOE and HENRY and my Negroe man KING to her heirs forever also I give to my beloved Wife the North end of my land adjoining JONES DRUMRIGHT to his corner on the South end thence west through my land to the road as the fence run now I also give her heirs forever I also give my wife the choicest horse I have at my Departure also one bed & furniture to her heirs forever. Item third I give and bequeath the remaining part of my tract of land after my wife takes her part of to the Children of GEORGE DESHAZO my nephew of Henry County State of Virginia to them and to there heirs forever. I also give to the children aforesaid of GEORGE DESHAZO the following Negroes that is to say WONSER, LUCY, LINDA, ALLEN, FANNY, JAMES, WILLIAM, LUCY, RACHAEL, BETTY, TEMPY, MOSES, MARY, LISSA, JOHN, HARRIET, VINEY, CAROLINE and JANE to them and to their heirs forever. Item fourth I leave my Negroman GEORGE to be sold to pay my just debts I also leave all my stock of horses, cows, sheep and Hogs, household & Kitchen furniture and farming utensils to be given to the aforesaid children of GEORGE DESHAZO after discharging all of my just debts I appoint and ordain my friends GEORGE DESHAZO and ROBERT JONES my Executors to this my last will and testament in witness whereof I set my hand and Seal the day and year above writen. [sic]

ROBERT DESHAZO ("X" his mark)

Assigned and acknowledged in the presents of us
JONES DRUMRIGHT
THOMAS H. NELSON
THOMAS DICKSON
 


Will of STEPHEN DICKINS-1850
Person County Wills 1828-1876
Page 11

 

State of North Carolina, Roxborough
Person County, June 29th, 1850

I STEPHEN M. DICKINS of said County & State do make & constitute this my last Will & Testament- to wit-
1st.  It is my Will that immediately after my death my beloved wife HARRIET C. DICKINS take into full possession all of my Estate both real & personal & manage the same in any way & manner which she may choose to do for her own part & convenience & for the comfort and benefit of my dear children MARGARET FRANCES, JOHN CAMPBELL, LUCY ANN, and MARY LOUISA- & to remain in full possession of her management of the same during her natural life without she shall again marry, & in case she should marry again it is my will that all of the estate of every description remaining in her hands at her marriage shall be equally divided between her & my above named four children, but should she not marry again, it is my will that she have full control & management of all my estate both real & personal during her natural life, to manage the same in any way & manner that I could do were I living & in possession of the same & to have full power & authority to sell & convey all or any part thereof to any person or persons for a fair consideration always having in view the interest of my dear beloved children as well as her own. Also in case she should not marry it is my will that she have full power & authority to give off any part of said estate left her to my said children or either of them or hold it to those or put it into their possession in any way she may think most advisable either to them directly or to the lawful heirs of their body. To make it more plain it is my will (in case she does not marry) for her to have the same powers & control of my estate that I would have if I were living so that she gives the same to my children or the lawfull heirs of their body, after her death or before if she should wish to do so not restricting her to divide what she may cause or give them equally between them what to give it to them or their heirs, or she may think most advisable, as I have full confidence that my dear wife will do what she believes will be best for them. For the purpose of having my debts paid & my estate settled up it is my will that my beloved wife act as Executrix to this my last will & testament. Given under my hand & Seal the day & date above written.

S. M. DICKINS

Witness
J. W. HUNT
C. S. WINSTEAD
JAS. WRIGHT
 


Estate of JONATHAN PARKER- 1785
Caswell County, NC

(Note: This file spans 3 Counties over a period of about 20 years; the Parkers & Hursts lived in the part of Caswell that later became Person Co. in 1791; see also the Estate of Sarah Parker below, and Estate of Sarah Hurst-1823 for additional family info)

 

Know all men by these presents that we JOHN BURCH, JOHN LOW & HUGH DOBBIN all of the County of Caswell & State of North Carolina are held & firmly bound unto DAVID SHELTON High Sheriff of the County aforesaid his heirs Exec'rs, Adm'rs or Assigns in the sum of Eighty Pounds proc. Money, To which payment well & truly to be made & done we bind our selves our heirs Executors & Administrators jointly & severally formly by these presents sealed with our seal & dated the third day of June Anno Dom. 1778.
The condition of this obligation is such that if the above bounden do & shall make his personal appearance before the Justices of the County Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions to be held for the County of Caswell at the Court house in Caswell on the first Monday in September next; then there to answer ROBERT DICKINS surviving partner of JONATHAN PARKER Dec'd of a Plea of trespass on the case Damage Twenty pounds. & there stand to & abide by the judgment of the s'd Court & note depart the same without license first had & obtained that then the above obligation to be void & of none effect else to remain in full force & virtue.

JOHN BURCH
JOHN LOW
HUGH DOBBIN


Signed sealed & delivered in presence of
ABNER TATOM

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Justices vs Hurst & Sanders

Guardianship of Orphans of JONATHAN PARKER

State of North Carolina
Know all men by these presents that we JOHN SMITH HURST & ADAM SANDERS -----All of the County of Caswell & State afors'd are held and firmly bound unto the Justices of the County Court of Caswell in the full sum of Two thousand pounds Specie to be paid unto the said Justices and their Successors and Assigns to the which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves and each of us Our Heirs, Ext'rs, Admin'rs. & assigns joyntly & severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated the 19th day of July Anno Dom 1785.
The Condition of this obligation is such that whereas the above bounded JOHN SMITH HURST is constituted and appointed guardian to ANN & SARAH PARKER, Orphans of JONATHAN PARKER Dec'd. Now if the said JOHN S. HURST shall faithfully execute his said Guardianship by seizing and improving all the Estate of the said ANN & SARAH PARKER that shall come into the hands or possession for the benefit of the said Orphan untill they shall arive at the lawfull age or be sooner thereto required and then render a plain and true acct. of his said guardianship on Oath before the Justices of our said County, and deliver up, pay to or possess the said ANN & SARAH of all such Estate as they ought to be possessed of or to such other person as shall be lawfully Impowered and authorised to receive the same and the proffitts among therefrom then this obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force & effect.

JOHN S. HURST
ADAM SANDERS

Signed sealed & delivered in presence of
JOSEPH TAYLOR
B. RIDLEY

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Estate of JONATHAN PARKER, Person County

Hillsborough District Court of Equity
April Term 1800

 

Humbly complaining shew unto your Honors JOHN SMITH HURST & SARAH his wife relict of JONATHAN PARKER deceased & THOMAS SNEED and ANNE his wife daughter of said JONATHAN PARKER deceased which said THOMAS SNEED is Administrator of all and singular the goods and chattels magsts. and credits of SARAH PARKER deceased that some time in the year of [blank] JOHN SMITH HURST and SARAH his wife relict &c of JONATHAN PARKER deceased and ANNE PARKER and SARAH PARKER Orphans of said JONATHAN deceased by their guardian JOHN SMITH HURST &c exhibit their bill of complaint to this Honorable Court against ROBERT DICKENS and WILLIAM WAITE thereby JCt[?]
all which will fully appear by referring to procedures of this Court that before said suit has decided to with on the [blank] day of [blank] A.D. the said ANNE PARKER one of the Coheirs and distributees of said JONATHAN intermarried with THOMAS SNEED one of the complainants to this will and that also before said suit was decided to wit on the [blank] day of [blank] A.D. the said SARAH PARKER one of complainants in said bill died intestate and without issue leaving a Mother to wit SARAH HURST wife of said JOHN S. HURST and one Sister to wit ANNE intermarried with said THOMAS SNEED her next of kin. That at a Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions held for the County of Person on the day of [blank] A.D. the said THOMAS SNEED only administered on her Estate. By more proceedings the said suit abated complainants pray that said suit be revised and be placed in the same situation as at the abatement thereof.

R. WILLIAMS
S. HENDERSON
JNO. CAMP

Mr. Norwood accepts the statement of facts as a Bill of Revisor


JNO. S. HURST & Alias
Vs
DICKENS & WAITE
Bill of Revisor

Filed 27th Oct'r 1800

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An Inventory of the Estate of JONATHAN PARKER JN'R Deceased taken the 25th day of November 1775 viz't

51 narrow hoes, 5 waggon boxes, 1 brand ax, 20 water pitchers & juggs, 2 quart mugs, 1 sifter, 1 pair pot hooks, 1 cask pepper weight about 70 D., 1 bag corks, 1 big plow, 1 bason, 1 candle stick, 2 pair dove tail hinges, 1 set bed screws, 12 D.F. stick, 2 funnels, 1 coffee pot,2 shuttles, 2 cannisters tea, 4 cups & sausers, 4 puter basons, 18 Ditto plates, 13 do. spoons, 1 pepper base, 1 pewter poringer, 1/2 doz. chairs, 1 cubboard, 1 cotton wheel, 1 flax wheel, 3 feather beds & furniture, 1 delf bowl, 1 candle stick, 1 testament, 4 pair cotten & wool cards, 1 sugarbase, 1 rifle gun, 1 violin, 2 flat irons, 1 candle mold, 2 cowhides, 1 walnut desk, 2 cloth brushes, 1 sauce pan, 1 pair fire tongs & shovel, 3 juggs, 2 pitchers, 1 sifter, 2 hammers, 2 plow hoes, 3 hilling hoes, 1 gravleing hoe, 1 mattock, 2 looking glasses, 2 chests 1 table, 2 augars, 2 chizzels, 2 gauges, 6 jugs, 12 pitchers, 1 1/3 doz. knives & forks, 1 pair winding blades, 2 horse bells, 1 camp oven, 1 frying pan, 2 pales 1 tub, 1 Negroe man named PETER, 2 jugs, 1 pitcher, 2 horses, 1 mare & cattle 3 cows & 2 calves 2 hiefers, 1 steer, 1 cribe corn containing about 75 barrels, 1 Negroe woman named VENUS, 1 grindstone, 2 pair snuffers, 5 pewter dishes, 2 sides leather, 1 bedstead, 1 cow & calf, 1 pine table


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An account of the sale of the Estate of JONATHAN PARKER Deceased the 14 day of December 1775 sold at 6 months credit
Purchasers:

ROBERT DICKINS, bought of the above Estate
1 doz. hilling hoes, 1 doz ditto, etc. aparal waggon boxes, 1 big plow, yellow oaker, juggs, parts of a barrel, pepper & bag corks, 1 mare & colt, 1 steer, 1 candlestick, broad ax.

SARAH PARKER of the above estate, bought grubbing hoes, walnut desk, jugs & pitchers, 1 sifter, tripan,1 doz. chairs, pine table, mug, 4 cups & saucers, pewter basons, delf bowl, poringer pewter, 2 bottles, 2 iron candlesticks, 1 coffe pot. l looking glass, sugar box, 2 plow hoes, 3 feather beds & furniture, 2 flat irons, 2 horse bells, 28 jugs & pitchers & 1 butter pot, 2 cannisters & tea, 1 pepper box, 2 cow hides, hammers, brushes, pair winding blades, 2 augors, 1 testament, card mold, sauce pan, 1 set fire irons, 1 flax wheel, 1 cotton wheel, 13 pewter spoons, 2 pewter basons, plates, dishes, funnels, looking glass, bay horse, 26 head hogs, cows & calves, hiefers, fodder, crib corn, knives & forks, iron pots & hooks, camp oven, pales, tubb, frying pan, hilling hoes.

JOHN ATKINSON bought 1 rifle gun, 2 jugs.
JOEL LEDBETTER bought 2 juggs

JOHN COMMINS bought of the above Estate the 24th day of December 1777 payable in 6 months.
One Negroe man named PETER
1 Negroe woman named VENUS, left with MRS. HURST to help her to maintain her children & now in possession of her husband with 5 or 6 Children.

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JOHN SMITH HUST [sic] &c in a/c with WILLIAM WAITE Adm'r of the Estate of JONATHAN PARKER, dec'd
[Note: not entering prices only Total at end]

Sep'r 10, 1775
To Cash paid in South Carolina when JONATHAN PARKER was sick & paid part for his burial
13" 16"1 So. Carolina cur'y at 4 for one

Oct. 14
To Cash paid for Letters of Adm'rs & clerk fees
To ditto paid expences at Court
To 3 days attendance & riding to & from Hillsborough Court
To 1 day taking an inventory of the Estate

Dec'r 14
To 1 day attendance at the sale of the Estate

Jan'y 1, 1777
To cash paid JAMES DINKINS for 4 days work covering a house at MINCHEWs Plantation
To cash paid JAMES ROBERTS for a shear plow & clearing up corn stalks

March
To Cash paid WILLIAM RUTHERFORD for 13 1/2 bushels oats
To ROBERT DICKINS paid ROBERT GRAY for weaving & 2 stays
To Cash paid ARNOLD POWEL for cutting & moulding 2000 rails & 1500 stakes
To Cash paid for making gate & handbrake

July
To Cash paid for cutting oats pd to DANIEL & JOEL LEDBETTER
To Cash paid for 1 gallon whiskey

Aug 27
To Cash let MRS. SALLEY PARKER have at Orange court in presence of MRS. ANN PRYOR
To Cash paid re turning an inventory & account sale
To 3 days riding to & from Court and attendance at court
To Cash paid registering a Deed gift from ANN PRYOR to SALLY PRYOR fo a Negroe woman named VENUS
To Cash paid my expences at Court

Oct'r 24
To Cash paid surveying BELLs & MINCHEW's improvement & chain carrier
To 2 days attendance directing the surveyor

Nov'r 24
To 1 days attendance at the sale of Negroe PETER
To Cash paid the Sheriff of Caswell for selling Negroe PETER
Cash paid the above sheriff
To Cash paid Clerk fees when MRS. SALLEY PARKER got the guardianship of her children in Sep'r last
To Cash paid JAMES ROBERTS

Feb'y 24, 1778
To Cash paid SALLEY PARKER
To Cash paid returning an a/c sale of Negroe PETER
To Cash paid my expences at Hillsborough Court
To 3 days riding to & from said Court & attendance at Court when returning the above
To Cash paid WM. NEELEY & proved

March 28
To Cash paid entering 640 acres of Land in Orange joining their Land and Flat river
To 2 days riding to & from Hillsborough when making the above entry

May 5
To Cash paid Taxes for the year 1777
To Cash paid my expences when taking out subpoenas for witnesses in the suit vs ARTHUR MANGUM
To 2 days riding to & from Hillsborough when taking out the above subpoenas
To Cash paid for entering 2 entries of 640 acres each on Flat river

Aug't 29
To Cash paid for 1 quart whiskey at the Land tryal with MANGUM

Oct'r
To Cash paid JAMES ROBERTS for cribbing rent corn

Nov'r
To Cash paid my expences when I went to Hillsborough to see if ARTH. MANGUM had entered PARKER children Land
To 2 days riding to & from Hillsborough when I went to see if ARTHUR MANGUM had entered PARKERs Childen Land

Jan'y 1779
To Cash paid for entering 640 acres Land in Orange in name of SHADRACH ROBERTS to be conveyed to SARAH PARKER

March
To Cash paid JAMES ROBERTS for keeping rent corn from the time of gathering corn untill sold
To Cash paid REBECCA PARKER for wintering a hiefer paid in Jan'y last

March 1784
To Cash paid MATHEW PRYOR & provided a/c & rec't

Sep'r 22, 1788
To Cash paid HADEN PRYOR & proved a/c & rec't

Total: 63" 11" 10
To Balance & contra due WM. WAITE: 6" 6" 10

Amount Deb't: 64.12.10
Amount Cr.: 54.16.1
[Balance] 9.16.9

Names listed in Credits:
JOHN ATKINSON
MARY BUMPASS
STEPHEN MOORE
JOHN COMMINS (for part pay for Negro PETER)
J. DINKINS
JOSEPH HUBBERT
JOHN URQUHART
HARDY ROBERTS


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The answer of WILLIAM WAITE a Defendant to the Bill of Complaint exhibited against him by JOHN SMITH HUST & others Compl't

This Defendant saving and reserving to himself all benefit and advantage of exception to the many errors &c contained in the aforesaid Bill for answer to do much as he is advised is material for him to make answer unto he saith:
That he admits is to be true that the Complainant intermarried with the widow of JONATHAN PARKER who died intestate, and that he left two daughters as named in the Bill that the widow of the said PARKER went to Orange Court in order to obtain administration on the estate of her Deceased husband but could not obtain Security, tho' this defend't did everything in his power to get some of her friends and acquaintances to consent to be her security, after much time taken up she requested this Defendant to administer, as he was shortly to be married to one of her Sisters and was well acquainted with the transactions of the said JONATHAN, he consented and qualified as the law directs. That he returned an Inventory and account of Sales, of the estate of the said PARKER as soon as he could, that he was obliged to go to South Carolina to look after the debts due from Dunburg & Duncan, and the Books and accounts given up by them to the said PARKER which this Defendant had the care of in the life of PARKER by his particular desire.
That he gave publick notice and he thinks there was between Ten and twenty days from the notice to the day of sale A great number of people attended and he believes everything sold for its full value except what was purchased by the widow who bought by far the greatest part of the estate of the Intestate as will appear by the account of sales. This Defendant has never been able to settle with ROBERT DICKINS tho' he must own the said DICKINS appeared always willing (owing to the following reasons) The depreciation of the money and the dissatisfied conduct & behaviour of the Compl't HUST. This Defendant is willing and desirous that proper persons should be appointed to examine into the conduct of this Defend't and to report to this Honble Court what they shall think just and right as he is very desirous to have his administration account settled, and he humbly hopes that the persons appointed to settle the Transactions between the Compl't & the said DICKINS will be able to settler an account of his administration.
That this Defendant was in South Carolina when PARKER died and he believes he delivered what little money PARKER had with him to ROBERT DICKINS as surviving partner but does not recollect the sum tho' it was not much & he might do the like with what was in the desk after PARKER's death but can't be sure, as PARKER when he took any money charged himself in the cash account and all the money did not make out what he had taken out of the store, of what he collected due to the partnership of DICKINS and PARKER. This Defendant desires all combination &c without that that &c and humbly prays that he may be hence dismissed with his costs in this behalf most every fully sustained & he will pray &c
WILLIAM WAITE made oath that the above answer as far as it relates to his own knowledge is true & that he believes the best to be true.
Sworn to before me this 2d day of October 1787

JNO. WILLIAMS JSCLE

HUST & WAITE &c
Answer of WAITE
filed 2d October 1787

S. HENDERSON

Enrolled in Book B,
23d Sept'r 1790

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State of North Carolina
Hillsborough District

Agreeable to a Dedemus to us directed hereunto answered we proceed to take the Deposition of SUSANNA BULLOCK about fifty two years of age at the house of MICAJAH BULLOCK State aforesaid and County of Granville on the Nineteenth Day of July One thousand Eight Hundred & three after being sworn on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God to depose the truth the whole truth & nothing but the truth
(Sayeth as follows)

This Deponant deposeth & sayeth that JONATHAN PARKER Dec'd intermarried with SARY PRYOR sister to this Deponant about the year one Thousand Seven Hundred & Seventy two and that the said JONATHAN PARKER departed this life about the Month of August one thousand seven Hundred & Seventy five and that a certain Negroe woman named VENUS now in the possession of JOHN S. HURST one of the Defts. who was given by ANN PRYOR to her Daughter SARY now the wife of aforesaid JOHN S. HURST but the said Negroe VENUS was not delivered unto the aforesaid SARY until some months after the death of the aforesaid JONATHAN PARKER.
Questions asked by CAPT. WILLIAM DICKINS, who appeared for ROBERT DICKINS the Plaintiff

1 Question
Did not ANN PRYOR have in her possession the above named Negroe VENUS in the year one thousand seven Hundred & Seventy three and in the months of July, August & September.
Answer
She had also a Negroe same name but a child
Question 2
How many children has the Negroe VENUS & what are their names and who have them in possession
Answer
I know she had one named BOB. Also have reason to believe she has seven but know the names of but six (viz) BOB, CLOVER, NUMON, DULIE, TILLER, FANNY - the other I know not the name of- also reasons to believe they are in the possession of JOHN S. HURST & THO'S SNEED
3 Question
Did not SARY PRYOR who is now wife to JOHN S. HUST [sic] live with her Mother until she intermarryed with JONATHAN PARKER
Answer
She did
4 Question
What was the age of SARY PRYOR now SARY HURST when she was marryed to JONATHAN PARKER & what time of the year was she marryed
Answer
She was about Seventeen or Eighteen years of age & marryed some time in Summer in the year 1772.
5 Question
What property belonging to the Estate of JONATHAN PARKER dec'd came in the possession of JOHN S. HURST on his intermarriage JONATHAN PARKER's Widow and the value thereof
Answer
The Widow SARY PARKER had in her possession one hors [sic] some stock of cattle 4 Hoggs also some household furniture which I suppose went into the possession of JOHN S. HURST, the value I know not.

Question asked by DOC'R BENJAMIN BULLOCK who appeared for Defendants
1 Question
Do you know of your own knowledge that the Negroe VENUS had any more than one child
Answer- I do not

SUSANNA BULLOCK (Seal)

Sworn to before us
JA'S ROBARDS, JP
JNO. D. COOKE
 

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State of North Carolina
Hilsborough District

Agreeable to a dedimus to us directed hereunto annexed we proceed to take the Deposition of MATTHEW PRYOR of about Fourty Six years of age at the house of MICAJAH BULLOCK of the State aforesaid & County of Granville on the nineteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight Hundred and three after being Duly sworn upon Holy Evangelist of Almighty God to depose the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Sayeth as follows:
That in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy four, this deponant lived with a certain JONATHAN PARKER who had intermarried with SARAH PRYOR now the wife of JOHN S. HURST, that a Negro woman VENUS now in the possession of sd HURST; was not in possession of said JONATHAN PARKER in the course of that year, nor before that year, nor before that this Deponant lived with the Widow a considerable time after the Death of said PARKER and that she did not possess sd Negro while he lived with her and further this Deponant saith not.
WM. DICKINS appeared for the Complainant and asked the following Questions:

Question 1
Did not ANN PRYOR have in her possession the Negro VENUS above named in the year of Seventeen Hundred and Seventy three and in the Months of July, August & September.
Answer: I Believe she did
Question 2
Who has the Negro VENUS now in possession, How many Children has she, What are their names, and in hose possession are they;
Answer:
I do not know how many Children she has but believe she has two BOB and NEWMAN. As to whose possession they are in I do not know, but suppose them to be in HURST's & SNEED's
Question 3
Did not SARAH PRYOR who is now MRS. HURST live with her Mother untill she was married to JONATHAN PARKER
Answer:
I believe she did
Question 4
What month and year was SARAH PRYOR married to JONATHAN PARKER
Answer:
I believe she was married in June but do not recollect the year.
Question 5
What property has come into the hands of MRS. HUST that belong'd to the Estate of JONATHAN PARKER, and the value thereof
Answer:
There was one horse I suppose worth Seventy dollars and suppose there was other property but do not know the value thereof
MATTHEW PRYOR

Sworn to before us
JA'S ROBARDS JP
JNO. D. COOKE

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State of North Carolina
Hillsborough District
In Equity 1803

To JAMES ROBARDS & JOHN COOKE Esq'rs two Justices of the Peace for the County of Granville afore are hereby authorized and empowered to cause to come before you at such time and place as you shall appoint JOSEPH TAYLOR Att'o, MICAJAH BULLOCK Esq'r, SUSANA BULLOCK, MATTHEW PRIOR and their depositions on Oath take touching or concerning all such matters and things as they may know respecting a dispute now depending in our Court of Equity between JOHN S. HUST and wife ad Others Defendants to the cross bill filed by ROBERT DICKINS Complainant as well on the part and [paper torn] of the said Defendants as of the said Complainant and Examination in [torn] under your Hand and Seal to be delivered to our Court of Equity to be holden for the district of Hillsborough at the Court House in Hillsborough on the Sixth day of April next.

Witness ROBERT BELL, Clerk and master in our said Court at office and under Seal of Office the 6th day of October 1802, Issued the 8th day of Feb'r 1803
ROB'T BELL C.M.E.
 

Notes:
Sarah Pryor was the daughter of Philip Pryor & Ann Haden of Granville Co.,NC. Pryor died intestate ca 1768 in Granville Co., where his son, Haden Pryor, was appointed administrator of his Estate. From the combination of wills, estate & marriage records, the children of Philip & Ann included Haden, Matthew, Frances Susannah, Tabitha & Sarah Pryor.
John Smith Hurst & Sarah Parker, filed a Granville Co. marriage bond dated Nov. 2, 1773*, Micajah Bullock bondsman.
Micajah Bullock was married in Granville Co. to Francis (Susanna) Pryor, June 21, 1769, with the consent of Ann Pryor.
Haden Pryor & Elizabeth Wade, filed a Granville Co. marriage bond dated Sept. 9, 1769, Micajah Bullock, bondsman.
William Waite & Tabitha Pryor, filed a Caswell Co. marriage bond Dec. 11, 1778, Absalom Tatom, bondsman.

*Note:
The actual Marriage Bond, reads November 2, 1779, however the Granville County, N.C. Marriage book, Pg.139, incorrectly reads 1773 (which is a typewritten Index to the Marriages); it was mistranscribed in that book, and many researchers have unknowingly used that as the Marriage year. As further info, the couple would not have married one another in 1773 because Sarah (Pryor) Parker was still married to Jonathan Parker in 1773. Following is the actual image of the Marriage Bond on FamilySearch.org:

John Smith Hurst-Sarah Parker Marriage Bond

 

 


Estate of SARAH PARKER, 1795
Person County, North Carolina
Administration Bond
THOMAS SNEED to Person Court
 

[paper is badly torn, much of top & bottom have missing phrases]

torn] all men by these [torn]JOHN SNEED [blank] of the Co[torn]te of North [torn] held and firmly boun[torn]RMAN of the Coun[torn]Person & his fellow Justi[torn]t and full sum of thre[torn]sand pounds to be paid unto [torn]HEARMAN & his fellow Jus[torn]and their Surveyors & assigns to the which payment is well and truly to be maid we bind ourselves our Heirs Execu'rs & adm'rs jointly and severally by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this 11th day of September A.Dom. 1795.
The condition of this obligation is such that whereas the above bounden THOMAS SNEED Administrator of all and singular the goods and chattels, rights & credits of SARAH PARKER dec'd do make or cause to be maid a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the gods & chattels rights & credits of the said dec'd which have or shal come into the hands or possessions of any other person for and the same so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited unto the Clerks office of the said County of Person within ninety days from the date hearof & the same goods chattels & credits & all other goods chattels & credits of the dec'd at the time of his death or which at any time hearafter shall come into the hands or possession of any other person or persons for [blank] do and will well and truly administrate all and singular according to Law and further do make or cause to be maid a true and just account of said administration within one year from the date of these presents all the rest and residue of said goods chattels & credits which shall be found remaining on the said administration accounts the same being first examined & allowed of by the Governors Council General or County Court shall deliver up and pay unto such persons respectively as the same shall be due pursuant to the true intent and meaning of the act in that case made and provided and if it shall appear that any will or testament was maid by the said dec'd and the Executor or Executors therein named do exhibit or cause to be exhibited the same unto any Court requesting to have it allowed & approved of accordingly if thereto the above bound do render and deliver the said said letters of administration approbated of such testamoney being first [torn and maid in said c[torn] above obligation shall be [torn]oid otherwise to rem[torn] & effect
THOMAS SNEED
JNO. SNEED
JOHN CU[torn]

[torn]ned sealed & delivered [torn]sense of
JESSE DICKINS


(This was Sarah Parker, b. ca.1773, daughter of Jonathan Parker & Sarah Pryor; she died as a young woman, read more about her in above Estate of Jonathan Parker)
 


Estate of Susan Burton-Reade
Person County 1889

(This was Susan Candace Burton, daughter of Thomas Burton & Candis Sneed; she was married to Washington Franklin Reade)

 

State of North Carolina
Person County

In the Superior Court
In the matter of the Administration of the Estate of SUSAN C. READE, dec'd
Before JNO. C. PASS, CSC

W. F. READE being sworn, doth say: That SUSAN C. READE, late of said County, is dead, without leaving any Will and Testament, and that W. F. READE is the proper person entitled to Letters of Administration on the Estate of the said is the proper person entitled to Letters of Administration on the Estate of the said SUSAN C. READE. Further, that the value of said Estate, so far as can be ascertained at the date of this application, is about $2000.00 and that W. R. READE are entitled as heirs and distributees thereof.
Sworn and subscribed before me, this 8th day of Jany 1889.
JNO. C. PASS
Clerk of the Superior Court

W. F. READE


The State of North Carolina
Person County
ss In the Superior Court

I W. F. READE, do swear (or affirm) that I believe that SUSAN C. READE died without leaving any last Will and Testament; and that I will well and truly administer all and singular the Goods and Chattels, Rights and Credits of the said SUSAN C. READE, and a true and perfect inventory thereof return according to law; and that all other duties appertaining to the charge reposed in me I will well and truly perform according to law with the best of my skill and ability: So help me, God.

W. F. READE

Sworn and subscribed before me, this 8th day of Jan'y 1889.
JNO. C. PASS
Clerk Superior Court
 

(Note: Most researchers show Susan C. Burton's mother as Elizabeth D. Sneed, daughter of Lemuel Sneed & Elizabeth Redd, but that is incorrect.  While Elizabeth was married to Thomas Burton, she was his 2nd wife, since their marriage bond was filed Nov. 27, 1835; Susan was born in 1820,  and her sister, Elizabeth, in 1825, so therefore Elizabeth was not their mother.  Strong circumstantial evidence that include Susan, and her eldest daughter's, middle name of "Candace" point to their mother as being Candis Sneed, daughter of John Sneed & Susannah Redd. More can be read here.)

 


Estate of JOHN RICHARDSON- 1814
Person County, North Carolina
May Court 1814

 

An Inventory of the Estate of JOHN RICHARDSON dec'd

To wit Three Negroes One man known by the name of ABNER and one girl named NUTTY daut DARKIS $122.18 2/5 - and $122.18 2/5. According his ???? a Division of the Estate of LAWRENCE RICHARDSON Dec'd.

MARTHA RICHARDSON, Admr.


Inventory of the Estate of JOHN RICHARDSON Dec'd
Recorded in Book No. 6, Page 217

No date on this document.

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Page 242
November Court 1814
Amount of Sales of Estate of JOHN RICHARDSON, dec'd, viz:

To LAWRENCE RICHARDSON, ANER [sic] for $200.00
To JOHN DOUGLASS, NUTTY for 335.00
To EDWARD MITCHELL, DARKIS for 228.00

June 7th, 1814
MARTHA RICHARDSON, Adm'x

North Carolina
Person County
November Term 1814

The foregoing acct of Sales was returned to Court in proper form & ordered to be recorded.

Test
JESSE DICKINS



[Son of Lawrence Richardson, who died in Warren Co. in 1795, and Martha Russell Richardson, who died in Person County in 1816]
 

 

 

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