Person County Wills & Estates, Pt.3

(Transcribed by Deloris Williams)

 

Will of JOSEPH ALLIN-1821
Person County, Wills & Inventories 1820-1823
Pages 223-224

 

I JOSEPH ALLEN of Person County and State of North Carolina being of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament in words follows that is first
I wish all my just debts to be payd
2ndly. I give to my Mother SARAH ALLIN my Negro woman JUDY during her life the rest of my Estate together with the Negro woman after the death of my Mother I wish to be equally divided amongst all my brothers and sisters except that the legacy coming to my two sisters NANCY and HANNER CARSON be reserved for their children
3dly. I appoint my two brothers THOMAS ALLIN & WILLIAM ALLIN Extrs to this my last will and testament signed this 3rd day of January 1821.

JOSEPH ALLIN

Witness
PETER BADGETT
GRANT ALLIN
SALLY ALLIN


State of North Carolina
Person County
March Term 1821

The foregoing will was duly returned to court by the executor WM. ALLIN and ordered to be recorded.
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JESSE DICKINS CCC
 


Will of RICHARD ATKINSON-1821
Person County, Wills & Inventories 1820-1823
Pages 321-322

 
In the Name of God amen.
I RICHARD ATKINSON of the County of Person and State of North Carolina being in a low state of helth and expecting shortly to depart this world but thanks be to God am at this time in perfect mind and memory being minded to devise the Estate which it has pleased providence to leave me possessed of do Will and devise the same as follows (to wit)
Item. I wish and will that all my Estate both real and personal be sold by my Executors on a credit of Twelve months and out of the proceeds of the same that they first pay all my just debts and the residue divide equally between the following persons --
(to wit) HENRY ATKINSON, CARTER ATKINSON, THOMAS ATKINSON & ATKINSON P. MANN[?] and I do further constitute and appoint THOMAS ATKINSON my brother and my friend JAS. LEA as Executors to this my last will and testament revoking all wills legacies or gifts heretofore by me made declaring this to be my only last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have to these presents set my hand and seal this 30th day of November in the year of our lord 1821.

Signed, sealed and acknowledged
In the presents of us
ISAAC SATERFIELD
JOHN MONTGOMERY

December Term 1821
State of North Carolina
Person County

The foregoing will was duly returned to court and proven by ISAAC SATERFIELD & JOHN MONTGOMERY and ordered to be recorded.

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JESSE DICKINS CCC
 

Will of JAMES ARMSTRONG-1821
Person County, Wills & Inventories 1820-1823
Pages 322-324

 

In the name of God amen. I JAMES ARMSTRONG of the County of Person and State of North Carolina being of sound and disposing mind & memory do hereby make and ordain this my last will and testament as follows (viz)
Item in the first place, I desire my Executors hereafter named may as speedily as possible after my decease call a sale and sell all my property only such as I shall here after otherwise dispose of and pay off all my just debts. Item. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife LUCY ARMSTRONG the use of all the tract of land where on I now dwell and the present crop, one Negro girl named PHILLIS, my two work horses, two plows, two beds and furniture, two cows, two open sows and hogs as many as will make pork for one year, one third part of my house hold and kitchen furniture this legacy to be held by my wife to raise and so that all my children and to hold the ballance of said legacy during her widowhood and no longer at the death or marriage of my said wife said legacy is to be reverted to my executors and by them to be equally divided amongst all my children and all which may here after in wedlock share and share alike my three children now born is named WARNER, FRANCIS, ELIZABETH. I desire my Executors to sell my old plantation and to recover my part of my fathers Estate at the death of my Mother and to sell all the rest of my Estate not disposed of and the amount thereof put to interest and equally divided among all my children and I do hereby nominate and appoint LEWIS DANIEL Esq'r, JAMES FARQUHAR, WILLIAM R. ROBINSON to be my Executors of this my last will and testament and I do hereby revoke and disanull and every will by me heretofore made and I desire this to be my last testament and will. Signed sealed published and declared by me this 26th day of November Ano Domini 1821.

JAMES ARMSTRONG ("X" his mark)

Signed, Sealed and delivered in the presents of the Testator in be it remembered that my wife is to have the interest of the am't of the interest of the am't of ???? to support the children self & her

ROBERT WALLIN
WM. ARMSTRONG
JEAN WALLIN ("X" her mark)

State of North Carolina
Person County
December Term 1821

The execution of the foregoing will was duly proven on open court by the oath of ROBERT WALLIN & WILLIAM ARMSTRONG two of the subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded.

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JESSE DICKINS CCC
 


Will of JOHN BLACK -1795
Person County, Wills & Inventories 1792-1797
Volume 2, Page 211

 

December Court 1795
In the Name of God Amen.
I JOHN BLACK of the County of Person and State of North Carolina being in my perfect senses & of a disposing memory & calling to mind the mortality of my body & desirous to settle my temporal concerns in such mater as I think most just,do hereby make this my last will & testament revoking & setting aside all former Will or Wills heretofore made by me.
Item.  I give & bequeath my soul to Almighty God, & my body to a decent burial by my Executors hereafter named.
Item.  I lend unto my beloved wife MARY BLACK during her natural life or widowhood my young horse Fox, bridle & saddle, a feather bead & all the furniture. With one third part of my personal estate after my just debts being first paid & after her decease or otherwise to return into my respective Estate.
Item.  I give & bequeath unto my son SAMUEL BLACK & his heirs one hundred pounds current money of Virginia to be raised out of the sale of my lands hereafter directed.
Item.  I give in like manner unto my son ROB'T BLACK & his heirs one hundred pounds of like money to be raised out of the sale of lands aforesaid.
Item.  I give & bequeath unto my son JOHN BLACK one hundred pounds to him & his heirs in manner & form above directed.
Item.  all the remainder of my Estate be it of kind soever after my just debts being first paid as aforesaid I give & bequeath by an equal division unto my three sons before named to them & their heirs forever.
Item.  My Will & pleasure is to appoint my trusty & well beloved friends LARKINS JOHNSTON & EDMOND DIXON my whole & sole Executors & that they or either of them proceed to sell my lands. & are hereby authorized to make lawfull conveyances, in order to raise the money herein directed to my sons & all the over plush if any to be equally divided between them. I also desire that my said Executors se to my sons schooling &c In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this second day of October in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand Seven hundred and Ninety five.

JOHN BLACK

Signed, Sealed, published in the presence of
L. JNO. JOHNSTON
ROBERT BLACK
WILLIAM GILL


Person County, December Court 1795

The Execution of this last Will & Testament was duly proved in open court by the oath of ROBERT BLACK & on motion ordered to be recorded.
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JESSE DICKINS CCC
 


Will of EDWARD CLAY-1820
Person County, Wills & Inventories 1820-1823
Pages 23 & 24

 
In the name of God amen I EDWARD CLAY of Person County being of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be God do this 23rd day of November in the year of our lord 1819, make and publish this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say first I give unto my beloved wife JEAN CLAY one hundred and forty seven acres of land during her natural life or widowhood
Item. I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife JEAN CLARY one brindle or brown cow, one pided heffer and one young bull to her and her heirs forever
Item. I lend unto my beloved wife JEAN CLAY two Negroes a boy named SOLOMON and a girl named JEAN for and during her natural life or widowhood but at her death or marriage the said Negroes with their increase if any to return to my grandson JOHN H. CLAY son of JAMES CLAY to him and his heirs forever and I hereby make and ordain my worthy friend WILLIAM TROTTER Ex'r of this my last will and testament
In witness where of I the said EDWARD CLAY have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal the day and year above written

EDWARD CLAY

Signed sealed published and declared by the said EDWARD CLAY the testator as his last will and testament in the presents of us who were present at the signing and sealing thereof.

ISAAC SATERFIELD
RANDAL RAGIN
SALLY RAGIN


State of North Carolina
Person County
September Term 1820

The foregoing will was exhibited in open court and duly proven by the oath of ISAAC SATERFIELD one of the subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded.

JESSE DICKENS CCC
 

Will of ADDISON COCHRAN- 1821
Person County, Wills & Inventories 1820-1823
Pages 228-229

 
In the Name of God amen, I ADDISON COCHRAN being of sound mind and memory but in a low state of health and calling to mind the certainty of death and the uncertainty of life do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following.
Item 1. To my nephew JAMES C. DOBBINS and to my neace ANNIS DOBBIN and to my nephew WILLIAM LEA and niece JANET LEA I give and bequeath my possessions at Person Court House consisting of a tavern house, stable and other out houses together with all the land lying around the Court house belong to me.
Item 2nd. To two nephews GEORGE G. LEA and JAMES M. LEA I give and bequeath a certain tract of land lying on the waters of South Hico and joining the land of MOSES BRACHER*, ABNER BRACHER* and others and supposed to contain in the whole two hundred and sixty acres.
Item the third. My mother ANNIE COCHRAN I give and bequeath nine shares of State bank stock also ten Negro of the following names HARRY, PHILLIP, ANDY, ROMALOUS, FLOYD, PHOEBE, WIATT, NANCY, CLARY and JERRY which said Negroes at the death of my Mother shall be divided equally between my nephews, JAMES C. DOBBINS, my nece ANNIE DOBBINS and the then living heirs of my sister SUSANNA LEA.
Item the 4th. To my sister SUSAN LEA I give and bequeath six hundred dollars
Item the 5th. To my brother GEORGE McNIELL I give and bequeath my riding horse and saddle
Item the 6th. To my brother WILLIAM L. McNIELL I give and bequeath two hundred dollars.
Item the 7th. To my brother HOREY McNIELL I give and bequeath a riding gig and harness.
Item the 8th. It is my wish and desire that my mother ANNIS COCHRAN and WILLIAM A. LEA be the sole Executors fo this my last will and testament it is also my desire that after the above named Items are rided[?] and after paying my just debts and the expenses of a decent burial of my body the remaining part be it much or little to belong to my mother ANNIS COCHRAN. In testimony whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this 28th day of October 1820.

ADDISON COCHRAN

Witnesses present
BENTLEY B. EPPERSON
DUNCAN ROSE
WM A. LEA

State of North Carolina
Person County
March Term 1821

The foregoing will was duly returned to Court and ordered to be recorded.
Test
JESSE DICKINS CCC



*Note: These surnames should read BRADSHER
 

Will of ANNIS COCHRAN- 1821
Person County, Wills & Inventories 1820-1823
Pages 252-254

 
In the Name of God Amen.
I ANNISS COCHRAN of Person County and State of No. Carolina being in a low state of helth but of a sound mind and good recollection knowing the frailty of human nature that its appointed for man to die being also to dispose of what property it hath please God to bless me with in this world I resign my soul to God the Author of it and my body to decent burial.
First Item. I give to my son HOREY McNIELL a Negro boy BENJAMIN also one fann mill
2nd Item. I give my daughter FRANKY WILLIAMS a Negro woman RACHELL.
3rd Item. I give my son WILLIAM McNIELL a Negro man LOT
4th Item. I give son GEORGE McNIELL a negro man SAM [?]
5th Item. I give daughter SUSANAH LEA a Negro woman CLAREY and my riding saddle and harness and three gilt framed pictures that generally hangs in the house.
6th Item. I give to my grandson JESSE McNIELL son of JOHN McNIELL all my land and a Negro boy BILLY.
7th Item. I give my grandson DONNELL D. McNIEL (son of JOHN) a Negro man ANTONEY.
8th Item. I give my grandaughter ELIZABETH McNIELL daughter of JOHN a Negro girl SUCKEY.
9th Item. I give to my two grand children JAMES C. DOBBINS and ANNIS DOBBINS fifty $50 three full portion that I allot them of my Estate.
10th Item. My wish and desire is that the ballance of my Estate be equally divided between my children only I wish it to be understood that the Children of SALLY LEA before named are to represent their mother and receive of my Executors what wood [sic] be her ratable part or one seventh part of the residue of my Estate not devised a way.
I also nominate and appoint my son HOREY McNIELL my Executor to see this my last will and testament carid [carried] into effect in testamony whereof.
I have set my hand and seal this 31st day of March A. Domini 1821 in presents of us.

ANNIS COCHRAN

DUNCAN ROSE
SALLY ROSE
PEGY MANN


State of North Carolina
Person County
June Term 1821

The foregoing will was duly proven in open court by the oath of DUNCAN ROSE and PEGY MANN two of the subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded.

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JESSE DICKINS CCC
 

Will of David Cuzzart (or Cossart)
of Orange Co. & Person Co., NC 27 Dec 1808

(Contributed by permission of Gloria Odom- Trommler from her old site
"Cozart and Cossart Connections)

 
May Court 1810 200 In the Name of God Amen I David Cuzzart of the County of Orange and State of North Carolina being of Sound Mind and Perfect memory,
Thanks be to God for the same. yet knowing the uncertainty of this life. I do make this my last Will and Testament. in the manner as follows, Viz.
Revoking and making all Will or Wills by me formerly made. first I remember my Soul to the Almighty God in whom and by these Merrets of Jesus. I trust and believe to be saved, my body to be buried in such decent and Christian like manner as my Executors hereafter named shall think fit and as for my temporal estate, and whatsoever else God hath been pleased to bestow upon me
First I Give and bequeath to Nathaniel Gesarn [?] five Shillings current money. -- also I Give and and bequeath to Riley Vickers five Shillings Current money. Nextly I would that all my Just Debts should be paid out of my property and all the rest of my property. I Give to my beloved wife Molly Cuzzort
Lastly I constitute and appoint said Molly Cuzzort and John Nivis [?], whole and Sole Executrin / Executors of this my Last Will and Testament
In Witness whereof I have set my hand and affixed my Seal this 27th day of December in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and eight Signed
& Sealed in the David Cuzzart (Seal) presence of us John Colman his Samuel Colman mark State of North Carolina Person County May Term 1810.

The Executrin [?] of this Will was duly Proved in open Court by the Oath of John Colman a Sub- scribing Witness thereto and on Motion Ordered to be recorded - - At the same time Molly Cuzzart and John Nevis the Executors therein named quallified and Letters relamentry [?] opened acordingly
Teste
Jesse Dukins CC

From book: Cossart - A Tabulated Genealogy of the Family of Jacques Cossart Jr & Lea Villeman. By Dee Ann (Shipp) Buck, 1991, Virginia; self-published in a spiral binding; pages 188-189. This will was not typed in the book.
Transcribed as found by Gloria Odom; some words were not clear.

 


Will of JOHN DICKSON-1848
Person County Wills 1828-1876

 
In the name of God Amen I JOHN DICKSON of the County of Person and State of North Carolina being of sound mind and disposing memmory calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that all men must die I do make and ordain this my last Will & Testament setting all other wills aside heretofore made by me.
1st. I lend to wife MARY DICKSON during her natural life or widowhood all the land that I now own and possess together with all my Estate both personal & real after paying all my just debts and the legacys which I hereafter mention.
2nd. I give to my daughter MARTHA A MOON a Negro girl by name RHODA.
3rd. I give to my son JOSIAS DICKSON one Negro boy LAZARUS, I give to my four grandchildren to be equally divided between them after my death that is MARY HARRIS, formerly EPPERSON, JOHN EPPERSON JNR, JOSEPH EPPERSON & JANE EPPERSON children of JOHN & ELIZABETH EPPERSON a Negro girl PATTY with all her increase. I give to my son THOMAS F. DICKSON one Negro boy JINKINS. I give to my daughter NANCY W. EPPERSON and the children of her body one Negro girl by name ELVIRA with all her increase. I give to my son SAMUEL one Negro boy by name ALEXANDER. I give to my son ABNER DICKSON one Negro boy by name ANDERSON. The above named property all given heretofore I give to my son ABNER DICKSON and the children of SAMUEL A. DICKSON the land loned to my wife half to my son ABNER and the other half to the children of SAMUEL. my SAMUEL A. DICKSON to live on the half given to his children during his life.
My will further is that all the property loaned my wife MARY DICKSON the land excepted shall be sold and divided between my following named children equally.
MARTHA A. MOON, my four grand children before mentioned to have one share. THOMAS F. DICKSON, NANCY W. EPPERSON, SAMUEL A. DICKSON & ABNER DICKSON I give to my son LAN[cut off] DICKSON one dollar. And do appoint HAYWOOD WILLIAMS and GREEN WILLIAMS my Executors to this my last Will and testament this 15 day of September one thousand Eight hundred and forty eight.

JOHN DICKSON ("X" his mark)

Signed & sealed in presence of
THOMAS WOODY
WILLIAM ROYSTER
H. A. CARVER

Proved by WM. ROYSTER & H. A. CARVER
 

Will of EDMUND DIXON-1832
Person County Wills 1828-1876

 
In the name of God amen, I EDMUND DIXON of the County of Person and State of North Carolina being in perfect mind & memory and senses and calling to mind the mortality of my body & knowing that it is appointed for men once to die I do make this my last will and testament setting a side all former wills heretofore made by me. I do lend to my beloved wife CATHRINE DIXON during her remaining my widow all the land I own and possess, a yoake of stears and cart, seven Negroes such as she is a mind to take out of what I own and as much of my stock of all kinds and household goods and plantation tools I live the land and improvement whereon I now live lying on the East side of Sergents Creek joining the land of CHARLES SALLARD, ROBERT JONES and ARCHIBALD DUNAWAY containing two hundred and thirty acres moore or less I give the said land to my son LEVI DIXON after the death of his mother or if she marries I give to my daughter ELIZABETH CARNAL Two hundred dollars I do give to my daughter FRANCES TROTTER Two hundred dollars I give to my daughter MARTHA BOULTON Two hundred dollars I do give to my gran son EDMUND D. BOLTON one hundred dollars I give to my gran son CHARLES BOULTON one hundred dollars. It is my will after my death and the crop on hand is finished for all the property remaining that I have not lent nor given away to be sold on a creaditt of Twelve months and the amount it sells for to be equally divided between my children I now name to witt, WILLIAM DIXON, WARREN DIXON, HENERY DIXON, EDMUND DIXON, JEREMIAH DIXON, LEVI DIXON, ELIZABETH CARNAL, ANNE P. HARDY, FRANCES TROTTER and MARTH BOULTON. I further directt it is my will that the property I have lent to my wife after her death or if she marries except the land I have given to my son LEVI DIXON to be sold on a creaditt of Twelve months and the amount it sells for to be divided as follows, I give to my daughter MARY CARNAL the sum of Ten dollars balance to be equal divided between the following named persons, to witt, WILLIAM DIXON WARREN DIXON, HENERY DIXON, EDMUND DIXON, JEREMIAH DIXON, LEVI DIXON, ELIZABETH CARNAL, ANNE P. HARDY, FRANCES J. TROTTER and MARTHA BOULTON and I do appoint and leave my sons WILLIAM DIXON, JEREMIAH DIXON and LEVI DIXON executors to this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 21st of November 1832.

EDMUND DIXON

Signed and acknowledged in presence of
THOMAS DICKSON
MADISON WALKER
JAMES STUART
 

Will of BENJAMIN HALLIBURTON-1845
Person County Wills 1828-1876
Page 124

 
In the Name of God- Amen
I BENJAMIN HALIBURTON of the County of Person State of North Carolina of sound mind and memory but in full health do make and publish this my last will & testament (viz)

I give & devise to my wife NANCY my Hico tract of land which I purchased of THOMAS MOORE during her life or widow hood with the express permission that she is neither to sell, rent or lease sd land or suffer the same to be worked except by her own favor(?) nor is the same to be cut down, more than is necessary to keep the plantation in operation and at her death or marriage to be equally divided among all my children.

I also give & bequeath to my sd wife my Negro [page torn] her life or widowhood [torn] at her [torn] marriage to be equally divided among all my children.

I also give and bequeath unto my said wife one common work house, one milck cow, one sow & five sheep.

All the balance of my estate of what I may die seized and possessed I direct to be sold & after the payment of all my debts if any to be equally divided among all my children.

I hereby nominate & appoint my son RICHARD HALIBURTON & my friend WM. M. FAULKNER my Executors of this my last will & testament & I hereby revoke all the other will or wills by me at any time heretofore made. In witness whereof I hereto set my hand & seal this 14th April 1845.

BENJAMIN HALLIBURTON

Signed, sealed & published in presence of
JAMES WOODY
JOHN G. JO[torn]
 

Will of JANE HAMLETT-1835
Person County Wills 1828-1876

 
In the Name of God amen
I JANE HAMLETT of the County of Person and State of North Carolina being weak of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to allmighty God for his mercies be stowed upon me, do make and ordain this my last will and testament. First I recommend my spirit to Almighty God who gave it and my body to be buried in a Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors as to [blurred] my worldly concerns and the property where with it has been please God to bless me I dispose of in the following manner
First I give and bequeath to my beloved sister MARTHA POINTER, widow, one Negro man DICK and one Negro woman PATTY and one Negro woman ANNA to her and to her heirs forever. 2d. I give and bequeath to my niece MARTHA BARNETT one Negro girl ONEY and her increase to her and to her heirs forever. Three. I give and bequeath to my niece POLLY WADE one Negro girl named MARTHA and her increase to her and to her heirs forever.
Fourthly. I give and bequeath to my nephew JAMES WADE son of ROB'T WADE & ANN WADE, his wife, one Negro boy named RICHARD to him and his heirs forever.
Fifthly. I give and bequeath to my beloved sister POLLY JONES children, viz one Negro girl named JULY to be equally divided amongst all of her children.
Sixth. I give and bequeath to my nephew TINSLEY WADE, son of ROBERT & ANN WADE, one Negro boy named GEORGE to him and to his heirs forever.
Seventh. I give and bequeath to my niece MARY ALLEN POINTER one Negro girl VINA and her increase to her and to her heirs forever.
Eight. I give and bequeath to my niece EMILLY POINTER one Negro boy SYRUS to her and to her heirs forever
It is my will and desire that all my stock of all kind my household and kitchen furniture and all farming utensils and all the property of whatever description I have not otherwise disposed of to be sold on a credit of twelve month and out of the money arising from such sales to pay all my just debts and all the money after the payment of debts that is on hand to be equally divided amongst my sister POINTERS and my sister PATTERSON to them and their heirs forever.
I give and bequeath to my niece ELIZABETH POINTER one Negro girl MARY and her increase to her and her heirs forever. I give and bequeath to my beloved sister MARTHA POINTER one Negro girl JENNY also with the other named Negro here to fore above given and her increase to her and her heirs forever.
For the love and good will I have my nephew DOCTOR DAVID POINTER & nephew ROBERT JONES I appoint them my Executors to this my last will and testament in testimony whereof I set my hand and affix my seal this thirteenth day of May one thousand Eight hundred and thirty five

JANE HAMLETT (her mark)

Signed sealed and published & acknowledged in the presents of us
JOEL NEWMAN
WM. S. WILLIAMS
 

Will of JOSEPH JOHNSTON- 1794
Person County, Wills & Inventories 1792-1797
Volume 1, Pages 150 - 151

 

In the Name of God Amen.
I JOSEPH JOHNSTON of the County of Person and State of North Carolina being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God for the same and calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will & testament. First I recomend my soul into the hands of that God who gave it and my body I recomend to the earth to be buried in a decent and Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named. And as for such worldly goods as it has been pleased God to bless me with in this life, I give and dispose of in the following manner and form to wit,
Imprimese, after all my last debts are paid and satisfyd I give unto my beloved wife ANNE JOHNSTON all my whole Estate, during her natural life.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my two daughters MARTHA SCOGGIN & MARY LINK all the estate which I have willed unto my beloved wife above mentioned (after her death) to be equally divided between them except twenty Shillings which I shall make further provision for in the next clause of this my Last Will to them and their heirs forever.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my youngest daughter ELIZABETH LEWIS Twenty shillings current money to her and her heirs forever.
Lastly. I nominate, constitute and appoint my beloved wife ANN JOHNSTON Executrix and my trusty friend HERNDON HARRILSON Executor to this my last Will & Testament hereby revoking and disallowing all other or former Will or Wills heretofore by me made satisfying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will & testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixt my seal this 26th day of November Anno Dom 1792.

J. JOHNSTON

Signed Sealed Published, pronounced and declared in presence of
H. HARRILSON
JAMES BUCHANAN
JAMES LEWIS


Person County September Term 1794

The Execution of this last Will & Testament was duly proved in open court by the oath of HERNDON HARRILSON and on motion ordered to be recorded.

Test
JESSE DICKINS CCC
 

Will of EDMOND LEWIS- 1792
Person County, Wills & Inventories 1792-1797
Volume 1, Page 28

 
September Court 1792

In the name of God amen. I EDMOND LEWIS of Person County & State of North Carolina being week in body but of sound mind and memory do make and ordain this as my last will and testament which is as followeth
Item to wit - I lend to my wife MARY LEWIS the plantation and land whereon I now dwell during her natural life or widowhood also all my stock and household furniture & all other property I now possess after paying all just debts. But after her death or marriage then my will and desire is that my Estate shall be equally devided amongst my seven children HIRAM LEWIS, WANE LEWIS, WARNER LEWIS, ELIZABETH TOMKINS LEWIS, FRANCIS LEWIS, FIELDEN LEWIS, BURREL GREEN LEWIS. Also I do constitute and appoint REUBIN NUTON & JAMES LONG Executors to this my last will and testament given under my hand this the twenty fourth day of June one thousand seven hundred & ninety two.

EDMOND LEWIS

Signed & acknowledged before
ROGER WILLIAMS
JOHN CLIFT
JOHN NEWTON


Person County
September Court 1792
The Execution of this Will was duly proved in open Court by the oaths of JOHN CLIFT & JOHN NEWTON two subscribing witnesses thereto and on motion ordered to be recorded at the same time REUBIN NUTON & JAMES LONG the Executors qualifyd.

Test, ROB'T PAINE CC
 

Will of JOHN RAVINS - 1821
Person County, Wills & Inventories 1820-1823
Pages 226 & 227

 
In the name of God amen, I JOHN RAVINS of the County of Person and State of North Carolina being in a low state of health but of sound mind and restitution knowing the frailty of human life that it is once appointed for men to die make and ordain this my last Will and testament
1st. My will and desire is I give and desire my soul to the Almighty God the author thereof and recommend my body to dirt from whence it came and to a decent burial I give and bequeath to my beloved wife FRANKY a Negro woman JOAN and all her increase JAMES, WILLY, HANNAH(?), GREEN, SMITH and MARY and all the Children they may hereafter have. Also two beds and furniture to dispose in such way as they may think proper forever. I further give to my beloved wife a life time right in two Negroes STEPHEN & JOHN also a life right to all my land and plantation all my stock of every kind, household and kitchen furniture to every species of property that I may possess after the debts are paid. I further will that my wife may pay or select such property she may think fit to pay the debts out of or she may pay them in such way that may seem best for her to do and of the property she has a life right in after the death of my wife FRANKEY my will and desire is that my Executor sell all my land and every kind of property to the highest bidder and devide the proceeds equally between the children of my two sisters NANCY KINDRECK, MARY WHILLOW and JAMES RAVINS. I nominate and appoint my friend DUNCAN ROSE my Executor to this my last will and testament caried into effect given under my hand and seal this 1st day of April 1816.

JOHN RAVIN

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DUNCAN ROSE
JEFFREY LIPSCOMB

State of No. Carolina
Person County
March Term 1821

The foregoing will was duly proven in open Court by the oath of DUNCAN ROSE a subscribing witness and ordered to be recorded.

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JESSE DICKINS CCC
 
 

 

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