Person County Wills & Estates, Pt.4

(Transcribed by Deloris Williams)

Will of THOMAS BLACK - 1793
Person County, Wills & Inventories 1792-1797
Volume 1, Pages 108-109

 

In the Name of God Amen. I THOMAS BLACK of the County of Person and State of North Carolina being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind & memory thanks to God and calling to mind the uncertainty of this life and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die do make this my Last Will & Testament.
Viz, Principally and first of all I recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it me and my body I recommend to ye Extrs. to be decently buried by my Executors hereafter named nothing doubting but at ye General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty Power of God and as for such worldly Estate as it has pleased God to bless me with in this life I give demise and dispose of in the following manner and form to Wit-
Imprimise I give and bequeath unto my Brother GEORGE BLACK one bay hourse called Goliath to him his heirs and assigns forever
Item. I give and bequeath unto ELIZABETH HARRILSON wife of MAJOR HARRILSON and daughter of my brother GEORGE BLACK one bay mare known and called by the name of Flower to her her heirs and assigns forever.
Item. I give & bequeath unto my niece JANE BLACK daughter of my brother HENRY BLACK one Negro girl called and known by the name of VIOLET about 12 years old to her her heirs & assigns forever.
Item. I give & bequeath unto my nephew JOHN BLACK son of my brother HENRY BLACK one chestnut sorell mare coalt seven months old to him his heirs & assigns forever.
Item. I lend unto my well beloved Mother ELIZABETH BLACK one Negro Woman named PATTY and her child named AMY during her natural life for her support and maintainance.
It is my will and desire that all the remainder of my Estate both real & personal including all bonds & debts due my Estate be sold at public sale by my Executors at their discretion and the money arising therefrom to be equally divided between my brothers & sisters now living namely JOHN BLACK, ROBERT BLACK, GEORGE BLACK, MARY PEARSON & ELIZABETH FALLESON and should any of my said brothers and sisters be dead at that time or any time hereafter before the sale and division of my Estate I will that it be equally divided amongst the survivors share & share alike to them their heirs & assigns forever. I also advise and direct that my Executors convey a deed or deeds to the purchaser or purchasers of my land so sold by them by virtue of this my Will. I also will that the two Negroes lent unto my Mother during her natural life in a former clause of this my Will be sold after her death and equally divided amongst my brothers & sisters in the same manner as above mentioned or to the survivors there heirs & assigns forever.
Lastly I nominate and constitute and appoint my well beloved brothers JOHN BLACK & GEORGE BLACK whole & sole executors to this my Last Will & Testament hereby revoking and disallowing all other and former Will or Wills by me heretofore made ratifying 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 25th day of November anno dom 1793.

THOMAS BLACK


Signed Sealed and Published pronounced & declared in the Presents of
H. HARRILSON
THOMAS PRICE
HASQUE PRICE



The Execution of this Last Will & Testament was duly proved in Open Court by the oath of THOMAS PRICE & HASQUE PRICE and on motion ordered to be recorded.

Test
JESSE DICKINS CCC

 


Will of WILLIAM BOSTICK-1792
Person County, Wills & Inventories 1792-1797
Volume 1, Page 47

 
I WILLIAM BAUSTICH of the State of North Carolina and County of
Caswell being weak of body but of perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following, to wit-
Item I lend unto my beloved wife MICHA BAUSTICK during her natural life all my Estate, viz, consisting of horses cattle sheep and all my household & kitchen furniture and all plantation untensils and after my wife's decease my will and desier is that all my Estate of horses cattle & sheep together with all my debts due me either by bond bill not of hand and open accounts all my bed and furniture and all my household and kitchen furniture and all my plantation utensils I give unto OBEDIAH BAUSTICK (my daughter KEZIA's son) to him and his heirs forever. I constitute and appoint OBIAH BAUSTICK Executor of this my last will and testament disannulling and revokeing all other wills heartofore by me maid. In witness whereof I have hearunto set my hand and seal this 10th day April 1790.

WILLIAM BOSTICK

Signed sealed published and pronounced in presence of
REUBIN RAGLAND
WILLIAM RAGLAND
FREDERICK COLQUITT


Person County
September Court 1792

The Execution of Will was duly proved in open court by the oath of REUBIN RAGLAND one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and on motion ordered to be recored at the same time OBEDIAH BOSTICK qualified Executor to said will.

Test ROB'T PAINE CC

 

Will of THOMAS HALLIBURTON-1842
Person County, Wills & Inventories 1841-1844
Page 226
March the 6th A.D. 1842

 

In the name of God amen
I THOMAS HALLIBURTON of Person County and State of No. Carolina do hearin make this my last will and Testament.
Item first, I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife LOUIZA HALLIBURTON, EDDY, MARY, FILL, BOOKER, RACHAEL, MARTHA, ELLIS, and Seven Hundred Dollars forever to dispose of as she may.
And I also give unto my wife one choicest hand such as she may choose & Three Hundred acres of Land including my dwelling house and all other necessary Houses and as many stock of all kinds as she may want during her natural life.
Item Second, I want the ballance of my estate equally divided amongst my Childrean including JOHN C. HALLIBURTON Childrean to have one sheare divided amongst them.
I do herein leave my beloved Son ROBERT HALLIBURTON & JAMES SANDFORD & ROBERT SANDFORD Executors to this my last will and testament

THO'S HALLIBURTON

Signed Sealed in the presence of
WM. KING
JAMES T. YOUNG


North Carolina
Person County
Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
June Term 1843

The above will was duly exhibited in open court & the execution thereof proven by WILLIAM KING and JAMES T. YOUNG the subscribing witnesses therein and on motion was ordered to be recorded.
And on motion ROBERT HALLIBURTION one of the execrs. named therein was duly qualified in Open Court.
 

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Estate of THOMAS HALLIBURTON
North Carolina
Person County
Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions
Sept Term 1843

 
To the Worshipful Justices of sd Court

The Petition of ROBERT HALLIBURTON, MARY FARTHING, DAVID HALLIBURTON - MARTHA HOLLOWAY & AGNES - WILLIAM -THOMAS - WINNY & GRAYSON HALLIBURTON, minor children of JNO. CH. HALLIBURTON dec'd wls ~~~ report from ROB'T HALLIBURTON - Exparte

Respectfully sheweth unto your worships that THOMAS HALLIBURTON late of Person County departed this life in sd county some time during the past summer having first duly made & published his last will & testament in writing sufficient to pass land & other property whcih is duly proved & ordered to be recorded at the last term of this Court a true copy of which is hereto annexed as a part of this petition in wich sd will your petitioner ROB'T is named as Exec'r & he has duly qualified as such.
Your petitioners further show that the sd testator died seized & possessed of a tract of land in the County of Person on the waters of Blue Wing adjoining the land of JAMES KING, ROB'T HARRIS & others containing about a hundred & twenty acres out hf which sd land provisions is made in sd will for the Widow & relict of the testator by giving her 300 acres which she warrants to take off of the North west end of the sd tract & by sd will the residue is to be divided among the children (& this representative) of the sd testator.
The petitioners further show that your petitioners are all sons & daughters of the testator except your petitioners AGNES - WILLIAM - THOMAS - WINNY & GRAYSON HALLIBURTON who represent their dec'd father JOHN C. HALLIBURTON - & your petitioners show that there are none other persons in any way intrusted in sd land but your petitioners & that they are tenants in common thereof.
The petitioners further show that a partition of sd land among your petitioners according to law & their respective right is desired & they pary your worship that commissioners be appointed by this Worshipful Court to make partition of sd land among your petitioners according to law & the rules & practice of this Court & not your petitioners law suit others & further relief as this case may require & give public or in duly bond &c
E. S. READE Sol. for petitioners


North Carolina
Person County
Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions Sept Term 1843
This case covering as to be heard upon the petition & the suggestions of counsel it is ordered adjudged & desired by the Court that _______ be appointed commissioners & ret a commisson issue to them accordingly directing them or any three of them to make partition between the cotenant the petitioners & assigns to each his respective show in value, in severalty, in the tract of land described- the petition (alloting to the minor children of JNO C. HALLIBURTON the share that their dec'd father would have been entitled to) & if the sd commissioners cannot without injury to the value of same of the shares make an exact division of the land the sd commissioners shall charge the more valuable dividend or dividends with the sum of money to be to the amount in severalty of a less valuable dividend to make an equality of partition & report to the next Term of this Court under their hands &c



North Carolina
Person County
Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions
Sept Term 1843

To the Worshipful Justices of sd Court

The Petition of ROBERT HALLIBURTON, MARY FARTHING, DAVID HALLIBURTON - MARTHA HOLLOWAY & AGNES - WILLIAM -THOMAS - WINNY & GRAYSON HALLIBURTON, minor children of JOHN C. HALLIBURTON dec'd
Exparte

Respectfully showeth unto your Worships that THOMAS HALLIBURTON late of Person County departed this life some time during the past summer having made & published his last will & testament in writing which has been duly proved & ordered to be recorded in this Worshipful Court a copy of which is hereto appended as a part of this petition.
Your Petitioners further show that by sid Will it is provided that the following Negro slaves (viz) ABRAM- SIMON- SAM COLEMAN- HENRY- MARK - FISHER- EDMOND- PHIL - WARREN - ELLIS- AMENIA- CURRY - BETSY - EDDY -MARY - BARBER- RACHEL - MARTHA - ELIZA - HENRIETTA - ANDERSON - are to be divided among your petitioners giving to the minors children of JNO. C. HALLIBURTON one share or the share that their dec'd father woul have been entitled to- so that your petitioners show your worships that they are tenants in common in sd Negro slaves & that there are none other persons in any way entrusted in the same & that a partition of sd slaves is desired your petitioners therefore pray your worship to order & direct that partition of sd slaves be made among your petitioners according to thir respective rights & that such order & desire may be made & this court as is authorized & law & the rules & practice of this Court & that your petitioners may have such other & further relief as this case may require & your petitioners as in duty bound &c

E. S. READE sol.

[Entire Estate can viewed online at FamilySearch: Thomas Halliburton ]

 


Will of JOSEPH PARKS-1792
Person County, Wills & Inventories 1792-1797
Volume 1, Page 52

 
This to Inform all my brethren that I do give all that I have to MARY PARK and PERSILLA PARK this given from under my hand this day of February 1st, 1786.

JOSEPH PARKS
Given after deceased this from me.

WILLIAM COOPER
PERSILLA COOPER

JOHN THROTHER

Person County
December Court 1792

The Execution of this will was duly proved in open court by the oath of PERSILLA COOPER one of the subscribing witnesses & ordered to be recorded.

Test ROB'T PAINE CCC

 

Will of ELIZABETH SNEED - 1835
Person County, Wills & Inventories 1831-1835
Page 329


(This was Elizabeth Redd, widow of Lemuel Sneed, d. 1825; she was the daughter of John Redd & Catherine Sneed of King & Queen Co., VA)
 
Knowing the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death I make and publish this my last will and testament.
Item 1st. I give and bequeath to my son JAMES SNEED one bed and furniture and one Negro boy named ERASMUS.
2nd. I give to my daughter ELIZABETH D. SNEED one Negro girl named MARIAH.
3rd. I give to my daughter NANCY A. SNEED One Negro girl named SERENA.

Knowing that I am indebted but to what amount I do not know it is my will that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid and to enable my executor to accomplish it. It is my will that all my property except that already disposed of be sold on a credit not less than six months, and should that ne be sufficient to pay my debts it is my will and pleasure that my executor sell the Negroes above mentioned as the other property and after the payment of all my debts to divide the surplus as follows; to SAMUEL SNEED Twenty dollars, AMERICUS J. SNEED Twenty and the balance divide equally between ELIZABETH D. SNEED, NANCY A. SNEED and JAMES SNEED.
I nominate and appoint my son JOHN R. SNEED executor to this my last Will and Testament.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my name and affixed my seal this 31st August 1829.

ELIZABETH SNEED ("x" her mark)

Witness
J. P. SNEED
SARAH S. HARGIS


State of No. Carolina
Person County
Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions
March Term 1835

The execution of the foregoing Will was duly proven in Open Court by proving the hand writing of J. P. SNEED and SARAH S. HARGIS and ordered to be recorded.

Test
CH. MACON, Clk

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ELIZABETH (REDD) SNEED, Estate
June Term 1835

Inventory and account of sales of the Estate Sold ot 23rd April 1835 by PORTIUS MOORE Admr.
Names of those who purchased property in the Sale:
Americus J. Sneed
John Walton
Frances Timberlake
Robert Wallis
John Satterfield
William Parish
John R. Sneed
Loftin Walton
Benjamin Cothran
Thomas Sneed
Alex Carson
Isham Malone
James Sneed
John Lockhart
Hiram Satterfield
Alex Hopkins
Henry Edwards
Yancy Bailey
Albert Moore
William Chambers
George Glean
John E. Chambers
Jackson Walters
Henderson Parrish
Elizabeth D. Sneed
Jonah Turner
Joseph Morris
Samuel Morris
Viney Meadows
John Cothran
James Cothran


Notes Due at deceased death:
Moses Chambers & James Holeman
Henderson Bumpass & J. Satterfield
James Cothran & A. G. Mangum
L. Satterfield & A. L. Moore
J. R. Sneed
J. R. Sneed & Thomas Burton
Thomas Sneed
A.B. Mangum & John Cothran

Commissioners who divided the Inventory for Legatees:
A. S. Webb
Wm. R. Reade
Griffin Jones
 

 


Estate of SAMUEL SNEED, d. 1806

 
Person County May Term 1807
This Inventory was duly returned to Court and ordered to be Recorded.
Recorded in Book No. 4, Page __
Test
JESSE DICKINS CCC

An Inventory of the Estate of SAMUEL SNEED, Dec'd
Negroes to wit:

GORGE - 1
CATE - 2
PEATER - 3
RACHAL - 4
CARTER - 5
JAMES - 6
QUALIS - 7
RUBIN - 8
GRANVILL - 9
PAT - 10
ROSE - 11
FRANK 12
SARAH 13
DINAR - 14
LIDDY
- in the inv. claim by JOHN SNEED

[In addition to a complete listing of household & plantation goods, Inventory also includes following information:]
Cash Sixty Eight Dollars & One Crown
To THOMAS CATE A/c - 14/5 Virginia money
To JOHN S. HUST A/C - 2.2
To WILLIAM PAIN - 6
To THOMAS SNEED - 6
To JOHN SNEED - 12

[signed]
JOHN SNEED Ex'r


An Account of the sales of the Property of SAMUEL SNEED dec'd on the 24 December 1806:
[Slaves named were]

JOHN SNEED
To 2 Slaves PAT & DYNER - $120
To 2 Slaves GEORGE & CATE - 92.1


THOMAS SNEED
To 1 Slave man QUALICE - 184


LEMUEL SNEED
To 1 Old Slave man PETER - 5-0-6


DANIEL GOOCH
To 1 Slave boy FRANK - 100
To 1 Slave girl SARAH - 60-1-6


JOHN CUMMINS
THOMAS PARRISH
JOHN S. HUST
JOSIAH BROWN
ARCHIBALD H. SNEED
WILLIAM HICKS

[signed]
JOHN SNEED Ex'r


Person County May Term 1807

This accounting of Sales was duly Exhibited in Open Court and Ordered to be Recorded.
Recorded in Book No. 4, Page 242.

Test
JESSE DICKINS CC

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An account of Sales of the Estate of
SAMUEL SNEED dec'd made the 18th, 19th & 20th February 1823 on a credit until the 1st January 1824.
Names of Purchasers; Slaves & purchase price are included:

THOMAS SNEED SEN'R:
Slave man GRANVILLE -$490

LEMUEL SNEED:
Slave man JIM - $220.00
Slave Woman EASTER - 110.05
Slave Boy HUMPHREY - 282.25

CARTER GARROTT JR.
HENRY SMITH

FRANCIS TIMBERLAKE:
Slave woman LIDDY - $370.05

THOMAS V. HARGIS

DANIEL GOOCH SEN'R:
Slave Girl MINERVA - $310.00

RANSOM CATES
WILLIAM BLACKARD
JESSE DURDEN
JOHN R. HALL
DUNCAN CAMERON
ARTHUR CREWS
JAMES WILLIAMSON

STEPHEN K. SNEED:
Slave girl TEMPE - $299.00

JOHN R. SNEED
JOHN SATTERFIELD
HARMAN ROYSTER

ROBERT R. SWINNEY:
Slave girl HARRIET - $285.00

BENJAMIN HESTER:
Slave woman ROSE & Child - $501.50

SAMUEL EVANS:
Slave girl JULIETTE - $161.50

SION CARRINGTON:
Slave man REUBEN - $251.25

THOMAS SNEED JUN'R
DUDLEY SNEED
JOHN PARKER
FRANCIS EPPERSON
DANIEL FARMER
HENRY MAHON
WILLIAM M. SNEED

All Errors excepted.
Sworn to LEMUEL SNEED Ex'r

Test
JESSE DICKINS CCC


State of North Carolina
Person County
May Term 1823

The foregoing acco'g of Sales was duly returned to Court and ordered to be recorded.
Test
JESSE DICKINS CCC

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An additional Inventory of the Estate of JOHN SNEED Dec'd

From LEMUEL SNEED Executor of SAMUEL SNEED, dec'd, I received on the day of February 1824 bonds amounting to the sum of five Hundred and Sixty two Dollars and seventy four cents being the shear of my Intestate under the will of our Father.

THO'S SNEED Administrator

Sworn to in Open Court
Test
JESSE DICKINS Clk


(Note: The portions of the Estate that was accounted for in 1823, were done after the death of Samuel's widow, Jane Dudley-Sneed, which called for the new division of the Estate.)

 
Following are the Wills for Samuel Sneed and his wife, Jane Dudley-Sneed, pertaining to the above Estate, as transcribed by me in 2003 and are located on USGenWeb Person County Archives:

Will of SAMUEL SNEED-1806
 

Captain Samuel Sneed was a wealthy landowner from Virginia who died on August 10, 1806, in Person County, North Carolina. (Raleigh Register: Aug.25,1806) He was married to Jane Dudley, also from Virginia, who also was one of the executors of his estate. The Will was proven in open court by the oath of Josiah Brown and added to the records in 1807, Will Book 4, Page 174, in Person County.
 
I Samuel Sneed Being in perfect health and sound mind and memory do make and orda this my last will and testament Vizt.
First I remmend my soul to Almighty God.
2d,ly - I lend the plantation whereon I now live in the County of Person containing 583 acres of land to my Beloved wife Jane Sneed during her life and at her decease it is my will that my beloved son Lemuel Sneed should have all the Land that is on the north side of the said River to remain to them and their heirs forever.
3d,ly - It is my will and desire that all said property as to I have heretofore given and put in possession of my children already married and settled remain to them, their heirs and assigns  forever.
4d,ly - It is my will and desire that my Grand Daughter Nancy Sneed, should have one feather bead  and furnature. Also one black horse name Damont to remain to her and her heirs and assigns forever.
5d,ly - I lend unto my Beloved wife Jane Sneed all and singular the residue of my Estate during her life and her decease to be equally divided among all my children to remain to them their heirs and assigns  forever.
6d,ly - And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my Beloved wife Jane Sneed Executrix and my sons Stephen John Thomas and Lemuel Sneed Executors of this my last will and testament I witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 22nd Day of November 1800.

[Signed] Samuel Sneed [with his Seal]

Signed Sealed and Delivered In Presence
Of Woodson Hubbard
Josiah Brown

 

Will of JANE SNEED-1821

 

Can be found in Will Index 9,Page 434 for Person County, in the North Carolina Archives. This will was proven in open court in Person County for the February Term in 1823 by the oaths of John R. Sneed and Thomas Sneed.
 
In the Name of God, Amen, I, Jane Sneed being of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be God do this twenty forth day of July in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and twenty one make and publish this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say -

First, I give and bequeath to my Grandaughter Polly Sneed one bed and such furniture as my other beds has and one black warnut bedstead one cow and calf one yoe [ewe] with a black spot on its left shoulder and her lamb and one buck and one shugar box.
Secondly I give and bequeath to my Grandaughter Caty Sneed one saddle and bridle and one small read chest.
I hereby make and ordain my worthy friend Thomas Sneed Executor of this my last will and testament in witness whereof, I the said Jane Sneed have here to let my hand and seal the day and year above written.

Signed Sealed Published and delivered in presents of

[Signed] Jane Sneed ["x" her mark]


John R. Sneed
Thos. Sneed

 


Estate of THOMAS SNEED - 1825

(Thomas Sneed, b. 1772, son of Samuel Sneed & Jane Dudley; he was married to Nancy Ann Parker, dau/of Jonathan Parker Jr. & Sarah Pryor of Caswell Co., NC)
 

Inventory of Slaves

DAVID
QUALLIE
SAM
TOM
BOB
NEWMAN
DICK
GRANVILLE
MARY
JACKSON
JIMCRACK
HULDAH
FRANK
MILTON
NORWOOD
CHARLOTTE
CHLOE
DULSE
STANFORD
HENDERSON
CALVIN
DELPH
PENNY
HARRY
ANNA
AMY
DUNCAN
CILLA
TILLAH
MINAH
DAVE
CRAWFORD
LOUISA
BETT
HANNAH
ROWAN
ANDERSON
   
We the heirs of THOMAS SNEED deceased on examination for the dividing line between the lands of said deceased and PHILLIPS MOORE were unable from any information we were able to procure to find said line and the said PHILLIPS MOORE being equally unable to establish the line on his part, we the said heirs and the said PHILLIPS MOORE mutually agree to establish the dividing line between us on the east side of the mill mountain by beginning on the dividing line of the Counties of Orange and Person at said MOORE''s and the said heirs corner from a black gum bush and Pointers thence North to a white oak on the bank of Flat river which line was this day run marked and established.
Witness our hand and seals this 16th Nov'r 1825.

J. P. SNEED
SALLY S. HARGIS
D. SNEED
THO'S V. HARGIS
PHILLIP MOORE



Done in presents of
ELDREDGE DUNASON ("X" his mark)
SAMUEL SNEED


State of No. Carolina
Person County Decem'r Term 1825

The execution of this deed as establishment of line was duly ack'd in open court and ordered to be recorded.
Test
JESSE DICKINS CCC

(Recorded in Record Book No. 10 on Page 297)
 
A List of Sales of THOMAS SNEED dec'd made by JONATHAN P. SNEED Adm'r on the 17th of November 1825 at 12 Months Credit.
Names of those who purchased property in the sale were:
 
ABNER INSCORE
ABNER WILLIAMS
ALEXANDER LUNSFORD
ALFRED JONES
ALFRED MOORE
ALLERSON MANGUM
ASA HARGIS
AUGUSTINE B. MANGUM
AUGUSTINE MANGUM
BENJ. CRUISE
BENJA. BULLOCK
BENJA. HESTER
BENNETT WILLIAMS
CARLTON WALKER
CHARLES HOLEMAN
DANIEL COLLINS
DANIEL COLLINS
DAVID WOODS
DUDLEY SNEED
ELDRIDGE DUNAVENT
ELISON MANGUM
GEORGE GLENN
HARMAN ROYSTER
HARRISON PARKER
HENRY ALLEN
HIRAM WILSON
ISAIAH BUMPASS
ISHAM BRINKLEY
J. P. SNEED
J. PHILLIPS
JACOB WRIGHT
JAMES HOLEMAN
JAMES PATTERSON
JAMES WILLIAMSON
JESSE DAY
JESSE DAY
JESSE MILLER
JESSE MILLER
JNO. E. CARRINGTON
JNO. TAPP
JOHN BUMPASS
JOHN H. POINTER
JOHN J. CARRINGTON
JOHN SATTERFIELD
JOHN SUIT JR.
JOHN WALTERS
JONAS PARKER
JONES SNEED
KENNEDY HORTON
L. V. HARGIS
LEVI McCALLUM
MEREDETH ADAMS
PHILLIPS MOORE
PORTIOUS MOORE
RICHARD BULLOCK
SAM'L WEBB
SAMUEL SNEED
STRANGER
T. V. HARGIS
TAYLOR HICKS
THOMAS BURTON
THOMAS COZART
THOMAS DAY
THOMAS DENNY
THOMAS HARGIS SENR.
THOMAS J. FADDER
THOMAS PEED
THOMAS POOL
THOMAS SNEED
VINCENT TAPP
WILLIAM DAY
WILLIAM McKISSACK
WM. CHATHAM
WM. COZART
WM. EVANS
WM. F. SMITH
WM. H. BULLOCK
WM. LUNSFORD
WM. PETTIFORD
WM. ROBERTS
WM. TERRELL
WM. TROTTER
 
Slaves Purchased in Sale:
1 Negro woman & her child CALVIN - LEVI McCALLUM - $291
1 Boy HENDERSON - DAVID WOODS - 183
1 Man NEWMAN -T.V.HARGIS - 325
1 Girl DULSE - JOHN BUMPASS - 319
1 Woman DELPH & Child DUNCAN -- BENJA. BULLOCK - 319
1 Woman TILLER & Child CRAWFORD - LEVI McCALLUM - 326
1 Girl LOUISA - T. V. HARGIS - 301
1 Girl FRANKEY - WM. MOORE - 301
1 Boy DICK - PHILLIPS MOORE - 526
1 Boy BOB - DUDLEY SNEED - 540
1 Boy TOM blacksmith - DUDLEY SNEED 413
1 Girl PENNY & child - SCILLAR - DAVID WOODS - 512
1 Boy STANFORD - JNO. J. CARRINGTON - 352
1 Boy GRANVILLE - LEVI McCALLUM - 500
1 Boy ANDERSON - LEVI McCALLUM - 238
1 Girl HANNAH - MERIDETH CRUISE -351
1 Girl MARY & Child JACKSON - DICEY MANGUM - 463
1 Boy HARRY - DAVID WOODS - 490
1 Boy DAVID - LEVI McCALLUM - 180
1 Girl MIMA - JNO. J. CARRINGTON - 150
1 Boy JIM CRACK miller -D. SNEED - 651
1 Woman HULDA & Child CHARLOTTE - D. SNEED - 500
1 Girl ANNA - JOHN E. CARRINGTON - 275
1 Girl AMY - BENJ'A BULLOCK - 152
1 Girl ROWANNE - LEVI McCALLUM - 277
1 Boy MILTON - D. SNEED - 231
1 Boy NORWOOD - D. SNEED - 226
 

 

A List of Balances due the Estate of THOMAS SNEED at his Decease:
(along with whether or not expected to pay)

 
RICHARD LEA - Doubtful
JOSIAH BROWN - Desperate
WILLIAM HICKS
THOMAS HOOD - Removed
WILLIAM ALLEN - Doubtful
JOHN SAUNDERS - Doubtful
WILLIAM GALLAUGHER - Doubtful
JOHN LONG - Doubtful
SOLOMON CATE - Doubtful
HOSEA GREGORY - Doubtful
SOLOMON WALKER -Doubtful
WILLIAM CATE - Doubtful
JOHN MILES - Doubtful
ALLEN WADE - Doubtful
NATHAN HARGIS - Doubtful
THOMAS WOODS - Doubtful
PHILLIP SINGLETON - Doubtful
JOHN CHATHAM - Desperate
HENRY WOODY - Doubtful
JOHN WOODY - Doubtful
WILLIAM JOHNSON - Doubtful
HENRY ANDERSON - Doubtful
ROBERT SEYMOUR - Doubtful
WILLIAM CHATHAM - Doubtful
JAMES BRINKLEY - Doubtful
THOMAS HOLLOWAY - Doubtful
PHILLIPS MOORE
MARTIN RAGAN - Doubtful
CASWELL VAUGHAN - Doubtful
THOMAS MERRITT - Doubtful
WILLIAM GORDON - Doubtful
WILLIAM MORTON - Doubtful
MERIDETH DANIEL - Doubtful
WILLIAM LIPSCOMB - Doubtful
SHADRACK HARGIS - Doubtful
JOHN H. BURTON - Doubtful
CARTER LEA JR. - Doubtful
ROBERT H. CHILDERS - Doubtful
CLEM RAGLIN - Doubtful
JAMES BANKS - Doubtful
RALPH WILLIAMS - Doubtful
HENRY LIPSCOMB - Doubtful
JAMES JOHNSON - Doubtful
THOMAS RAINEY - Doubtful
RICHARD SAUNDERS - Doubtful
EDWARD OWEN - Doubtful
JOHN CATE
CADER PARKER - Desperate
TAYLOR HICKS
DANIEL HICKS
WILLIAM P. JAMERSON
JOSIAH WADE - Doubtful
WILLIAM VANHOOK
BALLARD COLLINS - Doubtful
WILLIAM COLLINS - Doubtful
DANIEL FARMER - Doubtful
JOHN CROPPER - Doubtful
JAMES GAGE - Doubtful
LEVI SWEANEY - Desperate
ANDREW GRAY
JOHN FEDERICK - Desperate
JOHN OAKLEY - Desperate
CARTER GARROT - Desperate
 
RICHARD PEED - Desperate
JAMES COTHRAN (Substracton) - Desperate

GEORGE RICHARDSON - Desperate
WILLIAM TABORN - Desperate
JESSE DAY - Desperate
WILLIAM DAY
ROBERT NUTT
THOMAS MINCHEW Entitled to credits for work - Desperate
LAWRENCE V. HARGIS
JOHN SUIT JUN'R - Doubtful
WILLIAM PETTIFORD
ELDRIDGE DUNAVENT
DAVID WOODS

DANIEL COLLINS - Doubtful
JOHN J. CARRINGTON
THOMAS J. FADDIS (or FADDIS & WOODS)
NATHANIEL CARRINGTON
NANCY FEDERICK - Doubtful
JUDITH REED
EDWARD LEWIS - Doubtful
JAMES MILLNER
THOMAS WILLIAMS - Doubtful
JAMES K. BROWN - Doubtful
POLLY SNEED
THOMAS V. HARGIS
THOMAS GOOCH
JOEL HICKS
BENJAMIN CARRINGTON- Doubtful
HENRY DAY - Desperate
SAMPSON M. GLENN - Desperate
JOHN G. WADE - Desperate
JOHN GARROD Judgement - Desperate
BENJAMIN SNEED Judgement - Desperate
ELIJAH DANIEL (notes) - Desperate
JOHN WALTERS (note) - Desperate
TAYLOR HICKS - Doubtful
DANIEL FARMER - Desperate
BRODIE MALONE - Desperate
JOHN ROWLES JR. - Doubtful
MILLS DURDEN - Doubtful
CASWELL VAUGHAN Judgement - Doubtful
DANIEL FARMER (note) -Doubtful
PATRICK M. GLENN (2 notes) -Desperate
JOSEPH J. GOOCH (note) -Desperate
JOSEPH J. GOOCH & BENJAMIN HARRISON Note - Desperate
REUBEN INSCORE (note) - Desperate
JOHN FEDERICK - Desperate
LAWRENCE V. HARGIS notes & other Vouchers
RICHARD BURTON notes - Desperate
STEPHEN INSCORE notes
ROBERT H. CATE - Desperate
REUBEN INSCORE - Desperate
THOMAS MINCHEW - Desperate
MILLS DURDEN (order) - Desperate
JOHN J. CARRINGTON Judgement
JOHN RODGERS note
JAMES JACKSON
WILLIAM KIRKLAND Acct.
LEVI SWEANEY 3 Judgements - Desperate
PHILLIP SNEED Notes - Desperate
 
There are other claims against PHILLIP SNEED but cannot now be ascertained. There are two small Notes or Judgments I understand by WM. M. SNEED in the hands of same constable of Granville which were handed him by WILLIAM M. SNEED for THOMAS SNEED Deceased against a MR. DOWNY which are Desperate debts and the amount not recollected by said WM. M. SNEED.

Cash on hand - $104.38
THOMAS V. HARGIS & DUDLEY SNEED - 555.32
DUDLEY SNEED Note - 11.01

(signed) J. P. SNEED

 
(Note: There are files for 2 different THOMAS SNEEDs in the one Person County Estate file for that name. This one was the son of SAMUEL SNEED & JANE DUDLEY; he was married to NANCY PARKER , daughter of JONATHAN PARKER & SARAH PRYOR. The 2nd THOMAS SNEED, died in 1859, the son of LEMUEL SNEED & ELIZABETH REDD; he was married to NANCY GRAY; his Estate follows below).
 

 


 

Estate of THOMAS SNEED- 1860

 
ALEXANDER M. GRAY, Adm'r of THO'S SNEED, dec'd charges himself with said estate as follows, viz.
To cash found on hand - $201.51
To Acct'g vs WILL J. GRAY - 2.85
To Acct'g vs NATHANIEL WALKER - 1.65
To Crop of Tobacco sold in Danville - 40.08
To Acct'g vs HENRY J. MONTGOMERY - 29.38
Bad one note on PETER DIXON - " "
Bad one note on DAVID DIXON - " "
Bad acct'g vs G. C. PUCCI - " "
Total: 275.47

ALEXANDER M. GRAY ADM'R of THO'S SNEED dec'd claims the following allowances in settling said estate:
To Cash paid JAS. CRCHER for coffin - $25.00
To Cash paid to WM. J. GRAY in schooling - 60.00
To Cash paid paid WM. T. NOELL - 4.78
To acct'g paid JOHN W. HAMLETT - 2.00
To acct'g settled with WM. J. GRAY - 1.05
To Note paid W. F. REED - 14.30
To Clerks fee to CHARLES MASON for Estate - 23.85
To Counsel fee to CHARLES WINSTED - 21.00
Court charges for Dower & years provision
GEO. DANIEL Surveyor for laying off Dower
Acct paid H. J. MONTGOMERY - 29.38
(sub total) - 180.26

Balance: $95.11
 

 

An Inventory of the Property of THOMAS SNEED was signed by NANCY SNEED, AND JAMES M. SNEED, the Legatees; Witnessed by WM. J. GRAY.
 
Also:
No. and Names of Negroes belonging to said estate: DICK, WILL, RISSEY, SALLY, SOPHY, MARTHEY, JIM, ALABAMA, LILLA, JOHN, NANCY, REBECCA, BOB, FRANK.

December 31, 1859.

Alex. M. GRAY, Administrator
 
State of North Carolina
Person County
Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions
March Term A.D. 1860

To the Worshipful, the Justices of said Court

The petition of NANCY SNEED widow of THOMAS SNEED, respectfully showeth unto your Worships, that her said husband died intestate in the County aforesaid since the last Term of this Court, and that Letters of Administration on his estate have been granted to ALEXANDER M. GRAY. Your petitioner further showeth that she desires to have her years support out of the estate of her said husband, alloted to her according to law, and to that end, she prays your Worships to appoint one Justice of the Peace and three freeholders unconnected with her to view the said estate and to allot and set apart to her so much of the crop, Stock and provision belonging thereto as may be adequate to the support of herself and family for one year, and if there should not be a sufficiency on hand to assess the deficiency to be paid in money by the administrator. And report there proceedings under their hands and seals to the next Term of this Court.
And your petitioner as in duty bound shall ever pray.

C. S. WINSTEAD
Atto. for Petitioner



State of North Carolina
Person County
Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions
March Term A.D. 1860


NANCY SNEED Widow & Petition for Years Support.

On motion it is ordered that JOHN J. ROGERS a Justice of the Peace and WM. T. NOEL, SQUIRE MEADOWS, WM. F. READE be and are appointed commissioners to view the estate of THOMAS SNEED dec'd and to allot and set apart to his Widow NANCY SNEED so much of the crop, stock and provisions on hand as may be adequate to the support of herself and family for one year, and if there is not a sufficiency on hand to asses the deficiency to be paid in money by the administrator; And report to the next Term of this Court.

CHARLES MASON Clk



State of North Carolina
Person County

Pursuant to an Order of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, March Term 1860, directing the Sheriff of said County to summons a Jury of good and lawful men, unconnected with the parties either by consanguinity or affinity, and entirely disinterested, to lay off and allot dower, according to law, to NANCY SNEED out of the land of which her husband THOMAS SNEED died seised and possessed of, I W. H. SMITH , Sheriff of said County, this 23rd day of May A.D. 1860 proceeded to the execution of the same summoning the undersigned Freeholders, to wit:
WM. T. NOELL, SQUIRE MEADOWS, GILBERT MOORE, R. H. CATES, ISIAH CATES, ALBERT BLALOCK, W. F. READE, RICH'D COTHRAN, GRANVILLE ANDREWS, J. J. REGAN, R. B. TRIM, JOS. T. M. CATES, who after having been duly sworn, and attended by ROBERT DANIEL as county Surveyor, laid off and allotted a dower, by metes and bounds, in the following manner, viz: beginning at a high Rock in Flat River runing North 27.41 chains, thence West 2 chains thence north 49.21 chains, thence East 36 chains to a pine stump thence south 26.62 chains to pointers, thence west 14.64 chains to gum corner thence South 63.20 chains to Flat River thence as the River meanders to the begining.
the said lands situated and lying in the aforesaid county of Person, on the waters of Flat River containing by estimation One hundred Sixty three acres be the same more or less; it being one third part in valuation of all the lands which the said THOMAS SNEED died seised and possessed of, including the Mansion House, &c., and put her, the said NANCY SNEED relict of the said THOMAS SNEED is possession of the same, all of which is separately submitted. Given under our hands and Seals the day and date above written.
 
W. F. READE
ISAAH CATES
JAMES T. CATES 
RICHARD H. CATES
SQUIRE MEADOWS
ALBERT BLALOCK
GRANVILLE ANDREWS
WM. T. NOELL
GILBERT MOORE
RIC'D COTHRAN
J. J. ROGERS
R. B. TRIMM
   
   
   

ADMINISTRATORS BOND
State of North Carolina
Person County

 
Know all men by these presents that we ALEXANDER M. GRAY, JULIUS A. BURTON & HENRY ROUNTREE all of the County and State aforesaid, are held and firmly bound unto the State of North Carolina, in the sum of Twenty thousand dollars to be paid to the said State; to which payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, and each of us, each and every of our heirs, executors or administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals, and dated the 20 day of December A.D. 1859.

The condition of the above obligation is such, that if the above bounded ALEXANDER M. GRAY Administrator of THOMAS SNEED deceased, do make a true and perfect inventory, and account of sales of all the real estate, and al the goods and chattels, rights and credits of the said deceased, which have or shall come into his possession or knowledge, or to the possession of any other person for him and the same do exhibit into the office of the Court where order for administration passed, within ninety days after the date of these presents, and do well and truly administer according to law, all the goods, chattels, rights and credits of the deceased, and the proceeds of all his real estate, that may be sold for the payment of his debts, which shall at any time come to the possession of the said ALEXANDER M. GRAY or to the possession of any other person for him; and further do make a just and true account of his administration within two years after the date of these presents, and all the rest and residue of the said proceeds of real estate, goods, chattels and credits, which shall be found remaining upon his account, (the same being first examined and allowed by the Court), shall deliver and pay to such person or persons respectively, as the same shall be due unto, pursuant to law; And if it shall appear that any last will and testament was made by the deceased, and the executors therein named, do exhibit the same into Court, making request to have it allowed and approved, and the said ALEXANDER M. GRAY above bound, being thereunto required, do render and deliver the said Letters of Administration (probate of such Testament being first had and made in the said Court,) then this obligation to be void and of no effect.

ALEX. M. GRAY
GILBERT BURTON
H. ROUNTREE

Signed, Sealed and Delivered in Presence of CHAS. MASON

 

(Note: The NC Mortality Schedule shows Thomas Sneed, born 1801,  died Nov. 1859, of Dropsy)

 

Will of JOHN TALBERT -1793
Person County, Wills & Inventories 1792-1797
Volume 1, Page 153

 
In the Name of God amen. I JOHN TALBERT of the County of Person & State of North Carolina being weak in body but of sound mind and memory thanks be to God for his continued mercies, but calling to mind the Mortality of my body & that it is appointed for all men to depart this life and for the better selling of my temporal affairs, disannulling & revoking all other Will r Wills heretofore made by me. I do make & ordain this my last Will & Testament in the manner & form following, Viz,
I desire that all my just debts first be paid out of the profits of my Estate. Item to wit, I give & bequeath to my beloved wife MARGET TALBERT my Estate intirely consisting of stock of horses, cattle, hoggs & sheep with my household goods and kitchen furniture & plantation utensils, forever to use & dispose of as she sees proper. & lastly I nominate and appoint my wife MARGET TALBERT my whole & soul Executrix of this my last Will & Testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this the fifth day of October in the year of our Lord 1793.

JOHN TALBERT

Signed Sealed in the presents of us
ROGERS WILLIAMS
JAS. McMURREY
HIRAM BEKLEY


Person County
The Execution of this Will was duly proved in Open Court by the Oath of ROGER WILLIAMS & on motion ordered to be recorded.

Test
JESSE DICKINS CCC

 

Will of DAVID VANHOOK- 1795
Person County, Wills & Inventories 1792-1797
Volume 2, Page 209

 
I DAVID VANHOOK of the County of Person & State of North Carolina calling to mind the uncertainty of this transitory life & the certainty of Death being of sound mind & memory & in perfect good helth do appoint and constitute this my last will & Testament & no other made this 9th day of June in the Year of our Lord 1795.

Item. I give & bequeath to my dear & well beloved wife VICTORY one Negro boy named GOING with one feather bead & furniture during the term of her natural life after which to be sold & the money divided between my Children hereunder mentioned. I also lend to her my said Wife the ballance in full of my Estate both Personal & Real during her widowhood or in case she shall not marry untill my said Children shall come of age then in either of these 2 cases my will is that it the said ballance of my Estate to be divided as hereunder directed. Viz,
Item. I give to my two sons ROBERT & WILLIAM the tract of land whereon I now live. Together with Plantation tools, household furniture & Stock of all kind but if either die under age the other is to hold the land & tools but the stock & furniture to be divided between the surviving children.
Item. I give to my daughter LUCIA one Negro boy named GUAM & one feather bed & furniture which she to receive from her brothers part at the age of Twenty one.
Item. I give to my daughter ELIZABETH all that part of my Estate which is in Mother hands willed to me by my Father the profitts of which she is to receive from the date of my Mother's death happen that when it may.
But be remembered that if either of these my Daughters die in their non age then her part to be equally divided amongst the surviving children.
And I do further appoint my said wife VICTORY & my beloved brother JACOB VANHOOK to Execute this my last will & testament as witness my hand & seal the year & day before written in the presence of

DAVID VANHOOK

JA'S D. HENDLEY
MATTHEW DANIEL


Person County, December Court 1795
The Execution of this last Will & Testament was duly proved n Open Court & on motion ordered to be recorded.

Test
JESSE DICKINS CCC


 

Will of NANCY WALTON-1846
Person County Wills 1828-1876

Original Will

 
In the name of God Amen.
I NANCY WALTON of sound and disposing mind and memory blessed be God but feeble in body in view of death do make and publish this my last will and testament.
First I desire that all my just debts be paid out of such portions of my property or effects as my executors hereinafter named may think best to dispose of for that purpose if I shall be owing any debts at my death.
Secondly I devise and bequeath all the remainder of my estate both real and personal including my undivided interest in the estate of my late husband LOFTON WALTON Sen'r dec'd to my two sons JAMES H. WALTON and SIDNEY WALTON to them and their heirs forever equally to be divided between tem.
Thirdly I hereby nominate and appoint my two sons JAMES H. WALTON and SIDNEY WALTON executors of this my last will and testament and I hereby revoke all other will or wills by me at any time heretofore made.
In witness whereof I hereto set my hand and seal this the 16 day of July 1846.

NANCY WALTON ("X" her mark)

Signed sealed published and declared in presence of
JOSEPH J. JONES
MARSTIN TUCK
 


(A Marriage bond for Loftin Walton & Nancy Black was filed January 2, 1806 in Person County; Bondsman: Thomas Walton; Loftin Walton Sr. died intestate, his Estate was presented in Court in June 1846)

 


Will of JOHN WARREN -1795
Person County, Wills & Inventories 1792-1797
Volume 2, Page 161

 
In the Name of God amen. I JOHN WARREN of Person County N. Carolina being sick & weak in body but of perfect mind & memory & calling to mind the mortality of my body knowing it is appointed for all men once to die do make & appoint this my last Will & Testament in manner & form following.
First I recommend my soul to God who first had the power to give it to me & my body to the earth to be buried in a decent manner at the direction of my Executors hereafter mentioned And concerning such worldly Estate as it hath please God to bless me with I shall dispose of in manner & form following.
I Desire that all my just debts & funeral expenses shall be paid & fulled satisfyed
It is my will & desire that all my household & kitchen furniture, cattle, hoggs, horses and plantation utensils & everything I possess shall be sold & my debts paid & the ballance to be divided as follows.
Item. I give to my son JAMES one shilling to him & his heirs forever.
Item. I give to my son HECKLY one shilling to him & his heirs forever.
Item. I give to my son WILLIAM one shilling to him & his heirs forever.
Item. I give to my son SAMUEL one shilling to him & his heirs forever.
Item. I give to my daughter ELIZABETH one shilling to her & her heirs forever. And the ballance of the above mentioned money to be divided into three equal parts & one of the parts I give & bequeath to my beloved wife MARY WARREN to be at her disposal forever.
Item. I give to my son TIMOTHY WARREN, eldest son (JOHN) another third part of the above mentioned money to be at his disposal forever.
Item. I give to my son TIMOTHY's next eldest son (WILLIAM) the two third part of the above mentioned money to be at his disposal forever.
Item. I give & bequeath to my son SIMON th eland whereon I now live in the fork of the Creek as far as the branch betwixt where I live & my son ARCHIBALD to be his & at his disposal forever.
Item. I give & bequeath unto my son ARCHIBALD the land whereon he now lives all & every part from the said branch that turns betwixt us to his disposal forever.
I leave my son WILLIAM WARREN & TIMOTHY HOLT my hole & sole Executors of this my last will & Testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 9th day of February 1795.
JOHN WARREN

Signed Sealed & delivered in the presents of

BENJ. W. HARRILSON
ABNER HOLT


Person County
March Term 1795

The Execution of the foregoing last Will & Testament of JOHN WARREN was duly proved in open court by the oaths of BEN. W. HARRILSON & ABNER HOLT & on motion ordered to be recorded.

Test
JESSE DICKINS CCC

 

Will of SAMUEL WHITEHEAD-1794
Person County, Wills & Inventories 1792-1797
Volume 1, Page 213

 
In the Name of God Amen. I SAMUEL WHITEHEAD of the County of Person and State of North Carolina being in perfect health of body mind & memory thanks be given unto God, calling unto mind the mortality of my body & knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will & Testament that is to say principally & first of all I give & recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it & 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 as to touching such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner & form.

Item. I give to my Daughter ELIZABETH one feather bed & furniture & one cow & calf. Item. I lend to my well beloved Wife URSULA (after my lawful debts being paid) the land & Plantations whereon I now live and all the appertainences thereof together with every part of my other Estate during her natural life or widowhood after either of which to be equally divided among my six children (viz) NANCY, URSULA, SAMUEL, SUSANNAH, EBENEZER, & ELIZABETH to them and their heirs forever. Item. I hereby constitute & appoint my well beloved wife URSULA WHITEHEAD & my trusty friend CARTER LEA my whole sole Executors & Executrix of this my last will & testament. I have hereunto set my hand and affixt my seal this 20th day of March in the Year of Our Lord one Thousand seven Hundred & Ninety four.
SAM'L WHITEHEAD


Signed, sealed Published pronounced & declared by the said SAMUEL WHITEHEAD as his last Will & Testament in the Presents of us who in his Presence & the Presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our Names
CARTER LEA
FOWLER SCOGGINS ("X" his mark)
JEREMIAH SCOGGINS


Person County
Decem'r Court 1795

The Execution of this last will & testament was duly proved in open court & on motion ordered to be recorded.
Test
JESSE DICKINS CC

 

Will of DAVID WOODY- 1821
Person County, Wills & Inventories 1820-1823
Pages 230-232

 
In the name of God amen I DAVID WOODY of Person County an State of North Carolina being of sound mind and memory, blessed be God do this day the 24th of January Eighteen hundred and twenty one make and publish my last will and testament (viz) principally and first I give and recommend my soul to God who gave it and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in a decent Christian manner at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but I shall at the general resurrection receive the same again by the might power of God as touching such worldly entries as it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give demise and bequeath the same in the following manner and form 1st after discharging all my just debts I desire an equal division of my property amongst my children except to JEAN she is to have CINDA extra to the rest
2nd I desire PATSY to have BETSY and her increase to belong to her and the heirs of her body for ever. I give and bequeath to my daughter JEAN one girl by the name of CINDA extra of the rest of my children to belong to her and the heirs of her body for ever I give to my daughter SUSAN one girl by name GINA to belong to her and the heirs of her body the land I have marked off for AARON.
I devise the number of acres to be aportioned and for him to take it at $5 per acre as a part of his legacy the land I got of TATOM(?) I wish my son MOSES to take at five dollars per acres the land where I live lying on both sides of the State line. I desire my son JAMES to take at Seven dollars per acre the ballance of my property to be sold and equally divided or the Negroes to be valued and drawn for as the legatees may agree the Negro girl which ARTHUR BROOKS has received I value at two hundred dollars to be deducted from his part of my estate I desire that such of my children as have not rec'd a portion of my estate such as horse, saddle, bridle, cow and calf, bed and furniture to have it given to them before there is any division the Negroes given to PATSY and SUSAN to be valued with the rest of the Negroes and recorded as a part of there legacy. I hereunto appoint my son JAMES WOODY and my son MOSES WOODY to be my Executors hoping they will act impartially and do justice to each brother and sister. I the said DAVID WOODY do to these my last will and testament set my hand and seal the day and year above mentioned

DAVID WOODY ("X" his mark)


Signed, sealed and delivered by the said DAVID WOODY testator as his last will and testament in the presents of us who were present at the time of signing and sealing there of
R. W. LAWSON
RUSSELL GRESHAM


State of North Carolina
Person County
March Term 1821

The foregoing Will was duly proven in Open Court by the oath of the subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded.

Test
JESSE DICKINS CCC

 
 

 

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