Person County Wills & Estates, Pt.5

(Transcribed by Deloris Williams)

Will of JUDITH GOOCH -1819
Person County Wills & Inventories 1817-1820
Page 211

 

In the name of God Amen
I JUDITH GOOCH of the County of Person and State of North Carolina being weak in body but of sound mind and memory thanks be unto God for the same calling to mind the mortality of my body do make and ordain this to be my Last will and testament revoking all others in manner and form as follows.
First I give and bequeath unto my grand daughter MARTHA ANN GOOCH, one bed and furniture to her and her heirs forever.
2nd. I give and bequeath unto my daughter NANCY GOOCH the whole of the residue of my property which I may die possessed of consisting of my stock of every kind, my household and kitchen furniture, plantation tools and all the money which may be due me from any person or persons whomsoever and it is my will and desire that she receive and enjoy my undivided part of the personal estate of my late husband JOHN GOOCH SEN'R dec'd to her and her heirs forever. I nominate and appoint my son REDFORD GOOCH my lawful executor to this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 29th day of October 1817.

JUDITH GOOCH


Tet
ROBERT R. READE
THOMAS MINCHEW ("X" his mark)

State of North Carolina
Person County
February Term 1819

The above will was duly proven in open court by the oath of ROBT R. REED [sic] and ordered to be recorded.

Test
JESSE DICKINS

(This was Judith Radford, widow of John Gooch,b. 1737/d. 1814)

 


Will of SAMUEL HARRIS- 1803
Person County, Wills & Inventories, 1801-1804
Page 172

 
In the name of God, Amen. I SAMUEL HARRIS of Person County, and State of North Carolina, being in a low State of health but of sound mind and memory thanks be given unto Almighty God, calling unto mind the mortality of body; & knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make this my last will and testament (viz) Principally & first of all I give & recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it, and my body I recommend to earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my friends, nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, and as tuching such worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with in this life, I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner & form; first I give & bequeath to my eldest daughter LUCY HARRIS one side saddle & one feather bed & two sheets in part of my estate.
Item  I give to my daughter POLLEY HARRIS one feather bed & furniture part of my estate.
Item  I give & bequeath to my son BENJAMIN HARRIS one feather bed and furniture in part of my estate.
Item  I give & bequeath to my son JOHN HARRIS one fifth of my estate.
Item I give and bequeath to my son RICHARD HARRIS one fifth of my estate; and lastly I constitute and appoint JOHN HARRIS, CHARLES MITCHELL, being in the County & State aforesaid, I do empower my Executors to sell & disposes of my stock of hoggs, horses, cattle & household furniture and all my working tools, and my Land to be rented till my youngest child comes of age & then to be equally divided amongst my five children, & do hereby revoke, disallow & disannul all former testaments, wills, legacys bequeathed by me in any wise before named willed or bequeathed, rattifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. I witness whereof have here unto set my hand & affixed my Seal in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight Hundred & Thirteenth day of July.

Signed, Sealed published, delivered & pronounced by SAMUEL HARRIS as his last Will and testament, In presence of us in the presence of him & in the presence of each other have hereunto [set] our names.

SAMUEL HARRIS

Test
LEWIS WILSON
JOHN CLAYTON

Person County, March Term 1803
This will was duly proved in open court and ordered to be recorded.

JESS DICKINS CCC

 

Estate of PAUL JEFFREYS 1802
North Carolina
Person County

 
Agreeable to an order of the County Court of Person we the subscribers have allotted & laid off to SUSANAH JEFFREYS widow of PAUL JEFFREYS dec'd and one hundred barrels of corn, two thousand weight of pork, and burlap sack of salt, fifteen bushels of wheat, three stacks of blades & fifty feet of top fodder & the ful of shucks, for her provisions for one year. Given from under our hands this 2nd day of December 1801.

WM COCKE
ROBERT PAINE
JOHN WOMACK
JAMES DANIEL




March Term 1802
In obedience to a Commission to us directed we have met at the late dwelling house of PAUL JEFFREYS dec'd and have laid and divided the Negroes belonging to the said Estate in the following manner:

Widow JEFFREYS, Lot No.1:
BEN (carpenter)................ 150
LEWIS..................................100
LEDON................................100
RACHEL...............................85
VINEY...................................75
JOSHUA...............................20
POLLY..................................15 = 545

LUCY JEFFREYS, Lot No.2:
SAM (carpenter)..................140
NED.......................................100
DOUBLIN..............................40
SALLY....................................90
JUDAH...................................30
NANCY...................................25
SUSANNA..............................25 = 450

DAVID JEFFREYS, Lot No.3:
ARCHER.............................100
L.BEN..................................110
JACK.....................................55
YOUNG JINNEY.................90
BURCHET............................75
OLD JINNEY.......................30
CHINA.................................40 = 510


ELIZABETH JEFFREYS, Lot No.4:
DICK.................................100
CRAFFORD.......................100
DINAH..................................90
OLIVER................................70
TOM......................................45
CLONEY..............................30
SALLEY...............................20
BURREL.............................70 = 535

JAMES JEFFREYS, Lot No.5:
JOE...................................110
SAM....................................110
BOB.....................................70
FEREBY.............................90
AGGY..................................50
PETER................................30
AMERICA...........................20
JEREMIAH.........................30 = 510

(Signed)
JOHN GWINN
JAMES DANIEL
WM. COCKE


Person County, March Term 1802
The foregoing acct of the Division of the Estate of PAUL JEFFREYS dec'd was exhibited in open court and ordered to be recorded.
Test
JESSE DICKINS CCC



December Court 1805
Inventory of Slaves from the Estate of PAUL JEFFREYS, dec'd

40 Negroes, to wit, CLOE, JENNY, ARCHER, FERRIBY CHINA, AGGY, PETER, AMERICA, DUBLIN, DINER, JOE, LEWIS, BEN, SALLY, JENNY, NED, BURCHET, JUDAH, NANCY, SUCKY, SAM, RACHEL, DIKE, ROSE, BOB JERRY, JOSHUA, POLLY, DICK, OLIVE, CRAFFORD, LEADON, BURREL, JACK, TOM, CLONY, SALLY, WINNY, LONG BEN, BUCK SAM.



The Estate of PAUL JEFFREYS dec'd in a/c w't
Feby 1808

By Balance as per report
To error in report
By commission allowed on said error
To maintaining two old infirm
Negroes, MATTHEW & CLOE six years

In obedience to an order of Person County Court we proceeded to examine and correct the report of the commissions appointed to audit and settle the acct of the administrator of PAUL JEFFREYS dec'd and on receiving the said report and the a/c on which it was founded find that there was an error made in the addition of the credits of said a/c of 800.00 which now we have placed to credit of the administrator and charged him with 20.00 which was allowed, more than would one ought to have been in consequence of said mistake, for commission. We also further find that the administrator was entitled to charge the estate 140.00 for supporting two Negroes which was omitted in the said a/c and that the true ballance due from the Administrator to the Estate amounts to seven hundred and eighty three pounds four shillings as above stated.

WM COCKE
SAMUEL DICKINS






State of North Carolina
Person County
Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
November Term 1809

To the worshipful Court of said County now sitting
The Petition of SUSANNA THOMPSON widow, and relict of JAMES THOMPSON dec'd sheweth unto your worships, that PAUL JEFFRIES her first husband died intestate in or about the year 1801 seized and possessed of a large landed estate, viz, one tract or parcel consisting of 2520 lying and being in the County aforesaid on both sides of Flat River adjoining the lands of DUNCAN CAMERON, JAMES DANIEL, ROBERT PAYNE, and others; also one other tract of 180 acres lying in the County of Person, on Flat River adjoining the lands of JAMES DANIEL, LEWIS TAPP, and ROBERT PAYNE. Your petitioner further states to your worships, that some time in the year 1804 she intermarried with one JAMES THOMPSON, who departed this life some time in the year 1808, and that her dower in the lands aforesaid has never yet been assigned to her. Your petitioner therefore prays your worships that you make an order directing the sheriff of Person directing him to summon a jury as the law directs to assign and allot to your petitioner the dower to which she is entitled in the aforesaid lands and your petitioner will &c

RICH'D HENDERSON Atty.



State of North Carolina
Person County

In Obedience to the annexed writ I WILLIAM McKISSOCK Sheriff of the County aforesaid on the 16th day of December 1809 and in the thirty fourth year of the Independence of the State aforesaid attended by WOODSON HUBBARD, LAWRENCE V. HARGIS, ROBERT MOORE WM. DANIEL, JOSHUA CATE, JOHN MOORE, LAMBERT MOORE, THOMAS HARGIS, THOMAS SNEED, SOLOMON CATE, JOSEPH HUBBARD JUN'R, JOHN PHILIPS freeholders unconnected with SUSANNA THOMPSON widow of JAMES THOMPSON deceased, or the Heirs or devisees of PAUL JEFFREYS deceased by consanguincy or affinity and integrity disinterested by me duly summoned come in proper person to a certain plantation where of the said PAUL JEFFREYS deceased died seize and possessed mentioned in the annexed writ lying on both sides of Flat River in the County aforesaid containing Twenty Seven hundred acres more or less, and the free holders aforesaid being duly sworn and required to allot and set off to said SUSANNA THOMPSON one third part of the land and plantation aforesaid did allot and sett off to her the said SUSANNA THOMPSON the part or portion of the aforesaid plantation including the comprised within the following limits and bounds to wit [continues with the boundary info]...containing nine hundred acres more or less by survey by HUBBARD and PHILLIPS MOORE this day of December 1809 which doth including the dwelling house or mansion of said PAUL JEFFREYS deceased in which he most generally dwelt next before his decease and all the affixes, out houses, buildings and improvements there unto belonging or in any wise appertaining which being done the said Sheriff and freeholders aforesaid put the said SUSANNA THOMPSON in possession of the premises in witnesses where of the said free holders have here unto set there respective hands and seals in the County aforesaid the day and year aforesaid.
W. HUBBARD
L.V. HARGIS
ROBERT MOORE
WM. DANIEL
JOSHUA CATE SEN'R.
JOHN MOORE
LAMBERT MOORE
THOMAS HARGIS
THO'S SNEED
SOLOMON CATE
J. HUBBARD JR.
JOHN PHILIPS

 


Will of SAMUEL McMURRY Senior-1802
Person County, Wills & Inventories, 1801-1804
Page 93

 
June Term 1802
In the Name of God Amen. I SAMUEL McMURRY SEN'R of the County of Person & State of North Carolina,being at this time of Perfect mind and memory, and calling to mind my mortality and that it is appointed for all men to die & whereas it hath pleased God to Bless me with some worldly property which I do dispose of the following manner, (first of all I give and bequeath my soul unto the Almighty God & my Body to the dust to be decently bury'd at the Discretion of my Executors, nothing doubting but what I shall receive the same again at the Resurrection.
Item. I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife ELIZABETH McMURRY the third part of the tract of land whereon I live during her lifetime. Also the third part of the profits of my mills when finished during her natural lifetime.
Item. I also give and bequeath to my son JAMES McMURRY one Negro boy JACK which he has now in possession.
Item. I also give and bequeath to my daughter MARY wife of JOHN SARRATT, one Negro boy called ABE also one Negro girl by the name of RACHEL and her increase the boy is now in possession of the said JOHN SARRATT, RACHEL to remain in the hands of my wife until she pleases.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son WILLIAM McMURRY one Negro boy called ISAAC which h is now in possession of, also I allow him the said WM. one third part of my land and mills, him joining & finishing the mills & paying his part of all my just debts with my son SAMUEL McMURRY.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son SAMUEL McMURRY one Negro boy called SOLOMON. also the other third part of my land and mills whereon I live which thirds to him WM. I allow them to enjoy after my death him helping with WILLIAM McMURRY to pay all my just debts. & helping to finish the mills, also one horse worth one hundred dollars, two milch cows, 1 feather bed and furniture. I also allow my two old Negroes CAROLINA & VENUS to be maintained by WM. McMURRY & SAMUEL McMURRY that they may not become a charge to the County. Also my wife's third & after her death I allow to be divided between my sons WILLIAM and SAMUEL McMURRY.
Item. I also allow three Negroes, to wit, JUDE, YOUNG CAROLINA & DANIEL & the other rest of my property remain in the hands of my widdow during her natural lifetime then to be equally divided between my children.
Item. I give & bequeath THOMAS WILSON my wifes brother a certain tract of land joining the lands of THO'S NEELEY, JOHN McMURRY & Others containing two hundred acres, which I allow my Executors to make a Deed to him the said WILSON his heirs and assigns &c when called for.
I do also hereby revoke all other wills heretofore made by me. They are null and void at the same time ratifying this to be my last Will & Testament. I do also appoint my well beloved sons JAMES McMURRY, JOHN McMURRY & WILLIAM McMURRY Executors to this my Last Will & Testament.
I also allow my children grain to be ground to be free & what sawing they want to be done free. During their residence near them for their own use. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal this 9th day of January 1802.
SAMUEL McMURRY

Test
BENJAMIN DOUGLAS
THOMAS SNIPES
FRANCES DOUGLAS

Person County June Term 1802

The Execution of this Will was duly proved in open court by the oath of BEN DOUGLAS, THOMAS SNIPES & FRANCES DOUGLAS subscribing witnesses thereunto and on motion ordered to be recorded.

Test
JESSE DICKINS CCC

 


Slaves of JOHN PAINE-1802
Person County, Wills & Inventories, 1801-1804
Distribution of Slaves
March Term 1802

 
In consequence of an order of the Worshipful Court of the County of Person to us directed, we have next at the dwelling house of JOHN PAINE late dec'd and have alloted off and divided the Negroes belonging to the said Estate in the following manner, viz:

MRS SUSANNA PAINE:
SLOWMAN..............116.13.4
CATO.......................150.....
DEALEY..................125.....
EASTER..................125.....
[Total]....................516.13.4

JOHN PAINE:
ANTHONEY.............166.13.4
AGGY........................108.13.4
ENOCK.......................16.13.4
JACOB........................33.6.8
HENRY.......................91.6.8
SILLER.......................41.13.4
[Total]......................458.6.8

PARTHENA PAINE:
TOM..........................183.6.8
CREASY...................125....
VIRGIL.......................41.13.4
DAVEY.....................100.....
[Total].....................450....

ELIZABETH PAINE:
ABRAHAM...............183.6.8
PHILLIS...................100....
JESSY........................58.13.4
EDMOND................150....
[Total]....................492....

JESSE CARTER:
HANNAH.................66.13.4
FANNEY.................50.....
[Total]..................116.13.4

 


Will of JOHN SATTERFIELD-1802
Person County, Wills & Inventories, 1801-1804
Page 139

 
December Term 1802
In the name of God amen. I JOHN SATTERFIELD of the County of Person and State of North Carolina being low and week in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God therefore calling to 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 recommend my precious and immortal sole into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body to the Earth to be buried in a decent Christian burial and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life with.
I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form
Impremis  I lend unto my beloved wife SARAH SATTERFIELD my dwelling house and land I now live on during her natural life or widowhood.
Item  I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife SARAH one bed and furniture one horse and saddle, two cows and calves and all my house and kitchen furniture to her and her heirs forever.
Item  I give and bequeath unto my beloved son JAMES SATTERFIELD my dwelling house and land whereon I now live but not to disturb nor hinder his mother in the above condition to him and heirs forever.
Item  my will and desire is that my beloved son JAMES SATTERFIELD pay back thirty five pounds Virginia money the prise of that peace of land he has a deed for and that together with all moveable property not having mentioned to be equally divided amongst all my children.
Item  I make constitute and appoint my beloved wife SARAH SATTERFIELD and my beloved sons ISAAC and JAMES SATTERFIELD sole Executors of this my Last Will and testiment ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my Last will and Testiment in witness hereunto I have set my hand and seal this tenth day of June one thousand Eight Hundred and Two. Signed Sealed and pronounced by JOHN SATTERFIELD as his will and testiment in the presents of us who in his presence and in the presents of each other have hereunto subscribed our names.

JOHN SATTERFIELD ("I" his mark)

Test
ROBERT PAINE
AGGATHA PAINE

Codicil made to this my Last Will and Testament on Sixth day September in the year One thousand Eight Hundred and Two. I give to my grand daughter LUCY SATTERFIELD one bay mare about two years old to her and her hers forever as witness my hand and seal this day and year above written.

JOHN SATTERFIELD

Test
POLLY ROBERTS
ROBERT PAINE


Person County, December Term 1802
The foregoing Will was duly proved in Open Court by oath of POLLY ROBERTS & ROBERT PAINE and ordered to be recorded.

Test
JESSE DICKINS CCC

 

Estate of DUDLEY SNEED-1827
State of North Carolina
County of Person

 
Court of Pleas & Quarters Sessions
September Term A.D. 1827

To the Worshipful the Justices of the Court aforesaid
The petition of JACOBINA SNEED widow and relict of DUDLEY SNEED late of Person dec'd

Respectfully showeth
That DUDLEY SNEED her late husband departed this life intestate about the middle of June last, leaving your petitioner his widow, and administration on his personal estate, was, at June Term last, granted by this Court to his brother JONATHAN P. SNEED.
Your Petitioner prays that commissioners be appointed to lay off, assess and allot to her one years allowance from the money and provisions on hand and report to next Term of this Court under their hands and seals agreeably to law

SCOTT
Atto for Petitioner


Sept Term 1827
Commissioners:
CHARLES HOLMAN Esq.
RICH'D HOLMAN
LEWIS DANIEL
PHILLIPS MOORE


State of North Carolina
Person County
Sept Term 1827
Ordered that CHARLES HOLMAN Esqr, RICHARD HOLMAN, LEWIS DANIEL & PHILLIPS MOORE be appointed Commissioners to lay off and allott to JACOBINA SNEED widow & relative of DUDLEY SNEED Dec'd one years allowance from the money & provisions on hand and report to next Term of this Court under their hand and seals as agreeable to law.

Test
JESSE DICKINS CCC


State of North Carolina
Person County

The Petition of JACOBINA SNEED widow & relict of DUDLEY SNEED dec'd and THOMAS V. HARGIS & his wife SALLY sister of DUDLEY SNEED dec'd against JONATHAN P. SNEED administrator of DUDLEY SNEED dec'ed for their distributive shares of said estate and the answer of said JONATHAN P.SNEED adm'r as aforesaid being refered to me, to take an account & prceded to the examination of the same and Report that there came to the hand of said J.P. SNEED adm'r of DUDLEY SNEED dec'd by the sale of property and good debts due dec'd and that there was due said deceased from the adm'r of THOMAS SNEED dec'd and that injustice ought to bear interest from September Term 1827.

Sale of Property:........$5622.25
Due from T. Sneed:..... 4008.18
Interest from Sept.Term:...420.84
In bad debts to the amount.312.37
Making..................$10403.64

CR
I further find that from the vouchers exhibited in due form the said SNEED has disbursed.......$7992.61
and at this term the said SNEED was allowed 2 0/2 pcent on the amount of receipts exclusive of the amount due sd SNEED from THO'S SNEED adm'r which is$5662.25......amounting to..141.55
And at the same time he was allowed 5 pcent on the amount of disbursements which is $7992.61 amounting to.....399.60
Deduct the amount of bad debts.....312.37
amounting to.....................$8846.13
Leaving a balance in the hands of the adm'r of $1557.51
Subject to distribution
All of which is respectfully submitted.
WM McKISSACK


Names of those with good debts:
THOMAS V. HARGIS
ABNER PARKER
JONATHAN P. SNEED
JOHN SATTERFIELD
HARRISON PARKER
BENNET WILLIAMS
WILLIAM McKISSACK
THOMAS J. FADDIS
JAMES WILLIAMS
WILLIAM CLEMENTS
URIAH JEFFERS
EDWARD DAVIS
SARAH HUST's adm'r
L. V. HARGIS
JOHN CATES

Debts returned which are desperate & doubtful and since secured:
JAMES MILNER
JOHN TAYLOR
WILLIAM VANHOOK
DR. HARRISON
WILLIAM NICHOLS
DANIEL COLLINS
WILLIAM BLACKARD
SOLOMON CATES
DAVID FARMER
JAMES BULLOCK
WILLIAM INSCORE
THOMAS MINCHEW
CARTER ATKINSON
ELIAS FORT
YOUNG DORTCH
GEORGE RICHARDSON
EDWARD HARRIS
ELIJAH EVANS
ELISHA PARKER
JOHN BOWLES JUN'R
LEVI COLE
WILLIAM HARGIS


North Carolina
Person County
Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions
June Term A.D.1829

To the Worshipful Justices of said Court
The petition of JACOBINA SNEED, widow & relict of DUDLEY SNEED dec'd and THOMAS HARGIS & his wife SALLY against JONATHAN P. SNEED adm'r of DUDLEY SNEED dec'd
Your petitioners humbly shew unto your worships that DUDLEY SNEED late of Person, departed this life some time in the year 1827 intestate possessed of large personal property viz to the value of ten thousand dollars or more and that benefit him survivors as his distributors <phrase is illegible>the defendant JONATHAN P. SNEED & <phrase illegible> sister SALLY who has intermarried with THOMAS HARGIS <phrase illegible> JACOBINA, SALLY & THOMAS are your petitioners.
Your petitioners further show that since the year 1825 THOMAS SNEED late of Person departed this life intestate, possessed of a large personal estate, viz to the value of fifteen thousand dollars or more leaving him surviving as his distributees & hears at last his children the said DUDLEY SNEED dec'd, SALLY HARGIS wife of THOMAS & JONATHAN P. SNEED.
Your petitioners further sheweth that the defendant JONATHAN P. SNEED at June Term 1827, of Person County Court took out letters of administration upon the estate of the said DUDLEY dec'd & received into his possession the whole of the aforesaid estate of his said intestate- and that he the said JONATHAN, at Term 1825 of Person County Court took out letters of administration upon the estate of his said Father, THOMAS SNEED dec'd & received into his possession the whole of the aforesaid estate of his last aforesaid intestate and as administrator as aforesaid, became accountable to the said DUDLEY dec'd in the lifetime of the said DUDLEY for one third part of the personal estate of his Father <next section of page is torn across> SNEED dec'd
Your petitioners further shew & that the said defendant did not pay over but utterly failed to do so, to the said DUDLEY SNEED, in his lifetime, the whole or any part of the distributive share of him the sad DUDLEY in to the Estate of his said Father THOMAS SNEED dec'd.
Your petitioners shewed <torn> that the defendant hath refused & still refuses to render an account to them, of the personal Estate of the said DUDLEY dec'd. We frequently requested so to do by them and that he has not paid over to them or either of them, but that satisfy failed so to do, the whole or any part of the personal estate of the said DUDLEY dec'd either as to the distributive share of the said DUDLEY in & of the personal Estate of his dec'd Father THOMAS SNEED or as to the personal Estate of the said DUDLEY, independent of the said distributive share.
Your petitioners therefore pray your Worships, that a subpoena & a copy of this petition issues to the said JONATHAN P. SNEED administrator commanding him to be & appear at Term of this Court & to answer upon oath the allegations of the petition. and refer upon oath, a take & fair account <torn> ..stated, of the whole <torn phrase> intestate, DUDLEY SNEED and that your Worships decree & adjudge the said defendant to pay over to your petitioners the amount of their distributive shares, respectively, in of & to the personal estate of the said DUDLEY SNEED dec'd or in Justice & Equity he ought to do, & as according to law he is bound of right to do and your petitioners will we pray.

D. H. MANGUM
atto. L


In pursuance to an order of the County Court of Person at September term 1827 we proceeded to lay of and allott to JACOBINA SNEED widow and relict of DUDLEY SNEED dec'd one years allowance from the monies and provisions on hand of said deceased. To wit
Eight hundred pounds of pork
Three hundred & fifty pounds of beef or thereabouts
Twenty bushels of wheat
Twenty barrels of corn
Twenty dollars in cash for buying necessaries
Two milch cows
Shucks or straw sufficient for the above cattle
The proceeds of the garden
Given under our hands & seals this 29th October 1827

RICHARD HOLEMAN
LEWIS DANIEL
PHILLIPS MOORE

I CHARLES HOLEMAN of the Justices of the Peace in & for the County of Person & State of North Carolina do certify that the above is the allowance made by the commissioners appointed as above mentioned after being duly sworn.
CHARLES HOLEMAN JP



State of North Carolina
Person County
Superior Court of Law
November Term 1827

To the Honorable the Judge of the said Superior Court of Law
The petition of JACOBINA SNEED, widdow of DUDLEY SNEED dec'd against JONATHAN SNEED, THOMAS HARGIS & his wife SALLY , Heirs of Law of the said DUDLEY SNEED.
Your Petitioner show to your Honor, that DUDLEY SNEED late of said County, now dec'd was her husband, and that he died without any last Will & testament & seized & possessed of the following real Estate: to wit one tract of land situate in the County of Person, containing 530 acres on which he recd at his death with your petitioner, adjoining the land of L.V.HARGIS, DUNCAN CAMERON & others, on the waters of Flat River, on which said tract there was at the death of the said DUDLEY SNEED one valuable grist & saw mills: one other tract in the County of Orange & State aforesaid containing about 400 acres or more on which is a dwelling house & plantation for which the said DUDLEY formerly resided adjoining of JONATHAN P. SNEED & others.
She shows to your Honor that by the laws of this State, she is entitled to one third part of the said tracts of land including the aforesaid dwelling houses on the several tracts aforesaid, for & during her life, & also for a like period of time, to the one third part of the profits of the aforesaid saw & grist mills. And she prays your Honor to order and direct that the sheriff of Person County, summon a jury of good & lawful men, to lay off & assign to her dower in the aforesaid tracts of land, laying in Person County to include the mansion houe, & that part of the said lands adjoining the tract as may be convenient and valuable to the dower; and that the jury assing to her also the one third part of all the profits hereafter to accrue from the grist & saw mills aforesaid, & that she be part in any possession of the same, & that the said sheriff of Person, make a return thereof, with the jury by him so to be summoned to the next Term of this Court under their hands & seals.
And the petitioner further prays your Honor to order & direct the sheriff of Orange County to summon a jury of good & lawfull men to lay off & assign to her dower in the aforesaid tract of land, situate in Orange County to include the dwelling house of the said tract of land, together with such part of the plantation & the residue of the tract, as may be convenient & proper & that they put her in possession of the same & make a return thereof to the next term of the Court, and in their hands & seals, & she as in duty bound will ever pray.

B. YANCY atto for Petitioner

A true copy from the record filed.
Test
Duncan Rose CSC


We acknowledge the service of this petition for dower, as heirs of law of DUDLEY SNEED & willing the petition be now heard & writ of dower allowed according to the prayer of the petition of the petitioner.

Witness our hands the 13th Nov. 1827
JONATHAN P. SNEED
by his attorney JNO. SCOTT

THOMAS V. HARGIS for himself & wife SARAH

Test
DUNCAN ROSE CSC




State of North Carolina
Person County
Superior Court of Law
Nov. Term 1827

To the Honorable the Judge of the said Superior Court of Law

The petitition of JACOBINA SNEED, widow of DUDLEY SNEED dec'd against JONATHAN P. SNEED, THO. V. HARGIS, his wife SALLY, heirs of law of the said DUDLEY SNEED.
Your Petitioner shows to your Honor, that DUDLEY SNEED late of said County, now dec'd, was her husband & that he died without any last will & testament seized & possessed of the following real estate: to wit one tract of land situate in the County of Person containing about 530 acres on which he resided at his death with your petitioner, adjoining the lands of L.V. HARGIS, D. CAMERON and others on the waters of Flat River, on which said tract there was of the death of the said DUDLEY SNEED is a valuable grist & saw mill; one other tract in the County of Orange & State aforesaid containing about 400 acres or more on which is a dwelling house & plantation & which the said DUDLEY formerly resided, adjoining the land of JONATHAN P. SNEED & others.
She shows to your Honor, that by the laws of this State she is entitled to one third part of the said tract of land, including the aforesaid mansion house on the several tracts aforesaid for & during her life, and also for a like period of time one third part of the profits of the aforesaid saw & grist mills, and she prays your honor to order and direct that the Sheriff of Person County, summon a jury of good & lawful men to lay off & assign to her dower in the aforesaid tract of land, lying in Person County, to include the mansion house, & that part of the said lands adjoining thereto as may be convenient and valuable to the said dower; And after the said jury assigns to her also the one third part of all the profits hereafter to accrue from the grist & saw mills aforesaid & that she be part of possession of the same & that the said sheriff of Person, take a return thereof with the jury by law so to be subpoenaed to the next term of this Court under their laws duly.
And the petition further prays your Honor to order and direct, that the Sheriff of Orange County, summon a jury of good & lawfull men, to lay off & assign to her dower in the aforesaid tract of land, situate in Orange County, to include the dwelling house of the said tract of land, together with proper part of the plantation & the residence of the tract as may be convenient & proper & that they put her in possession of the same & make a return thereof to the next term of this Court under their hands & seals & she as in duty will ever pray.

B. YANCY atto for petitioner


We acknowledge serving of this petition for Dower as Heirs at law of DUDLEY SNEED & are willing the petition be now heard & writ of Dower advised according to the prayers of the petitioner. Witness our hands 13th Nov. 1827

JONATHAN P. SNEED
by his atto JOHN SCOTT
THOMAS V. HARGIS for self & wife SARAH


(Son of Thomas Sneed & Nancy Ann Parker; He was married to Jacobina Parker, daughter of John Parker & Mary Milner of Franklin Co., and granddaughter of Patewell Milner & Jacobina Wilson)

 

Estate of LEMUEL SNEED, 1826
North Carolina
Person County

 
Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions
Dec Term 1825

To the worshipful Justices of said Court

The exparte petition of JOHN R. SNEED, administrator of LEMUEL SNEED, dec'd, THOMAS SNEED, FANNY TIMBERLAKE, ELIZABETH D. SNEED, SAMUEL SNEED, AMERICUS J. SNEED, NANCY SNEED and JAMES SNEED the last four of whom are infants under the age of twenty one years, who sue this petition by their guardian pendente lite WILLIAM McKESSACK, and ELIZABETH SNEED, widow & relict of L. SNEED, Dec'd.

Your petitioners humbly shew unto your Worships that they are the distributees and next of kin to LEMUEL SNEED, who departed this life in February last, Intestate. Who died possessed of a large Negro property of the names following, vis: JIM, JOE, BOB, JACK, JAMES RICHMON, LUCY, CHARLOTTE, EDY, MEHALIA, PETER, UMPHREY, LUCINDA, MARIA, RENEY, RASMUS, DELILA, JESSE and RISEY; and that one of your petitioners, JOHN R. SNEED hath heretofore administered upon the estate of the said intestate & that your petitioners ELIZABETH SNEED is the widow & relict of the said intestate. Your petitioners pray that commissioners be appointed by this court to divide said Negroes among your petitioners, equally according to value and report to the next Term of this Court, the division which they may make, under their hands and seals and your petitioners will ever pray.

D. H. MANGUM




North Carolina
Person County
Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
December Term 1825

To the Worshipful Justices of said Court
The Petition of ELIZABETH SNEED
Respectfully sheweth unto your worships that your petitioner the widow and relict of LEMUEL SNEED who departed this life intestate some time in the month of February last possessed of stock, crop and provisions, and other personal property.
Your petitioner humbly prayeth your worships to appoint three freeholders and a Justice of the Peace to lay off and allot to her a years maintenance for herself and family out of said property and report their proceedings to the next term of this Court, according to the acts of Assembly in such cases made and provided and your petitioner will ever pray.

P.H. MANGUM
Atto. for Petitioner

Freeholders:
RICHARD HOLEMAN
ANDREW GRAY
LAWRENCE V. HARGIS
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CHA' HOLEMAN, Justice


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Report of the Commissioners, JOHN R. SNEED, Adm.

The Lots of the Lands of LEMUEL SNEED, dec'd
No. 1 - SAMUEL SNEED - 67 6/10 acres
No. 2 - THOMAS SNEED - 78 6/10 acres
No. 3 - AMERICUS J. SNEED - 56 8/10 acres
No. 4 - NANCY SNEED - 57 3/10 - acres
No. 5 - JOHN R. SNEED - 55 2/10 acres
No. 6 - JAMES SNEED - 56 8/10 acres
No. 7 - FANNY TIMBERLAKE - 58 4/10 acres
No. 8 - ELIZABETH SNEED - 50 7/10 acres

Distributed the following Slaves:

BOB -$556 No.1 - NANCY SNEED
JIM JR. No.2 - AMERICUS J. SNEED
RICHMOND $550 No.3 - SAMUEL SNEED

JIM SEN'R $106.25
ERYSSES $112
SHARLOT $367
To No. 4 -THOMAS SNEED = $585.25

JOE $231.25
MEHALA $257
DELILY $150
To No. 5 - JAMES SNEED = $638.25

JACK $100
PETER $300
LUCINDA $200
To No. 6 - FRANCES TIMBERLAKE = $600

LUCY $300
UMPHREY $250
To No. 7 - ELIZABETH D. SNEED - $550

EADY $318
JESSE $161
To No. 8 - JOHN R. SNEED = $479

MARIAH $203
ERASMUS $175
RENEY $185
To No. 9 - Widow ELIZABETH SNEED = $563

We the undersigned Subscribers met on the 17th December 1825 and divided the Negroes agreeable to the order as directed given under our hands & seals the 17th December 1825.

RICHARD HOLEMAN
JAMES COTHRAN
L.V. HARGIS
SAM. WEBB



Allotted to ELIZA SNEED widow of LEMUEL SNEED dec'd for one year's allowance from December Term 1825 agreeable to an order to us directed from the worshipful Court of Person County at sd December Term, Dec. 19, 1825.

Test
CHARLES HOLEMAN
RICHARD HOLEMAN
ANDREW GRAY
J.V. HARGIS

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A listing of names in transactions for heirs:
JAMES SNEED
to ELIZABETH SNEED, his guardian
March 1832 - To balance due Guardian as per last return
Dec. 1833 - Hire and sale of slave named JOE

March Term 1826
Various Items from the Estate sold to:
ELIZABETH SNEED
ROBERT WALLACE
THOMAS SNEED
SAMUEL SNEED
JOHN CHANLER
BENJAMIN HESTER
JAMES COTHRAN
FRANCIS EPPERSON
AUGUSTIN MANGUM
THOMAS BURTON
JOHN R. SNEED
FANNY TIMBERLAKE
WILLIAM H. BULLOCK -hire of slave JIM, belonging to AMERICUS J. SNEED
ELIZABETH SNEED - hire of slave BOB, belonging to NANCY SNEED
Hire of slave RICHMOND, belonging to SAMUEL SNEED
Hire of slave child DELILA, belonging to JAMES SNEED
JOHN R. SNEED, hire of slave JOE, belonging to JAMES SNEED
HARMON ROGISTOR, hire of slave MEHALEY, belonging to JAMES SNEED

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Person County, North Carolina
June Term 1826

A list of property since the last return that came to hand since the last return to Court of the estate of LEMUEL SNEED dec'd made by JOHN R. SNEED as of May 15 1826
Sold to JNO SNEED the following articles to wit 8 hogs at 55 per hog-- $4.40
Miscellaneous household articles sold to:
BASEL YATES
SAMUEL SNEED
THOMAS SNEED
ELIZABETH SNEED

 


 

Will of GILES TRICKEY- 1802
Person County Wills & Inventories, 1801-1804
Page 70

 
March Term 1802
In the name of God Amen. I GILES TRICKEY of Person County and State of North Carolina being sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory do commit my body to the grave and my soul to God who gave it. And as for such worldly goods as it has pleased God to bestow on me I do dispose of the same in manner and form following Viz;
First   I order that all my just debts be paid
Item  I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son WILLIAM TRICKEY one hundred acres of land to be laid off by a North & South line on the west side, also one mare and one cow.
Item  I give and bequeath unto my son JOHN TRICKEY one hundred and twenty acres of land including the mill be laid off by a North & South line on the East side, also all my stock of hoggs, sheep, cattle & horses, except the cow and the sorell mare that has a young colt that I have given as above to WILLIAM TRICKEY and all my household furniture and also my books of all kinds
Item  I give and bequeath unto my daughter AGNES the sum of twenty shilling in money and one gilt trunk
Item  I give and bequeath unto my daughter ELIZABETH DUEST the sum of ten pounds to be paid her in money.
Lastly I do ordain constitute and appoint my sons WILLIAM & JOHN TRICKEY to be my whole and sole Executors of this my last will and testament disanulling and making void all former wills and testaments and that the aforementioned Executors do collect all and every debt due or demand or in any wise appertaining to me and out of the moneys arrising from the same pay and satisfy the forementioned legaceys and any other just debts and the overplus if any to be given to this said JOHN TRICKEY.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this ninth day of June one Thousand Seven hundred and ninety five.

GILES TRICKEY

Signed Sealed and acknowledged
in the presents of us

ROBERT STEWART
JOHN BARNETT
GRASY FEGGANS


Person County March Term 1802
The foregoing Will was duly proved in open Court by the oath of JOHN BARNETT and GRASEY FEGGANS and ordered to be recorded

Test

JESSE DICKINS CCC

 

Will of ISAAC VANHOOK-1802
Person County Wills & Inventories, 1801-1804
Page 97

 
September Term 1802
In the name of God Amen I ISAAC VANHOOK of the County of Person and State of North Carolina being in a low state of health but of a sound memory thanks be to Almighty God for it to do make constitute and ordain this my last will and testiment in manner and form following
First my will is that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid.
Secondly I lend to my Beloved Wife SARAH VANHOOK during her natural life or widowhood all my estate real and personal for her support & to raise and school my children except as I shall hereafter mention.
To wit, My will is that my Executors lay off to each of my Children as they marry or come of age as much out of my Estate as will make each of them equal to what I gave to my daughter POLLY WOOD so as not to distress my aforesaid wife or leave the rest of my children in a suffering state Further my desire is that my Executors may equally divide my whole estate real and personal in as a just and equatable manner as they or a majority of them and between my aforesaid wife and children at the marriage of my aforesaid Wife and if she dies before she marries then my will is that the whole of my Estate be equally divided between my children having regard to what any of them have received before the said division and further my will is that CATY ROGERS daughter of my daughter CATY deceased have at her lawful age or marriage the goods and chatels that was intended for my daughter CATY to wit such as PETER ROGERS have not received or hereafter may receive and my daughter CATY nor her heirs no more to be considered in any hereafter division and further my will is my Estate shall hold out to make each of my children equal with to what I give my daughter POLLY WOOD a surficiency or my will is that my son ISAAC DAVIE VANHOOK shall have one Hundred Dollars over and above the rest of my children and further my will is that my Executors or a majority of them have full power to sell any of my lands or other property and to purchase land or other property for the benefit of my Estate and comfort of my Wife and I hereby make and ordain my beloved Wife SARAH VANHOOK, ANDREW BARTON WOOD and WILLIAM DAVIE Executors of this my Last Will and Testament together with JACOB VANHOOK I also apoint one of my Executors to this my last will and testiment in Witness hereunto I have set my hand and seal this sixth day of February Eighteen Hundred.

ISAAC VANHOOK

Signed Sealed in Presence of us
WILLIAM ALLEN
JOHN PARRISH


Person County September Term 1802
The Executors of this Will was duly proved in Open Court by the oath of WM ALLEN & JOHN PARISH and ordered to be recorded. At the same time SARAH VANHOOK quallifyed as Executors & ANDREW BARTON WOOD, WM. DAVIE & JACOB VANHOOK Executors to the said last Will & Testament.
Test
JESSE DICKINS CCC
 
 
 

 

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