Will of John Ewing 1730-1804
Richmond County Wills, 1779-1915: CR 082. 801.5
Contributed by James Allred
June 05, 2004
State of North Carolina, Richmond County June Session 1804. From the written will proven by
the oaths of Joseph Hines and Robert Sheppard ordered to be recorded. Eli Terry, Clk. [Clerk]
In the name of God amen I John Ewin of the state of North Carolina and county of Richmond being
in perfect health and sound and dispossessing mind and memory and calling to mind that man that
is born of woman is born to die do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament that is to
say --- and first of all I give and recommend my sole into the hands of almighty God that gave
it. My body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burriel by the mighty power
of God and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life
I give, devise and dispose of all in the following manner and form.
First I give devise and bequeath to my son Isaac Ewin all that part of my land lying below a line
beginning at the mouth of Neil's Branch and running with the run of the branch up the stream to a
small branch.. Comes from John Stringers and then up (? S J) small branch to the back line of my
land and so round my outside lines till comes to the creek and not to extend over the creek except
one quarter acre whereon James Sanford's dwelling house stands for the use of James Sanford and the
land forever. ?... to their proper use forever...
And all the land of mine on the same side of the Creek I give and bequeath to my grand son Samuel Ewin
to his proper us forever except he should die without lawful issue then the above land shall be proper
wright of my grand son Joseph Ewing. I also give to my grand son Samuel Ewing four head of cattle and
their increase and one feather bed and furniture. And my land lying on the south side of Mountain Creek
I give and bequeath to my two grand sons to be equally divided between them William Ewing son of Isaac
Ewing and William McGuire, son of William McGuire to their proper use forever.
Reserving that my wife shall have any part of my land during her natural life for her use and reason.
I give all the rest of my personal estate to my well beloved wife Mary Ewing and to her proper use forever.
In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and affixed my seal this 9th day of April in the year of
our Lord 1803.
Signed Sealed and published pronounced and declared by John Ewing as his last will and testament.
Executors, Mary Ewing, Isaac Ewing, William McGuire
Test, John Hines, Robert Shepherd.
John Ewing (x his mark) seal.
Ref: Recorded 1819 John Ewing survey of land for William McGuire & William Ewing.
1819 Estate Record of John Ewing (1730-1804)
ESTATE RECORDS 1772-1933 RICHMOND COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA ADAMS-HARGERT BOOK I
By Myrtle Bridges
June 05, 2004
To the Worshipful Court of Richmond County now sitting. The petition of John Hill humbly sheweth
that John Ewing by his last will & testament left to two of his grand children, William Ewing (son
of Isaac Ewing) and William McGuire, Jun. (son of William McGuire) a tract of land on the South side
of Mountain Creek to be equally divided betwixt them. That one of the claimants to wit, William McGuire
is an inhabitant of the State of Kentucky, Logan County, and in order to obtain a division in and of
the said tract of land has made your petitioner his attorney, which power is duly ... by the Clerk and
County Seal of the Co. of Logan. And also by the presiding Justice of the Peace of said Court which
accompany this petition. Your petitioner prays that you order a committee agreeably to law to lay off
and allott to said William McGuire his one half of said tract as left to him by his grandfather, John
Ewing and your petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray. This July 21st 1819. John Hill, Attorney
for William McGuire.
State of North Carolina, Richmond County. The subscribers being appointed by the Court of the County
aforesaid July Term 1819 as a committee to divide a certain tract or parcel of land lying on the South
side of Big Mountain Creek joining William Lamb, Alexander McKinnon and William Morgan's land between
William McGuire, Jun. of Logan County, Kentucky, and William Ewing, Jun., son of Isaac Ewing of Richmond
County aforesaid, agreeably to the last will and testament of John Ewing, having met on the premises,
and after being duly sworn on the Gospel of God we have allotted and laid off the aforesaid tract
supposed to contain two hundred eighty acres in the following manner, (to-wit)- William McGuire's
lot beginning at a stake in the West bank of Mountain Creek below Stephen William's ford on said
Creek and in William Lamb's line and runs North 70 West 42 to a large old marked pine by an old
path called 'McInnis old path' 31 chains 50 links from where it intersects said McKinnon line,
then West to the run of Mountain Creek down said run to Stephen Williams' line, with his line
down to the Creek again, then down said Creek to the beginning, containing 168 acres. Lot No. 2
drawn and allotted for Wm. Ewing, Jun., beginning North to Morgan's line with said line North
eighty three West 26 chains and 50 links to the run of Mountain Creek, down the various courses
of said Creek to the line of said William McGuires lott, being newly marked trees, then with it
East to the beginning, containing one hundred and twelve acres which is submitted this 2nd day of
Oct. 1819. Subscribed with our hands and seals the day above written. Signed in the presence of
J. Macalester, C. Surveyor. Stephen Williams , Alex'r. McKinnon, Angus McDonald, Samuel Keahey and
See John Ewing's Will - 1871
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