WILL OF JOHN P. LITTLE - 1899-1902
Transcribed from a photocopy of the original by Ruth Duncan of Tujunga, CA
February 3, 2011 Contact Myrtle Bridges
I, John P. Little of Richmond County and State of North Carolina, do this day, December 7th in the year of Our Lord 1899,
make, publish and appoint, this to be my last will, revoking all other will or wills at any time made by me:
First: All my debts are to be paid as soon as my executors can do so, and then I will my executors whom I name in this my will to
dispose of the real estate bequeathed to me during my life by my father, Thomas Little in his will and which I hold in possession,
that being the only property or estate left to me by my father, all other property left to me by my father having been destroyed or
lost by the late civil war, according to the limitations and directions in said will, which real estate consists of about twenty
three hundred and fifty acres of land being my home tract of land, and another tract of land about two hundred sixteen acres, near
Mangum, and another tract on Hamer Creek of about ninety seven acres.
In the division of the above described lands I would advise that the mill property, or estate, on Little River, and steam mill and
gin estate be left out in the division of said lands and held in common by all my children and heirs interested, thereby as in one
equitable division could be made, and I desire that in making the division of said real estate, my present dwelling with out houses
& buildings attached be allocated to my son Albert J. Little and the dwelling house on Little River with out buildings attached, my
old home, be allotted to my son John P. Little as a part of their interest in said lands-
Item 2nd I give to my dear wife, Fanny Little, all my household and kitchen furniture, all my horses and mules and all live stock
I may own at my death, and wagons and carriages to be hers absolutely-and I give to my dear wife Two hundred dollars in money-and
desire that my dear wife have the use of our present home during her life. I give to my son John P. Little the lot of land purchased
by me from Wm P. Stanback, containing about one & a half acre and lying on the road and west of my residence.
Item 3rd I give to my son Albert J. Little my iron safe and also, give to him my library in full of all my books,
Item 4th I will and direct that my plantation on Cheeks Creek be rented out annually by my executors during the life of my dear wife
and half of the profits arising from said rents of said lands be paid to my dear wife and the other half of said rents to be paid over
to all my children each receiving an equal amount, my grand-daughter Lizzie Dowd-and my grand children-children of my deceased son,
Calvin M. Little, receiving jointly one interest-my grand-daughter Lizzie Dowd, a full share as my other children-
Item 5th I will and direct that all other property I may own at my death not above disposed of, be equally divided between my dear
wife and each and all my children, and my grand-daughter Lizzie Dowd, and the children of my deceased son, Calvin M. Little, they
representing and receiving one share-that is the children of my deceased son, Calvin M. Little-all factory stock, all moneys, that
may come into my estate, on hand or due by note or otherwise-be divided as directed above-equally between my dear wife and my sons,
B. F. Little, J. P. Little, Albert J. Little, Julian H. Little and Wm M. Little and my daughters Lizzie L. Wheeler, Addie Little,
Fannie M. Little, Emma R. Little, & Laura G. Little, and my grand-daughter Lizzie Dowd, and my grand children, children of my deceased
son, Calvin M. Little.
After the death of my dear wife I will and direct that my plantation on Cheeks Creek, be divided equally among all my children and
grand-daughter, Lizzie Dowd-and my grand-children, children of my deceased son, Calvin M. Little-as I have herein willed and disposed
of my other property and estate, I now appoint and constitute four of my sons, John P. Little, Albert J. Little, Julian H. Little and
William M. Little, my executors-and after my death, they to take in possession-the property and estate and carry out my wishes and
desires as provided. In testimony whereof, I hereunto set my hand and seal in the presence of us, who have become subscribing witnesses
to the same.
Signed, sealed & published-
This the 7th day of December in the year of our Lord 1899.
R. R. Little John P. Little (seal)
L. L. Little
State of North Carolina
I, John P. Little, of said State and county, make this codicil to my last will and testament, published by me and dated December 7th, 1899,
which I ratify and confirm except as the same may be changed hereby.
I give and bequeath to my grand-sons James L. Little, Calvin M. Little and John Phillips Little, each one hundred dollars. I give to my
grandson Calvin M. Little, my gold watch, and direct my executors to purchase out of money watches of equal value for my grandsons James L.
Little and John Phillips Little.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Lizzie L. Wheeler the oil portrait of my first wife, and direct that it go after her death to my grand-
daughter Lizzie Dowd Turner. I give and bequeath to my dear wife all my four other oil portraits, and direct that she leave them to go
after her death one to each of my four sons.
In testimony whereof, I, the said John P. Little, do hereunto set my hand and seal this 27th day of August 1902.
John P. Little (seal)
Signed, sealed and published by the said John P. Little as a codicil to his last will and testament in our presence and we, in his
presence, and in the presence of each other, have, at his request hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
R. R. Little
J. V. Ussery
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