Estate & Will Records of Sampson County, NC

 

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18 Sep 1812 Will of Byus Boykin ... Image of will Jason Bordeaux
  In the name of God Amen. I Byus Boykin of the County of Sampson and State of North Carolina being of Sound mind and Memory blessed be God do this Eighteenth day of September in the year of our lord One Thousand eight hundred and Twelve and in the Thirty Sixthy & Seventh year of American Independance Make Ordain and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner Following that is to say First I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Sarah Boykin During her Natural life my Plantation where on I now live and land as far as the green Spring and from thence to the far landing also four Negrows to wit Pompy Dick Jade & Dinah one feather bed and furniture one Roding part unreadable China two Cows unreadable & figs ? six ewes & lambs one yoke of Ox one Cart a Sufficcency of working tools and one years provision and at hir deceas if all the perishable property to be Equally Divided between my five Children to wit Thomas John Soloman Nancy & Jeancy Boykin Secondly I give and bequeath to my beloved son Thomas Boykin all the money which I have from unreadable purchase the plan taken thereof for the land said Thomas Boykin now lives I also give and bequeath to my son Thos Boykin two negrows to wit Pat & Cherry one Feather bed and firniture and one Cow and Calf to him his heirs & assigns forever Thirdly I give and bequeath to my two beloved sons John and Soloman Boykin all the resedue Resedue of my lands Divideing by the Run of Cohera except the Oake Island track which is to beling to the land the west side of Cohera with two Hundred and fifty dollard to be aded to the land on the west side of Choera the aforesaid lands to be divided by Existing lots between the said John & Soloman Boykin I also give and bequeath to my son John Boykin two Negrows by the name of Sam and Bob one feather bed and its firniture & two Cows & Calves to him his heirs and assigns for ever I also give and bequeath to my son Soloman Boykin two Nigrow boys by the name Isham and Jim one Horse bridle and Saddle one feather bed and furniture and two Cows & Calves to him his heirs assigns forever Fourthly I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Nancy Boykin three Negrows to wit Hannah Rachel & Grace one bay Horse Colt Saddle and bridle one feather bed an furniture and two Cows and Calves to her her heirs and assigns forever Fifthly I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Jeancy Boykin three negrows in the name of Mary ? Rhoda & Daniel one Sorrel horse Colt one bridle and Saddle one feather bed and firniture and two Cows and Calves to hir hir hiers and assigns forever Sixthly after my Daughter Jeancy becomes of age thin the Resedue of my Negrows to be equally Divided betwen my five Children to wit Thos John Soloman Nancy and Jeancy Boykin and the Resedue of my Stock Cattle hogs and Sheep to be sold and the money equally Divided between my wife and the aforsaid five Children - - And I hereby make and ordain my two sons Thomas and John Boykin Executors to this my last will and Testament In witness whereof I the said Byus Boykin have to this my last will and Testament set my Hand and Seal the day and year above written Signed Sealed published & declared by the Said Byus Boykin ? as his last will & Testament In the pricence of us who were present at the Signing and Sealing therof Byus Boykin (Seal) John Herring Lott Riche Mary Riche
11 May 1838 Will of Sarah Ford Leighton Turner; 10 Sep 2011
  Sampson County, North Carolina, Will Book 1, Page 256

Sarah Ford's Will

In the name of God Amen
I Sarah Ford of the County of Sampson and State of NorthCarolina being of sound mind memory and understanding considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof and to the end that I may be the better prepared to leave this world I therefore make publish and declare this my last will and testament.

I give bequeath and devise to my son John Turner Ford the following named negroes viz Serena, Rueben, Edith, Willis, John, Cindy? and Mathew and the increase of the female part thereof to him and his heirs forever. I also give bequeath and devise to my said son John one feather bed all my household & kitchen furniture together with my stock of cattle and hogs and all other property of which I may die seized and possessed. I do hereby nominate and appoint my son John Turner Ford my Executor of this my last will and testament.

In Testimony whereof I have hereto inscribed my name and affixed my seal the eleventh day of May in the year of my Lord 1838.

Signed Sealed published |
& declared in the prescence | Sarah Ford Seal
of Salmon Strong |
John Sillers | State of North Carolina
Sampson County court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions February Term 1842 Then was the foregoin Will duly proven in Open Court by the oath of John Sillers a subscribing witness & ordered to be Recorded Thomas I. Faison, Clk

8 Jan 1811 Will of Lott Gregory Jackie Purdy
 

LOTT GREGORY 8 January 1811 Prob. Date not found Wife - Nancy Gregory - I lend negro woman, Suck; feather bed & furn; during NL. Son - Asa Gregory - all land on SS of Public Road & 1 ac. N the other side where the dwelling house now stands; negro girl Silva, bed & furn. Son - Elijah Gregory - plant where I now live, negro boy Hardy, bed & furn. 1 gun. Son - Elisha Gregory - part of the woodlands; negro girl Fillis; feather bed & furn Dau - Serena Gregory - part of the woodlands; negro girl Clarissa; bed & furn; 1 horse Dau - Lana Simpler - negro woman Cleo & her issue, then to her children, $50.00 cash Sons - Asa, Elijah, Elisha & dau Serena - all livestock, $300.00 divided among them. Dau - Selah Dinkins - $5.00 After death of wife, all prop. lent to her to be divided between Elijah, Elisha, Serena Son - Owen Gregory’s children Molsey & Loiza - 5 shillings each Exec - Son Elijah Gregory, Hardy Holmes Signed- Lott Gregory Wit - Louise Peck; J. Moore; F.G. Holmes On file: North Carolina State Archives

24 Jan 1823 Will of Lott Gregory #2 Jackie Purdy
 

LOTT GREGORY 24 Jan. 1823 prob. Feb. CT 1824 Wife - Nancy Gregory - during NL 20 ac. land incl. The dwelling house, negro woman Sook; livestock, Bed & furn., after dec. of wife, prop to be equally divided between 2 sons Elijah and Elisha. Son - Asa Gregory - negro Silvia & her son Tom & man Handy; 1 horse Son - Elijah Gregory - negro girl Easter; ˝ land I now own, not to interfere with 20 ac. to wife; negro girl Violet. Son - Elisha Gregory - negros Phillis & Jacob, ˝ land I own except 20 ac. to wife. Dau - Celia Vann - negro girl Candis Dau - Lena Simpler - negro Will now in her possession. Granddau - Molsey Fryar - $1.00 Sons - Elijah & Elisha - rem prop; negro Balam; household furn; plant, tools. Exec: Son Asa Gregory, William Robinson Wit: Benjamin Warters, W. Robinson signed Lott Gregory. On file in North Carolina State Archives.

8 Dec 1818 Will of Ephraim Johnson ... Image of will Jason Bordeaux
 

In the name of God-Amen I Ephraim Johnson of the State of North Carolina and
County of Sampson do make and ordain the following to be my last Will and
Testament that is to say
First I will that my Just Debts be pay'd by my Executors .
2. I Give and bequeath to my son Aaron Johnson the Land and Plantation on
which I live on Condition that said Aaron shall pay or cause to be pay'd unto
my son Jesse Johnson within three years from this date the Sum of one
Hundred and fifty Dollars- and in case the Said payment is not made within
the time above mentioned my Will is that my son Jesse have instead of that
Sum the lower and of the aforementioned Land to be divided by a line
Beginning at a Gum tree in the Well Branch at the place where the line that
Divides between my Land and brother Solomon's Crosses said branch,
then up said Branch to the Marsh Run to a Gum then to the point of Pines
in the Mingo Swamp then a Straight Course to a Corner on the Road then a
pine in the fork of the Bridge Branch then down the Bridge Branch to Solomon
Johnsons line to the beginning provided Nevertheless it is my Will that my sons
John and William Johnson shall have the priviledges of the Grist Mill that they
have had formerly and also that my Daughters Nancy Elizabeth and Mourning
Johnson Shall be entitled to a place of abode in the House I posses and the
priviledge of tending as much of the Cleard land as will support the stock they
may Posses during the time they live a Single life-
3. I Five to my son John Johnson my Copper Still
4. I Give to my son William Johnson the Sum of Ten Dollars to be pay'd out of
my estate-
5th I Give to my Daughters Nancy Elizabeth and Mourning Johnson one Bed and
furniture apiece and as much pewter as will make their shares equal to the other
Childrens.
6th I Give unto my Grandaughter Kitty Johnson the Sum of one Dollar-to be pay'd
by my Executors.
7th I Give Jointly to and among my Daughters Nancy Elizabeth and Mourning and
my son Aaron the whole of my stock of every description.
8th All my property not Given away above my Will is Should be equally Divided
among all my Children Mala and female
Finale----
And Lastly I appoint my Sons John and William Johnson Executors of this Will and
do utterly revoke all former Wills-
In Witness of the above said Ephraim Johnson have here unto Set my hand and Seal
the 8th Dec. 1818.
His
Signed in presence of X Ephraim Johnson
Mark SEAL

W. Robinson

28 Aug 1822 Will of Soasbe Johnson ... Image of will Jason Bordeaux
 

In the Name of God Amen-I Soasbe Johnson of the County of Sampson in the
State of North Carolina being weak in Body but of Sound Memory Calling to
mind the Mortality of My Body and knowing that it is Appointed Unto men to
Die do make and Ordain the following to be my last will and Testament_ (That
is to say) first I give and Recommend my Soul to almighty God and my Body
to the Earth to be Buried in a Christian manner-and as to Such Worldly Estate
where with it has pleased the Lord to bless me in this life I Give the Same as
follows.

First I Give and Bequeath to my Beloved wife Sarah Johnson all my personal
Estate(that is to Say) all my Stock of Cattle Horses Hogg(SIC) and Sheep
during the time of her Natural life Except So much as will Make Each of My
Childrens Shear(SIC) Equal with those that have already(SIC) had, and So much
as will Discharge the Debts which I am Justly Oweing(SIC) also My Negroes to
Remain in her possession During her Natural life, and after the Desseas(SIS) of
My Beloved wife Sarah then the property which Remains to be Equally Divided
Amongst My Heirs-

And lastly I appoint my Son Soloman Johnson and E. Herring Executors of this
my last Will and Testament and do Revoke all former Wills in witness Where
of I Said Soasbe Johnson have hereunto Set My hand and Seal the 28th day
of Augsut 1822
His
Signed Sealed published and Soasbe X Johnson (SEAL)
Mark
Declared to be his will in
Presence of us-
E. Herring~
Wm. Millen? ~

Undated Will of William Johnson ... Image of will Jason Bordeaux
 

Sampson County, NC
Will of William Johnson
Undated

In the name of God Amen, I William Johnson of the County of Sampson
in the State of North Carolina being in health and of perfect mind and memory do
make and ordain the following as my last will and testament.

First I give to my wife Betsey Johnson the plantation whereon I live for
and during her life or widowhood.

2nd I give to my two sons Allen Johnson and Taylor Johnson the whole
of my land except what is lately give away by deed after my wifes death.

3rd I give to my wife Betsey one third part of my cattle during her life and
afterwards to be divided between my four sons George Allen William and Taylor
Johnson.

4th I give the remaining two thirds of my stock of cattle to my three
daughters Dorcas Nancy and Betsy Johnson.

5th I leave my two horses to my wife and my four sons above mentioned.

6th I give my household furniture to my wife during her life and afterwards
to my three daughters above mentioned.

7th I give to my granddaughters Molcy Chappell Johnson and Nancy Jean
Fryer the sum of ten dollars each to be payd out of my estate by my executors.

8th I give to my sons Nathan Johnson and Joel Johnson and John Fryer the
sum of six pence apiece what__ I die possessd of not mentioned above, I give to my
wife Betsey and my four youngest sons after this legacys above mentioned are pay'd.

I appoint my wife Betsy and my son Joab Johnson executor of this will and
do revoke all others.

William (his mark) Johnson (seal)

In testimony of the above the said William Johnson has hereunto set his hand and affixed
his seal in presence of us.
W. Robinson

14 Nov 1811 Will of Alice Robinson ... Image of will Jason Bordeaux
  In the name of God Amen- I Alice Robinson of the County of Sampson being sick and weak of Body But of perfect mind & memory do make and?? this as my last Will and Testament. -viz I Give and Recommend my soul to Almighty God and my Body to the Earth to be buried in a decent maner, and as to my Worldly Estate I dispose of the same as follows. I give to my Daughters Susannah & Elizabeth and the Heirs of my Daughter Ann the Sum of five shillings each. I give to my son Samuel a Suit of Cloths- I Give to my Grandaughter Marget Robinson two Cows and Calves and to my Grandaughter Alice Canon a Bed and Furniture-I Give to my ???? a pair of find dogs a Shovel and Tongs. I Give to my Daughter Dorcas Robinson the sum of two Hundred Dollars to be pay’d out of my Estate. I Give to my Dau of son James Robinson the sum of Fifty Dollars I Give to my son George the sum of one Hundred Dollars. I give to Larry Freeman Four Hundred acres of Land whereon E.Smith lives I Give to my son John two Hundred and Forty acres joining the home lands and to I Give to my son James my Land Except what is above mentioned-The remainor of my property after my Just Debts are pay’d I Give to be devided between my Daughter Dorcas and my sons John James and George. And lastly I appoint Wm. Robinson Executor of this my last Will and Testament and do revoke all former Wills-In Witness whereof said Alice Robinson has hereunto set her hand and seal this 14th Nov. 1811. Alice Robinson (Seal) Sign’d Sealed published} & Declar’d in presence of } (His Mark) ?? X Mlemore Wm. Robinson
  Estate Records of John Strickland. Donna Sherron
 
ESTATE RECORDS FOR JOHN STRICKLAND
 SAMPSON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
Transcribed by Jeanie BLANTON TRIMBLE
January 20, 2009


ESTATE RECORDS FOR JOHN STRICKLAND
SAMPSON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
Transcribed by Jeanie BLANTON TRIMBLE
January 20, 2009

Page 1

November the 1st Day 1838
This a true list or inventory of
The perishable Estate of John Strickland Deceased
& account of sales of the same to Nov. Term 1838
$ cnts
The Widow one lot of pewter knives & forks 3.00
Jacob Strickland one pewter dish 1.00
Amy Jackson one do do .90
William Dawson one basin 1.01
John Strickland four plates 1.36
John Strickland one basin .56
Middleton Strickland one lot of spoons .75
Elizabeth Strickland one mug and bole .15
The Widow one lot of farming tools 1.60
John Hair one bar iron .67
Isaac Strickland one axe .25
Raiford Hair two clevis irons .30
Blake Warren one lot of plows .42
John Strickland one axe .15
Aron Lockamy one taper bit .05
Winson Lockamy one keg .15
Johnathan Strickland one adze .80
Meridith Jackson two hogs and plow 2.85
Richard Warren two hoes .39
William Adams one axe 1.85
Robert Tew one axe .30
Middleton Jackson one hatchet .16
William Strickland one grub hoe 1.30
Edward Holley seven hogs 21.00
Josiah Jackson one sow and pigs 4.65
The Widow one lot of hogs 11.35
Francis Lewis five hogs 7.85
James Belch one sow and pigs 3.70
John G King one goats skin .60
Joshua Godwin two sides of leather 3.71
Josiah Bagget one side of leather 2.05


Page 2

The Widow one mare saddle and bridle & sheep $ cnts
& hogs 28.00
Daniel Jackson eight head of sheep 11.00
Isham Mcham one lot of tuntimber 25.00
John Strickland corn and fodder 11.80
The Widow corn and fodder 17.25
Samson D Jackson one half bushel .47
Jesse Strickland one shot gun 9.70
Jonah Jackson three head of gees 1.12
William Tew junr one blade stack 4.45
Aron Lockamy one lot of bricks 12.80
The Widow one pen of ducks 1.15
William Strickland one lot of tools 3.00
James Ranch one trow .50
John Hair one adze and frow .75
Isaac Strickland one Jack plain .25
Lovett Warren one lot of tools 1.69
Samson D Jackson one lot of chisels .60
Vinson Lockamy one drawing knife .85
Middleton Jackson one grind stone .23
John Strickland one lot of barrels .35
Sally Strickland one tub and pale .68
The Widow tubs and chairs .75
James Calhoun one chair and leather wallet .61
George Autry one table .50
William Strickland one pot 1.10
Charity Whitford one Spider .10
The Widow one loom &spider pot and rack 3.00
John Strickland two skins and frying pan .65
Holly Tew one table .11
The Widow one bed and furniture 5.00
Sally Strickland one box .07
Lovet Warren one wooling wheel .60
The Widow one lot of sundries 4.50
Holly Tew one saddle .90
John Strickland one lot of sundries 1.25
William Strickland one lot of shoe tools .50
Joel Jackson one reap hook .17

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Page 3

$ cnts

Isaac Strickland one Testament 25
Blake Warren one saw and set and file 2 57
Aron Lockamy one hook 31
Robert Tew one taper bit 05
Robert Tew one bushel of wheat & ? 1 79 ½
Sarah Jackson one half bushel of wheat 70
The Widow one lot of corn 3 90
Isaac Strickland one lot of corn 1 00
The Widow one lot of pees 70
Thomas B Jackson one lot of corn and fodder 1 61
The Widow one bell and stand 1 62 ½
Edward Holley one lot of wool 96
John Strickland one hone 90
John Strickland one keg 50
The Widow one lot of sundries 15
The Widow one lot of greens one lot of plants 82 ½
Robert Tew one wheelbarrow and stands 36
Amy Jackson one bedsted 1 08
John Strickland copper ware and timber 42
Sarah Jackson one piggin 12
The Widow one lot of sundries 23
John Strickland one lot of sundries 3 00
$249 51 ½

Cash 0 50

Separate debts An a/c on Wm Strickland paid 1 80
One note on Edwin &WM Strickland due June 1838 pn 5 12
Do " Wm Strickland Senr & Jr due Jan 13 1833 1 80
Desperate debts
The Do Margaret Ammons due 22nd Dec 1837 prin 6 50
" account on Geo: Browne 10 00
Sundry articles allotted to Widow for years provisions
Report of which returned to Nov Term 1838 amounting 123 87 ½
In value to the sum of
Returned to Court Nov Term 1838-
Isaac Strickland Adm
249 57 ½

Page 4

An Inventory
Acct of sale of the
Property of
Jno Strickland
Decd Nov Term 1838
Recorded in Book
C pages 138, 139, 140, 141

Tho O. Faison CLK

Page 5

August 15th 1840
An obedience to an order of court Iashued at
May Term Last we have met and audit and
Setle the accounts of the Estate of John Strick-
land Decd with the admt of said Estate and
We find it Viz
The amount of sale--------- $238.57 cts
Interest on the same 15 month $ 16.70
Notes due said Estate----------------------$ 21.31
Commissions on the same---------------- $ 13.52
Leaves the said heirs------------------- $ 262.76
Vouchers against said Estate $ 105.75 ½
Commissions on said vouchers $5.20
Leaves due the heirs of said Estate $153.78
Burrell Dausants (could be Bussell)
Samson D. Jackson
Willie B Jackson

Note: An adze or adz (pronounced /ædz/) is a tool used for smoothing rough-cut wood in hand woodworking

Note: Clevis . . . An iron bent in the form of an oxbow, with the two ends ... A bent iron with the shape of an ox-bow having holes in the ends for the ...


Note:Pig´gin
n. 1. A small wooden pail or tub with an upright stave for a handle, - often used as a dipper.

 

 
Estate Records of Keziah Strickland
Donna Sherron Transcribed by Jeanie Blanton TRIMBLE January 16, 2009
 

Page 1 Report of the committee who paid off Keziah Strickland’s years allowance. Keziah Strickland Keziah Strickland’s years allowance.

Page 2 52 bushels of corn --- harvest 1200 lbs of pork valued at $5 per lb 758 lb of pork and lard bones due the widower 42 lbs ? 100 ? lb of flour valued at $4 25 lb of picked cotton valued 72 ˝ per lb 1815 lb of lard bones Due 10lb 10 lb of wool V 25 cts per lb 1 ˝ ? bushels of salt V 90 cts 20 lb of sugar V $2 12 lb of coffee valued at 15 cts per lbs 2 sides of battis ? V $3 70 ? gallons molasses V 35 cts per gal one wheel and of case of soap and one bed and furniture------------- Burril Dawson William Jackson Henry Godwin WB B ? Jackson

{Upside down on same page} February 27th 1834 judgment against Ke 1200 758 442

Note. The sevens and ones in this estate record looked a lot alike. I have put a question mark on the ones I think looked alike.

 
 

Estate Records of Moore Strickland

Donna Sherron Transcribed by Jeanie Blanton TRIMBLE January 23, 2009
 

Page 1
(27) this has an x over it (22)this has an x over it 63 this is marked out.
Trial Augt 1841
Moore Strickland & others
Petition for Partition
To Sampson
August (this was crossed through) July Term 1841
Page 2
State of North Carolina
Sampson County
To the Worshipful the court of Pleas and Guar
the sessions in and for said County.
The Petitions of Moore Strickland Jonathan
Strickland Isaac Strickland Daniel Strickland
Mason Strickland Blackman Strickland Josiah Jackson
and his wife Anna and Rufus Vann and his
wife Sally and Franklin Strickland and Anne
Strickland infant of tender years by their next
friend Moore Strickland.
Witnessed to your worship that sometime
in this year ???? Autry Strickland departed
this life, being at the time of his death seized and
posesed of the following tracts of land in the county
of Sampson aforesaid- to wit one tract originally granted
to Samuel Peters by letters patent bearing date the 17th
day of February 1806- Beginning at a pine John Peters°
corner thence North 65 ° Sot 141 poles to a pine his corner
thence North 25 ° E 50 poles to a stake thence So 50°w-120
poles to a stake thence 40°E 89 poles to a pine on Josiah
Blackman's line thence his line So 80 Es 48 poles his corner
thence South 10° W 62 poles to a black jack his other
corner, thence north 65° Es 90 poles to a gum thence
South 25 °Es 30 poles to a red oak in the Rudy
pocoson branch, thence to the beginning-one
other tract lying on the west side of the seven mile
swamp Beginning at a gum in the seven mile
swamp and runs thence joining the lands of Edith
Ellis Josiah Dunning James Wilson Isham Mc
Claim and others-that the said Autry Strickland
died intestate and that your Petitioners are his
Page 3
next of kin, that is to say- your Petitioners Moore,
Jonathan, Isaac, Daniel, Mason, Blackman, Anna
and Sally are the brothers and sister of said Autry
and your petitioners Franklin and Anna the
only children of Joanna sister to the said Autry-
that the said Joanna is dead intestato leaving
no isue but your said Petitioners- that your
Petitioners Anna and Sally are respectively
married to 2 other petitioners Josiah Jackson
and Rufus Vann, your Petitioners far-
thers hers to your worships that they are desiring
to have the said land divided among them
according to their respective rights and accordingly
pray that Commissioners may be appointed
for that purpose pursuant to the act of A Penalty
in each case made and provided
And your Petitioners as in Duty bound will
ever pray be.
Sturyo for Petitioners

 
 
Estate Records of Thomas Strickland
Donna Sheron
 

W. Robinson
Page 1
(27) this has an x over it (22)this has an x over it 63 this is marked out.
Trial Augt 1841
Moore Strickland & others
Petition for Partition
To Sampson
August (this was crossed through) July Term 1841
Page 2
State of North Carolina
Sampson County
To the Worshipful the court of Pleas and Guar
the sessions in and for said County.
The Petitions of Moore Strickland Jonathan
Strickland Isaac Strickland Daniel Strickland
Mason Strickland Blackman Strickland Josiah Jackson
and his wife Anna and Rufus Vann and his
wife Sally and Franklin Strickland and Anne
Strickland infant of tender years by their next
friend Moore Strickland.
Witnessed to your worship that sometime
in this year ???? Autry Strickland departed
this life, being at the time of his death seized and
posesed of the following tracts of land in the county
of Sampson aforesaid- to wit one tract originally granted
to Samuel Peters by letters patent bearing date the 17th
day of February 1806- Beginning at a pine John Peters°
corner thence North 65 ° Sot 141 poles to a pine his corner
thence North 25 ° E 50 poles to a stake thence So 50°w-120
poles to a stake thence 40°E 89 poles to a pine on Josiah
Blackman's line thence his line So 80 Es 48 poles his corner
thence South 10° W 62 poles to a black jack his other
corner, thence north 65° Es 90 poles to a gum thence
South 25 °Es 30 poles to a red oak in the Rudy
pocoson branch, thence to the beginning-one
other tract lying on the west side of the seven mile
swamp Beginning at a gum in the seven mile
swamp and runs thence joining the lands of Edith
Ellis Josiah Dunning James Wilson Isham Mc
Claim and others-that the said Autry Strickland
died intestate and that your Petitioners are his
Page 3
next of kin, that is to say- your Petitioners Moore,
Jonathan, Isaac, Daniel, Mason, Blackman, Anna
and Sally are the brothers and sister of said Autry
and your petitioners Franklin and Anna the
only children of Joanna sister to the said Autry-
that the said Joanna is dead intestato leaving
no isue but your said Petitioners- that your
Petitioners Anna and Sally are respectively
married to 2 other petitioners Josiah Jackson
and Rufus Vann, your Petitioners far-
thers hers to your worships that they are desiring
to have the said land divided among them
according to their respective rights and accordingly
pray that Commissioners may be appointed
for that purpose pursuant to the act of A Penalty
in each case made and provided
And your Petitioners as in Duty bound will
ever pray be.
Sturyo for Petitioners

Page 1


persons names property sales $ cts
Mary Strickland one bed & furniture 25
Ditto-Ditto 1 Chest 04
Ditto---Ditto 11 Earthen plates 11
Ditto---Ditto 1 puter Dish 05
Ditto---Ditto 1 puter Bason 06
Ditto---Ditto 4 Chairs 25
Ditto---Ditto 1 smoothing iron 03
Ditto---Ditto 2 water pales 06
Ditto---Ditto 2 washing tubs 05
Ditto---Ditto 1 bread trey 01
Ditto---Ditto 1 Sifter 01
Ditto---Ditto 3 bottles 03
Ditto---Ditto 1 meal stand 02
Ditto---Ditto 2 Indego stands 02
Ditto---Ditto 1 pot 04
Ditto---Ditto 1 Kettle 02
Ditto---Ditto Hackle 01
Ditto---Ditto 1 Tin funnel 01
Ditto---Ditto 1 Table 03
Ditto---Ditto 1 Case of Knives and 04
forks 3 Tin Cups
and one Jug
Ditto---Ditto 1 peper box 1 tin bason 02
Silas Lee 1 vice and gimblet 15
Mary Strickland 4 weeding hoe 04

Page 2

Ditto---Ditto 1 grubing hoe 04
Joseph Strickland 2 Ditto---Ditto 30
Thomas Thornton Sen. 3 plow hoes 75
Mary Strickland 1 Skillet 01
Ditto---Ditto 1 Loom 10
Dempsey Warrick 2 hand saws 05
Isaac Strickland 2 Augers 02
John Brogdon Sen. 2 Hatchets 06
Nathan Strickland 2 Chissells 31
Mary Strickland 1 Axe 03
Silas Lee 1 Ditto 40
Sion Hill 2 gimblets 20
John Brogdon Sen. 2 drawing knives 1 43
William Lee 1 hammer & gauge 31
Thomas Thorton Sen 1 Curry Comb 05
Silas Lee one Square & Compas 1 35
Mary Strickland 2 Slays 04
Ditto---Ditto 2 Baskets 01
Ditto---Ditto 4 Barrells 10
Ditto---Ditto 3 Gums 04
Ditto---Ditto 1 bell 03
Ditto---Ditto 1 flax Wheel 01
Ditto---Ditto 1 Wooling Wheel 02
Alexander Flemming 1 Tar Bucket 15
Silas Lee 1 Cowhide 1 65
Sion Hill 2 Horse Collers 22
John Hill Junr 1 Side of Leather 2 50

Page 3

Jeen Wood 1 pair of Cart Wheels 4 76
Nathan Thornton Junr 2 ¼ lbs of Steel 50
Silas Lee 1 Saddle 35
Ditto---Ditto 1 Hammer & Knife 35
Isaac Langston 1 Rasp 25
George Cherry 1 Sow & 3 Shoats 12 50
Crawford Futrel 1 Horse 48 00
Mary Strickland 1 Cow 10 11
Crawford Futrel 1 Bridle 05
Silas Lee 1 Jug 86
Nathan Strickland 1 pair of Wedges 1 50
Mary Strickland 1 Sow and 2 Shoats 6 50
Thomas Thornton 1 Sider troft 1 pare of haims 15
Thomas Thornton Ten cents for the Rock Mark 10
Thos Thornton Dr (Jr)?
four hundred Dollars
for 85 acres of Land -------------------------------- 400 00


Thomas Thornton Admins
Notes: Gimblet: A borer; small instrument with a pointed screw at the end, for boring holes in wood by turning.

 
  Will of Elizabeth Turner Leighton Turner; 10 Sep 2011
 

I Elizabeth Turner of the County of Sampson do publish this instrument of writing as my last will & testament.

1st I give & bequeath unto my niece Sally Ford & her heirs forever my negro woman Lune & her children Edy & Ruben together with her future increase from the date of this my Will. I also give her two beds, bedsteads & furniture also my horse Sookey and all my cattle, Hogs & stock of every description & the residue of my Estate not heretofore bequeathed in this my Will my niece Sally to have her choice of beds.

2nd I give & bequeath unto my niece Mason Ford & her heirs forever my negro man by the name of Peter to her & her heirs forever.

3rd I give & bequeath unto my niece Milly Ford & her heirs forever my negro man maned Willis & a negro boy by the name of Luke.

4th I give & bequeath unto John Jack Turner Ford & his heirs forever a negro Girl by the name of Milly. I also give him one bed bedstead & furniture.

5th I give & bequeath unto Hardy Ford son of Mason Ford one bed bedstead furniture.

6th It is my will & desire that in case either of my said nieces Sally, Mason & Milly Ford should die without having issue at the time of their death that & in that case the property heretofore bequeathed to them respectively shall be divided between the survivor or survivors of these the said Sally Mason & Milly Ford.

7th It is my will & desire that should either of my nieces, Sally, Milly or Mason Ford marry that the property bequeathed to them by this my will shall in no manner or shape be subject to the payment of the debts or controls of their husband or husbands & I do hereby expressly direct my Executor hereinafter named to see this part of my will carried into full effect as it is my object & desire to provide for my said nieces in old age which object would be completely defeated if the property bequeathed to them could be taken for the payment of their husbands debts.

I nominate constitute & appoint Owen Holmes Esqr Executor to this my last will & testament hereby revoking all former wills by me heretofore made.

Signed Sealed published | her
& declared to be the Last | Elizabeth X Turner Seal
Will & testament of Eliza- | mark
Beth Turner in presence of us |
Richd C. Holmes |
Gabl Holmes ?? |

State of North Carolina | Court of Pleas
Sampson County | & Quarter Sessions
| May Term 1837

Then was the foregoing Will duly proven in open Court by the oath of Richard C. Holmes a subscribing witness ordered to be Recorded.
Thomas J. Faison Clerk

 
  Will of Lyttleton Turner Leighton Turner; 10 Sep 2011
 

I Lyttleton Turner of the County of Sampson do make publish and declare my Last will and Testament as follows That is to say

I appoint Amma B. Chesnutt and Thomas I. Faison Executors to this my last will and Testament.

I desire all my just Debts to be paid

I give and bequeath to William Turner, my Sister's child, Fifty Dollars one third thereof to be paid on the 1st day of January after my decease and another third the succeeding 1st day of January and the remaining third the next succeeding 1st day of January.

I Give and bequeath unto Page Williamson Twenty Dollars $ 20

I Give and bequeath to John Burks Twenty Dollars $ 20

I Give and bequeath to such of the children of my Brother William Turner of Alabama as may be living at my decease $ 5 five Dollars each

I Give and bequeath to such of the children of my Brother Spratliff Turner as may be living at my decease $ 5 five Dollars each.

I Give and bequeath to such of the children of my Brother David Turner as may be living at my decease $5 five Dollars each

I Give Bequeath and devise to my said Executors and the survivor of them all that tract of Land on the North side of the Marsh Branch called the old Turner tract joining Stevens and the Carr place Purchased of John Turner being all the Land above the Fayetteville Road and the sum of Three thousand dollars in trust to hold the same for the following purpose.

I devise to Emancipate my slave Margaret and any issue she may have after this date the day of the making of My last will and testament. Also my slave Sally Ann and her children Julia and Harriet and any children they may have after this date being the day of the making of this my last will and Testament and Washington and direct my Executors to take the proper steps to procure to be ? and act of a finality to effect that object or to send them to Liberia or to some free State and to use the money and the Lands to support them in the mean time and to defray these necessary Expenses in and about there removal and to supply them with a proper outfit, the balance of the money and proceeds of the Land which may remain to be devised between Sally Ann and Washington.

My Executors are authorized to deal with the funds, principal and Interest in the way there Judgement may direct to effect this object the emancipation of the said Slaves and them I free f______ or to be born in some legal manner.

I direct the rest and residue of my property to be sold on such terms as my Executors may think proper and the proceeds thereof to be divided between the children of my Brother John Turner of Alabama and Henry Turner of Alabama and Henry Turner of Alabama who may be living at my decease and Charles Burks, equally that is a share to each of His children and to Charles Burks. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto Signed my hand this 10th Day of May A. D. 1853
Lyttleton Turner Seal

Signed Sealed and published by the Testator as his last will and Testament in our presence who in who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto Subscribed our names as witnesses.

Warren Winslow
Thos. Bunting

Source: Sampson County, North Carolina, Will Book 1, Pages 467-468

 
  Will of Edward Vann  
 

EDWARD VANN WILL of 1770, BERTIE COUNTY N. C.

In the name of God amen April the forth day one thousand seven hundred and seventy I EDWARD VANN of Bartie County being Sick and weak of Body but of sound and perfect memory praised be almighty God for it do make and ordain this my last will and testament and form following that is to say first and principally I Commend my Soul into the hand of almity God that gave it having the Death and merits of my Savior Jeasus crist to have free pardon and forgiveness of all my Sins and to inherit Everlasting Life and my body I Commit to the Earth to be buried in A Decent manner according to the Decression of my Executors hereafter Named and as touching my Temperal Estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with I Give and Dispose as folloeth
Item I Give my son WILLIAM VANN my Plantation and Land that I live on also Reserving the use of the mentioned Land and plantation to my wife MARY VANN
Item I lend my Loveing wife MARY VANN one Negro woman nane During her life:
Item I give my Daughter MARY VANN after my wifs Death the Negro woman Nane that I lend to my wife:
Item I Lend my Son WILLIAM VANN these Negros named Dick & tarte nat and Beck tel my Son King Vann coms to be twenty one years Old Only I give my Daughter ELISABETH the Negro gall Beck to receive her when maried or comes to twenty one years of age:
Item I Leave my Son WILIAM VANN all that is due to me and the use of them Negros that I lent to him to Pay all my Debts & funal charges and mentain his mother and younger children
Item I Give my Son KING VANN one Negro tarte
Item I Give my Daughter SARAH VANN one Negro name nat
Item I Give my Son WILIAM VANN One Negro named Dick
Item I Give my Son CADER VANN One peice of Land lying on the South of Rockquis Swamp Lying between Thomas Pearys line & Hary Hills line
Likewise I Give my Son CADER VANN one Negro woman named Pat:
Item I Give my Son KING VANN one peice of Land lying on Cashi Swamp:
I Give CADER VANN one cow and Calf one heffer & one bed & firneture one Iron pot
Item I Give my Loving wife MARY VANN one Bed & firneture
I Give my Son WILLIAM VANN One bed and firneture I also lend him the Use of my Stock during the time as he has the Negros lent to him after that the Stock is to be Devided Amonghts WILLIAM VANN ELISABETH MARY SARAH & KING and
Lastly nominate & appoint my Son WILLIAM VANN my Executor of this my last Will and Testament Utterly revkeing all Other will or wills that hath beean made by me hear to fore in witness Whareof I have hear unto Set me hand and fixed my Seal
Signed and Delivered in the presence of us

Michael King
William King EDWARD VAN

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  Will of John Wright Sr  
  Image of will In the name of God Amen _ I John Wright Senior of the County of Sampson in the State of North Carolina, being in health, and of sound Memory do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in form following - Viz - First I give to my Wife Penelope for and during her Natural Life all of my Estate Real and Personal Second- I give and Bequeath to my son Isaac Wright the following Negroes Viz Miley Cato Amos & Peter, Five Hundred and forty acres of land including my Plantation Dwelling, and out Houses & Hill- allso two other Tracts of Land which I purchas'd from Lany Freeman containing two Hundred and Eleven acres-Deed bearing date 20th Oct. 1821 - I allso give said Isaac my Household furniture except Beds, Kitchen Furniture & Plantation Tools a yoke of Oxen, a Log Carriage & Chains-the Oxen to be chosen by said Isaac - the above property & Lands are given to said Isaac Wright his Heirs and assigns, but not to take affect untill the death of my Wife Penelope thirdly I give and bequeath to my Grandaughter Penny Brown one Feather Bed _____ All the property belonging to my estate not namd above that may be and Remain after the death of my Wife, I will to be equally Divided between my Son John, My Daughters Rebecca, Polly, Betsy,the Children of my deceas'd Daughter Nancy, and my son Isaac - said children of Nancy to have one share ______ I appoint my sons John and Isaac Wright Executors of this my last Will and Tetament and do hareby Revoke all former Wills - In Testimony of the above John Wright has hereunto let his hand & seal this 20th day of Nov 1835 Sign'd Seal'd Pulish'd and declar'd by said John Wright as his last Will in presence of W Robinson David Smith Raiford Carrole John Wright Senr -SEAL- State of North Carolina Court of Pleas and Quarter Sampson County Sessions Nov. Term 1848 Then exact the forgoing Will duly proven in open Court by the Oaths of David Smith and Raiford Carroll, two of th subscribing witnesses and ordered to be Recorded. Thomas J Faison Clk J Wright's Will Recorded in Will Docket Pages 344 and 345. Thomas J Faison Clk