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Abstract of the will of John Welch -

Probate: JUL 1769 Tryon County, North Carolina


His bequeathed the following:

* to Margaret WELSH my Dear beloved wife the best young creature of horse kind allso her sadle and bed and furniture belonging thereto ____ the house goods . . . five pounds for her in childbearing

* to my oldest daughter Rebecca two pewter dishes and six plates and one mare

* to my son John one mare and sadle allso my working tools except two says one croscut and one whipsaw to be left to my wife and children on the plantation allso two hors creature to be left for to work the plantation one tract of land to be should by my executors Namely camp creek (The Welch family had a hunting camp on Camp Creek - MAM)

* to my daughter Margreat one youg mare and price of a sadle out of the estate

* and my plantasion to be sould if my executors can agree or should move out of the Province and to be equally divided between my wife and children and allso all the cattle sheep and hogs to be execpted if there is enoff to pay my debts and said cattle all the rest of my esstate to be sould to pay my debts and funerael charges

* Executors: Margreat WELSH, Thomas WELSH, Nicholas WELSH

In July 1774, John's plantation where his widow Margaret and her husband George Whitley lived in Rowan County, North Carolina, was ordered sold at auction to settle debts. The sale took place in October. It was sold to the highest bidder, Nicholas WELCH.


Johnís wife, Margaret Irving Welch and later Whitley, was pregnant when John died. The child was a daughter and she was the first wife of Thomas Martindale. Her name is unknown. Thomas later married Mary Whitley, the daughter of Margaret and George Whitley.

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