Submitted by Connie Padgett
December 30, 1870
Wills, Washington County, NC
State of North Carolina
December the thirtieth and year of our Lord one thousand eight-hundred and seventy.
In the name of God Amen, I Edmond HARRISON being this day of sound mind and perfect memory which I thank God for the same do make this my last will and testament in … as follows. I give and bequeth unto my beloved wife Permelia HARRISON a certain piece of land beginning at the foot of the Mill Road thence along the Mill Road to the branch thence the run of the said branch to a deep bottom below the grave yard to the mouth of a ditch near where John SENNETT lived thence along the ditch to the fence thence with the fence to the Washington Road, thence with the road to the first station concluding my house and plantation, then the privilege of all the rest of my land for plantation use, and I the aforesaid Emond HARRISON do also give and bequeath unto my well beloved son Henry W. HARRISON a certain piece of land beginning at the part of the Mill Road thence with the Main Road to the Jacson line thence with the Jacson line to Willey MORRIS line thence with … line to the Wellches to a short leaf pine the foresaid … and William H. … corner thence down the Creek to a deep bottom near the Mill thence up the bottom to the head thence across a … … to a run thence along the run to the branch thence along the run of the branch to the Mill Road to thence along the Mill Road to the Washington Road thence along the road to the first Station. I the aforesaid Emond HARRISON do give and bequeth to my well beloved son Asa A. HARRISON a certain piece of land beginning at the part of the Mill Road thence along the Mill Road to the branch, thence down the branch to a bottom below the log landing, thence across to Welches Creek thence down the said Creek J. B. BULLOCK’s … line thence with this line to the main Washington road thence up the said road to the first station. I the aforesaid Edmond HARRISON do give and bequeth unto my two beloved sons Henry W. HARRISON and Asa A. HARRSON my mill with my beloved wife having one third of the … profits of the mill her lifetime and all my land in Washington County and in Martin County to that is connected with the mill and the land in Martin County it being known as the Joseph BATEMAN land where Jim MOORE now lives a colored man if the sale is confirmed it is my desire for my two sons Henry W. HARRISON and Asa A. HARRISON to take the aforesaid land in hand and if the aforesaid Jim MOORE shall pay for the land he is to have it. I the aforesaid Edmond HARRISON do give and bequeath unto my well beloved daughter Virginia C. HARRISON my two houses and lots in Plymouth, and I the aforesaid Edmond HARRISON do give and bequeath unto my … friend Mandy E. SLADE Seventy five dollars out of what is … … …. When called if she should need it, and if she should not need it to … in the hands of my heirs as it is now and also it is my desire for my three beloved children Henry W. HARRISON Asa A. HARRISON Virginia C. HARRISON to have one … and … and furniture a peace [sic] and also it is my desire for my beloved wife to have the mule and all the rest of stock consisting of hogs and cattle to dispose with in any way she may think proper, also it is my desire for my two sons Henry W. HARRISON and Asa A. HARRISON to have my colt to do as they please with, and also it is my desire for my two sons Henry W. HARRISON and Asa A. HARRISON to have all my money and notes in there favor to collect them and … equally divide it among the four heirs to wit Henry W. HARRISON, Asa A. HARRISON and Virginia C. HARRISON and my wife Permealy HARRISON, and also it is my desire for my son Asa A. HARRISON to have and to hold in his hands all the interest in my estate belonging to my daughter Virginia C. HARRISON until she becomes to be twenty-one years of age. And I the aforesaid Edmond HARRISON this day make and publish this to be my last will and testament whereof I do hereunto set my hand and seal the day and date above written.
Edmond HARRISON (Seal)
Signed sealed in presents of
W. H. JACKSON
Washington County-In the Probate Court:
A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Edmond HARRISON deceased, is exhibited before me, the undersigned Judge of Probate in and for said County by Asa A. HARRISON son of the deceased there being no executor name… etc, etc.