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In the name of God -Amen. I William Whitloe Sr. of the county of Henrico being in perfect & sound memory but sick and weak in body. Do hereby ordain and make this to be my last will and testament...I do hereby give and bequeath as in manner and form following after my funeral charges and worldly debts are paid. Then I give and bequeath unto my son William one hundred acres of land out of the plantation where I now live adjoining on Capt. John Wadford's land from across where stands a black oak tree. Taking his broath outward to the head lines binding on Philloman Porkins(Perkins?) land to him and his heirs forever. Then I give and bequeath unto my son Hays Whitloe the remaining part of my land on which I now live. Dwelling houses and out houses to him & after his decease to the male heir of his body lawfully begotten for ever only. It is my will that half and acre of land near the dwelling shall be reserved for a burial place for the family and any other neighbors desiring to be buried therein. I give and bequeath unto my son John one shilling current money. I give and bequeath unto my son James one shilling current money and unto my daughter Jane one shilling current money. I give and bequeath unto my daughters Martha one shilling current money. I give and bequeath unto my grandson one young dark gray mare the name of my grandson being John Watkins. Finally I do hereby constitute ordain and make my loving wife Anne to be wholy and soley executor of this my last will & testament making all other wills, bequeaths, & testaments formerly by me made positively void and of non effort. I witness whereof I have affixed my hand and seal this 5th day of March in the year of your Lord 1726. His M mark.
Witnesses: William -aibono, Henry Jordan, Charles Griffith.
At a court hold for Henrico County June 6, 1726. This will was proved by the oaths of Charles Griffith and Henry Jordan and was thereupon admitted to record.
In the name of God Amen. I Anne Whitloe Widow of the county of Henrico being sick and weak in body but in perfect and sound memory do ordain and make this my last will and testament...I give devise and bequeath as in manner following when my funeral charges and debts are paid. I give and bequeath to my son William one shilling currant money. I give and bequeath unto my son John one shilling currant money. I give and bequeath my son James one shilling currant money. I give and bequeath to my daughter Jane Jordon on shilling currant money. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Martha Matthews one shilling currant money. I give and bequeath unto my grandson John Watkins the bead (bed) as it stands which I now lyeth on. One small choft one black heifer with a white face 2 small deep dishes and do hereby will and desire that my said grandson shall have the cropp of corne and tobacco...Lastly my will is that my son Hays Whitloe shall be wholly and soley executor of my will and testament hereby making all other wills void heretofore by me made. I witness whereof I have... my hand and seal this 21st day of November 1727 read before signing. Her + mark.
Witneses: Wm Weathers, Mary Weathers, Charles Griffith.
At a court held for Henrico Co. Feb 5, 1727 This will was proved by the oath of William Weathers and was thereupon admitted to record.
I William Whitlow of the county of Goochland being sick and weak but in perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in manner and form following...I give and bequeath to my son William Whitlow one cow and yearling...also one bed and furniture to the one executer where I lie.
I give and bequeath to my son Henry one set of ------ and bed and furniture. I give and bequeath to my son John my riding mare.
I give and bequeath to my son Nathan the dark Bay mare...
To my daughter Jane Crow one negro woman named Temperance and her child named Hannah during her natural life and her descendants. Said negro woman child and her increase be equally divided between my Mary Crow and Sarah Crow forever.
To my daughter Mary Hancock one negro girl named Lucy and during her natural life and her increase the said negro woman and her increase to be equally divided among her children then living also to my daughter Mary the land and plantation whereon I now live during her natural life and at her decease to be equally divided among her children now living to them and to their heirs forever.
To my daughter Martha Darby one negro boy named Jack during her natural life....
I give to my son Richard during his natural life one negro man named Daniel at at his decease to his children then living to them and their heirs forever.
I give to my granddaughter Anne Barnett one cow and yearling to her & her heirs forever.
I give to my son Henry one large pott(?)
I give to my son Richard fifty acres of land adjoining the land where he now lives...
I give to my daughter Jane one jar(?) & pott(?)....
I give to my son William one --- Black Walnut Walnut table...
I give to my daughter Mary two sows and pigs...
I give to my son Henry and my daughter Jane all the remainder of my household and kitchen furniture to be equally divided among them and their heirs.
To my negros Frank and Sam I leave in manner following Either to be hired or sold to discharge my personal debts...my son Henry and my son in law John Crow to do it if they can pay my debts without selling the said slaves I give the above said slaves to be equally divided between them...
My son Henry and my son in law John Crow executers of my last will and testament. Hereby excluding all wills that might have been made witness my hand and seal this 12th day February 1758. his + mark.
Witnesses Richard Clayton, Henry Whitlow, John Whitlow.
Goochland County April the 19th 1758 ...by the oaths of John Crow and John Hughes to be the last will and testament of Wm. Whitlow, decd. and thereupon admitted to record.
In the name of God Amen. I William Whitlow of Henrico County being at this time in perfect sense and good memory do make and confirm and constitute with my last will and Testament and desire it my be so received as such....
I give to my son John Whitlow fifty acres of land whence he is now making a plantation. The line to run from a corner white oak on ? Jerdone's side right acres to Richard Whitlow's line, be the same more or less. Also one Iron Skellat one pewter dish and two plates.
I give to my daughter Sarah Whitlow one feather bed and furniture. My negro boy Sam to my son Nathan Whitlow five year after my decease and at the five years end he is to pay my daughter Anna Whitlow twenty five pounds and if she dies without heir the money I give to my daughter Sarah Whitlow and the five years and before mentioned. I give the said Boy Sam to my daughter Sarah Whitlow and if she dies without heir I give him to my daughter Anna Whitlow. I give to my daughter Anna Whitlow one feather bed and furniture. I give two bowls and four plates to be devised between my two daughters after my decease. I give to my daughter Sarah Whitlow one cow and I give to my daughter Annie Whitlow one horse. I give to my son William Whitlow one young cow and one young sow. I give to my son Nathan Whitlow fifty acres of land it being this plantation where I now live. Likewise I give him my still and one whip saw and one crop cut upon paying all my debts. I give to my son Darby Whitlow fifty shillings cash. Likewise I give to my son John Whitlow one iron pot. Likewise I give to my daughter Annie Whitlow one pine table one pine chest one wooden wheel and one bow iron. Likewise I give to my daughter Sarah Whitlow one table and one chair and one side saddle. I give to my daughter Annie Whitlow my horse. I give to my daughter Sarah Whitlow one ? wheel. I give to my son William Whitlow my saddle. I give to my son Nathan Whitlow one old iron pot and one spider I do appoint my son Nathan Whitlow to be executor of this my last will and testament and I do -- that my estate may not be appraised. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy seven.
Know by all men by these presents I Henderson Whitlow of the county of Hardin and the state of Tennessee being in a low state of health but of a perfect and sound mind. Do make and ordain this my last will and testament in the following manner. To whit after all my just debts are paid. I give and bequest to my two sons Milton Whitlow and Paschall Whitlow after my decease the tract of land on which I now live by their paying the few just debts that I have. Paschal is to have the house in which I now reside. To my two daughters, Permilia Whitlow and Antimithe Whitlow I give to each on bed and furniture and one cow and calf. And to my sons Eyre Forest Whitlow one year old colt. The balance of my stock of all kinds I wish to be divided equally amongst my three youngest sons. as to my present wife Sally Whitlow I wish for her, after her former debts are paid to have all the property that she bought here to be equally divided amongst her children. In testamony whereof I have here unto set my hand and affixed my seal this third day of April in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty one. I hereby appoint Milton Whitlow and Daniel B. Beasley my executors to carry this my last will and testament in to effict. Henderson Whitlow
Witnesses: Thomas Blakely William Turner (see below)
Inventory of Henderson Whitlow
5 head of cattle; 18 head of sheep; 27 head of hogs; 1 clock; 1 loom; 2 tables; 1 kettle; 2 ovens; 2 pots; 2 jars; 7 bee stands; 1 saddle; 5 chairs; 4 plows; 2 pair of geese; 3 bed stead; 1 box; 2 trunks; some shoo tools; 3 axes; 2 wedges; 2 hoes; 1 cyth and cradle; 1 log chain; 1 pair of t----chs, 1 auger, one hand saw; 1 pair of streachen; 1pair of cards; 1 water bucket; 1 looking glass; 1 razor; 1 box; 1 pot rack
The foregoing is a true and perfect inventory of the estate of Henderson Whitlow dec'd. that has come to my hands or possession. Or to the hands or possession of any other person for me. Reserving to myself the right of making a further return if necessary. Given under my hand the 7th day of June 1841. Milton Whitlow, executor of Henderson Whitlow, dec'd.
Know all men by these presents. That we W.M. Pearson & Malinda R. Pearson his wife, I. H. Whitlow and his wife, G.W. Croom & Sarah j. Croom his wife, U.A. Bell & Eliza C. Bell his wife and R.W. Waggoner & Martha M. Waggoner his wife for & in consideration of the sum of one dollar to us paid by Thomas A. Pearson, do hereby grant, bargain, sell & convey to the said Thomas A. Pearson and unto his heirs and assign forever, the following lands lying in the county of Izard and State of Ar. to wit the North West of the Southwest, the southwest of the south east & the south half of the southwest of section 35 and part of the east half of the south east of section 34 all in Township Eighteen North of Range eight west containing two hundred & thirty acres more or less. to have and to hold the same unto the said Thomas A. Pearson and unto his heirs and assigns forever. with all appurtenances thereunto belonging. And we hereby covenant with the said Thomas A. Pearson that we will forever warrant and defend the title to said lands against all lawful claims whatever coming by or thought us. Witness our hand and seals this the (blank) day of June 1884.
Martha Malisa Waggoner, M.M. Whitlow, E.A. Whitlow, N.E.C. Bell, J.H. Whitlow, U.A. Bell, John G. Whitlow, Richmon W. Waggoner, W.H. Pearson, Malinda R. Pearson, Wiley Croom, Sarah Jane Croom.
Moses White, schoolmaster. Names children: David White of Octarrara; Jane Edwards, dau; Joseph, son; James, son; Mary Jones, dau; John, son. Executer: David White & James Byron.
In the name of God Amen, I Stephen White of the County of Orange and the State of No. Carolina being of sound and perfect mind and memory & blessed by God do this sixth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twelve, make and publish this my last will and testament in manner following this is to say I give & bequeath unto my beloved wife Ann White two hundred acres of land laying and being in the County of Orange upon the waters of Back Creek and Haw River, with all the personal estate there upon during her life time.
I give & bequeath unto the heirs of James Bauldridge, dec'd the sum of two dollars in cash from the estate when called for.
I give & bequeath unto my son in law Samuel Mebane two dollars if living, if not to his heirs.
I give & bequeath unto William Hodge my son in law the sum of two dollars if living if not to his heirs.
i give & bequeath unto my son Stephen White if living the sum of two dollars if not to his heirs.
I give & bequeath unto my son John White the sum of two dollars.
I give & bequeath unto my son David White one piece of land supposed to be fifty acres on the eastwest side of the Back Creek after the death of my wife Anna.
I give & bequeath unto my son James White one house to be valued at the sum of seventy dollars by any two good men.
I give & bequeath unto my son Samuel White the sum of two dollars from this estate.
I give & bequeath unto my son Joseph White the piece of percil of land I now live upon on the east side of the Back Creek with all the personal estate there to after the death of my beloved wife Ann White and paying the rest of the legetees out off it.
And I hereby make and ordain my worthy sons David & Joseph White executors of this last will & testament and the said Stephen White have to this my last will & testament set my hand & seal the day & year above written. Signed Stephen White.
Witnesses: James Palmer, Wm. Shaw, David Bryant, Joseph White.
Orange County August Term 1818. The execution of the foregoing last will and testament. Stephen White dec'd. was duly proved in open court by the oath of said Bryan a subscribing witness thereto & ordered to be recorded at the same time Joseph White one of the exectutors there in named qualified accordingly.
In the name of God Amen. The tenth day of June in the year of Lord 1784. I robert Bell of the County of Rowan in the state of North Carolina being very sick and weak in body but in perfect mind and memory thanks to be given unto God. Therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament. This is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul unto the Hands of God that gave it and for my body I recommend it to the earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the discretion of my executors not doubting but at the general resurection I shall receive the same again by the mighty powers of God and as touching such worldly estate where with it hath pleased God to bless me in this life. I give and devise and dispose of the same in the following form. First I give & bequeath to Isabel my dearly beloved wife the one third of all my movable estate after my just debts are paid and her living upon the place if she sees cause. Likewise my beloved son Andrew I give and bequeath one hundred and fifty acres of land lying on along Samuel Luckey's line. Likewise my beloved son William I give and bequeath the remaining two hundred acres of deeded land and three hundred acres of --- land. Likewise my beloved daughter Jean Bell I give and bequeath the sum of forty pounds current money of the aforesaid state. Likewise my beloved daughter Hannah Bell I give and bequeath the sum of five pounds of like money and after the aforemention sum is paid the remainder to be divided equally between my son William and daughters Jean and Agnes. Likewise the negro wench Sall I allow her to remain on the place for three years and my wife Isabel and children William, Jean and Agnes to have a equal benefits of said Wench and at the expiration of the three years said Negroe I allow to be divided equally between my son William and daughters Jean and Agnes. My beloved wife Isabel and son William and son in law Thomas Beard I constitute and appoint executors of this my last will and testament. Likewise the aforementioned divisions to be made by five indifferent men. And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke all ad every other former testaments will and legacies requests and executors by me in any ways before this time named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto at my hand and seal the day and year above written. Signed Robert Bell.
Witnesses: Samuel Lucky, James Stephenson, Patrick Hughey
In the name of God Amen I William Bell of the County of Sumner State of Tennessee do make & ordain this my last will and testament...I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Jane Bell my tract of land and plantation on which I now live with all its bendilaments(?) and appurteuances ---- belonging or is any wise appertaining at her own disposal after my death and to be used and disposed of by her at her pleasure & by her to be given or sold or is any other manner she may wish...I likewise give and bequeath unto my said wife my negro boy Jim together with all my stock of horses, cattle, hogs and sheep that I have or may be in possession of at my decease Also all my house hold and kitchen furniture including all my tools ---. I give and bequeath unto my said wife all the farming utensils of every descention together with all my money on hand and all debts coming to me either in notes or hand and all debts coming to me either in nots or book account. In short all the property both real & personal of what kind or dis--- dower unto her my said wife. Absolutely to be by her disposal of & used in any manner she might think proper...And lastly I...appoint my two sons Robert Bell and John Bell executors to this my last will and testament. Hereby revoking all others by me heretofore made. In testimony where of I have unto set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of March A.D. 1838. His V mark.
Witnesses: Wm. M Blackmore; -- Alridge
Sumner County Court April Term 1849 The last will and testament of William Bell dec'd. was this day produced in open court for probate...presented by (Isiah W. Baldridge?), & Wm. M. Blackmore...is ordered by the court to be recorded.
State of Tennessee Sumner County In the name of God Amen I Sarah Bell though weak....I give and bequeath to my beloved son John Bell my plantation on which I at present reside and it is my will that said John Bell pay to my son Robert Bell one hundred dollars in twelve monthes after my death. Also that John Bell pay to my son Eli Bell one hundred dollars in twelve after my death. It is my will that John Bell pay to my daughter Jaine Ann one hundred dollars in twelve months after my death and to my daughter Poly Bennett one hundred dollars after my death. And to my daughter Betsy Bennett on hundred dollars in twelve months after my death. I also give and bequeath to my son John Bell all my household and kitchen furniture that I may be in possession of at my death also all my mony and bank accounts that my be on hand at my death.
Lastly I do hearby nominate and appoint my son John Bell my executor...this my will set my hand and seal this 17th day of April 1819. Signed Sarah Bell
Witnesses: Jonathan Wilson, Samuel Wilson
State of Tennessee Sumner County court February Term 1852. The last will and testament of Sarah Bell, dec'd given this day for court probate and was duly proved by the oath of Jonathan Wilson...Will is ordered to be recorded.
In the name of God Amen I John McGuire of Rowan County in the province of North Carolina and in the parish of the St. Luke being in perfect mind...appoint my true and trusty friends Hugh McCreary & James Smith my executors and first I give and devise and bequeath to my sons Edward McGuire and John McGuire the whole and sole of my lands to be equally divided between them. And likewise I order my wife Annah McGuire have a comfortable living as long she remains my widow and I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah twenty pounds and my riding horse and the residue of my estate my goods bonds with all other properties to me appertaining to bee equally divided among my children. and I do constitute and appoint Hug McCreary and James Smith the whole and sole executors of this my last will and testament and I do hereby utterly revoke and disallow and disanull all former bequests wills and legacies by me heretofore in anywise let or made declaring ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament in witness. Whereof I have hereunto let my hand and seal this third day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty two. His = mark.
Witnesses: Andrew Smith, Mathew Hannin.
Registered April Court 1762
In the name of God Amen I John McGuire of the county of Sumner and the state of Tennessee being in perfect mind...I ordain and allow my wife her living and support on this my plantation. The same to be provided her and her stock and their increase consisting of two horses, five cows & calves with all the kitchen and household furniture bedding and clothes and my clothes to be distributed at the disertion of my wife and one hundred dollars in cash for accounts(?) to be paid by my son Thomas.
I give to my son George McGuire one half of my plantation to be divided by on disimal boundaries. Marched --- that part of my stock which was always named for him consisting of horses, cows and hogs and the half of my plantation and farming tools forever.
I give to my son Thomas McGuire the other half of my plantation and that part of my stock which was always named for him and the other half of my plantation....
I give to my much beloved daughter Sally Bell, Marin Gillespie, Sidney Brandon, Nancy Rutherford and each of their heirs and that part which I heretofore put into their-----
Lastly I constitutes ordain and appoint this my last will and testament my two sons George nd Thomas McGuire and to revoke....other former wills and disqualify and confirm this to be my last signed sealed & pronounced this 14th of Sept 1803 John McGuire
Witnesses: Geo Gillispie, Abel Brandon
In the name of God Amen the second day November 1772. I George Brandon of the Province of North Carolina, Rowan County, Farmer, being very sick....I give promise and dispose the same in the following manner and form:
to Marian my dearly beloved wife the one third part of all the movable effects belonging to my estate and the Sorrell Mare and her maintenance and Martha Barton's off the plantation. Whereon I now live and two beds and three pots and all the pewter and the tea tacklings and four cows and two heifers living for the Bull and four sheep and one chest and the rest of the household goods to dispose as she sees cause.
Secondly I give to my well beloved son John Brandon this plantation whereon I now live accepting his mother & Martha Barton's maintenance during their life time and also the bald face filly and the little black horse and a bed and clothes for it and my best hat and new suite of clothes.
Thirdly I give to my well beloved son George Brandon one hundred acres of land off this place wherein I live adjoining his own place.
Fourthly I give to my well beloved son Abraham Brandon the plantation that I have on the South fork of the Yadkin River at Renshaw's Ford and the Largest black horse and the Sorrel Mares colt and my own chest and my black coat and a blew coat. Two cows two calves two sows plow and tacklings an ox and a mattock and hilling hoe.
Fifthly I give to well beloved son Christopher Brandon the sum of five pounds money.
Sixthly to my well beloved daughter Jane Silver the sum of five pounds in money.
Seventhly to my well beloved daughter Mary McGuire the sum of seven pounds in money.
Eighthly to my well beloved daughter Eleanor brandon ten pounds in money.
Ninthly I give to my well beloved daughter Sidney Witherow five pounds in money.
Tenthly I constitute my dearly beloved wife Marian and my son John Brandon to be my whole & sole executrix & executor of this my last will and testament and also the remaining part of the money I allow to be laid up to deed the land, when the office is opened. And I do hereby utterly, disallow, revoke and disannul all & every other former testament, wills, legacies, bequests, and executors by me in any ways before named willed and bequeathed. ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written. Signed George Brandon
Witnesses: Samuel Stevenson, John Graham, Hugh Grimes
I Abraham Brandon am fully satisfied with the written will.
I James Withrow am fully satisfied with the written will.
Transcribed in to Book a page 6th 1772 (see below)
This inventory of the personal estate of Josiah Thornton dec'd.
1 bureau, 1 chest, 1 chest, 2 bedsteads & furniture, 9 chairs, 1 cupboard, 1 table & contents, 1 wheel, 1 lot tools, 1 bell and collar, 1 steel hoop, 1 large kettle, 1 jar, steelyard, 5 head of sheep, 1 cow & calf, 1 yoke, 1 cow, 1 crimply named cow, 1 brindle cow, bot? tailed heifer, 1 cow calf & bell, 1 brown heifer, 1 steer, 1 heifer yearling, 1 black mare, 8 Choats, 1 sow & pigs, 4 pork hogs, 1 wheat box, 1 canister, 1 jack plain, 1 hammer, 1 froe, 1 Bible, 1 slate, 2 pair andirons, 1 pot rack, 1 shovel & tongs, 1 lot sundries, 1 small pot, 1 oven, 2 skillets & lids, 1 middle sized pot, 1 large oven, 1 dinner pot, 1 beestand, 3 negroes Betsy, James & Joseph, 1 razor & hone, 1 bread tray & riddle, 1 half bushel 1 small hand saw, 1 pair ?, 1 tract containing 13 acres & 60 poles, 1 Negro man 39 years of age, 1 bat? of farming tool.
The above is a true & perfect inventory of all the goods and chattle rights and credits of the said Josiah Thornton dec'd. which have come to our hands possession or knowledge or the hands of any other person for us to the best of our knowledge and belief this the 1st day of November 1849.
Signed JW Cantrell. Wm. Thornton.
Sworn to open court by Wm Thornton Dec 3, 1849
George Whitten - 2 Riddles John Phillips - 5 choice hogs
Wm Thornton - 1 copper howel? Wm Thornton - 1 ?oxen
" - 4 augers Wallace W. Hayes 1 Red Brindle Cow
Wm S. Fowler - 5 chisels Wm. Thornton 1 Cow
Wm Thornton - 1 handsaw Mark Bradley - 1 speckled cow
Wm S Fowler - 1 drawing knife Nathan Robinson - 1 cow calf & bell
" - 1 heard ox George Gray? - 1 whitefaced cow & calf
Wm Thornton - 1 hatchet Nat Fowler - 1 cow
Wm S Fowler - 1 small saw Mason Whitten - 1 steer yearling
" - 1 plain & square I.S. Boyd - 2 heifer yearlings
" - 1 compass John Phillips - 1 spotted hog
Wm Thornton - ? & round shop? Mordicai Thornton - 1 black mare
Wm S Fowler - 1 ? trap Wm Bracher - 4 sheep
Wm Thornton - 1 bell Wm Thornton Sr - 4 pork hogs
" - 1 pair ? " - 9 chairs
W Bradley - 2 bushel " - 1 wheel & reel
Wm Thornton - 3 Negroes " - 1 cupboard
Mordicai Thornton - 1 clock & coil? " - 1 bureau
Wm Thornton - 1 kettle Wm Bradshaw - 1 chest
Jason Paulk - 1 candlestick Robert Allen - 1 razor
Dennis House - 3 pewter ? Josiah Darby - 1 hone
W.R. Wingo - 1 teapot & ? Wm Thornton - 1 bell
Wm Thornton Jr? - 1 table & contents Thomas G Phillips - 1 chest
Wm Thornton Sr. - 1 shovel & tongs Mordicia Thornton - 1 bed stead & furniture
Wm Thornton - 1 pot rack Wm Gray - 1 bed stead & furniture
Thomas G Philips - 1 dinner pot Wm Thornton - 1 steel box
Wm Thornton - 1 oven hooks Wm Thornton Sr - 1 froe
Joseph B Philips - 1 skillet & lid Mark Bradley 1 pair ?
" - 1 cook pot Mordicai Thornton - 1 slate
Wm S Fowler - pot & hooks Wm Thornton - 2 pair andirons
Dennis House - 1 skillet Wm Thornton - 1 beestand
Joseph B Philips - 1 small ? Wm Thornton Jr. - 1 sow & 6 pigs
Wm Thornton Jr - 5 choice hogs
State of Tennessee Wayne County Court January term 1850
Personally appeared in open court Wm Thornton one of the executors of Josiah Thornton deceased and made oath in due form that the foresaid as true account of sales of the personal property of the said testator as the same is herein set forth. Sworn & subscribed in open court January 7, 1950.
In the name of God Amen the fourteenth day of May 1765 I Thomas Lenoir of the county of Edgcome in the Parrish of St. Marys in the Province of North Carolina ....I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form I give and bequeath unto my son Robert Lenoir one shilling sterling. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann Westmoreland one prayer book. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Betty Latimer one prayer book furthermore my will and desire is that ll my lands and lots in tarborrow town be sold and the money to be equally divided between my five sons hereafter named. I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Lenoir one fifth part of the money which my plantation and lots fetch. I give and bequeath unto my son Isaac Lenoir one fifth part of the money which my plantation and lots fetch. I lend unto my loving wife Mourning all my estate which is not heretofore mentioned both real and personal During her natural life by her...torn....I give and bequeath unto my son Lewis Lenoir one fifth part of the money which my plantation and lots fetch to be paid to him when he comes of age or have lawful ? My will and desire is that any of this five sons beginning at Isaac should die before they come of age or marry that then their part to be equally divided between the five sons beginning at Thomas Lenoir and down Robert Lenoir being included. My will and desire is that after the decease of my love wife that all the personal estate which she leaves may be equally divided between my two daughters to wit Leah Whiteker and Mary Perry. To hereby constitute make and ordain my loveing wife Mourning Lenoir and my loveing son Isaac Lenoir my executrix and executer of this my last will and testament I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all & every other former testaments wills legacies Ratifying & confirming this & no other to be my last will & testament in Witnesses whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above writen. signed sealed and pronounced and declared by the said Thomas Lenoir as his last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribers. Signed Thomas Lenoir
Witnesses: James Atkinson, Joshua Pollard
Edgecombe County July Court 1765
The last will and testament of Thomas Lenoir dec'd was exhibited on oath by the ? and proved by the oaths of James Atkinson & Joshua Pollard the subscribing witnesses thereto at the same time the ? was qualified according to ? ordered that the same be certified and the will recorded.
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