Will of Benjamin Buckhannon (Buchanan), Senr.
In the name of God Amen I Benjamin Buckhannon Senr. of Anson County and State of North Carolina being of sound mind and Diposion of memory do make
and order this to be my last will and testament in manner and form as follows that is to say I lend unto my beloved wife Judah part of a tract of land whereon I now live beginning in the upper line in the mill branch thence down the said branch to the creek across threw the widow Ducts to Sanford Corner from thence round the various courses to the beginning including all the lands on the east side of the said Branch induring her natural life or widowhood and no longer after her death or widowhood then to descend to my son May Buckhannon, his heirs and assigns forever with the following negroes to wit Bet & Ritter Two cows and earlings, all plantation iron working tools, one horse robbin one mare named Twig one bed and furniture the two said negroes Bet and Ritter I lend unto my wife Judah during her natural life and no longger the!n to descend to my son May and them and their increase forever and the said horses to be hers forever. I lend to my wife Judah all my household and kitchen furniture and all my stock, cattle and hogs with this express power to give among my children as she sees fit.
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Chapman one negro girl named Sary and twenty shillings in money her heirs and assigns forever.
Item I give unto my son Benjamin Buckhannon a note hand dated twenty second day of October 1795.
Item I give Frances Smith twenty shilings.
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Judah Pace a negro girl Janne one negro boy name Gloster, a tract of land I bought widow Duckworth exclusive of the little part taken of the above mentioned to her and her heirs and assigns forever
Item I give unto my son William Buckhannon half of the land on the west side of Mile Branch with the following negroes to wit Dan & riner to him his heirs and assigns forever
Item I give unto my son John Buckhannon the other part of the land on the west side of the branch with following negroes Breston and Annae
Item I give unto my daughter Delphy Buckhannon Carbor and Premos to her heirs and assigns forever
Item I give unto my son May Buckhannon Let and her child Tamer and George to him his heirs and assigns forever
Item I give unto my daughter Delphy Buckhannon also one negro girl Easter to her heirs and assigns forever
Item I give unto my son Henry Buckhannon to the amount of two cows and Chalves to him his heirs and assigns forever
Item I give unto my five children Judah William John Delphy May all the rest and residue of my Estate of what kind soever equally share and share alike and Lasley I nominate and appoint Stephen Pace, Senr., my hole and soul Executor to this my last Will and Testament in witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this 23rd day of August 1798 Sin'd and Seal'd to be my last will and testament
Benjamin Buckhannon, Snr. (seal)
Moses (his mark) White
Anson October Court 1798
Then this will was proved by Phillip May & Henry Price two of the subscribing witnesses thereto & ordered to be registered.
Test. William Johnson Clk.
Slaves mentioned in Stokes County, No. Carolina
1 Oct 1789
Wm. Barton Pettycord and wife Margeratha to daughter. Elizabeth, negro boy George 5 y/o child of Ester.
1 Jan 1790
Wm. Barton Pettycord and wife to daughter. Milea s/o Henry Maas, negro girl Henny, 5 y/o child of Ester.
14 Nov 1787
Deed of Trust from James Gains to Richard Goode Esq. Negro woman ILL.
15 Dec 1792
Thomas Berry of Charles Co Md. to Sam'l Clark, negro boy James about 13y/o
14 May 1793
Hannah Thompson widow of Thomas to Martha Brock, w/o Francis Brock and granddaughter, negro Woman Sarah
5 Sep 1795
James Burnet to his children Luke, Lewis, Nancy, James Jr., Francis, and Rebecca 3 negroes Bob, Jack, Dilse.
17 Dec 1795
Anthony Dearing to his son John, 7 negroes, Maria, Ben, Nan, Milly, Aaron, Sam, and Aggy.
4 Sep 1796
Hannah Thompson to Francis Brock h/o Martha and Andrew Ray 3 negroes Sam 12y/o, Jude 10 y/o, Jack 8 y/o children of Sarah.
5 Feb 1796.
Alman Gwinn to Thorton Gwinn...slaves Frank, Adam, George, Jack, Patt, Lucy, Charity, and Tabby