Camden County Wills

 

AMBROSE BURFOOT

MALACHI GODFREY

CALEB GRAY

SUSAN GREGORY

ISAAC HARRINGTON

RODAH OVERTON

ELISHA SAWYER

MALACHI SAWYER

ASA TUTTLE

ALEAPH WRIGHT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

OF

ALEAPH WRIGHT

April 3, 1820

Will Book C

Pages 35, 36

In the name of God Amen. I ALEAPH WRIGHT of the County of Camden and State of North Carolina being of sound mind and perfect memory do this third day of April One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say.

Imprimis. I give all of my clothes to be equally divided between the following persons hereafter named that is to say FRANKY BERRY, ELISH WRIGHT, MACKY SQUIRES, BATHIAN TILLETT and BIGHA RIGGS the Wife of THOMAS RIGGS to them and their heirs forever.

Item. I give unto Daughter BATHAN TILLETT one bed and furniture as follows one bolster, two pillows, two sheets and two counterpiny and one cow and calf, if there is one belonging to my estate at my death to her and her heirs forever.

Item. I give my Son WILLIAM TILLETT one teaster bedstead bed and furniture first choice and all other property belonging to my estate in doors and out that is not already given away, and at my death the property given to my Son I wish to be sold as much in as little as my Executor hereafter named may think proper at six months credit to him and his heirs forever.

I hereby nominate and appoint my friend THOMAS ROBERTS Executor to this my Last Will and Testament revoking all other Wills heretofore made by me acknowledging this to be my Last in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and date above written.

ALEPH WRIGHT

His (sic)"A" mark

Signed, seal’d in presents of

RICHA BARNARD

His x mark

JAMES SANDERLIN

Camden County

May Term 1824

This Last Will & Testament of ALEAPH WRIGHT dec’d was exhibited & proved in open Court by the oath of RICHARD BARNARD a subscribing witness thereto. THOMAS ROBERTS the Exor. Therein named appeared and qualified according to Law. Ordered to be recorded & that letters Testamentary issue.

Test.

M.S. LEWIS CLK

By A.C. EHRINGHAUS

Submitted by: Judy Merrell Brickhouse

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THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

OF

AMBROSE BURFOOT

December 31, 1823

Will Book C

Pages 29, 30

In the name of God Amen, I AMBROSE BURFOOT of the County of Camden & State of N. Carolina, being weak of body but of perfect sound mind and memory thanks be given unto God, and calling unto mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die. I do make and ordain this to be my Last Will and Testament, disannulling all other wills heretofore by me made—which I give and dispose in manner and form as follows.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my dearly Beloved Daughter POLLY SAWYER that tract of land that I bought JOSEPH NEEDHAM containing about thirty seven acres to her & her heirs lawfully begotten of her body forever.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved Daughter LYDIA WILLIAMS that tract of land that I bought of JOHN G. WRIGHT containing about fifty acres to her & her heirs lawfully begotten of her body forever.

Item. I lend the use of the land and plantation whereon I now live also a small tract of land that I bought of PRUDENCE OGGS unto my dearly beloved Wife ALAF BURFOOT, also two cows & calves her choice, one mare by the name of Gin, two feather beds & furniture her choice, two linen wheels, one beaufat & crockery in it, once chest, and all the kitchen furniture until death or marriage and at death or marriage as hereafter named, its further my will that my Wife ALAF BURFOOT should have one sow & piggs, five barrows, choice, also four head of sheep choice.

Item. I give & bequeath unto my dearly beloved Son ROBERT BURFOOT, the Mill Dam tract of land containing about fifty acres, one saddle, & sixty dollars in good notes for the purpose of purchasing a horse to him & his heirs lawfully begotten of his body forever.

Item. I give & bequeath unto my dearly beloved Son JABEZ BURFOOT all the land that I now hold on the Great Island to him & his heirs lawfully begotten of his body forever.

Item. I give & bequeath unto my dearly beloved Son JOHN BURFOOT that tract of land in Sandy Hook containing sixty acres to him & his heirs lawfully begotten of his body forever.

Item. Its further my will that my two dearly beloved Sons WILLIS BURFOOT & WILLIAM BURFOOT at my Wife’s death or marriage should have the plantation I now live on also a small tract I bought of PRUDENCE OGGS equally divided between them to them and their heirs lawfully begotten of their body forever.

Item. Its further my will that the house and lot down the river should sold on a credit of twelve months also negro Jupiter & negro Robert should be sold on the above named credit, and the residue of my estate consisting of stock and house hould furniture etc. should be sold in a credit of six months.

Item. Its further my will that after paying all my just debts and lawful expences that theres due of my estate should be equally divided between my five Sons, ROBERT BURFOOT, JABEZ BURFOOT, JOHN BURFOOT, WILLIS BURFOOT, WILLIAM BURFOOT, to them & their heirs lawfully begotten of their bodies forever.

Lastly of all I appoint & dinominate my faithful and trusty friends SILAS FORBES and ROBERT BURFOOT to be my whole & sole Executors this 31st. day of December 1823.

AMBROSE BURFOOT seal

His x mark

Signed, Sealed, and acknowledged

In presence of us

Test.

THOMAS SQUIRES

ASA CARTRUT

State of North Carolina

Camden County

February T. 1824

This Last Will and Testament of AMBROSE BURFOOT dec’d was exhibited & proved in open Court by the oath of THOMAS SQUIRES a subscribing witness-----SILAS FORBES one of the Executors therin named appeared & qualified according to law. Ordered to be Recorded

Test.

M.S. LEWIS CLK.

Submitted by: Judy Merrell Brickhouse

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THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

OF

ASA TUTTLE

April 29, 1824

Will Book C

Pages 34, 35

In the name of God Amen, I ASA TUTTLE being of perfect mind and memory but knowing that life is uncertain & death certain do make this my Last Will and Testament, disanuling of all others this the 29 day of April One Thousand Eight Hundred & Twenty Four.

To Wit. I give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife POLLY one feather bed & furniture, one small chest, beaufat etc. one linnen wheel her choice, one large pot & small one, one pot transmel, one loom & harness, one quilt wheel, six setting chairs, one tea kettle & creeper, one cow & calf her choice, all of my corn pork fish & hogs lard now on hand two of her first choice of the large hogs & also two her first choice of the last winter piggs & one stock of flax to her & her heirs forever.

Item. I give & bequeath unto my Son in Law ARCHIBALD SAWYER one feather bed & furniture, one blue chest and one heffer my Wife’s choice and sixty dollars after paying all my just debts, to him & his heirs forever.

The balance of my estate after paying my just debts in manner above mentioned to equally divided between my children namely HAPEL (HASSEL?), POLLY, JOSEPH, PETER and ASA TUTTLE to them & their heirs forever. I also nominate and appoint my friend JESSE BELL Executor to this my Last Will and Testament.

ASA TUTTLE seal

His X mark

Sign’d, seal’d in the

Presents of

JON H. ROBERTS

DANIEL TUTTLE

Camden County

May Term 1824

This Last Will and Testament of ASA TUTTLE dec’d was exhibited & proved in open Court by oath of DANIEL TUTTLE one of the subscribing witnesses thereto----JESSE BELL the Executor therein named appeared and qualified according to Law. Ordered that the Will be recorded and letters testamentary issue.

Test.

M.S. LEWIS CLK

By A.C. EHRINGHAUS

Submitted by: Judy Merrell Brickhouse

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THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

OF

CALEB GRAY

August 28, 1823

Will Book C

Pages 25-27

In the name of God Amen! I CALEB GRAY of the State of North Carolina, Camden County being of sound & perfect mind & memory blessed be God do this 28th day of August 1823. make & publish this my Last Will & Testament in manner following that is to say.

I leave the use of my maner plantation to my Loving Wife MEKEL GRAY during her natural life it being land whereon I now live containing forty three acres be the same more or less, binding on DEMSEY GREGORY’S, PETER FORBES heirs land and Deep Branch.

I also leave the use of all the remainder of my land to my loving Wife MEKEL GRAY during her widowhood or life for the supporting of my children. My will that the above land only half to be attended in a year in each tract & to be shifted every year.

I also leave the use of as much of my perishable estate as my Wife MEKEL GRAY needs for the supporting of my children during her widowhood or life & no longer.

Item. I give & bequeath unto my Son JOSHUA GRAY one tract of land I bought of THOMAS STAPLES formerly called the SIKES Tract containing twenty four & half acres be the same more or less binding JOHN FERRELL, WILLIAM ETHERIDGE, and JOHN BAMARY(?) (BARRARY?) and the heirs of JAMES GREGORY to him & his heirs forever and the said JOSHUA GRAY is to have posesion at the death or marriage of his Mother and the said JOSHUA GRAY is bound to pay unto my two Daughters POLLY & JEAN GRAY fifty dollars apiece for their interest in said land.

Item. I give & bequeath unto my Son BAILEY GRAY & my Daughter SUCKY GRAY one tract of land I bought of WILLIS UPTON to be equally divided between them beginning at the main road thence runing across the plantation so as to make an equal division of clear a land also beginning at main road thence across the plantation so as to make an equal division of cleared land, also beginning at main road thence running across the wood so as to make each hare an equal share to them & their heirs forever. The said BAILEY GRAY & SUCKY GRAY is gave posession of the said land when the said BAILEY GRAY comes to the age of twenty one years. Also the said BAILEY BRAY & SUCKY GRAY is bound to pay unto POLLY GRAY fifty dollars & JEAN GRAY fifty dollars for their interest in said land.

If my Wife MEKEL GRAY should die or marry before the said BAILEY GRAY should arrive at lawful age the rent of said land shall go to my two Daughters POLLY & JEAN GRAY.

Item. I give & bequeath unto my two Daughters POLLY & JEAN GRAY after the death or marriage of my Wife all the perishable part of my estate which my Wife held at that time. Also I give to my two Daughters POLLY & JEAN GRAY all the perishable part of my estate which my Wife MEKEL do not need at this time to them & their heirs forever. Also I give all my crop to POLLY & JEAN GRAY after taking out my Wife’s & family’s one year provisions, also my debts either due by notes or accts to them & their heirs forever. The above property to be sold on a credit of six months. If POLLY or JEAN should die under twenty one the survivor shall their legacies.

Item. I give & bequeath unto my Daughter SALLY GRAY one tract of land which I now live on that I bought of MALACHI W. BOUSHALL, binding DEMSEY GREGORY, PETER FORBES heirs & Deep Branch, containing forty three acres be the same more or less to her & her heirs forever.

And I hereby make & ordain my worth friend BAILEY BARCO Executor of this my Last Will & Testament in witness whereof I the said CALEB GRAY to this my Last Will & Testament set my hand & seal the day & year above written.

CALEB GRAY seal

Witness

JOSEPH CARTWRIGHT

THOMAS WALSTEN

His x mark

N. B. Also make & appoint my friend BAILEY BARCO Guardian to my children. August 28, 1823.

CALEB GRAY seal

JOSEPH CARTWRIGHT

THOMAS WALSTEN

His x mark

State of North Carolina

Camden County

November Term 1823\

This Last Will & Testament of CALEB GRAY was exhibited and proved in open Court by the oath of JOSEPH CARTWRIGHT one of the subscribing witnesses, thereto at the same time BAILEY BARCO the executor therein named appeared & qualified according to law. Ordered to be Recorded.

Tests.

M. S. LEWIS CLK.

Submitted by: Judy Merrell Brickhouse

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THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

OF

ELISHA SAWYER

September 13 1823

Will Book C

Page 28

In the name of God Amen! I ELISHA SAWYER of Camden County in the State of North Carolina being of sound and perfect mind & memory do this 13th day of September in the year of our Lord 1823 make & establish this my Last Will and Testament in manner & form following, that is to say.

Imprimis. I give & devise all the lands of which I am now seised & possed unto ELISHA SAWYER & LEMUEL SAWYER Sons of WILLIAM SAWYER to be divided between them in such manner that each of them shall have an equal share of woodland & if either of them should die under age, for the other to have his share, & if they should both die under age & without heirs of their body then & in that case for the children of SALLY SAWYER (now the Wife of WILLIAM SAWYER) which she may hereafter have, to inherit the said lands jointly, and for want of such children for the lands to return back to my family & kindred.

Item. I leave the use of my part of the building to my Brother & Sister as long as they may choose to remain in the plantation.

Item. I give & bequeath negro Synthia to ELISHA SAWYER son of WILLIAM to him & his heirs forever.

And I hereby make and appoint my friend JOURDAN LURRY Executor to this my Last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the date above written.

ELISHA SAWYER seal

His x mark

Signed, sealed & acknowledged

In presence of

JOSEPH MORGAN

CORNELUIS SAWYER

State of North Carolina

Camden County

November Term 1823

This Last Will and Testament of ELISHA SAWYER dec’d. was exhibited & proved in open Court by the oath of JOSEPH MORGAN one of the subscribing witnesses thereto. JOURDAN LURRY the Executor appeared and qualified according to law. Ordered that the will be Recorded & letters Testamentary issue

Test.

M.S. LEWIS CLK

Submitted by: Judy Merrell Brickhouse

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THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

OF

ISAAC HARRINGTON

October 20, 1823

Will Book C

Page 27, 28

In the name of God, Amen ! I ISAAC HARRINGTON being of sound mind but very lenn in bodily health & knowing that God has appointed all men to die blessed be his name for the same I have thought proper to leave my morlaly goods real & personal, that the Lord has been pleased to bless me with in the following manner.

1st. I commit my body to the earth from whence it came.

2nd I leave my Executer her after named full power as can be vested in an Executor to sell as best suits him six or twelve months my plantation I now live on also my house & lot in Elizabeth City on the same terms. Also my chatell property to be sold on a credit of six months, and there for my Executor to pay all my just debts & burial expences.

3rd. I give out of the residue that my be left after paying all just debts to my five children her mentioned viz. MILES HARRINGTON, WILLET HARRINGTON, POLLY HARRINGTON, CHLOE HARRINGTON, & EMMY HARRINGTON one hundred & ten dollars each to be paid by my Executor as he may think they need.

4th. I give the balance that my be left after paying the above legacies or my Executor retaining the above sumes in his hands & paying my debts to LUCY PRITCHARD Wife of ELISHA PRITCHARD, SALLY CLARKE Wife of HENRY CLARKE, SILAS HARRINGTON & ISAAC HARRINGTON to be equally divided between them four as named.

5th. I appoint & desire ABNER WILLIAMS to act as my Executor to this my Last Will & Testament as witness I here unto set my hand & seal this the 20th of October 1823.

ISAAC HARRINGTON seal

His "I" mark

Witness

RICH’D JARVIS

SARAH GRANGER

Her x mark

State of North Carolina

Camden County

November Term 1823

This Last Will and Testament of ISAAC HARRINGTON dec’d was exhibited & proved in open Court by the oath of RICHARD JARVIS one of the subscribing witnesses thereto. ABNER WILLIAMS the Executor therein named appeared & qualified according to law. Ordered that the Will be recorded & letters Testamentary issue.

Test.

M.S. LEWIS CLK.

Submitted by: Judy Merrell Brickhouse

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THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

OF

MALACHI GODFREY

June 17, 1822

Will Book C

Pages 33, 34

In the name of God Amen! The Seventeenth of June in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Eight Hundred & Twenty Two. I MALACHI GODFREY of the County of Camden in the State of North Carolina being very weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to almighty God for the same, and calling to mind the mortality of my body, & knowing that it appointed for man once to die, do make, ordain and publish this my Last Will and Testament---viz.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter WEALTHY GODFREY one chest & feather bed & to my Daughter MARY GODFREY I give one chest & ???

I lend unto my beloved Wife LYDIA GODFREY, all my lands & plantation together with all my household goods and chattels. Rights & credits, and all my stock of every kind unto her her life time and at her dec I give to my two children MARY GODFREY & WEALTHY GODFREY all my lands and plantations together with all the remainder part of my household goods & chattels rights & credits, and all my stock of every kind unto them and their heirs and assigns forever to be equally divided between the two children at her dec’d.

I also appoint my beloved Wife LYDIA GODFREY and my two children my hole and sole Executors to this my Last Will and Testament disalowing all & every other Will by me made before this confirming this to be my Last & Testament.

MALACHI GODFREY seal

His X mark

Sealed, signed, published & declared

By the testator to be his Last

Will in the presence of us who

Were present at the signing thereof

HENRY BRAY

JOHN KITE

Camden County

May Term 1824

This Last Will & Testament of MALACHI GODFREY dec’d was exhibited and proved in open Court by the oath of JOHN KITE one of the subscribing witnesses thereto. LYDIA GODFREY the Executrix therein named appeared & qualified according to Law. Ordered that the Will be recorded & letters Testamentary issue.

Test.

M.S. LEWIS CLK

By A.C. EHRINGHAUS

Submitted by: Judy Merrell Brickhouse

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THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

OF

MALACHI SAWYER

March 30, 1824

Will Book C

Pages 31-33

In the name of God Amen! I MALACHI SAWYER of the County of Camden and State of North Carolina, being sick, but of sound disposing mind and memory and having in mind that it is appointed unto all men to die, and being willing to dispose of my worlaly affairs do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say.

Item the first. I give & bequeath unto my beloved Wife SUSANNA SAWYER all of my negroes viz. boy March, Jerry, John, Miles, Rose and Jane to her and her heirs forever.

Item. I also give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife SUSANNA SAWYER one tract of land lying in said County bounded on the South and Westside by the lands of ISAAC LAMB and on the North & East by the lands of JOHN GRANDY being all of the land which I bought of NATHANIEL WILROY and that which I now live on to her & her heirs forever.

Item. I also give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife SUSANNA SAWYER one tract of land in said County near the Court House being all of the land which I bought of THOMAS BELL, bounded as follows on the East by the lands of ISAAC LAMB, on the West by THOMAS GORDON & on the N. by the main road & the walking lands, to her and her heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife SUSANNA SAWYER one tract of land lying about one half mile below Camden Court House on the W. side of the main road bounded as follows, on the West by the lands which belong to the heirs of JOHN WILROY and on the North by the lands which formerly belonged to CALEB PHILLIP’S and on the East by JOSEPH DOZIERS’ lands & the lands of ISAAC LAMB it being all of the tract which belonged to JOHN WATKINS to have & hold the same she and her heirs forever.

Item. I also give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife SUSANNA SAWYER a certain tract of land lying in Forty Pound Neck bounded as follows, bounded on the West by the lands of MARK UPTON, on the North by the lands of HENRY AYDELETT’S heirs, on the East by the lands of THOMAS ETHERIDGE and on the South by the lands which belong to the heirs of JOHN GREAVES being by estimation Seventeen & three quarters of acres which formerly belonged to the estate of JOHN WADKINS to her and her heirs forever.

Item. I also give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife SUSANNA SAWYER after paying of all my just debts all the residue of my estate of every kind & nature whatsoever to her and her heirs forever.

Lastly. I hereby nominate and appoint my Wife SUSANNA SAWYER whole and sole Executrix to this my Last Will and Testament revoking all other wills and Publishing this and this only to be my true Last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this the 30th day of March One Thousand Eight Hundred & Twenty Four. 1824

 

MALACHI SAWYER seal

Signed, sealed and acknowledged

By the Testator as his Last Will in

Our presents

JOSIAH EARLE

SILAS O. NORRIS

MARY NORRIS

Camden County

May Term 1824

This Last Will and Testament of MALACHI SAWYER dec’d was exhibited and proved in open Court by the oath of SILAS O. NORRIS one of the subscribing witness thereto SUSANNAH SAWYER the Executrix therein named appeared & qualified according to law. Ordered that the Will be recorded & that letters testamentary issue

Test.

M.S. LEWIS CLK

By A.C. OHRINGHAUS

Submitted by: Judy Merrell Brickhouse

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THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

OF

RODAH OVERTON

February 8, 1824

Will Book C

Pages 36, 37

In the name of God Amen. I RODAH OVERTON of the County of Camden and State of North Carolina being very sick but in perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto good(sic) for the same and calling to 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, that is to say---principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul unto the hand of Almighty God that gave it next my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Executor, nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the Almighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give devise & dispose of the same in the following manner and form.

Item 1. I give and bequeath to my well beloved Cousin REBECCA OVERTON one linen wheel and one chest and all my clothes, one frock and coat excepted which I give to my Cousin MARGARET TAYLOR daughter of JOHN TAYLOR to them and their heirs forever.

Item 2. I give and bequeath to my well beloved Cousin WILLIAM TAYLOR all the rest of my property within doors and without that is not given away to him and his heirs forever, also I do constitute make and ordain WILLIAM TAYLOR to be my whole and sole Executor to this my Last Will and Testament and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannull all and every other former testament, will legacies, bequeaths, Executors by me in any wise before named willed or 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 this 8 february 1824.

RODAH OVERTON

Her x mark

Signed, sealed, published pronounced and

Declared by the said RODAH OVERTON

as her Last Will and Testament in the

presents of us who in her presents and in

the presents of each other have hereunto

subscribed our names as Witnesses

SIMON WHITEHURST

SAWYER (no first name given)

Camden County

May Term 1824

This Last Will and Testament of RHODA OVERTON dec’d was exhibited and proved in open Court by oath of SIMON WHITEHURST a subscribing witness----WILLIAM TAYLOR the Executor therein named appeared & qualified according to Law. Ordered that the Will be recorded & letters Testamentary issue.

Test.

M.S. LEWIS CLK

By A.C. EHRINGHAUS

Submitted by: Judy Merrell Brickhouse

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THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

OF

SUSAN GREGORY

March 5, 1817

Will Book C

Pages 30, 31

In the name of God Amen ! I SUSAN GREGORY of the County of Camden in the State of N. Carolina do this 5th day of March in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred & Seventeen make publish, pronounce and declare this instrument of writing to be my Last Will and Testament in manner as follows.

Item. I give & bequeath to my Daughters SALLY WALKER, JANE GOFREY, and LYDIA FOREHANDS children & CHLOE JARVIS, and CELEY MITCHEL & Son JAMES M. GREGORY all my property and estate which I have gained & accumulated since the death of my Husband NATHAN GREGORY to be equally divided between them to them & their heirs forever.

I nominate & appoint my Son JAMES M. GREGORY my executor to this my Last Will & Testament in witness whereof I the said SUSAN GREGORY have hereunto set my hand and seal the day & year above written etc.

SUSAN GREGORY seal

Her "O" mark

Signed, Sealed & acknowledged

In presents of us

M. SIMMONS

HILLORY SIMMONS

State of N. Carolina

Camden County

February T. 1824

This Last Will & Testament of SUSAN GREGORY dec’d was exhibited & proved in open Court by oath of HILLERY SIMMONS, one of the subscribing witnesses. The Executor not appearing to qualify. Ordered to be Recorded

Test.

M.S. LEWIS CLK

Submitted by: Judy Merrell Brickhouse

 

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