Camden County Wills

 

THOMAS ETHERIDGE

DEMPSEY HARRISON

LEMUEL JONES

ISAAC LAMB

THOMAS LAMB

JOSEPH MORIS

LEMUEL STANDLY

CHRISTOPHER WHITEHURST

ARTHUR WRIGHT

THOMAS WRIGHT

 

 

 

 

THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

OF

ARTHUR WRIGHT

March 14, 1823

Will Book C

Pages 39, 40

In the name of God Amen. I ARTHUR WRIGHT of the County of Camden and State of N. Carolina, being of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God, 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 to be my Last Will and Testament.

Item. I lend the use of all my land together with all my household and kitchen furniture & stock unto my beloved Wife LYDIA WRIGHT her natural life or widowhood and at her death or marriage as follows.

Item. I give & bequeath unto my beloved Son CORNELIUS WRIGHT a certain part of my land the Eastward end beginning at MALACHI GODFREY corner at the mouth of the lane, thence running north along the branch to a white oak at ISAAC WILLIAMS line unto him and his heirs lawfully begotten of his body forever.

Item. I give & bequeath unto my beloved Son WILLOUGHBY WRIGHT the westward end of my land beginning at the afsd. lane & running as afsd. to the white oak, its further my will if the sd. WILLOUGHBY WRIGHT should die without an heir lawfully begotten of his body that afsd. land should be equally divided amongst CORNELIUS WRIGHTS children----If he sd. WILLOUGHBY WRIGHT should live to have a lawful heir to him and his heirs lawfully begotten of his body forever.

Item. I give & bequeath unto my Grand Daughter ELISABETH BRAY one feather bed & cow if she arrive to the age of fifteen years to her and her heirs lawfully begotten of her body forever. Its further my will that if she said ELISABETH BRAY should die before she has a lawful heir or arrive to fifteen years that my Daughter LYDIA BURGES children should have the above mentioned property equally divided amongst them.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my Grand Daughter ELISABETH WRIGHT one bed & furniture to her and her heirs lawfully begotten of her body forever.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my Grand Son ARTHUR WRIGHT one bed and furniture to him & his heirs lawfully begotten of his body forever.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter LYDIA BURGES after paying all my just debts & lawful expences the residue of all my estate within and without to her & her heirs lawfully begotten of her body forever.

Last of all I appoint and denominate my beloved and faithful Sons CORNELIUS WRIGHT & WILLOUGHBY WRIGHT to be my hole and sole Executor this 14th day of March 1823.

ARTHUR WRIGHT

His x mark

Signed in presence of us

SILAS FORBES

ISAAC WILLIAMS

His x mark

Camden County Court

August Term 1824

This Last Will & Testament of ARTHUR WRIGHT dec’d was exhibited and proved in open Court by the oath of SILAS FORBES a subscribing witness thereto. And WILLOUGHBY WRIGHT one of the Executors therein named appeared & qualified agreeable 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

CHRISTOPHER WHITEHURST

November 9, 1824

Will Book C

Page 43

North Carolina

Camden County

Personally came JOHN A. JONES and DOZIER PERKINS before me GEORGE FEREBEE one of the Justices of the Peace in & for the County of Camden on this 9th day of November 1824 & being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God saith that they heard CHRISTOPHER WHITEHURST (who departed this life on the day & date above) say that it was his will & desire that OLLA PROVERB should have his estate real & personal of every description during her natural life & after paying all his just debts. And then deponents further say that they heard CHRISTOPHER WHITEHURST frequently say that it was his wish that the said OLLA PROVERB should have his estate during her natural life in health at different times.

JOHN A. JONES

DOZIER PERKINS

His x mark

Camden County Court

November Term 1824

This non cupative will of CHRISTOPHER WHITEHURST dec’d was exhibited & ordered recorded.

Test.

M.S. LEWIS CLK

Submitted by: Judy Merrell Brickhouse

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THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

OF

DEMPSEY HARRISON

September 29, 1823

Will Book C

Pages 42, 43

In the name of God Amen! I DEMPSEY HARRISON being weak in body yet of disposing mind & memory blessed be God for the same do make & ordain this my Last Will and Testament this Twenty Ninth day of September in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred & Twenty Three in the following manner & form viz.

I give and bequeath unto my loving Wife NANCY HARRISON all my right & title in negro man Denson(?) also all my property of every description & kind whatever unto her & her heirs forever.

Lastly I nominate & appoint my loving Wife NANCY HARRISON Executrix to this my Last Will and Testament in witness where of I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day and year first above written.

 

DEMSEY HARRISON seal

His x mark

Signed, seal’d & declared

To be his Last Will &

Testament in presence of

W. McPHERSON

JESSE OVERTON

His x mark

Camden County Court

November Term 1824

This Last Will & Testament of DEMSEY HARRISON dec’d was exhibited and proved in open Court by the oaths of W. McPHERSON & JESSE OVERTON subscribing witnesses thereto. And NANCY HARRISON the Executrix therein named app’d & qualified agreeably 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 LAMB

March 20, 1824

Will Book C

Pages 47-50

In the name of God Amen, I ISAAC LAMB of the State of No. Carolina and County of Camden being of sound disposing mind and memory blessed be God, and calling to mind the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time when it will come, and being willing to dispose of my worldly substance, that it has pleased God to give me, at my own will and desire do this 20th day of March 1824 make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament, in the following manner that is to say.

First, I lend unto my beloved Wife POLLEY LAMB the use of all the lands on which I live and the lands I bought of JOHN WILROY and Wife, for and during her natural life and no longer, I also leave her the use of negros David, America, Bill, Susan and girl Nancy and five beds and furniture her choice, and also as much of my household and kitchen furniture, flax, cotton, spin stuff, cloth of homespun, plantation tools utensils and harnis as she may chose to retain for herself and family, all my hogs, four cows and calves a yearling one yoke of oxen, three dry cattel, ten head of sheep her choice, one horse Practier one horse Skip my joubell(?) chair and harnis, and my waggon, and one year’s support for her self and family to be sett off by herself and my two Sons ISAAC and LUKE at there discretion out of the provisions on hand, for and during her natural life and no longer except the provisions, I also give her two hundred dollars in notes on hand for my negro hire.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my Son LUKE G. LAMB a tract of land I bought of JAMES M. GRANDY to him and his heirs forever, I also give him one negro man Davis that I bought of him, one negro man Latchem, and the balance of my swamp up the river called Prichard’s Juniper to him and his heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my Son ISAAC N. LAMB a tract of land laying on the Eastwardly side of the main road it being part of the lands I bought of JOHN WILROY and Wife joining the lands of MALICHI SAWYER and others reserving the use to my Wife as aforesaid as also negro Robin, horse Jack, and negro David after the death of my Wife to him and his heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my Son LUKE G. LAMB all the lands contained in the deed from my Father to me in my last purchase from him where ABNER SAWYER now lives, in trust to be rented out by him and the rents and profits to be aplied to the use and support of HENRY N. LAMB and his children at the discreation of said LUKE G. LAMB, and at the death of said HENRY N. LAMB the said lands to be equally divided between his lawful children that may be then living, if any but if said Son HENRY should leave no lawful children at the time of his death, my will is that the said land should go to my Grand Son ISAAC N. LAMB, son of LUKE G. LAMB if he should be then living, if not to the said LUKE G. LAMB and his heirs forever.

Item. I give unto LUKE G. LAMB in trust for the benefit and support of ALLEN J.LAMB one negro man Ned or Edmond and all the property that has fallen to me by the death of my Brother THOMAS LAMB, and a small piece of land I bought of FREDERICK GRANDY and his Mother, all which said property is to be mannaged by the said LUKE G. LAMB to the best advantage for the benefit of the ALLEN J. LAMB and his family, and the said LUKE G. LAMB is at liberty to sell any part or the whole of said property for the purpose aforsaid if he should think it most beneficial to do so.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter CYNTHIA L. HALL one negro man Lamb and his Wife Tamer and there children now in her possession, also one negro man Billa after the death of my Wife to her and her heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter LUCRETIA SAWYER all the furniture she has now in her possession of mine, I also lend her negros Robin, Hannah, Grace and her children for and during her natural life and no longer, and at her death the said negros to be equally divided between her children if she lives any at the time of her death if not my will is that the said negros should be equally divided between ISAAC N. LAMB and ALLEN J. LAMB the said ALLEN’S part to be under the discretion of ISAAC N. LAMB and by him to be delt out to said ALLEN at his discretion and any other wise mannaged as he the said ISAAC may think proper for the said ALLEN and his family.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter POLLY G. LAMB one half of the lands on which I now live including the swam and pine thickit to the main road the line at ISAAC N. LAMB’S part say one half, reserving her Mother’s life in the same as aforesaid and if my said Daughter POLLY should die without children my will is that the said land should go to her Sister ELIZA H. LAMB, I also give to my Daughter POLLY G. LAMB negros Isaac, Lewis, Jerry, Reading and Judah and negro Nancy after the death of her Mother to her and her heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter ELIZA HALLAN LAMB the other half of the lands on which I live in the same manner I have give the other to her Sister POLLY and if she should die without children my will is that the said land should go to her Sister POLLY G. LAMB reserving the use to her Mother as aforesaid, I also give unto my said Daughter ELIZA H. LAMB negros Mark, Moses, Leani, George son of Susan, girl Estar and man America, at the death of her Mother to her and her heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my Son HENRY N. LAMB all the lands on the east side of Williamses Branch that I have not already given away to him and his heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my Grandson ISAAC L. HALL Son of my daughter CYNTHIA one negro boy George (Son of Edie) to him and his heirs

Item. I give and leve my negro woman Susan and her future increase after the death of my Wife, to be equally divided between my Son ALLEN and my Daughter NANCY’S children if they leve any at the time of the death of my Wife, but if my Wife should chose to give up the said negro Susan at any time sooner, then and in that case the said negros are to be at the expence of said children.

Item. All the residue of my property not already given away or lent I leve to be sold by my Executors on a credit of six months and the sum arising from the sale to be applied to the payment of my debts and legacies given away in this my Will, say what is lacking in notes on hand and the balance if any to be applied to the use of ALLEN J. LAMB and his family at the discretion of my Executors.

Item. The balance of the movable property I have lent to my Wife during her life, that I have not already disposed of I give unto my two Daughters POLLY and ELIZA after the death of their Mother to them and there heirs forever.

Item. I hereby appoint my Wife POLLY LAMB gardian to my two Daughters POLLY G. LAMB and ELIZA HALLAN LAMB and if any of their negros should behave themselves improperly to be judged of by her, my will is that she should sell them at her discretion and purchase hers in there room and stead of equal value of them as sold and the bills of sale to be taken in the name of the one to whom the negro belonged that are sold, I also impower her to sell any of those loned to her if they misbehave provided she replaces others in there room of equal value to go as they were, nevertheless this power I have given to my said Wife by this claus of my will to clear(?) and end if she should marry, and in that case I hereby appoint after her marriage ALFRED M. GATLIN gardian to my Daughter POLLY G. LAMB with the same powers that was granted to her my (said Wife) I also appoint my Son ISAAC N. LAMB gardian to my Daughter ELIZA HALLAN LAMB after the marriage of my said Wife, with the same powers that was granted to my said Wife.

I hereby nominate and appoint my beloved Wife POLLY LAMB Executrix and my Son ISAAC N. LAMB and ALFRED M. GATLIN Executors to this my Last Will and Testament, acknowledging this and this only to be my true Last Will, in witness whereof I have here unto sett my hand and seale the day and date first above writen.

I. LAMB seal

Camden County Court

May Term 1825

This Will was exhibited in open Court and ISAAC N. LAMB being duly sworn deposeth that the Last Will and Testament of ISAAC LAMB dec’d bearing date 20th March 1824 was since the death of Testator found among his valuable papers in the presence of deponent and others. Sworn to in open Court

ISAAC N. LAMB

Test.

M.S. LEWIS CLK

We the undersigned being duly sworn do say that we are well acquainted with the hand writing of ISAAC LAMB of Camden County dec’d and having particularly examined ??? Last Will and Testament of the said ISAAC LAMB and the writing on the back of the envelope do believe the same and every part thereof ??? exhibited in open Court is the hand writing of the said ISAAC LAMB thereunto subscribed as well as the name of the said ISAAC LAMB thereunto subscribed.

Sworn to in open Court

Test.

M.S. LEWIS CLK

JOSEPH DOZIER

CALEB PERKINS

W. WILSON

W. McPHERSON

GEORGE FEREBEE

M. S. LEWIS

Submitted by: Judy Merrell Brickhouse

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THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

OF

JOSEPH MORIS

June 4, 1824

Will Book C

Page 45

State of N. Carolina Camden County, June 4th 1824 I JOSEPH MORIS doth this day make my Last Will and Testament, first of all I recomed my soul to God, who give it me and my body to the earth, from whence it came, and as touching such worldly good and as it hath pleased God to bless me with I give in the following manner, to wit.

I lend the use of all my land and plantation to gather with all my stock of horses, hogs, sheep and cattle, househould and kitchen furniture and one negro woman Giny and girl Gin’s Daughter unto DINAH SMITH for and during her natural life, but it is my will and desire that the negroes shall not be carried aught of the County of Camden, nor none of the other property lent her, but for her to sell sufficient for her support.

I give unto my Son JOSEPH MORIS after the death of MISS SMITH the land and plantation lent to DIANAH SMITH and also Giny and her Daughter togather with all the chattel property which may be left at her death unto him and his heirs forever, but it is my will and desire that my Executor hereafter be appointed to sell as much of my property as will be sufficient to pay all my just and lawful debts aught of such property as he may think best,

Lastly I nominate my friend CALEB PERKINS my whole and sole Executor to this my Last Will and Testament the day and date first above written.

JOSEPH MORIS seal

 

Signed, sealed and delivered

In the presence of

ELIJAH STAPLES

ABRAHAM DAVIS

His x mark

 

Camden County Court

February Term 1825

This was exhibited in open Court and proved as the Last Will and Testament of JOSEPH MORIS dec’d by the oath of ELIJAH STAPLES a subscribing witness thereto in due form of law and CALEB PERKINS the Executor therein named refusing to qualify, it is ordered to be recorded

Test.

(Note: no clerks name given.)

Submitted by: Judy Merrell Brickhouse

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THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

OF

LEMUEL JONES

July 1, 1824

Will Book C

Page 44

In the name of God Amen, I LEMUEL JONES of the State of N.Carolina and the County of Camden being of sound mind and memory and calling to mind the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death, do make this my Last Will and Testament in way and manner following to wit.

Item. I give and bequeth unto my beloved Wife MARY one bed and furniture her choice, one beaufatt and crockery which it contains, two hogs her choice and one cow and calf her choice, to her and her heirs forever. I also leave the use of negro Phipe to her during her natural life.

Item. I give and bequeth unto my Son JOSIAH JONES the plantation which I bought of SAMUEL TUMBLIN and also seven acres of the wood land atched to the land where I now live to be set of from the North end of this tract of land to him and his heirs forever, with the exception of two and fifty dollars to be paid out of said lands to my Daughter CHLOE JONES to her and her heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeth unto my Daughter BETSEY JONES the plantation whereon I now live and negro Dhiue(?) reserving the use of her to my Wife to her and her heirs forever with exception two hundred and fifty dollars to be paid out of said lands to my Daughter CHLOE JONES to her and her heirs forever.

Item. I leave the residue of my estate not allready given away to be sold for six months credit and after paying of just debts the balance I give and bequeth unto my Daughter CHLOE JONES to her and her heirs forever.

I also nominate and apoint my son JOSIAH JONES and my friend READING BROCKETT Executors to this my Last Will and Testament, This 1st day of July 1824.

LEMUEL JONES seal

His x mark

Sign’d sealed in the presence

Of Witness

THOS. TILLETT jurat

ELIJAH S. STAPLES

JOSIAH JONES qual’d

Pd. 3 of

Camden County Court

February Term 1825

This was exhibited in open Court and proved as the Last Will and Testament of LEMUEL JONES dec’d by the oath of THOMAS TILLETT a subscribing witness thereto in due form of law, and JOSIAH JONES one of the Executors therein named appeared and qualified as Executor thereto. Ordered that letters Testamentary issue

(Note: no clerks name given)

Submitted by: Judy Merrell Brickhouse

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THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

OF

LEMUEL STANDLY

June 12, 1823

Will Book C

Pages 37, 38

In the name of God Amen. I LEMUEL STANDLY of the county of Camden & State of North Carolina being weak in 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 do make and ordain this to be my Last Will and Testament.

Item. I lend the use of all my lands, stock, household and kitchen furniture to my dearly beloved Wife RHODA STANDLY during her natural life or widowhood after selling enough of my estate to pay all my just debts & lawful expences such articles as my Executor shall think proper and at her death or marriage as hereafter named.

Item. I give & bequeath unto my dearly beloved Son THOMAS B. STANDLY my tract of land down the River near Raymonds Creek containing by estimation fifty acres to him and his heirs lawfully begotten of his body forever.

Its further my will that at my Wife death or marriage the residue of my estate to be sold and equally divided amongst my children JOHN FORBES, THOMAS B. STANDLY, SARAH STANDLY & MARY ANN STANDLY to them and their heirs lawfully begotten of their bodies forever.

Its further my will that if my Son JOHN S. FORBES should not have no heir lawfully begotten of his body or die before he comes to lawful age that his part should be equally divided amongst the surviving heirs above named.

Last of all I appoint and denominate my faithful friend SILAS FORBES and THOMAS STANDLY to be my whole and sole Executors. This 12th day of June 1823.

LEMUEL STANLEY seal

Signed and sealed and

Acknowledged in presence

Of us

JOSE BURGES

SPENCE WHITE

His x mark

Camden County Court

August Term 1824

This Last Will & Testament of LEMUEL STANDLEY dec’d was exhibited and proved in open Court by the oath of JOSE BURGES a subscribing witness thereto. And THOMAS STANDLEY one of the Executors therein named appeared and qualified according to Law. Oredered 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

THOMAS ETHERIDGE

June 14, 1824

 

Will Book C

Pages 40-42

In the name of God Amen. I THOMAS ETHERIDGE of the State of North Carolina Camden County being very weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God, 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 that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hand of Almighty God that give it and my body I recommend to the earth, to be buried in decent christian burial, at the descretion of my Executor, nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give, devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.

I lend unto my beloved Wife CHLOE ETHERIDGE the plantation whereon I now live together with all the buildings thereon except the house that I moved up to my dwelling house which I give to my Son THOMAS ETHERIDGE but his Mother is to have the use of it until he comes with age or marries, also Twenty Thousand of my new ground and that to be rented out for his support, with the privilege of rail timber and fire wood raising of stock etc. Also I give my Wife my bay horse Bird and sorrel mare Floreelesh, one riding chair and harness, my set of tables, three feather beds & furniture, twelve setting chairs, one bureau, one blue chest one beaufat & all the crockery, all the table and tea spoons one loom and harness wasping bars and screw, one spining wheel & one woolen ditto, one iron pot, one tea kettle, one dutch oven, one creeper, one sow and pigs, ten head of hogs, two candlesticks all of the above articles her first choice, fifty barrels of corn, thirty bushels of wheat, twenty five ???? of coffee, one hundred weight of sugar, one set of knives and forks, my spring back bible, drseys hymn book and my watch, one small trunk, one pair pot tramels & 1 pair of pot hooks, two axes, two hoes her choice, one negro woman Phoebe, one man Joseph, two cows and calves the sheep that is now on hand, one horse cart and harness, one plough and harness all my fire dogs irons, one pair of tongs and shovel, all her choice, one hand mill, all the winder curtains, two meat tubs to her and her heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my Son JOHN ETHERIDGE ten dollars to him and his heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my Son JOSIAH ETHERIDGE ten dollars to him and his heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my Son SETH ETHERIDGE one hundred dollars to him and his heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my Son WILLIS one hundred dollars to him and his heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my Son WHITFIELD ETHERIDGE one hundred dollars to him and his heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter POLLY ETHERIDGE the land and plantation on the North side of the road called the Casey Plantation, containing by estimation twenty one acres more or less, one bed and furniture, one wheel one green chest to her and her heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my ACHSAH ETHERIDGE one negro boy Demsey one feather bed and furniture, one wheel one chest to her and her heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my Grand Daughter MIRIAM SMITHSON One Hundred dollars in full for her portion of my estate to her and her heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my Son THOMAS ETHERIDGE the land and plantation whereon I now live containing about seventy eight acres also my juniper swamp containing seventy eight acres formerly the property of JOSEPH JONES dec’d sold by a decree of the Court of equity and one colt by the name of Boxer to him and his heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath the following negroes namely Penny, Peter, Mary, Aaron, James and Jemimah to be equally divided between my three Daughters namely HENRETTA, NARISSA and CHLOE, when the eldest arrives to the age of twenty one or either of them marries, then the said negroes and increase to be equally divided between the above said Daughters or any part of them surviving to them and their heirs forever.

Item. My will and desire is that all the remainder of my estate both real and personal that I have not already given away be sold at six months credit excepting my lands that to be sold in a credit of six, twelve and eighteen month credit, and after paying all of my lawful debts my desire is that the balance if any be equally divided between my five Sons namely JOHN, JOSIAH, SETH, WILLIS and WHITFIELD ETHERIDGE to them and their heirs forever.

And I also nominate and appoint my Brother RICHARD JARVIS my whole and sole Executor to this my Last Will and Testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this the Fourteenth day of June, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Four

THOMAS ETHERIDGE seal

Witness present

ISAAC M. HERRINGTON

JEREMIAH ETHERIDGE

Camden County Court

August Term 1824

This Last Will and Testament of THOMAS ETHERIDGE dec’d was exhibited and proved in open Court by the oaths of ISAAC M. HERRINGTON and JEREMIAH ETHERIDGE subscribing witnesses thereto. And RICHARD JARVIS the Executor therein named appeared and 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

THOMAS LAMB

August 20, 1822

Will Book C

Pages 51, 52

In the name of God Amen! I THOMAS LAMB being of sound and perfect memory, blessed be God do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following Thath is to say-----

Item. I give and bequeath to my Brother ISAAC LAMB the remainder of the plantation whereon I now live which I gave GIDEON LAMB a and for part of the same tract all joining his land to him and his heirs forever.

I also desire of my Brother ISAAC LAMB if Dina my cook should live longer than I, for him to give her four or five acres of the land that I gave him and build her a house thereon and give her her wheells and chards(?) and one years provisions.

Item. I give and bequeath to my Sister MARY FERRELL one negro girl named Tular

Item. I give and bequeath to my Brother JOHN LAMB the tract of land that I bought of NASH to him and his heirs and assigns forever.

Item. I give and bequeath to SAMUEL ETHERIDGE Son of my Sister PEGGY ETHERIDGE a negro named Smith to him and his heirs and assigns forever.

Item. I give and bequeath to my Nephew CORNELIUS LAMB Son of CORNELIUS LAMB a negro named Tom to him and his heirs and assigns forever.

Item. I give and bequeath to my Sister MARY FERRELL’S Son MARK GREGORY one negro man named Mustasshee to him and his heirs and assigns forever.

Item I give and bequeath to my Nephew DEMPSEY GREGORY one negro man named March to him and heirs and assigns forever.

Item. I give and bequeath to my Nephew ISAAC GREGORY one negro boy named Dorsey to him and his heirs and assigns forever.

Item. I give and bequeath to my four Nieces NANCY, PHEBEE, CLARKY and MARY my Sister MARY FERRELL’S Daughters all my real and personal estate except my boy Glascow after my just debts are paid and also the note which my Nephew HENRY N. LAMB gave to me for two hundred dollars and thirty nine and a half or two hundred thirty nine and a half dollars------ to them the aforesaid four Nieces, for ISAAC GREGORY to have the mannagement of the same and also to deal out the property to the aforesaid persons as he may think proper.

Item. I give and bequeath to my Nephew HENRY N. LAMB the note he gave me in part payment for ??? sum amounting to two hundred thirty nine dollars and fifty cents payable in promissory notes and also the land which I loaned(?) of him, to him and his heirs and assigns forever.

Item. I give and bequeath to my Nephew JOHN FERRELL one negro boy call Glascow to him and his heirs and assigns forever.l

And I likewise nominate and appoint my two brothers ISAAC LAMB and JOHN LAMB Executors to this my Last Will and Testament This the 20th day of Agust 1822

THOMAS LAMB

Witnesses

HENRY N. LAMB

BALEY SPRUELL

State of North Carolina

Camden County

May Term 1825

This Last Will and Testament of THOS. LAMB dec’d was exhibited in open Court by JNO. LAMB the Executor thereof and it appearing that the issue Dem Savit Velnor(?) had been decided an favour of the Exrs. And devisers in the Superior Court Spring Term as appears by the record of the decision issued in the minute Docket of this Court, the same was proved in due form of law by H.N. LAMB the subscribing witness thereto and the hand writing of BALEY SPRUILL the other subscribing witness was proved in due form of law by H.N. LAMB and JAMES W. DUKE is appearing to the Court that the said BALEY SPRUELL being dead. Ordered that the said will be recorded and that letters testamentary issue. JOHN LAMB the Executor appeared in open Court and qualified as Exrs. To the said will in due form of law.

Test.

M.S. LEWIS CLK

Submitted by: Judy Merrell Brickhouse

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THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

OF

THOMAS WRIGHT

December 19, 1824

 

Will Book C

Pages 45, 46

In the name of God Amen, I THOMAS WRIGHT of the County of Camden and State N. Carolina being weak in body but of sound mind and memory, blessed be God, do this Nineteenth day of December One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Four make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in manner following, that is to say.

I lend unto my friend STEPHEN S. SNOWDEN and his Wife PRESSELLA SNOWDEN all my land and plantation and one negro boy by the name of Luke and one negro man by the name of George during their life and no longer.

Item. My will and desire is that after the death of my friend STEPHEN S. SNOWDEN and his Wife PRISSILLA SNOWDEN, I give and bequeath unto LYDIA SNOWDEN Daughter of STEPHEN S. SNOWDEN all my land and plantation to her and her heirs forever.

Item. My will and desire is that after the death of my friend STEPHEN S. SNOWDEN and his Wife PRYSSILLA SNOWDEN I give and bequeath unto PHEBE SNOWDEN Daughter of STEPHEN S. SNOWDEN one negro man George to her and her heirs forever.

Item. Allso my will and desire is that after the death of my friend STEPHEN S. SNOWDEN and his Wife PRYSILLA SNOWDEN I give and bequeath unto LYDIA SNOWDEN Daughter of STEPHEN S. SNOWDEN one negro boy by the name of Luke to her and her heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my Aunt PRYSILLA SNOWDEN Wife of STEPHEN S. SNOWDEN one horse bridle and saddle and all my money and notes to her and her heirs.

And I hereby make and ordain my worthy friends STEPHEN S. SNOWDEN and SAMUEL PHILIPS Executors of this my Last Will and Testament in witness whereof I the said THOMAS WRIGHT have to this my Last Will and Testament set my hand and seal the day and year above written.

 

THOMAS WRIGHT seal

Signed, sealed, published and

Declared by the said THOMAS

WRIGHT the testator as his Last

Will and Testament in the presence of

Us who was present at the time of

Signing and sealing

JOHN KIGHT

JOHN W. BERRY

Camden County Court

May Term 1825

This Will of THOMAS WRIGHT dec’d was exhibited in open Court and proved as the Last Will and Testament of said dec’d as to his personal estate and as farther (he being an infant under the age of twenty one years) by the oaths of JOHN KIGHT and JOHN W. BERRY the subscribing witnesses thereto and S.S. SNOWDEN one of the Executors therein named appeared and qualified as Executor thereto. Ordered that letters Testamentary Issue

See minuet Dockett

Test.

Submitted by: Judy Merrell Brickhouse

 

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