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Will of Nathaniel Pass
Submitted by Anita Avery

Recorded  Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court of Caswell County, State of North Carolina
Book of Wills G page 131, January Term 1816

In the name of God Amen I Nathaniel Pass of the County of Caswell County of Caswell County of the State of North Carolina, this being the 17th day of January One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eleven, bing in perfect health and sound mind and memory, thanks be given to Almighty God and knowing that it is appointed to all men once to die, do make ordain this last will and testament in manner and form following:  First I recommend my soul to Almighty God who gave it and my body to the dust to be buried in a decent and
Christian burial, and for dispose of the same in the following manner:

First I give and bequeath to my oldest son Holloway one dollar, I also give and bequeath to my son Nathaniel Pass one dollar, also I give and bequeath to my daughter Jimimah Williams one dollar, I give and bequeath to my daughter Rebecca Burton one dollar, I give and bequeath to my daughter Fannie Taylor one dollar, I give and bequeath to my son John that part of my land lying on the North side of a large
branch which runs through my plantation supposed to be one hundred acres be the same more or less, also one hundred dollars, one walnut table & one crosscut saw to his and his heirs forever I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Pass all the residue of my land lying on the North side of the said branch supposed to contain one hundred & thirty four acres be the same more or less and his heirs forever.  I also give to my son Thomas two hundred dollars to be paid out of my estate after my decease. I give and bequeath to Holloway Pass my oldest son fifty dollars.  I also give and bequeath my son Nathaniel Pass fifty dollars, I also give and bequeath to my grand son William Moore, son Sallie Moore fifty dollars, I also give and bequeath to my grand daughter Patsy Pass Williams daughter of Jemimah Williams fifty dollars, I give and bequeath to my grandson John Phelps. son of Mary Phelps ,fifty dollars, I bequeath to my grandson Thomas Taylor, son of Fannie Ellis Taylor fifty dollars, I also give and bequeath to my grand daughter Fannie Ellis Gann twenty five dollars, I also give to my grand daughter Nancy Burton, daugher of Rebecca Burton twenty five dollars, and lastly I give and bequeath to my grandson Henry Taylor son of Fannie Taylor fifty dollars.  I lend to my beloved wife Alsey all my stock and household furniture and here living on the land whereof I now live during her natural life and after her death I order and devise the property at her death to be the property of my son Thomas for his taking care and assisting  his aged mother and lastly I hereby nominate and appoint my well beloved son Thomas Pass whole and sole executor to this last will and testament herby revoking and disannulling all wills or wills by me heretofore made ratifying confirming this last will and testament

Given under hand and seal the day and year first above written

His seal Nathanial (x) Pass

Signed sealed and acknowledged in the presence of
A. E. Murphy,
John G Murphy

Holloway Pass m Kaziah Robertson 12 Dec 1789
Nathanial Pass Jr. m. Milly Tapley 09 July 1789
Sallie Pass m. Jessie Moore o7 Jan. 1785
Jemiah Pass m. William Williams 03 Dec 1788
Mary Pass m. Thomas Phelps 17 Dec 1791
Rebecca Pass m. William Adam Gann 03 Mar 1998
Fannie Pass m. Abel Taylor 22 Dec 1798
John Pass (1) unknown) m. (2) Delany Merritt 18 May 1820
Thomas Pass m. Sara Elliott in Person Co NC 07 Apr 1813
There was one daughter, Ellisada Pass who m. George Taylor 03 Dec 1788
who was not mentioned in this will.

 


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