Martin County Will Book #1
1774 – 1810
Copies of Wills may be obtained by writing: Clerk of the Court, Martin County; attention: Estates Division; P O Box 807; Williamston, N C, 27892. For more information on obtaining Will copies contact: Jennett Ruffin, Tonya Liggett or Francine Highsmith at the Courthouse, 252-792-2515.
Contributed by Clayton and Susan Buchanan, SuClay@alltel.net
Joseph Lilley; page 330; 28 Dec. 1796. Names wife, CHRISTIAN; sons: DANIEL, HENRY; daughters: EASTOR, ELIN, MILA. Executors named: wife, WHITMELL REDDICK and JESSE CHERRY. Witnessed by: JOHN HOLLOWELL, AMOS PEAL, and RACHEL WATERS.
WILLIAM DAVIS; page 331; 10 April 1797. Names wife, ANN; my three children: HENRY, SALLY and THOMAS. Executors: JOHN BENNETT and WILLIAM PRICE. Witnesses: WILLIAM REDDING LONG, SILAS BALLARD and PRICELIA BOYTE.
NATHANIEL EVERETT Sr., planter; page 332; 15 Nov. 1796. Names wife, MARY; daughter, ELIZA HASSELL; sons: HARDY and MILES. Children: SARAH MARTIN, JESSE EVERETT, ELIZABETH HASSELL. SARAH FAGAN, daughter of my daughter, MARY FAGAN. Executors: wife and son, JESSE. Witnesses: JOHN STEWART, JOHN DALY STEWART.
THOMAS BAGGETT; page 333; 17 April 1797. Mentions my mother and my wife. Sister, SARY; brothers: ALLEN BAGGETT and SILAS BAGGETT. Mentions: SARY JACKSON and THANEY PURVIS. Executors: JOHN WIMBRAY and SILAS BALLARD. Witnesses: ROBERT SHERROD and ELIZABETH BAGETT.
JOHN DAY; page 334; 20 March 1795. Mentions wife, MOURNING; sons: EDMOND, WILLIAM and WILLIS; daughter, MARY CARTER, wife of BENJAMIN CARTER and daughter NANNEY DAY. Executors: wife, son WILLIAM and friend JESSE COOPER. Witnesses: MARY ETHERIDGE, MARY HARRIS and LEWSEY RIGGINS.
Page 337, Codicil dated 21 Jan 1797 mentions sister ANN DAY. Witnesses: JONAS JOHNSON, MARY HARRISS.
WILLIAM EVERETT; page 338; 1 Oct 1793. Mentions sons: WILLIAM and TURNER and their 4 sisters. Executors: son WILLIAM and THOMAS SPELLER. Witness, THOMAS SPELLAR.
WHITMELL HILL; page 339; 1 Sept 1797. Mentions wife, WINEFRED; sons: THOMAS B HILL, JOHN HILL and JOSEPH B HILL, deceased; granddaughters: E ANTHONY, MARTHA ANTHONY, and MERIAT ANTHONY; son in law, JOHN ANTHONY; brother, HENRY HILL; nephew, JOHN HILL, son of HENRY and nephew, WHITMEL PUGH. Executors: sons JOHN, THOMAS B and SAMUEL WILLIAMS and WILLIAM GRAY. Witnesses: JOSIAH FREEMAN, JESSE RHODES and ARTHUR WATSON.
NEDAM BRYAN; page 343; 11 March 1797. Mentions: wife, JERUSHA and son JAMES; daughter ANN BEMBRAY; my five children.
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