|Posted By:||Marta Johns(t)on Patterson|
|Subject:||Thos. Rogers Will-1785|
|Post Date:||October 22, 2003 at 16:24:12|
|Forum:||Nash County, NC Genealogy Forum|
In the Name of God Amen. I THOS. ROGERS, of the county of Nash, State North Carolina, being of perfect mind and memory blessed be God for it do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, first I recommend my sole to the hands of God that gave it and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executors hereafter named and as for what estate I have it hath pleased God to bless me with I give as followeth.
Item: I give and bequeath to my son JOHN ROGERS a stock of horses cattle, sheep and hoggs that he already haith and tract of land lying above the manners plantation and one negro man called BAIN to him and his heirs forever lawfully begotten of his body after my death.
Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter MARY THOMAS stock of horses, catle, sheep and hoggs and two negroes TILLER and her daughter LINE in which the hole she already hath in possession them and their increast to her and her heirs forever lawfully getotten of their body.
Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter OBEDIANCE BARRON, stock of horses, cattle, sheep and hoggs that she all ready haith and one negro garl called LEWE about fourteen years old her and her increase to her and her heirs and assigns forever after my death.
Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter ANN CHAPMAN, a stock of horses, cattle, sheep and hoggs that she all ready haith.
Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter ELIZABETH DUN, a stock of horses cattle sheep and hoggs that she already haith and one negro boy called BOBB to him and his heirs forever lawfully begotten of her body after my death.
Item: I give and bequeath to my son JAMES ROGERS, the Manner plantation whereon I now live, also a tract of two hundred and fifty acres lying above the said manner tract also one negro boy called FRANK, also three mares and gray mair called Ginn and two other mares and one by the name of the Cain mare and Black horse called Litefoot also one third of the cattle, sheep and hoggs and one third of the tools that I have of all sorts also one third of my household furniture and one rifel gun.
Item: I give and bequeath to my son THOMAS ROGERS a tract of land lying below the Manner plantation and containing four hundred acres also two negro boys called JOE and JACOB, also three mares called Flower Paig and Tibb, also one third of the cattle sheep and hoggs, also one third of my working tools of all kinds and one third of the household furniture.
Item: I give and bequeath to my beloved wife MARY ROGERS, one horse, called Buck, one mair called Ann and one womans sadle also one deather bed and furniture also the third of the cattle, sheep and hoggs, and also lend my beloved wife, one negro man called NED. I give to my son JAMES ROGERS the negro girl called JANE. I give to my son PELEG ROGERS black smith tools.
Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter UNY ROGERS, one man called JACK and one black paring coult three years old.
Item: I give and bequeath to my two daughters MOORE and MORNING two negro garls LYNDIA and ROSE, also two horse colts belonging to Cain mairs and if either of the two leagacys to return to the other sister.
Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter PATIANCE ROGERS, a negro woman called MOLL, after the delivery of the child that she is now be big with and the said child after delivered to my daughter UNY ROGERS, also I give to my daughter PATIENCE ROGERS, one mair called Bonny.
Item: My will is that all the stock of all kinds that I have given shall not be sold but kept for the use of the children.
Item: I lend to my daughter ANN CHAPMAN, one negro woman called FILLIS in during her life her death to her daughter MARY CHAPMAN.
Item: I leave all the remainder of my estate given to be sold at the discretion of my executor hereafter named and the money to be put to the use of raison the five youngest children.
I do hear by annouminate and appoint WILLIAM DUN and my son JAMES ROGERS fully and solly executors to this my last will and testament in witness whereof I do hereunto set my hand assign this my last will and testament this 27th day of April 1785 (?)
Signed, sealed and published, proved by said Rogers to be his last will and testament in presence of us.
Attest. EDWARD NICKOLSON
A codicil to this my above will and testament is that all my land shall be sold by my executors and the money to be equally divided amongst my three youngest sons, JAMES, THOMAS AND PELICK (?) ROGERS.
Item: I give and bequeath to my beloved wife MARY, a negro woman called FILLIS and during her natural life and after her death to my son JAMES ROGERS.
Item: I lend to my daughter ANNEY CHAPMAN, one negro woman called SEW in during her life and after death to her daughter MARY CHAPMAN.
Item: I lend to my two daughters MOORE and MOURING a Pine negro woman called JANE to be hired out by my executors four years and the use of the money to the said girls and at the expiration of the above mentioned four years I give the said negro woman to my daughter OBEDIENCE BARRON, she and her increase to her and her heirs forever.
This 14th November 1785, signed, sealed and published, proved by said Rogers to be his last will and testament in presents of us.
February Term 1786
The annexed will and codicil was in open court proven by the oath of EDWARD NICKOLSON a subscribing witness thereto and on motion ordered to be recorded.
Attest. Wm. Hall, C.C.
And is registered in obedience to the above order
Attest. Wm. Hall, C.C.
Nash County, North Carolina
Record of Wills, Book 1