Posted By:Marta Johns(t)on Patterson
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Subject:Thomas Whitfield Will 1782
Post Date:February 05, 2005 at 07:04:02
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In the Name of God Amen. I THOMAS WHITFIELD of Nash County in the State of North Carolina, being the abundant mercy and goodness of God. The weak in body yet of a sound and perfect understanding and memory do constitute and appoint this my last will and testament and desire it may be received by all as such and for my worldly estate that is hath pleased God to bless me with I despose of in manner and form following.

Item: I give and bequeath to my son THOMAS WHITFIELD a silver dollar, to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath to my son SOLOMAN, one silver dollar, one silver dollar, to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath to my son JOHN, one silver dollar, to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath to my son WILLIAM, one silver dollar, to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath to my son BENJAMIN, one silver dollar, to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath to my son ELISH WHITFIELD, one silver dollar, to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath to my son ISRAEL WHITFIELD, one hundred and fifteen acres of land it being part of the tract of land that I now live on and bounded as followeth, beginning at a branch on the north side of Peach Tree Creek upon the bank of said creek and there along a line of marked trees to a hickory a corner tree in my old line thence East along the old line to pig basket creek thence down said creek to a water oak thence along my line to Richard Thomas line and along said Thomas line to Peach Tree Creek and up said creek to the first station and one bed and furniture, two cows and calves, two ewes and lambs to him his heirs and assigns, forever.

Item: I give and bequeath to my son HARDY, one hundred and fifty acres, of land it being the other part of the tract of land that I live on, two cows and calves, two ewes and lambs and bed and furniture, one apple mill to him his heirs and assigns forever.

Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter MARY, one silver dollar to her and her heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter SARAH, one silver dollar to her and her heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter MILDRED, one silver dollar to her and her heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter ELIZABETH, one bed and furniture to her and heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath to my loving wife MARY, one bed and furniture, two cows and calves, three ewes and lambs and all my houshold and kitchen furniture that I have not heretofore given away to here and her heirs and assigns forever.

My will and desire is that my executor hereafter named do sell all the remainder part of my estate or so much thereof as will pay my debts either at publick or private sale as they shall think best and either if there should be any part of my estate remaining after my debts is paid that I have not heretofore given away I desire the same to be equally divided between my two sons (to wit) Israel and Hardy. Lastly I do constitute and appoint my loving son Solomon Whitfield and Hardey Whitfield my exeutors of this my last will and testament revoking all other wills and testaments do own and acknowledge this to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 6th day of July 1782.

Thos. Whitfield (Seal)

Sealed published and declared by the above named Thomas Whitfield as his last will and testament in presence of us.

Jacob Dickinson, Willis Whitfield, Chloe Whitfield

January Court, 1781
Nash County
The foregoing will was duly proven in open court by the oath of Jacob Dickinson and Willis Whitfield two subscribing witnesses thereto and on motion ordered to be recorded, and is registered in obedience to the above ordered.

Attest Wm. Hall C.C.


*The date of the will states 1782. The date of probate states 1781. This is Item# 207. Item #208 has a date of 1782. I would consider the probate date to be 1782 not 1781.

Nash County, North Carolina
Record of Wills, Book 1
1776-1872
LDS#0419419