States: North Carolina: Nash
Will of Arthur Taylor, 9 Aug. 1765, Oct. Ct. 1765. Abstracted from original in State Archives also recorded in Wb A, page 163. CTC
Edge. Co., St. Mary's Parish, ITEM - daughter. Martha Dew- Negro boy, Sam. ITEM - son Benjamin - the labor of my Negro wench Bett during is lifetime ant then to his son Benjamin (H). ITEM - son James- one rifle and 1 (?) kettle. ITEM Grandson John Taylor- tract of land on the south side of Tar River in Edge. County on Green's Path purchased of Christopher (Clinch), containing 160 acres. ITEM - grandson Samuel Taylor - Negro boy Bob. ITEM - son Wilson tract of land on the south side of Tar River beginning at the mouth of Wolftrap Branch then running through John's Meadow then to where Bailey's Path crosses said branch then across the road to the back line then up for complement, containing 400 acres, one Negro man named (Tom) and four cows and calfs and two three year old heifers. ITEM - son (Drury or Douery) plantation where I now live containing 80 acres and one other tract adjoining said tract containing 370 acres below the mouth of Wolftrap Branch on the south side of Tar River joining his brother Wilson and one Negro boy, Joseph, likewise four cows and calfs, one feather bed and furniture, which I desire may not be sold but kept for the boy to lay on while he is small and I desire that (?) Pope may have the care of said child (?) son Wilson be of age (?). ITEM - daughter Prissilla, one bed and furniture, one Negro girl named (Nanna). ITEM - daughter Ann - one Negro boy named Frank. ITEM - son (Kill or Kitt) - tract of land on the south side of Tar River also known as the Batts Plantation (Long Branch also mentioned) also Negro wench Jeney, 12 cows and calfs, if he dies without heir, sons Wilson and (Drury) may have land. Item - daughter Sally- Negro girl Rachel, feather bed and furniture that I commonly lay on. Item - daughter Moll - Negro girl Lucy. Item - son John - Negro wench Cloe and one cow and calf and one yearling, it being the cattle he bought from (Tudero). Item - Jacob Strickland may have the care of my two children Kitt and Sally and their estates . Item - remainder of estate sold and divided equally among my children. Executors dearly beloved sons Benjamin and John Taylor. Signed Arthur Taylor. Wit. (Edward) Moore, Lazarus Pope, Gale E. Bryant. Abstracted from original in State Archives, also recorded in Wb A, page 163.
Will of Drury Taylor, Nash Co. Will file, CR.069.801.8, 13 Feb 1808, proved Feb Ct. 1809, "being of perfect sense and memory" beloved wife Rosamand Taylor, tract of land beginning on the south side of Tar River at the mouth of the Red Oak Spring Branch then up the branch to the Spring then a south course too the road then down the road to David Winstead's line then along the said Winstead line to the (river) then up the said (river) to the place where begun at containing 300 acres, two negroes Jeary and Vilet during her life, feather bed and furniture; son Arthur Taylor- land beginning on the south side of Tar River at the mouth of a gut about 20 yards below Dinah Poulan's landing then a strait course to a new marked corner red oak near the road then up the road to Wilson Taylor, Sr. line then along said Taylor's line to the river then down the river to place begun at, about 60 acres; son Simon Taylor- tract begun on the south side of Tar River at the mouth of Dickerson's Branch then up the said branch to the second strand that runs into the said Dickerson's branch then up the said strand across the road to a hickory standing on the apple orchard marked fore and after then a south course to the back line then along said back line of David Winstead to said Winstead other line then along the said line to the river then up the river to place begun at, about 150 acres; Son Simon Taylor not to interfere with land lent to my wife; Son Drury- the rest of the land that I have not given away, he is not to interfere with that part of the land lent to my wife, negro boy, Toney; Grandson John C. Taylor, $50 silver; estate not given away to be divided among my children Arthur, Simon and Drury, signed Drury Taylor, executor Arthur Taylor, Simon Taylor, Simon Taylor, wit. (?) Hatcher, Edward Taylor, Henry W.T. Poulan. 12-10-99 CTC.
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