The 26 May 1814 will of David Pridgen is transcribed online and after that will it says this:
“Nash County August session 1813 The foregoing will was duly proven in open court by the subscribing witness John Vick and Jacob Barnes and Nancy S. Bottoms and ordered to be recorded.”
No such Court Minutes as above were found, but these Court Minutes were found:
8 Aug 1814: “. . . last will and Testament of David Pridgen was offered for probate by Abijah Pridgen and Benjamin Atkinson, the Executors therein named . . . opposed by William Harper and Atsy, his wife; Samuel Lampkin & Primmy, his wife; William Cooper and Peggy, his wife . . . Jury be impannelled to inquire . . . last will and Testament of the Said David Pridgen or not.” Timothy W. Rackley, abstr., Nash County North Carolina Court Minutes, Volume VII, 1811-1815, p. 3 (no mention of Nancy Bottoms in those minutes).
Later Court Minutes showed that administrators were appointed for the estate of David Pridgen.
No mention of Nancy Bottoms in the index for Court Minutes 1811-1815.
Citation for will: Dr. Stephen B. Bradley, Jr., abstr., The Wills of Nash County, North Carolina, Volume I, 1777-1848, (303).
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