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I am not a Twiggs researcher. I am cleaning out files. Here is the single document in John Twiggs's estate file. It is his widow's petition for dower, describing the land Twiggs owned in Mitchell County, North Carolina, and naming his surviving heirs.
Mitchell County, North Carolina, Estates Records 1826-1946, John Twiggs, 1898; box no. CR.066.508.14, North Carolina State Archives; transcribed by Kathy Gunter Sullivan, July 1995.
Fifth Tract, Beginning on a Black Walnut and runs South 86 1/2 East one pole and 16 links to a stake in Black and Twiggs line, thence with said line 20 poles to a Locust, thence South 24 West 16 poles to a small cherry tree, thence same course 4 poles to a stake in Arthur Woodys line, thence North 65 West 45 poles to the Grindstaff old corner on top of the Knob, thence North 80 East 12 poles to a Service tree, thence North 10 West 12 poles to a dogwood, thence North 70 East 16 poles to a poplar, thence South 86 1/2 East 27 poles and 10 links to the beginning containing 8 1/2 acres more or less
Your petitioner desires to have her dower in said lands allotted to her and to that end she prays your Honor to issue a Writ to the Sheriff of said County commanding him to summon three freeholders connected with the parties neither by consanguinity or affinity entirely disinterested and qualified to act as Jurors to view the said lands, and to allot her one third part thereof, including the dwelling house and all out houses, buildings and improvements appertaining thereto, for the term of her natural life, and to report their proceedings in due form of law.
May it please your honor to issue copies of summons, with copies of this to the defendants above named heirs at law requiring them to appear before you and show cause, if any they can, why the prayer of your petitioner shall not be granted.
This 18th day of September 1898, J. H. Green, Attorney for Petitioner.
[End of John Twiggs's 1898 Mitchell County, NC, estate file.]
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