Will of David Sloan




Contributed by: Sloan Mason


† Duplin County, NC 8 January 1801-Jan. Term 1807 Deed Bk. A p. 430 In the name of God Amen I David SLOAN of the State of North Carolina and county of Duplin being of sound and perfect mind and memory (blessed be God) do this Eighth day of January in the year of our Lord 1801. Make and publish this my last will and testament in manner following. That is to say I first order that all my just debts and funeral expenses be first paid out of my movable estate. Item: I leave to my dearly and well beloved wife Eleanor the use of my House and Plantation and all my other Lands I am now possessed of in said county during her the said Eleanorís natural life time after which time they shall desend to my son Dickson SLOAN and my daughter Cassandra SLOAN equally between them. Item: I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Eleanor my negroe boy DAVIE my negro woman SILVIA and her increase to her and her heirs forever. Item: I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Eleanor my young bay mare to her and her heirs forever. Item: I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Eleanor four cows and calves the pick of all my pen to her and her heirs forever. Item: I give to my well beloved wife Eleanor our good feather bed and furniture to her and her heirs forever. Item: I gave to u well beloved wife Eleanor one third part of all my hogs that I am now possessed of. Item: I lend? to my well beloved wife Eleanor during her widdow-hood my berofat? and furniture which after her second marriage shall devolve to my son and daughter Dickson SLOAN and Carsandria SLOAN. Item: I leave to my well beloved wife Eleanor during her widdowhood our feather bead and furniture which shall devolve to my children in manner as above. Item: I give and bequeath to my son and daughter Dickson SLOAN and Cassandria SLOAN all my Lands I am possessed of in the State of Tennessee (to wit): five hundred acres part of 1000 acres on Yellow Creek, patented by James MIDDLETON and five hundred acres part of 2500 acres patented by Daniel WILLIAMS on the head of Yellow Creek to them and their heirs forever equally between them. Item: I give to my son and daughter Dickson SLOAN and Cassandra SLOAN four young negroes to wit: DANIEL, about ten years old and ISAAC about eight years old and EDMOND about two years and a half old and CHANCY about one month old which said negroes shall be kept undivided until he said heirs comes of age or are lawfully married. Item: I give and bequeath to my son Dickson SLOAN and Cassandria SLOAN two hundred pounds in money to be put to Interest by my Executors or laid out for young negroes as they may think most profitable for my said children. Item: It is my will and desire that all the remainder of my estate of every kind whatsoever be sold by my Executors who I shall hereafter name and appoint and I do hereby constitute and appoint my worthy and trusty friends James MATHIS and Andrew THALLY-my Executors to this my last Will and Testament. (unsigned) State of North Carolina Duplin County January Term 1807 There was the within nuncupative will of David SLOAN deceased Exhibited to the court by Elenor SLOAN the widow of the said David SLOAN deceased who declared she had no intention to administer upon her deceased husbands estate and prayed the court do admit the said nuncupative will to her. Proved and recorded which the Court accordingly admitted. And at the same time James DICKSON Junr. and Gibson SLOAN came before the court and being sworn on the Holy Evangelist declared they were personally present when the said nuncupative will was made by the deceased and that it was written by the discretion of the deceased a few minutes before he died and that the deceased was then of sound disposing mind and memory and that when he attempted to sign the said will he fainted and died. The court was approved of the said will and ordered the same to be recorded. Note: Pages 430-433 were Xeroxed. There may be another page 434 to this court record with signatures. NC State Archives: CR.035.801.10/A-430


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