Will of Stephen Herring ~ 1797

Transcribed by Joan S Dunn

  Herring, Stephen, 21 Sep 1797--Oct Term 1797, Plantation wheron I now live & the lands adj. be equally divided by a line from the main run of Goshen Swamp by the the new Wisefield? to the back line of my son Stephen Bright, have the lowerpart Adj. Hodge's line and my son Alexander to have the other part including the houses except for a life right to my wife Sarah, negroes Cesar, Bet, Agge? and Ned to remain with my wife, wife sarah to have use of all my household furniture, tools and stock for her natural life; dau. Alethea Harrell, Negro Ned; remainder of the property, stock and negroes loaned to my wife be divided betweeen my gr-sons, Elisha the son of Samuel Herring & the children of Althea Harrell; son Samuel 5 shillings sterling; dau. Althea Harrell 5 shillings sterling, dau, Caty Croom 5 shillings sterling; children of Caty Croom negro Jim; children of my dau. Sally Glisson deced. former wife of Daniel Glisson to have 2 negroe girls about 14 and 8 yrs old to be purchased for them by my son Stephen B; grson Bryan Glisson the young bay mare which I formerly gave him; dau Pearsis Glisson negro Jenny and her children, her first child Jack to go to Sally Glisson, her first living child to Henry Glisson, her second living child to Charity Glisson, her third living child to Hettie Glisson; son Stephen Bright negroes Bob and Davy; dau Nancy New negro Allen and a negro girl about 8 yrs old to be purchased by my son Alexander and she to have the use of negro Fillis until girl is delivered; Son Alexander negroes Squire, Cate and Fillis,1 featherbed and furniture, 1 young sorrel horse. Extrs: Sons Stephen Bright and Alexdr Wit: Wm Dickson, James Stewart (?) Willis Herring, Sarah Croom Signed Stephen Herring Source Will Bk of Duplin co.,NC. 230.

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