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Will of Bartley DEANS, Senior, July 4, 1860  

Posted by G. Hunter Ferrell <hferrell@couriernet.infi.net> on Wed, 27 Oct 1999

Surname: DEANS, HINNANT, WINBORN, APPLEWHITE, GODWIN, WILLIAMSON, LITTLE

Will of Bartley Deans Senior
Wilson County, North Carolina
July 4, 1860
In the name of God amen. I Bartley Deans, Senior, of the County of Wilson and State of North Carolina, being weak in body, but of perfect mind and mercy, Blessed be God for his goodness towards me, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say after my decease, and being decently buried at the discretion of my Executors and friends, and all of my just debts is paid, out of what it has pleased God to bless me with. I leave the balance of my property to be disposed of in the following manner to wit:--

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Sally Hinnant, and her three children four Negroes; namely, the Negro Woman, Hester, I give and bequeath to Sally Hinnant my daughter; the Negro man Jessy I give and bequeath unto my grand-son William Hinnant; the Negro boy Bunyan, I give and bequeath to my grand-son Ransom Hinnant, and the Girl Lithy I give and bequeath to Aby Rentfrow, and all the increase she may have hereafter to them their heirs and assigns for ever. I also give to my daughter Sally Hinnant, one Negro child named Zilley.

Item:-- I give and bequeath unto my Son James Deans five Negroes, namely, Mary, Hark (?), Ben, Isaac and Milley, and one hundred and forty-four Dollars and seventy-five cents to be raised and paid out of my Estate to him his heirs and assigns for ever. I also give and bequeath unto James Deans, one Negro Girl named Patty.

Item:-- I give and bequeath to my grand son Bartley Applewhite, two Negroes, namely Watey and her youngest child named Amus and Seventy two Dollars and thirty-seven cents to be raised and paid out of my Estate to him, his heirs and assigns for ever.

Item- I give and bequeath to my grandson Elisha Applewhite two Negroes, namely Cresay & her youngest child namely June and Seventy Two Dollars and thirty-seven cents, to be raised and paid out of my Estate to him his heirs and assigns for ever.

Item:-- I lend to my son Bartley Deans, Junior, and his wife Dearing of both of their life times, all the land that I own on the North East side of the little Swamp, consisting of two tracts of Land, the Row place that formerly belonged to Kesiah Williamson, and was sold at her death by the Clerk Master of Equity, for a division amongst the lawful heirs, and the other tract of Land lying on the North East side of the little Swamp, whereon he now lives, supposed to be four hundred acres in the home tract, and about three hundred in the row tract. And I leave all the above lent land that lies on the North East side of the little Swamp and I also leave the above lent land. Both tracts to be divided between my four Grandsons, namely, Jackson Deans, David Deans, Jesse Deans and Stephen Deans and after the Death of my Son Bartley Deans, I give and bequeath unto my four grand-sons above named all of my right, title, and claim to the above lent land to these, their heirs and assigns forever. I also lend until they are called for, to my Son Bartley Deans, the use and labor of four Negro Girls. Menday I give and bequeath to my grand-daughter Tempy Ann Deanes; and the Negro Girl Lindy I give and bequeath unto my grand-daughter Elizabeth Little and the Negro Girl Charity I give and bequeath unto Mahaley Deans, and the Negro Girl Pashey I give and bequeath unto my grand-daughter Martha Deanes, my sons youngest daughter, to be delivered as above-mentioned to them their heirs, and assigns for ever. I give and bequeath unto my Son Bartley Deans, Junior, one hundred & forty-four Dollars and seventy-five cents with what I have heretofore given him, to be raised and paid out of my Estate to him, his heirs and assigns for ever.

Item:-- I give and bequeath to my Son Willie Deans, one Negro Woman, named Lear and her child named John, and one Negro man Blacksmith named Henry and a Negro Boy named Minggo, and I also give to my Sons oldest Daughter Maryann Williamson, one Negro Girl named Katey, with what I have heretofore given to them, their heirs and assigns for ever.

Item:- I give and bequeath unto my Son Charles Deans, the tract of land whereon he now lives, called the Peele Land, containing four hundred and fourteen acres, be the same more or less. I also give and bequeath unto him four Negroes, namely Virgil and Rachel and the two children Henry and Lewis. I also give to my son Charles Deans one hundred and forty-four Dollars and seventy-five cents to be raised out of my Estate and paid to him, his heirs and assigns for ever.

Item:-- I lend to my Daughter Tempey Winborn, during all her lifetime one hundred and fifty acres of land, called the Pecosin Land adjoining William Hinnants land on the south side of said land and Nancy Godwin on the North side of said Land. I also lend to five Negroes, namely Thaney, Jason, Nisy, Louisa, & Edmund, I give to my daughter Tempy Winborn one Horse or Mule (her choice) one Sow & pigs, two Cows and Calves, one featherbed, bedstead & furniture; and after my Decease and the probate of this Will is duly proven and confirmed by the County Court of Wilson, for my Executors at the first sale at the Pecason to deliver up all the lent property, land, and Negroes, to my daughter Tempy Winborn during her lifetime, and the increase of the Negroes from the Date of this Will, if any, and after the delivery of the above lent property to my Daughter Tempy Winborn at Pecosin, I authorise my Executors to lay off and allot to my daughter Tempy out of my crop and stock one whole years provision for her and her family and stock, and after the Death of my daughter Tempy Winborn, I leave all of the above lent property both land and Negroes, to be equally divided between all of Catherine Hinnants children, Tempy (?) Hinnant and Lucy Hinnant and all the rest of the children that Catharine may have by her husband William Hinnant, hereafter, to have an equal part of the above lent property with the children that is now Born, for which I give and bequeath unto them all at that Day, if any more have children.

Item:-- I give and bequeath to my youngest Son Jeremiah Deanes, my home plantation to him, his heirs, and assigns forever. I also give and bequeath to my Son Jeremiah seven Negroes, named, Dantes, Rhuben, Peter, Silvey and her two children, namely Louisa and Piety and Bryant. I give him one Brandy stile and worm, and all the Lids, Casks, and two cows and calves, two sows and pigs, two Ewes & Lambs, and one Mule and Breeding Mare (his choice) I give him two featherbeds, bedstead, and furniture & both bedsteads, six sitting chairs, one Desk, one China press, with all glass and Earthenware in it. The China press stands in the great house. I also give him two pots and pot hook, and pot racks, one Dutch Oven, one frying pan and gredil, one case Knives and forks and six table spoons and one table, to him, his heirs and assigns for ever. I also give him one year's provisions out of my crop for his family and Stock.

Item:-- I leave all my personal property that is not given away or lent in this Will to be sold on a Credit of Six Months, with interest from the Date, with the Forb's Land lying in Wayne County, and on the South side of Contentnea Creek at the Bridge and Hadley's Mill containing one hundred and fifty acres and four likely Negro Boys, named, Ransom, Joseph, James and Randall, and the money arising from the Sale of the above-named property and the money that is justly due me at my Death, to be applied in paying all of my just debts and the legacies given away in this Will, and if any remainder be left I leave it to be equally divided between all of my children, my Son Dempsey, only Excepted. I nominate constitute and appoint Willie Deans and William Hinnant, my whole sole Executors, to this my last Will & Testament, disannulling and revoking all other Wills, heretofore by me made, and ratifying and confirming this to be my last Will & Testament in Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal the fourth Day of July, in the Year of our Lord, 1860

(signed) Bartley Deans, Senr

To the Worshipful Court of Wilson County, the above is my last Will & Testament in my own words & handwriting, gratifying myself in the disposition of my property, & leaving this Will to direct you about my gifts and Loans to my heirs. I desire you to accept the same as tendered you, and see that it is fully discharged and will oblige my call.

(signed) Bartley Deans, Senr

 

   
 

 

 

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