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Harris genealogy

by Gideon Dowse Harris

Excerpt:

By (signed) Chas. E. Wilson, Deputy Clerk. Will Book No. 3, page 199.

The Will of

Jacob Harris

Son of Edward Harris

North Carolina In the Name of God Amen. June the Eighteenth day One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Seven I Jacob Harris of the County of Beaufort Planter being sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God for it, calling to mind the mortaly of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men to die. I do make and ordain this my last Will and testament that is to say prinsabaly and first of all I gave and desire my Sole in to the hands of God that gave it and for my body I recommend it to the Earth to be buried. I gave and bequeath in manner and form following that is to say after all my just debts is paid I gave and bequeath unto my well beloved Son William Harris and his ares for ever the manly plantation & land I now live on after the death of his mother, and I gave and bequeath unto my well beloved Son Joseph Harris one young horse and one gun and chist and one feather bed and furniture.

And I gave and bequeath to my well beloved daughter Lucrecy Harris one cow kind one chist one chere one bed and furniture. I gave and bequeath to my well beloved daughter Nancy Martin one cow kind. I gave and bequeath to my well beloved wife Judah Lucrecy Harris all the rest of my estate during her natural life and after her death then to be equally divided between my six children William Harris, James Harris, Nancy Martin Mary Wise Joseph Harris Lucrecy Harris and I do leave and appoint my Son William Harris and James Harris Executors to this my Last Will and testament in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the date above mentioned. Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of us.

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Josias Jones
Samuel Sparrow, Jur.
NORTH CAROLINA,
BEAUFORT COUNTY.

I, Geo. A. Paul, Clerk of the Superior Court of the County

and State aforesaid, do hereby certify the foregoing to be a full,

true and perfect copy of the Will of Jacob Harris, as the same

is taken from and compared with the records of rny

office. In Witness Whereof, I, Geo. A. Paul,

Clerk of the Superior Court of Beaufort County,

[SEAL] State of North Carolina, set my hand and official

Seal. Done in office in Washington, N. C., this

the 22nd day of July in the year of our Lord, 1913.

(Signed) Geo. A. Paul,

Clerk Superior Court.

The Will of

Thomas Harris, Third

Son of Edward Harris

In the name of God, Amen, I Thomas Harris of Halifax County, State of North Carolina, being weak in body but of perfect sound mind and memory, calling to miiid the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in

manner and form following viz: first: I give unto my daughter Nancy Harris my two negroes Davie and Wiona with their increase to her and her heirs forever, but in case my daughter should die before she marries or comes to lawful age, I lend the said negroes unto my beloved wife Elizabeth during her natural life and further My will is that the said negroes be equally divided in two equal parts and one part I give unto my beloved wife Elizabeth to be at her own disposal at her death, the other part after the death of my wife Elizabeth be equally divided between my three youngest sisters, Mary, Nancy and Phoebe Harris to them and their heirs forever and in case my daughter live until she Marrys or comes to lawful age my will and desire is that my wife Elizabeth keep her and her negroes upon conditions she Educates and supports her decently for the use of her negroes and in case my daughter should die before she Marrys or comes to lawful age my will and desire is that the said negroes after the death of my wife Elizabeth be divided as before directed tho" she my wife, is to do as she pleases with one- half of them at her death, the Gift is to her and her heirs forever. Secondly, My will and desire is that my debts be paid out of the residue of My Estate not yet mentioned and after they are paid, I give all the remainder of My Estate of any and every kind unto My beloved wife Elizabeth to her and her heirs forever. Thirdly, My will and desire is that as I have given My Bond to Brittain Bryan to make him a Title to a parcel of land that fell to me by the death of My Brother William Harris, I hereby impower and direct my Executor hereafter named to Make a deed agreeable to the bond upon Condition the said Bryan pay into the hand of My Executor the balance due for said Land of Twelve pounds Virginia Currency for the use of my Estate. Lastly, I appoint My friend Mat C Whitaker whole and sole Executor of this My last will and Testament revoking and disannulling all former wills by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed My seal this 12th day of September 1794.


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