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Subject: [ELDRIDGE-L] WILL OF SAMUEL ELDRIDGE - 1778 - JOHNSTON CO, NC
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2000 15:15:13 EST
WILL OF SAMUEL ELDRIDGE
JOHNSTON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
Will of Samual Eldridge, dated March 14, 1778, probated May Term 1778,
Johnston County, North Carolina....
ITEM - I give and bequeath lend to my well beloved wife Elizabeth Eldridge,
three Negro's, one named Sharp, one named Alice, and one named Patience
during her life or widowhood and after her decease to my son Samual Eldrige.
ITEM - I give and bequeath to my son in law David Lee, one Negro man named
Peter and one Negro girl named Judie.
ITEM - I give and bequeath to my son in law Abner Ingram a negro woman named
Dice and a negro boy named Abraham and a Negro boy named Elias and a Negro
girl named Alice.
ITEM - I give and bequeath to my well beloved daughter Mildred Eldridge, a
Negro man named Ned and a Negro girl named Vilet....
I give and bequeath to my well beloved daughter Elizabeth Eldridge one Negro
boy named Ben and one Negro girl named Rachel and the stock of cattle.....
ITEM - I give and bequeath to my well beloved son Samual Eldridge one Negro
boy named Buck and one named Joe and one named Isaac and one named Stephen
and one Negro girl named Patience.
ITEM - All the remaining part of my cattle, estate plantations, lands, money,
horses, cattle sheep and hogs.......
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us.
William Ward, Clerk
Source: Posted with permission of Susan S. Buckley