Nathaniel Cunningham’s Will

I have just discovered a new branch and several new surnames on my grandmother’s line. My 5th great-grandfather was Nathaniel Cunningham of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.┬áThe “shaky leaves” on take this line back to 17th century Boston, which will be interesting if it turns out to be true because I have no other New […]

James Holland’s Will

James Holland will 22 Nov 1797 in Wake Co, NC I James Holland Senr. of Wake County and State of North Carolina being in a low state of health but Of perfect mind and memory Thanks be to god and knowing the Mortality of my body and that it is appointed Unto man once to […]

Robert Hodges’ Will

I think the vernacular speech of this will is kind of awesome. -Kelly North Carolina State Archives Secretary of State Papers In the Name of God Amen. The Thirty day of March 1740, I Roburt Hogges of the County of Bartie being in good health and perfect sences and memory. Thanks be unto God their […]

Joseph Sumner’s Will

Last Will and Testament of Joseph Sumner: I, Joseph Sumner, of this state and county, do feel that my departure is at hand and my soul I give to God, and my body to be buried, and I bequeath to my beloved wife my fattening hogs that is now up, and my corn and one […]

Needham Bryan’s Will

Martin County Will Book page 343; 11 March 1797. Will of Needham Bryan, Martin County, NC, 1797 In the name of God Amen I Nedam Bryan of the County of Martin and State of North Carolina being of sound mind and Memory Calling to mind the uncertainty of this Transitory life Do make and Ordain […]