Will of Joseph Sumner, 1784

This Joseph Sumner was my 6th great-grandfather. The Margaret mentioned in the will is supposedly Margaret Chesstnut (also spelled Chesnut, Chessnut, and Chestnut) however, I have not yet found a primary source for this information.  In the name of god Amen I Joseph Sumner of Onslow County in the provence of North Carolina being weak […]

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 […]