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Elijah Denby Will - 1812 Franklin Co., N.C.

Will of Elijah Denby

(written July 9, 1812 - Franklin Co., NC)

To wife Martha Denby-l bed & furniture, 2 cows & calves, l sow & pigs, l chest of drawers, a corner cupboard, 2 trunks, Lend to her l room of my house during her lifetime, lent to her my plantation "where I now live" until son Thomas Denby comes of age or until she remarries. Wife to have l/3 of the benefits of land and plantation after son Thomas Denby comes of age during her life or widowhood. Lent to her l negro girl Hanner, until "my said wife should be entitled to receive her part of the negroes of her father's estate."

To daughter Mary McMullin, 2 negroes Elvira and Sam.

To son Harry Denby, 2 negroes, Cary and George.

To son John Denby, l negro man Sam.

To Daughter Elizabeth Denby l negro woman agg, l bed and futniture. To daughter Sarah Denby, 2 negroes, Simon and Hanner, my bed and Furniture.

To son Thomas Denby, l negro boy Jesse, the land and plantation after he comes of age, except my sister Priscilla Thornton to have the house" and enclosed land where she now lives," except the orchard. To son, Thomas Denby, I small bed and furniture.

To my two daughters Elizabeth and Sarah Denby the east room of my house "should they see cuase to stay in it until my son Thomas comes of age".

Property not otherwise disposed of to be sold at public auction and after debts paid the residue to be divided equally between James Denby and Bathsheba Stallings.

Executors: Wilson Milner, John Denby, John Foster

Witnesses: John Thornton, J. Foster

Proven: December Court 1812

My   Connection   to   Elijah   Denby

Brother of Susanna Denby who married Council Jones

He is my 4th Great Uncle.

He married Martha Milner-d/o Patewell Milner and Jacobina Wilson.

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Ann (JOBE) Brown

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