321. Thomas APPERSON was born on 25 May 1790 in Surry County, North Carolina.175 He died on 14 May 1854 at the age of 63 in Surry County, North Carolina.
Married Luvitha Vest (11 May 1808, Forsyth, NC, d. 1 Mar 1894). Luvitha was the 2nd wife of Thomas Sprinkle after the death of Thomas Apperson.
The Will of Thomas Apperson dated September 8, 1853
County of Yadkin, NC (formerly Surrey)
Know all men by these presents, that I, Thomas Apperson, being in bad health but of sound mind and memory, do make, ordain, constitute and appoint this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following:
It is my will that my body be decently interred at the discretion of my Executor hereinafter named, and for what worldly estate it has pleased God to help me with, I dispose of that in the manner as follows:
First, It is my will that all my just debts be paid.
Second, It is my will that my beloved wife, Luvitha Apperson, shall have the use of my tract of land which I now live on and all my negroes and stock of all kinds until the heirs shall all become of age; also, all of my household and kitchen furniture, with tools, etc., and all my property, after paying all just debts.
Third, When the heirs shall all have become of age, It is my will that my wife, Luvitha Apperson, shall have $100.00 and an equal share with the rest of the heirs.
Fourth, That all of the heirs which have not received a bed and a cow are to receive a common bed and a cow out of the estate and they draw an equal share.
Fifth, It is my will that all of my heirs not mentioned in this my last will, are to draw an equal share of the remainder of my property when it is divided, or sold, as the case may be.
Sixth, If my beloved wife, Luvitha Apperson, should marry before the heirs shall all have come of age, the division shall take place at the time of her mariage.
Seventh, I do appoint my son, William H. Apperson, and my wife, Luvitha Apperson, Executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all wills by me formerly made.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 8th day of September in the year of our Lord, Eighteen Hundred and Fifty Three
Signed - Thomas Apperson (seal)
Signed, sealed and published to be the last will and testament of Thomas Apperson in the presence of:
Signed - I. L. Kirk
Thomas is buried Myers Farm Cemetery, East Bend, Yadkin Co, NC
Thomas APPERSON and Luvitha VEST were married. Luvitha VEST, daughter of Isham VEST and Nancy "Nanny" PLEDGE, was born on 14 May 1808 in Stokes County, North Carolina. She died on 4 May 1898 at the age of 89 in Yadkin County, North Carolina.
Married Thomas Apperson ca 1824, Surry Co NC. Married (2) Thomas Sprinkle, and (3) Thomas A. Poindexter.
Luvitha and Thomas Apperson were second cousins.
1860 Census. Richmond, Forsyth, NC
Thomas Sprinkle, 67, Farmer
James P., 21, farm labor (his by former marriage?)
John A. Apperson, 16 (hers by Thomas Apperson)
Thomas H. Davis 18
Eugene Davis, 15