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Jonathan Bateman, Senr. 26 February 1761 Tyrrell Co., NC
Thomas Bateman 26 August 1766 Perquimans Co., NC
William Bateman 23 June 1771 Perquimans Co., NC
Thomas (Batmon) Bateman 29 November 1779 Craven Co., NC
Benjamin Bateman 2 July 1780 Perquimans Co., NC
John Bateman 23 August 1783 Tyrrell Co., NC
Nehemiah Bateman 23 September 1784 Chowan Co., NC
Nathan Bateman, Senr. 17 February 1790 Tyrrell Co., NC
Jonathan Bateman 10 February 1802 Perquimans Co., NC
John (Batmon) Bateman 11 August 1803 Edgecombe Co., NC
John Bateman 5 January 1812 Tyrrell Co., NC
Nathan Bateman, Sr. 2 December 1814 Tyrrell Co., NC
John Bateman 5 January 1818 Chowan Co., NC
Levi Bateman 24 November 1819 Tyrrell Co., NC
Joseph Bateman 26 October 1839 Tyrrell Co., NC
Daniel Bateman 8 March 1841 Tyrrell Co., NC
Lois Spruill Bateman 27 March 1849 Tyrrell Co., NC
Henry Bateman 24 July 1857 Tyrrell Co., NC.
John Watkins Bateman, estate of died 18 March 1864 Autauga Co., ALA
David Bateman 13 March 1856 Pike Co., GA
Micajah Bateman 30 May 1859 Freestone Co., Texas
Green W. Bateman 12 July 1887 Pulaski Co., GA

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Jonathan Bateman, Senr. 26 February 1761 Tyrrell Co., NC
(Transcribed by Ruth Mallory (Babyruthm@aol.com) Temple, Texas, August, 1998.)

In the name of God amen: Know ye that I, Jonathan Bateman Senr., through the mercy of God tho weak in body yet of sound and perfect memory do constitute this my last will and testament.

Imprimis I most humby bequeath my soul to God my maker beseaching his most gracious acceptance of it at ye General Resurrection of the dead thro the mercy and mediation of my most compassionate Redeemer, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for me and attonement for my sins and earnestly beg pardon of anybody I have injured and I freely forgive all mankind ye have any ways offended me and I profess myself to die in the Faith of the Communion of ye church of England. Next I give my body to the Earth from whence it was taken in full assurance mercey at the last day as for my Burial I desire it may be decently buried at ye discretion of my wife or Exector and as to such worldly estate as it has pleased God to endow me with I leave in manner and form following .

Item I give and bequeath my beloved wife all my personal estate of goods and chattel during her life.

Item I give to my sons, James and Jonathan and Stephen and Neve, four pewter dishes and catel that I formerly gave them with ye mones and item to them all my rite and titell to land and negroes that I have in Merland that can be found.

Item I give all my sons and daughters that I had by my first wife one shilling to each child.

Item I give all my personal estate to four sons that ye bare after death and furthermore I ordain and constitute and appoint Sarah Bateman, my wife, my sole executor of all my personal estate of goods and chattels and disannul and revoke all wills by me made amd do acknowledge this to be my last will and testament as witness my hand and seal this 26 day of February in the year of our Lord 1761.

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Signed sealed and declared by the above named to be his last will and testament in the presence of us.

Benjn. Staples Jurt.
John Richards
Robert Elton

Recorded by Fr. Ward Clerk

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Thomas Bateman 26 August 1766 Perquimans Co., NC
From: NC State Archives, Perquimans Co. Wills 1711-1909, C.R.077.801.1, Bateman, Thomas, 1766. (Transcribed by Ellis Bateman, 1998.)

North Carolina, Perquimans County. In the name of God Amen the 26th of August 1766
I Thomas Bateman of the Provence and county aforesaid farmer being in a Weake Low State of health but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men Onee to Die do make and ordain this my Last will and Testament, that is to say ??Eninciphally and first of all I give and Recommend my Soul into the hands of God that made iy and my Body to the Earth to be buried in a Deacint and Christian Burial at the deserection of my Executors hereafter named nothing doubting but at the General Ressurection I shall receive the same again By the mighty favor of God ________

And as touching Such worldly Estate where with is hath pleased God to Before me in this life; I give and dispose of the same in following manner and fore _____________

Imprimens??. I give and Bequeath to Loving wife Sarah Bateman one bed and furniture and one Chest ?och and hee to her and heirs and assign forever _________

Item. I give and bequest to my Son William Bateman my Riding horses to him and his heirs and assigns forever ____________

Item. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary Phelps three head of cattle four head of sheep and one Chest of Drawers to her and her heirs forever ______________

Item. I give and bequeath to my Grandson John Bateman one Bed and the furniture thereto belonging One desk one bason half a Dozen Spoons one Cow and calf one young horse one Ironpot and One Case and some bottles hereto belonging to him his heirs and assigns forever ______________

Item. My will and desire is that my Wife Sarah Bateman have the use of one third of my Estate that is not heretofore mentioned During her natural life and to be?? Returned to my son William Bateman and his heirs forever ________________

Item. My will and desire is that my Son William Bateman have the other two thirds of my Estate that is not heretofore mentioned to him and his heirs forever ____________

I do hereby make constitute and appoint my Loving wife Sarah Bateman and my Son William Bateman my Executrix and Executor to this my Last will and Testament and I do hereby utterly Disallow Revoke and disanell?? All and any other formes Testament Wills Requives and biquests and Excestors By me here fore named Wills and bequesths Ratifying & confirming this & no other to be my Last will and Testament. In witness whereof I hereunto let my hand and seal the day and year before written Signed Sealed Published Pronounced by the vasi?? Thomas Bateman to be his Last will and Testament in prsence of ?????. n Roper??, John I S????, Richard Clayton. Signed Thomas Bateman (his mark) (Seal)

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William Bateman 23 June 1771 Perquimans Co., NC
From: NC State Archives, Perquimans Co. Wills 1711-1909 C.R.077.801.1, Bateman, William. 1772 (Written 1771). (Transcribed by Ellis Bateman, 1998.)

North Carolina, Perqumins County, I William Bateman of the County and provence aforsaid Farmer being in perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God for the same therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my Body and knowing it is appointed for all men once to Die Do make and ordain this my Last will and Testament that is to Say principly and first of all I give and Recommend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it and my body I Recommend to the earth to be Buried in a Christian Decent Bureal at the Descresion of my Executors hereafter named nothing Doubting but at the General Resurrection I Shall Receive the Same again by the mighty power of God and as touching Such worldly goods where with it hath pleased God to Bless me with in this Life I give Demise and Dispose of the same In the manner and form following _____

Item. I give to my son Benjamin Bateman T??lipe Of land on the Easternd Side of the plantation and Land he now lives on and joyning thereto: butted and Bounded beginning at a Beach in the fork of a Branch the upper side line formerly Clement Halls thence acros part of the Said Land By a Line of markit trees to a white oake markt with three chops By Estemation two acres thence acros the upper end of the plantation and land I now Live on By a line of markt trees a northe Cours to the new Road allso one negro Boy Called Luke and one negro man called tom allso one feather Bed and firneture and all my waring apparrel to him his heirs and assigns forever ______

Item. I give to my son John Bateman one negro man Called Jack and one negro girl Called Jane to him his heirs and assigns forever

Item. I give to my son Joseph Bateman the remaining part of my plantation and land not heretofore given Whereon I now Live I give hiim allso a small track or parcel of Land Joyning to the West Side of the plantation I now Live on it being part of the Land that I Bought of Joseph pere Tho Juner I allso give him one young horse one feather Bed and firniture and one gun and one Chest one one Ironpot one Large kittle two prewter Dishes two pruter Basons Six peuter plates I allso give to him my negro woman Called Sarah and my negro girl Called Venus To him his heirs and assigns forever. I allso give him his freedom at my Death

Item. I give to my wife Betty Bateman one negro woman Called Tamar and one negro Boy Called Isaac to her her Heirs and Assigns forever I allso give her the use of one third of the plantation and housen where I now Live During her widowhood and at her Marriage or if She Shall Die before She marry then to return to my son Joseph Bateman: I allso give her a small track or parcel of Land known By the name of Watsnicks During her natural Life and to the Heirs of her Body - Lawfully Begoten forever and for want of Such Heirs I give the Said Land to my son John Bateman and his Heirs and assigns for Ever ___
I allso give her one feather Bed and firniture

Item. I give my negro girl Called Charity Both the use and Increas of her to Mary Bateman Daughter to my son John Bateman and to Betty Bateman Daughter to my Son Benjamin Bateman Both of them to have an Eaquel part - both of her Labours and Children and if either of them Shall Die Before they marry then for their part to fall to the other and their Heirs for Ever turn over

Item. I give the use and Labour of my negro fellow Joe to my wife Betty Bateman During her widowhood and at her mariage I give the Said negro fellow Joe to my Son Joseph Bateman. Lastly

Item. It is my desire that all my Just Debts Be Satisfied and paid and the Remaining part of my Estate Be Eaqualy Devid amongst my three Sons Benjamin Bateman John Bateman & Joseph Bateman and my wife Bateman to them their Heirs and assigns for Ever

and Lastly I Do appoint my two Sons Benjamin Bateman and John Bateman and my wife Betey Bateman to be Exceutors to this my Last Will and Testament and I Revoke all other wills By me heretofore made ratefying and Confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament In Witness Whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this Twenty third day of June 1771

William Bateman (x)

Recorded in 1772.

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Thomas (Batmon) Bateman 29 November 1779 Craven Co., NC
(Transcribed by Ruth Mallory (Babyruthm@aol.com) Temple, Texas, August, 1998.)

In the name of God Amen. I, Thomas Batmon of the County of Craven in the State of North Carolina, do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following:

I hereby impower my creditors hereafter named to sell at publick vender for six months credit the following: one horse, hogs and twenty stocks of peas and apple trees and peach trees and four barrels of corn and all my household goods to be sold and the money arising by the sales hereof to be applied in schooling my children and if there is any more you must put it out on a trust until they should come of age and then the money to be equally divided between them when they should come to the age of twenty.

Item I give unto my son Francis, my plantation where I dwell.

Item I give unto my daughter Sarah fifty pound in money.

Item I give unto my two children Francis and Sarah all my cattle to be equallly divided betwixt them when they are twenty.

Lastly I constitute and appoint my well beloved brother Hopki Batmon and trustee John Avery to be my executor to this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty ninth day of November, 1779.

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Signed sealed published and declared by the testor as his last will and testament in the presents of us.

Thomas Whorton

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Benjamin Bateman 2 July 1780 Perquimans Co., NC
From: NC State Archives, Perquimans Co. Wills 1711-1909, C.R.077.801.1. Bateman, Benjamin, 1780. (Transcribed by Ellis Bateman, 1998.)

In the Name of God amen this Second day of July One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty I Benjamin Bateman being in sound mind and memory do make this my Last will & Testament as follows

Item I lend to my wife Mary the use of all my lands and also all my Estate to her use During her widowhood and after marriage - my will and desire is my hole Estate ???? and Equally divided between my wife & four children to theirs and their heirs forever.

I leave my wife Mary & Joseph Mullen my Executux & Executor to this my Last will & Testament.

Benjamin Bateman (Seal)

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John Bateman 23 August 1783 Tyrrell Co., NC
(Transcribed by Ruth Mallory (Babyruthm@aol.com) Temple, Texas, August, 1998.)

In the name of God amen: I, John Bateman Junr., of Tyrrell County and State of North Carolina being weak in body but of sound memory (blessed be God) do this 23 day of August in the year of our Lord Anno Domini 1783 make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say)

First I give and bequeath to my well beloved son Henry Bateman one hundred and twenty acres of land whereon I now live be the same more or less to him and his heirs forever, and one Bible.

Item I give and bequeath to the issue of my body, (that my wife Sarah Bateman now goes with) if a son one hundred and thirty six acres of land be the same more or less to him and his heirs forever and on default of such issue then to be equally divided between my three daughters.

Item I give to my well beloved wife Sarah Bateman two cows and calves, five head of sheep, fourteen head of hogs and one feather bed, bedstead and furniture, two linen wheels and one woollen wheel, and one Jinn case, one loom and harness that belong to her and two pewter dishes and two basins and half a dozen plates and one mill to she and her heirs forever.

And I also appoint my two brothers Jonathan Bateman and Isaac Bateman Executors of this my last will and testament and I do hereby utterly revoke, disallow and disannul all and every other will and testament by me made and this is to be taken for my last will and testament and no other. In witness whereof I the said John Bateman Junr. have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and date first above.

signed, sealed and delivered by the said John Bateman Junr. as and for his last will and testament in the presence of we the subscribers.

Tyrrell County
Oct. term 1783

Personally appeared Stephen Bateman and made oath on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God that he saw and heard John Bateman within named sign, seal, publish, pronounce and declare the within to be his last will and testament and at the same time he saw John Ansley and Zephaniah Davis subscribing Witnesses within sign at the time and further saith not.

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Nehemiah Bateman 23 September 1784 Chowan Co., NC
(Transcribed by Ruth Mallory (Babyruthm@aol.com) Temple, Texas, August, 1998.)

In the name of God Amen. I, Nehemiah Bateman of the Town of Edenton and County of Chowan in the State of North Carolina, being in a low state of health but of sound sense of memory knowing it's ordained for all men once to die, do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following. Viz.

Imprimis - I give and bequeath unto my son Nehemiah Bateman, after all my just debts are paid, my house and lots in the Town of Edenton, also one half of my personal estate to him and his heir forever, but my will and desire is that my loving wife Sarah Bateman have the use of the houses and lots during her natural life, but in case my son Nehemiah should die before he arrives at the age of twenty one years, then I give unto my said loving wife one half of the houses and lots to her other heirs forever except that at my wife Sarah's death my brother-in-law Thomas Streater shall have and receive an equal share of my estate both real and personal with the children she may have by a second marriage and the children of my brothers John and William and those of my sister Ann Dere, but in case she should die without being married again then my will is that the said Thomas Streater do have an equal share of my estate real and personal with my brothers and sisters children as aforesaid.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Sarah Bateman the other half of my personal estate to her and her heirs forever but in case it should so happen that my wife Sarah should be pregnant at the time of my death, and should after my death bear that child alive, then it is my will and desire that the said child do have an equal share of both my real and personal estate with my wife Sarah and son Nehemiah, It is also my will and desire that my loving wife Sarah Bateman keep and receive the benefit of that part of my estate which I have given to my said son Nehemiah, and that part bequeathed to the child she may be pregnant with at my death until they arrive at lawful age for the educating and maintaining of them until that time. And I also desire that if my said son Nehemiah or the child my wife Sarah may be be pregnant with at the time of my death or either of them should die before he or she arrives at lawful age, that his or her part of my said estate be divided among my brothers John and William and sister Ann Dere's children in this manner at viz. those who have most given them by their parents or friends at the time of my death, shall have so much the less of my estate so as to make their estates left them by me and their other relations as equal as possible.

Lastly I nominate and appoint Nathaniel Allen Esq., Samuel Dickenson Esq., Alexander Black and James Webb jun. to be the executors of the my last will and testament, hereby revoking and disannuling all other wills made by me. The said Nathaniel Allen, Samuel Dickinson, Alexander Black and James Webb Jun. to take the sole management and dividing my said estate between my said loving wife and son Nehemiah, to do, act, settle, manage and divide the said estate as they may think just and most equilable for the benefit of my wife and children. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty third day of September in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-four.

Nehe Bateman

Signed sealed and published to be my last will and testament in the presence of

Ichabal Clark
Wm Carter Jun.
William Rombough
George Morgan

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Nathan Bateman, Senr. 17 February 1790 Tyrrell Co., NC
(Transcribed by Ruth Mallory (Babyruthm@aol.com) Temple, Texas, August, 1998.)

In the name of God, amen: I, Nathan Bateman, Senr., of Tyrrell County and State of North Carolina, calling to mind the mortality of man and being old do make this my last will and testament in manner following, That is to say first of all I recommmend my soul to God who gave it to me and my body to be buried in a Christian like manner at the discretion of my Executors. First of all my will and desire is that all my just debts be paid.

Item I give and bequeath unto my son Isaac Bateman all my land and Plantation whereon I now live and place whereon the said Isaac Bateman now lives which said land and Plantation contains seventy five acres of land and further I give my said son Isaac Bateman privilege of a road for an outlet of twelve in with which I will hereafter mark out for him and his heirs forever.

Item I give and bequeath unto my son Jonathan Bateman one shilling sterling.

Item I give and bequeath unto my son Andrew Bateman one shilling sterling.

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Ansley one shilling sterling.

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Johanna Smith one shilling sterling.

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Fanny Davis one shilling sterling.

Item My will and desire is that my loving wife, Jane Bateman, enjoy all the rest of my estate which I have not before given away during her natural life and at her decease to be equally divided between my son Iassc Bateman and daughter Mary Davis to them and their heirs forever.

Further I do nominate and appoint Jane Bateman, my wife, my Executor and Isaac Bateman my Executor to this my last will and testament revoking all wills made by me in testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and fixed my seal.

Signed sealed published and pronounced this tenth day of February 17 *( torn out) in presence of

(NOTE: The will abstract in Tyrrell County North Carolina Wills 1729-1811 by Dr. Stephen E. Bradley, Jr., 1990, page 9, "31. Nathan Bateman Senr, (OR)", mentions 2 other sons of Nathan Bateman. "... To my son Henry Bateman the land & plantation of 75 acres where my son John Bateman formerly lived ..." Ellis Bateman, 1998.)

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Jonathan Bateman 10 February 1802 Perquimans Co., NC
From: NC State Archives, Perquimans Co. Wills 1711-1909 C.R.077.801.1. Bateman, Jonathan, 1802. (Transcribed by Ellis Bateman, 1998.)

In the name of God Amen Jonathan Bateman of the county Perq being very sick but of a perfect mine and memory Praised be God do make this my Last will and Testament as followith the in/irimis. My will is that my funeral carges and other Just Debts be paid.

Item unto my Loving wife Sarah Bateman four cows the choise of my Stock of Cattle also one Mare the above gifts to my wife She May Dispose of as She May think propper.

Item Leave my son John Bateman Ten Shillings to him and the heirs of his body Lawfully begotten.

Item I give my wife one feather Bed which I did not think of in the above gifts for her to Dispose of as She may think propper.

All the rest of my estate shall be sold by my Excr and the money arising there from to be Eaqually between My wife and Two Daughters, Nancy Stone & Martha Bateman.

Caritty?? Leonstatute?? and appoint my friends John Smith & Thos Whedber?? Executors To this my Last will Testament in witness Document Let My hand & Seal.

This 10 Day of Febr, 1802. Jonathan Bateman

Witness Mariam Smith (X) her mark

Recorded: May Term Court, 1802.

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John (Batmon) Bateman 11 August 1803 Edgecombe Co., NC
(Transcribed by Ruth Mallory (Babyruthm@aol.com) Temple, Texas, August, 1998.)

Being sick, but in sound mind and memory, acknowledge this to be my last will and testament. After paying all my just debts and funeral expenses, I give unto my beloved wife Kizia Batmon , one feather bed and furniture. I also lend to my wife Kizia my land and plantation, where I now live, during her life or widowhood. I give unto my son Ashal, one feather bed and furniture and my land and plantation after my wife's decease or marriage,to him and his heirs forever. I also give unto my beloved daughter Poley Batmon, one feather bed and furniture and one cow and calf and its earn forever. I also leave my mare and two hundred acres of my land to be sold which is to be taken of the upper part of the tract of land to pay my debts. I also leave all the rest of my estate to be equally divided between my wife and two children after my wife's death or marriage, I leave Isaac Farmer and Jesse Farmer to be exectors this 11th day of August, 1803.

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Micajah Pettaway

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Edgecomb County November Court 1803

The within last will and testament of John Bateman and was exhibited into court for probate and was proven by the oath of Micajah Pettaway and Welloby Ethridge, two of the subscribing witnesses thereto.

And Isaac Farmer, one of the Executors, thereon named , was at the same time qualified and the will ordered to be recorded.

E. Hall celj

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John Bateman 5 January 1812 Tyrrell Co., NC
(Transcribed by Ruth Mallory (Babyruthm@aol.com) Temple, Texas, August, 1998.)

In the name of God amen: I, John Bateman of Tyrrell County, being of sound and perfect mind and memory blest be to God do this 15th day of January 1812 in the year of our Lord make and publish this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say.

First I lend unto my beloved wife Unice Bateman the use of my Plantation whereon I now live with all the houses thereunto belonging during her life or widowhood.

Item I lend unto my well beloved wife one negro woman by the name of Molly and negro man by the name of Moses during her natural life or widowhood. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife one negro girl by the name of Grace, she and her heirs forever. I give unto my well beloved wife two cows and calves and sow and pigs her choice out of my stock, one feather bed and furniture and bedstead and all the property that I had by her if it be found also I give unto my well beloved wife one mare by the name of Jenny the residue of my estate personal after paying my just debts, I wish to be equally divided between my brothers and sisters Viz: Levi Bateman, Jos. Bateman, Daniel Bateman, Benjamin Bateman, Joanna Bateman, Ester Spruill and Thomas Bateman to them and their heirs forever. I give unto my son Joseph Bateman my land known by the name of black oak neck on the east side of Scuppernong River. I also give unto Benjamin Bateman ten acres of land to be laid out of my manner plantation adjoining of him at the decease or marriage of my wife. It's my will and desire that the residue of my manner plantation at the decease or marriage of my wife be equally divided between Levi, Daniel, Benjamin and Thomas Bateman and I hereby make and ordain my beloved wife Unice Bateman my Executrix and my beloved brothers Levi, Joseph, Daniel, Benjamin Bateman, Aron Spruill and Ebenezer Bateman executor of this my last will and testament in witness thereof. I, the said John Bateman ,have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal the day and year above written.

John Bateman (seal)

signed, sealed, published and delivered by the said John Bateman as his last will and testament.

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Nathan Bateman, Sr. 2 December 1814 Tyrrell Co., NC
(Transcribed by Ruth Mallory (Babyruthm@aol.com) Temple, Texas, August, 1998.)

In the name of God Amen: I, Nathan Bateman Ser., of the County of Tyrrell and State of North Carolina, being sick and weak of body but sound mind and memory thanks be to God for the same calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, and as touching such worldly goods as it hath pleased God to bless me with I give and dispose of in the following manner and form.

I lend to my wife, Mary Bateman, during her life or widowhood the use of my plantation with all the buildings thereon provided she does not marry or remove from it, but if she does either, it is no longer hers. Also one feather bed and furniture thereunto belonging, weavers loom, all the harness wheels,and all the cords, one ax and one hoe, one small pot and kettle, three chairs, one hand mill, four plates, one pewter dish and basin, knives, forks and teaspoons, one tray, one tub, one pail, one cow, one sow and pigs, four year old hogs. The above gifts is durinig her life or widowhood then to return to her three children Nancy, Fanny and Penny. I give to my wife, inorder to support my children, the crop and stock of all kinds. I give and bequeath to my two sons Hardy and Reading, my land to be equally divided between them when they come of age and if either should die without heir, for the land to descend to the surviving one. My will is that the dividing line run East and West and the one that hath the southernmost part to have the privilege of a five feet ditch down the Westward part of the land. My will is that my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of the balance of my parishable estate and the residue thereof I give and bequeath to my daughter Ange to and her heirs for--

I nominate, Daniel Bateman and James Wood, my executors to this my last will and testament revoking all other wills by me made ratifying and establishing this my last will in witness whereof I set my hand and seal 2nd day of December 1814. My will is for my exer. to bind my son Hardy to Abram Chesson and Reading to some good man of a house carpenter trade or wheel right and my daughter Ange to some good woman that will bring her up decently. I wish my son, Reading, to remain with my wife or some good person until he is 16 years old and then to be bound. The last nine lines is added before signed and acknowleged by the testator in the presence of us.

N. Bateman (seal)

Joseph Ansley

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Tyrrell County, January Term 1815. This will was proved in due form of law by Joseph Ansley, one of the subscribing witnesses, and that he saw Eli. Jethro the other subscribinig witness sign as witness.
Tes- J. Hoskins Clk.

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John Bateman 5 January 1818 Chowan Co., NC
(Transcribed by Ruth Mallory (Babyruthm@aol.com) Temple, Texas, August, 1998.)

In the name of God, Amen. I, John Bateman, of the town of Edenton manner, being sick and weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God, knowing that it is appointed for all men, once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament.

First of all, I recommend my soul to God and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent christian burial, at the direction of my Exc. and as respects my worldly estate, I give, device and dispose of the same in following manner. First, it is my will that all my just debts be paid.

Item I give and bequeath to my wife, Nancy, two bed and furniture, one secretary, one beaufat, all my crocery, tea and glass ware, one dozen silver spoons, six windsor chairs, one looking glass, one pair of fire tongs and shovel.

Item To my eldest daughter, Eliza, I give and bequeath negro girl, Trisa, together with one trunk.

Item To my daughter, Harriet, I give and bequeath Negro girl, Fanny, together with one trunk.

Item To my son John, I give and bequeath Negro boy, Brutus, together with one pair of gold sleeve buttons and one trunk.

Also it is my will and desire that the house and lot whereon I now dwell be sold, also that Negro woman Lucy and her daughter Mary be sold. Also five head of cattle, also it is my will and desire that one half of my schooner, named Emily, be sold, provided a purchaser be found who is capable of taking charge himself or it can be sold to a merchant in Edenton.

Item It is my will and desire that the residue of my property of every description be sold, except the other half of my schooler, Emily, which half I wish kept and retained for the use and maintinance of my wife and three children.

Item It is my will and desire that my Exec., after paying my just debts, do purchase out of the proceeds of the above mentioned property designated for sale, one or two lots and thereon put a comfortable house to be owned by my wife and three children
during said wife's life-time and at her death to be equally divided between my aforementioned three children, Eliza, Harriet, and John.

Lastly, I constitute, make, ordain and appoint Joseph B Tinner, Esqr. of the town
of Edenton the sole Exct. of this my last will and testament requesting and empowering him to give such length of audit for the payment of sums as may be derived or may receive from the sale of the above designated property as he thinks will conduce most to the benefit of my heirs and I also request the said Joseph B, Thinner.to take care and charge of the education of my son John and afterwards qualify him for such calling as he, in his judgement, will think fit. I, also recommend the rest of my family to his care and protection. And I do hereby utterly disalllow, revoke and disannul all and every former will and testament by me in anyways made willed and ratifying and confirming this my last will and testament in which whereof I have set my hand and seal this fifth day of January 1818.
John Bateman (His seal)

Signed, sealed, published, pronounce and declared by the said John Bateman this last will and testament in presence of us

Robert Keating (juret)
Thos. T. Heggart

State of North Carolina June term 1818

Be it remembered that I, Joseph T Thinner, the within named person as executor and guardian of the aforesaid will and testament do hereby renounce the executorship and guardianship resulting without this my deposit from the foregoing last will and testament.

Jos. B. Thinner (His seal)
test

Henry Mills

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Levi Bateman 24 November 1819 Tyrrell Co., NC
(Transcribed by Ruth Mallory (Babyruthm@aol.com) Temple, Texas, August, 1998.)

I, Levi Bateman of the County of Tyrrell and State of North Carolina Planter being sick and weak in body but of sound mind and memory thanks be to God for the same calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die do wish to make this my last will and testament in writing and dispose of such worldly property as it hath pleased Almiighty God to bless me with in the following manner and form Viz:

First - I leave my manner plantation to be sold on a credit of twelve months, securing to Daniel Bateman and James Wood Exexrs. of Benjamin Bateman the money due them for which they hold the said plantation in security at present ---

Item I give and bequeath to my son John Bateman one negro man, Ishmael, to him and his heirs forever.

Item I give to Polly Sikes one negro boy named Moses to her and her heirs also one women Judah.

Item I give and bequeath to my son Harmon Bateman one negro boy named Mingo also negro woman Marey ---

Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Ann Tarkenton one negro boy named Port ---

I leave the residue of my estate to be sold and all my just debts to be satisfied and paid the balance divided between my children ---

I nominate and appoint Zebulon Tarkenton, John Bateman, Daniel Bateman and Harmon Bateman Execrs. to this my last will and testament revoking all othes ratifing this in witness whereof I set my hand and seal this 24th November, 1819.

Levi Bateman (seal)

Signed sealed and pronounced by the said Levi Bateman in the presence of us

test Nathan A. Phelps
Jos. Ansley

Tyrrell County Jany. Term 1820

The foregoing will was duly exhibited in open court and proved by the oath of Nathan A Phelps and Joseph Ansleey in due form of law and ordered recorded Test.

Jos. Wood Clk.

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Joseph Bateman 26 October 1839 Tyrrell Co., NC
(Transcribed by Ruth Mallory (Babyruthm@aol.com) Temple, Texas, August, 1998.)

In the name of God, Amen. I, Joseph Bateman , planter of Tyrrell County and State of North Carolina, being sick and feeble of body but sound and proper disposing mind do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following: (Viz)

I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Martha Bateman one bed and furniture, one cow and calf, one loom and harness, one lining wheel, one woolen wheel, all my sheep, one folding table, all my chairs except my rush bottom chairs, one chest, all my knives and forks, one hand mill and all my kitchen furniture, one sow and pigs, seven hundred and fifty pounds of pork, ten barrels of corn and all her pottery and the use of negro woman Charity and negro girl Rose during her natural life. My will is that after my wife's death the above property except negros Charity and Rose be equally divided between my sons Seth and Benjamin Bateman and my daughter Martha Bateman and my grandson William B. Bateman.

I give and bequeath unto my son Seth Bateman one clock, one cow and calf, one bed and furniture, four young hogs, one cart, and one half of all my working tools.

I give and bequeath to my son Benjamin Bateman one bed and furniture, four young hogs, one cow and calf, six rush bottom chairs, one work steer, and one cart, one looking glass and the other half of all my working tools.

I give and bequeath unto my daughter Martha Bateman one bed and furniture including the stead, one beaufat and furniture, four young hogs, one cow and calf and my large chest, one trunk, one toilet looking glass, one lining wheel.

I give and bequeath to my grandson William B. Bateman one bed and furniture, one cow and calf, four young hogs, one small chest and at the death of my wife, I give one half of negros Charity and Rose and their increase to be divided between my son Benjamin Bateman, my daughter Martha Bateman and my grandson William B. Bateman and their heirs forever and the other half to my son Seth Bateman and his heirs forever.

I give to my son Daniel Bateman fifty cents and all the notes and accounts I hold against him.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Fanny Ansley fifty cents to be paid out of my estate.

I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Furlough fifty cents to be paid out of my estate
I give and bequeath unto my daughter Hannah Craddock one cow, three head of hogs.

I give and bequeath unto my son Joseph Bateman fifty cents to be paid out of my estate.

After all my debts are paid my will is that the residue of my property be equally divided between my son Seth Bateman , my son Benjamin Bateman, my daughter Martha Bateman and my grandson William B. Bateman.

I constitute and appoint my two sons Seth Bateman and Benjamin Bateman and my brother Daniel N, Bateman and my friend Nathan Alexander as executors. to this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this the 26th day of October in the year of our lord 1839.
signed and delivered, Jos . Bateman (seal)

In presence of us

Thos Lewis
G. W.. Davenport

County Court April Term 1844

The last will and testament of Joseph Bateman dec'd was exhibited in open court and proved by oath of George W Davenport a subscribing thereto who swore that Joseph Bateman the testator was of sound mind and memory at the time he signed this will he further swears that he saw Thomas Lewis sign said will as concerning testamony.

Recorded 16 day of May 1844 Joseph Alexander clk.

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Daniel Bateman 18 March 1841 Tyrrell Co., NC
(Transcribed by Ruth Mallory (Babyruthm@aol.com) Temple, Texas, August, 1998.)

In the name of God amen. I, Daniel Bateman of the County of Tyrrell and State of North Carolina do make and constitute this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say I will that my executors and trustees herein after mentioned shall pay all my just debts out of my estate in such manner they may think best.

Item 2nd To my wife I give my home plantation during her natural life for her dower and at her death to return to my daughter Caroline to her and her heirs forever.

Item 3rd To my wife I give negro Jim, boy George, woman Chice, girl Abagail and girl Rhoda to her and her heirs forever.

Item 4th I give to my wife my two gray mares Rose and Susan, two cows and calves, two sows and pigs, ten head of dry hogs, five head of sheep, one third part of my farming utensils, my Burouch and harness.

Item 5th The balance of my land except Addison Island I give to my trustees in trust and for the sole and separate use of my daughter Carolline for life and at her death to be conveyed to such child or children of hers as may then be living and in default of such child or children then to go to Mary B. Johnson, James S. B. Hatfield, Andrew J. B. Hatfield, Hamilton B. Hatfield, the three children of my niece Harriet Herbert, Serepta Herbert, Marenitta T. Herbert and Margaret Herbert, Benjamin Bateman son of John Bateman, my nephew Joseph Blount son of Joseph Blount Senr., the surviver or suvivers to them their heirs.

Item 6th I leave to my trustees hereafter mentioned negro woman Thebe and her three children, Washington, Mack and Douglas, Woman Dorcas, woman Hasty and her two children July and Henry, negro girls Frank, Barbara, Charlott and Rebecca, negro man Aaron and man Mack, negro Peter, Jerry, David, Jasper, and Dewy in trust and sole and separate use of my daughter Caroline for life and at her death to be conveyed to Mary B. Johnson, James S. B. Hatfield, Andrew J. B. Hatfield, Hanilton B. Hatffield, the three children of Harriett before named my nephew Joseph Blount, Benjamin Bateman son of John Bateman the survivor or survivors of them their heirs and assigns forever. I except five of these negros which I give to my daughter Caroline forever to dispose of in any manner she thinks best. She is to have her choice of the negros.

Item 7th I give to my daughter, Caroline, my riding horse Napolian, my carpets, my black walnut chairs, all my beds and furniture except two and one dining table and all other property that I have already possessed her of and a sufficient sum to purchase her a piano.

Item 8th I leave Addisons Island to my executors and trustees herein after mentioned and for their sole and separate use of Jone Alexander, wife of Gideon H. Alexander, for life and at her death to be conveyed to such child or children then living of hers and if none then to be conveyed to James S.B.,Hatfield, Andrew J. B. Hatfield, and Ametton B Hatfield their survivor or survivors of them their heirs and assigns forever. I reserve enough of Addisons Island to support my Oakland Plantation with wood and other necessary timber to which my daughter is to have free access.

Item 9th Out of my estate to be raised in such way as my executors and trustees may deem most advantageous. I will unto James S.B. Hatfield one hundred dollars and if he dies before he receives it to go to his brothers Andrew J.B. Hatfield and Hamilton B. Hatfield. I give to Andrew J. B. Hatfield one hundred and fifty dollars but if he dies before he receives it is to go to his surviving brother or brothers. To my trustees. hereafter mentioned, I give three hundred dollars in trust for Hamilton B. Hatfield to be laid out in raising and educating him if he lives. If not this is to be null and void. These legacies to be paid as the income of my estate will best afford it.

Item 10th To my niece Harriet Herberts three children Serepta, Marrenette and Margaret Herberts, I give one hundred and fifty dollars each to be paid over to Arther I. Herbert or some safe person in trust for them but if they die before they receive it, this clause to be Null and void. To my niece Jorey Godfrey six children Benjamin, Lamuel, Dempsey, Hezekiah, James and Eliza Godfrey, I give twenty dollars each except Eliza Godfrey to her I give fifty dollars. These legacies are to be paid out of my estate as the income will best afford it or at any time when my executors or trustees may deem it most advisable.

Item 11th To Mary B Johnson, I give three hundred dollars to be left in the hands of my executors or trustees to be paid to her when they may think it most advisable provided she does not marry Aaron Spruill. If she does marry Aaron Spruill, she is not to receive one cent of my estate. Proviso -1st. It is my will and desire, if there should be no judgement or judgements obtained against my estate to the amount of five hundred dollars the legicies left in money shall be paid as written in their places but if there should be a judgement or judgements obtained against my estate to the amount of five hundred dollars then and in that case there shall be deducted from the legicies left in money thirty percent in the hundred dollars.

Item 12th Man Calvin, I leave in trust to my trustee herein after mentioned that they shall hire him out to any person that he may desire to live with and his hire to go to his own separate use and benefit and should the said Calvin at any time signify a wish to go to a free State my trustees hereafter mentioned shall give him a permit to do so . If the said Calvin shall from misfortune become an invalid, unable to help himself, he is then to be maintained out of my estate. Calvin is not to leave my services until the barn of my Oakland Plantation is finished.

Item 13th It is my will and desire that my trustees herein after named keep all my negros and property given to my daughter Caroline together to be under the direction of some careful manager in a farming like manner for her special use and benefit. If my executors and trustees shall deem it most advisable, it is my wish, that a sufficiency of animals be kept to manage my estate and the balance, if any, be sold with my corn and pork and all other unnecessary articles of my estate at public or private sale left discrentionary with my executors and trustees herein after mentioned.

Item 14th It is my wish that my wife out of sugar, coffee, pork, bacon, and salt have a compentancy to last her twelve months if she does not revoke my will.

Item 15th It is my will that all the land I sold by deed that I acquired by my brother Joseph Bateman dec'd. and the land of the said Joseph Bateman dec'd. that I purchased at the sheriff sale for taxes to be sold and one hundred and fifty dollars of the money from the said land to go to my estate and the balance to be divided between Seth Bateman, Patsey Bateman, children of my brother Joseph Bateman de'cd. and William Bateman grandson of the said Joseph Bateman de'cd, to them and their heirs forever.

Item 16th I appoint my worthy friend R. R. Heath, my attorney, to attend to the business of my estate when his professional services is required and I wish him to be well paid for his services.

Item 17th I constitute my worthy friends Ebenizer Pettigrew, Joseph Halsey and James A. Cheesson my executors and trustees for the purposes herein before mentioned authorizing them to reimburse themselves for expenditures and pay themselves for their trouble. It being expressly understood that they are not to be held liable for any loss to the property unless such loss be the consequence of willful neglect and or willful misconduct of which I well know they will not be guilty. Revoking all other wills and testaments by me made I this 17th day of March A.D. 1841. Sign, declare and publish this my last will and testament in the presence of the undersigned.
Daniel H Bateman (seal)
Witness: H. E. Lewis
W. Swinson
Tully Spruill
M. Owens

I declare the following as codicil to this my last will and testament. I give to my wife Lois Bateman three beds and furniture and kitchen furniture excepting that given and to be given to my daughter Caroline. I give to my daughter Caroline, in addition to that heretofore given one pair brass, and irons, shovel and tongs, one set ivory handled knives and forks, one tea table, secretary, one pr brass candlesticks and snuffer tray. In witness whereof I have this 18th day of March 1841
Daniel H. Bateman (seal)
In presence of:

Tully Spruill
Richard Devenport
William Swiinson
M. Owens

Tyrrell County court of plea and quarter sessions April term 1841. Then was this paper writing produced in open court and proved as the will of Daniel H. Bateman by the oath of Tully Spruill and M. Owens two of the subscribing witnesses: who proved that said Bateman acknowledged the same to be his last will and testament and that he was at the time of sound and disposing mind and memory and that they and the other witnesses signed the same in the presence of said Bateman and at his request ordered that the same be admitted to probate as a will passing- realty and personalty and be recorded at the same time appeared Joseph A. Chesson and qualified hereto the other executors renouncing.
Joseph Halsey Clk.
Recoded

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Lois Spruill Bateman 27 March 1849 Tyrrell Co., NC
(Transcribed by Ruth Mallory (Babyruthm@aol.com) Temple, Texas, August, 1998.)

State of N. Carolina: Tyrrell County-

In the name of God amen. I, Lois Bateman of feeble health but of sound and disposing mind, do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is I give and bequeath unto my beloved son B.J. Spruill all provisions now on hand consisting of corn, fodder, pork, lard, and bacon, two feather beds and all my mahogana chairs, two horses, Tip and Pocahontas, my large dining table, two side tables and my large looking glass also all the corn and fodder and everything else that may be raised on my farm this present year, also I loan unto the said B.J. Spruill the use of all my negros for the balance of this year. I also give unto the said B.J. Spruill all the hogs that are now on hand and that may be here the first of January next.

I give and bequeath unto my grandson William C. Spruill one negro boy named Henry.

The balance of my property after my debts are paid, I leave to be equally divided between my sons B. J. Spruill and Saml. B. Spruill.

I constitute and appoint my sons B.J. Spruill and Saml. Spruill joint exrs. to this my last will and testament. In testimony whereof I hereto set my hand and seal this the 27th day of March 1849.
Lois Bateman (seal)

Signed and sealed in the presence of

Silas Davenport
H. E. Lewis

Court of pleas and quarter sessions Tyrrell County April Term 1849. The foregoing paper writing was offered to the court for probate as the last will and testament of Lois Bateman dec'd. by Benjamin J. Spruill one of the executors therein named and upon the testamony of the subscribing witnesses, Silas Davenport and H.E. Lewis who being duly sworn in open court testified that the said Lois Bateman signed and published the same as her last will and testament on the 27th. March 1849 that she was at the time of its execution of sound and disposing mind and memory and that she executed it without compulsion from anyone and that the said paper was read over to her correctly before the execution of it by her. It is therefore ordered by the court that the said paper writing be admitted to probate in said court as the last will and testament of Lois Bateman dec'd. and that the same be recorded.

Recorded 12th day May 1849 Jos. Alexander Clk.

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Henry Bateman 24 July 1857 Tyrrell Co., NC.
(Transcribed by Ruth Mallory (Babyruthm@aol.com) Temple, Texas, August, 1998.)

In the name of God Amen: I, Henry Bateman of the State of North Carolina and County of Tyrrell, being feeble of body but of sound mind and memory do make ordain and publish this as my last will and testament in manner and form following VIZ:

First I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Eliza K. Bateman during her natural life the use of all my lands.

Second Also I give to her the use of all my negroes and chattle property: It is my wishes that my wife Eliza K. Bateman may sell any part or portion of my property either personal or chattle for the purpose of raising and schooling my children.

Third At the death of my wife Eliza K. Bateman my wish is that all my property real personal and chattle be equally divided between my lawful heirs. I appoint my wife Eliza K. Bateman executrix to this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have this 24th July 1857 set my hand and seal and declared this to be my last will and testament: revoking all other former wills by me made signed and sealed and delivered to be my last will and testament.
Henry Bateman (seal)

In the presence of

Henderson Lewis
Franklin Swain

State of North Carolina Court of pleas and Quarter sessions

Tyrrell County Jany Term 1859

Then was the due executions of the foregoing paper writing proved in open court as the last will and testament of Henry Bateman dec'd. by the oaths of Henderson Lewis and Franklin Swain the subscribing witnesses thereto and admitted to a probate as duly executed to pass real and personal estate and it is ordered to be recorded and filed when Eliza K. Bateman the Executrix named came into open court and was duly qualified as executrix thereto.
Eli Spruill Clk.

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John Watkins Bateman, estate of died 18 March 1864 Autauga Co., ALA
(Transcribed by Ellis Bateman, 1998.)

Probate Records, Autauga County, Alabama, Book RB-18, Page 356, 6 June 1867

The State of Alabama, Autauga County
To the Hon. G. W. Benson, Judge of Probate of said County.

The petition of Mary A. Bateman an inhabitant of this State and upward of twenty-one years of age respectfully represents unto your Honor that John W. Bateman departed this life intestate on or about the 18 day of March 1864 and that his said death has been known for more than 40 days. That said deceased left property in this State to the best of petitioners knowledge, information and belief of about the value of Three Thousand dollars and probably more. That said deceased was an inhabitant of this County at the time of his death. That the heirs and distributes of the estate of said deceased as far as your petitioner is advised and believes are your petitioner his widow and his Children (Viz.) James, Daniel P., John W. And William Henry Bateman who are all minors under the age of 21 years except your petitioner. Your petitioner would respectfully suggest that she is entitled to administer the estate of said decedent on the grounds that she is the widow of decedent. In consideration of the promises?? your petitioner request that such orders and decrees may be made by your Honor as will secure to your petitioner the appointment to that trusts according to law and upon your petitioner giving the requisite bond and security. And is duly subscribed and sworn to Mary A. Bateman before me this 6th day of June 1867.

D.B. Booth, Clerk Court

Probate Records, Autauga County, Alabama, Book RB-21, Page 96, 23 January 1869:

"Mrs. Mary A. Bateman administratix of estate of John W. Bateman deceased, in ??innocent?? and ??? ..." - most of the document can not be read, but it appears to be a listing of accounts due John W. Bateman and debts owed - at the end of the listing, "Amt to Batemans $785.28 ..." Document also mentions "... James Martin, Daniel Pratt, and John Watkins , who are minors under the age of twenty-one years ..."

Probate Records, Autauga County, Alabama, Book RB-21, Page 570, December, 1870:
Bateman Heirs.

The State of Alabama
Autauga County
To the Honorable W.G. McGolson, Judge of Probate
in said county -

The petition of Mary A. Bateman respectfully shows unto your Honor that she resides in this State and that she is the mother of James W. Bateman, Daniel P. Bateman and Jno. W. Bateman who are minors under fourteen years of age and all of whom reside with her in said county of Autauga, Ala. Your petitioner further represents that she alone, named James M., Daniel P. and John W. Bateman, have an undivided Estate in their own right of seven hundred eighty-four (784) Dollars and your petitioner respectfully prays your Honor that of letters of Guardianship over the person and Estate of the said James M., Daniel P. and John W. Bateman may be granted to her upon her giving her bond in the proper sum and with requisite security.

Subscribed and sworn this __ day of December, AD 1870. W. G. McGolson, Judge

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David Bateman died 13 March 1856 Pike Co., GA
(Transcribed by Sherry Mize (sherrim@gulftel.com) & Ellis Bateman, 1998.)

David Bateman 13 March 1856 Pike Co., GA Will Book C, page 155
State of Georgia
Pike County

In the name of God Amen, I Simon Bateman being of advanced life and not knowing the time of my demise deem it just and right-to dispose of the effects with which in kind providence has blefed (blessed) me.

Item 1. I give my body to be buried in a decent manner suitable to my condition in life my sprit I commend to the God who gave it in hope of a blefed (blessed) immortality.

Item 2. I assine?? my Executors hereinafter appointed to pay all my just debts with as little delay as possible.

Item 3. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Bateman with whom I have lived in great peace for the last twenty-four years one hundred acres of lot land number one hundred and eighty-two whereon I now live in the eighth district of originally Monroe now Pike County, fifty acres taken off the east side and fifty acres off the west side of said lot leaving my wife the middle hundred acres of said lot with all its members and appurtenances and all my stock of any description after paying all my just debts. I also bequeath to my wife together with all my household and kitchen furniture for her own use and benefit during her life to use and dispose of it as she may see proper either in life or at her death.

Item 4. I direct my Executor to make titles to Sherwood Harper for fifty acres off of the west side of the lot of land named above.

Item 5. I give and bequeath to my beloved nephew Simon D. Bateman fifty acres off the east side of the lot of land described above with all its members and appurtenances to him and his heirs forever.

Item 6. I give, bequeath and devise to my wife Mary Bateman in addition to my bequests in the third item above all and _____ all my affects not herein otherwise bequeathed in the same ample manner as in the aforesaid third item above.

Item 7. I constitute and appoint my worthy friends John Means and William F. Williams Executors of this my last will and testament.

Signed, sealed, declared and published as my last will and testament this 13th March 1856 (______ ______ assigns)

David Bateman (seal)

Signed, sealed and published by David Bateman as his last will and testament in our presence and on the ______ signed?? Subscribed the same as witnefes (witnesses) in the presence of the testator at his special instance and request and in the presence of each other this 13th March 1856.
John M. Collins
Oliver Ozborn
John T. Kent
James B. Hanson
Recorded: 10th April 1856.

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Micajah Bateman died BEF 30 May 1859 Pike Co., GA
(From Mary Lou Laird (mllaird@hotmail.com) Elkhart, Texas. Transcribed by Ellis Bateman, 2001.)

Micajah Bateman 30 May 1859 Freestone Co., Texas Will Book, pages 284-285

PAGE 284 ESTATE OF MICAJAH BATEMAN DEC'D
LAST WILL & TESTAMENT OF MICAJAH BATEMAN

Be it remembered that I Micajah Bateman an inhabitant of Freestone County State of Texas, being feeble in body, but of sound disposing mind and memory; Calling to mind the uncertainty of human life, and being desirous of leaving an expression of my wishes in relation to the disposition of my property after my decease; do declare the following to be my last will and testament.

First, I wish my property, just as it is, to remain in the possession and under the management and control of my wife Martha Bateman, to be Administered for the mutual benefit of herself and our two adopted children, Martha and John McDonald Bateman.

Second I wish all debts due me to be collected as soon as possible; and all of my just debts paid without any unnecessary delay.

Third, all the property now in the possession of my self and wife is Community property and I wish it to be so kept together during her natural life, and at her death I wish my part of said property to be equally divided between our above named adopted children, Martha McDonald Bateman and John McDonald Bateman, I wish my said wife to receive letters of Executor ship without giving bond, or held in any manner, responsible for her Administration trusting entirely to her prudence and discretion; and believing that she will act for mutual benefit of herself and charge; and for this purpose I hereby Constitute and appoint her my sole Executrix and Guardian of our said adopted Children. In testimony whereof I have hereto signed my name and affixed my seal using Scroll for seal this 6th Day of May A. D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty eight (1858) In Presence of William R. Alexandar and Joseph Friend who have also signed as witness

Wm R. Alexander
Joseph Friend
Micajah Bateman (Seal)

THE STATE OF TEXAS
COUNTY OF FREESTONE
This day personally appeared in open Court in his own proper person Joseph Friend, one of the subscribing witnesses to the within instrument in writing who being duly sworn as the law directs, who deposeth & saifton oath that the within instrument, porporting to be the last Will & Testament of Micajah Bateman deceased, was subscribed by him as a witness there to at the instance & request of the said Bateman deceased, who acknowledged in his presence that he the said Bateman dec'd had subscribed and executed the said instrument instrument to be the last will & testament, that the said Bateman was of sound mind & memory at the time of signing said will &

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as affiant believes
Sworn to & subscribed before me in Open Court on this 30th day of May 1859. Joseph Friend.
E. L. Gralle Clk

1850 Census - Limestone County, Tx, Page 364, 3rd Pct, Household #132
Micajah Bateman Farmer Age 46 Male $1900 Value Born Ga
Martha 46 Female Born Ga
Martha McDaniell 5 Female Born Ala
John McDaniell 2 Male Born La
Green McDaniell 45 Male Born Ga

Note: Freestone County became a county from Limestone County in 1851. Micajah Bateman's wife Martha, was Martha McDonald before they married. Family history has a daughter of Micajah & Martha Bateman dying at birth, and her husband taking two other children to live with their grandparents, Micajah and Martha Bateman. This would explain the names McDaniell in the 1850 census, with Green McDaniell possibly being the son-in-law of Micajah and Martha Bateman.

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Green W. Bateman died AFT 1 Nov 1889 Pulaski Co., GA
(Extracted by Laurene Tibbs (lwtshell@hotmail.com), July, 2001.)

Green W. Bateman 9 March 1891 Pulaski Co., GA "Pulaski County Georgia Wills 1855-1906", Book B, pp 362-366

Dated 12 Jul 1887, probated 9 Mar 1891

1. To my wife MARY ANN BATEMAN I give 20 acres of land in the southeast corner of the northwest half of lot 297 in district 21 upon which is the house occupied by WARREN PURDUE. At her marriage or death I give it to my grandson ROBERT B. WYNNE.

2. To my daughter MATILDA SCARBOROUGH I give for her lifetime the northeast half of lot 305 except two acres given to ROBERT B. WYNNE and at her death I give it to my granddaughter MARY ANN BATEMAN with JOSEPH HASKINS as trustee for each of them.

3. To my grandchild ROBERT B. WYNNE I give two acres in the south corder of lot 296, two acres in the north corner of 204 and two acres in the west corner of 297 in district 21. Also one mule.

4.To my grandson JOHN F. WYNNE I give ten acres in the north corner of lot 204 except the two acres given to ROBERT.

5.To my granddaughter EMMA ADKINS I give the use of the house and eight acres of land known as the Fann Place as long as she lives on it.

6. To my granddaughter MARY M. BATEMAN I give in fee simple the house that HENRY BULLOCK lives in and eight acres of land and a support from my plantation as long as he remains single. (she?)

7. To my grandson GEORGE H. BATEMAN I give the use of 30 acres of land and the house on it north of the branch on lot 296 as long as he lives on it.

8.To my grandchildren JAMES G. SPURLING, WILLIAM SPURLING, ELLA SPURLING and SARAH BOWLAN I give five dollars each.

9. I give the rest of my property to JOHN F. WYNNE, ROBERT WYNNE and MARY M. BATEMAN share and share alike.

I appoint JOSEPH HASKINS as executor.

Signed 12 July 1887. Witnessed by H.C. BROWN, J.W. LANCASTER, L.C. RYAN. A

codicil signed 1 November 1889 changed much of the will. He made his wife a deed to certain property which she had accepted as full settlement of her claim to his estate. The will was proved 9 March 1891.

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