WILL OF GIDEON PEGRAM
In the name of God Amen
I Gideon Pegram of the County of Warren & State of North Carolina being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament in manner following, to wit,
I lend to my beloved wife Charity Pegram all my lands and plantations with all the appurtenances thereto belonging, during her natural life to be used and enjoyed as she may think proper, also I giveto my wife all my stock of horses, cattle, hogs and sheep, also I lend to my wife all my household and kitchen furniture during her natural life.
I give to my daughter Patsey Nicholson after the death of my wife, the following tracts of land which I bought of Gideon Horton and Thomas Horton formerly the land of John Horton to her and her heirs forever. Also I give to my daughter Patsey Nicholson after the death of my wife, one bed and furniture to her and her heirs forever.
I give to my grand daughter after the death of my wife, Martha A. Vaughn the following tract of land, beginning at George Pegrams corner at the head of the Mirey Branch, thence down the said branch to Hubquarter Creek, thence down the said creek to the old corner maple, thence up my spring branch to the head of the said branch, then forward to the old line on a Hickory, also one feather bed and _____ furniture. Alos one desk, one walnut chest and one walnust table. To her and her heirs forever, provided my said grand daughter live to the agoe of twenty one years and marries and has lawfull issue, but if she dies without said issue, then my will is that the abvoe property be equally divited between all her brothers and sisters by the mothers side.
My will is that at my death what money I may have on hand or debts due to me in any way I give to my wife.
I give to my friend Henry Fitts after the death of my wife, the following track of lands, beginning at a maple at Hubquarter Creek on the old line, thence along Millers to a red oak, thence along Hortons line to a red oak, thence to a hickory, thence to the head of my spring branch and down the said branch to the beginning, also an equal share of all the property loaned to wife, not otherwise given away, to him and his heirs forever, requesting my said frind to use an appropriate the said property for the benefit of my daughter Elizabeth Vaughn and her children except Martha A. Vaughn who is already provided for.
After the death of my wife, my will is that the household and kitchen furniture I give to my friend Henry Fitts as above - and I do hearby appoint my wife Executirx and my friend Henry Fitts Executor of this my Last Will & Testament, in witness whereof I herunto set my hand and seal this 20th day of March 1823.
Signed, sealed, published & declared in presence of Gideon Pegram, 20 March 1823.
|Probated November Court 1823; Recorded Will Book 25, Page 226|